Biking is more fun when you’re doing it in groups. This allows you to meet new people and discover things you haven’t seen when you’re biking alone. But sometimes, group biking can end up disastrous if members don’t follow a definite set of protocols or aren’t sensitive enough to others unique requirements.The roundup of tips below is particularly for those who are taking part in group biking for the first time, and for those who believe they’re not yet an effective biker.
The article,Gear Up: Preparing for a Biking Trip, cites that each biker should know how to plan. One has to get enough information about the itinerary and the items he needs to bring. Not only will it prevent you from experiencing personal issues along the way, it will also allow you to easily provide help to others in case they encounter some dilemmas.
As its your first time to take part in group biking, you need to remember that the first rule is to make your actions easily seen by your company. Make sure you only bike in a straight line. Avoid changing directions or braking without giving your fellow bikers a heads-up.
This is still part of being predictable. Communicate certain concerns like clefts on the roads, passing animals, and cars to your fellow bikers. Tell the others if they’re going out of the groups pace or cheer those who are seemingly looking tired and anxious.
Mind Your Wheels
Don’t leave a wide gap between you and the other cyclists in case you’re ahead of them. The pace of your wheels is sometimes used by the cyclists behind as their determinant on how fast they should keep up. When biking uphill, don’t follow too closely. There could be sudden deceleration that can cause the biker in front of you to move on reverse.
Group biking newbie may feel panicky when they get left behind or when the other cyclists accidentally brush their shoulders or handles. Compose yourself and stay calm; panic will only knock you off balance. For safety, bike at your own pace.
Taking part in group biking is one fun way to exercise, discover new things, and make new friends. Follow all these tips to ensure fun and safety.