Riding a bike is an experience for a lifetime, don't miss it.
Learning to pedal is one of our first achievements, most of us learn from childhood, with someone running behind holding onto our seat until we reach our balance. But for those who have not yet unlocked this level and want to enjoy it, today we have some tips for you.
To start you need to have the greatest security and comfort possible. We recommend you find a suitable place to practice, preferably with a flat surface, without bumps or bumps and with few people. Also try to have the right equipment: helmet, knee pads and elbow pads. As well as having a trusted person who encourages you.
2. Keeping the balance
To be successful in this practice, the first thing you must master is balance. Adjust the seat so that when you sit down your feet touch the floor. Once on the bike, take a few steps to push yourself off, then lift your feet as you go. Repeat over and over until you can go a greater distance without putting your feet down. By doing this, you will slowly get your feet fully on the pedals and rolling.
3. Direction and control
Once your balance is achieved, the next step is to steer the handlebars and not lose control while turning. To do this, try to advance now in a zigzag, in this way you will become familiar with the turns. It is normal that at first you lower your feet during the change of direction, but keep practicing, little by little you will have more control, until you make complete and continuous turns.
4. Time to brake
For practical purposes, we suggest setting a boundary with some visible element to stop before reaching it. The front brake is usually more powerful, while the rear helps you regulate speed to brake progressively. As you approach the limit, try to squeeze both gently to avoid hard braking. Do this a few times until the braking feels more natural.
5. Practice and practice
Now it is time to raise the seat to the correct height, that is, that of your hip. You can do it gradually and practice all the previous steps with different heights, until you achieve a continuous pedaling. You may wobble a little at times and even need to put your feet down, but remember: the key is to practice.
We hope these tips help you enjoy the pleasure of riding a bike, we also recommend you attend the Biciescuela CDMX, there you can practice safely and with a guide, for more information on venues and schedules visit the accounts of @MIBiciCDMX and @ Move on a bike. And remember that everyone is different, some take longer than others, but the important thing is to be patient and have fun.