Give me some beginner cycling advice.
September 10, 2012 7:14 AM Subscribe
What advice would you give beginning cyclists interested in getting exercise as a couple? Bonus points for Rhode Island specific recommendations!
posted by LouMac to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Mrs. LouMac and I are thinking about getting bicycles as a way to get exercise together. For the most part, we will be taking short rides (an hour or less) in residential areas and bike paths/trails. We will be buying from a bike shop to get properly fitted, etc, but feel free to recommend bikes for us. She's completely open, but I'm leaning towards a commuter/hybrid style bike.
What advice would you give new cyclists? What would you tell a couple to help them maximize the enjoyment of the ride and each other's company? What do you recommend for beginner cycling resources? What are the gear/bike accessories you cannot live without? We understand the importance of a helmet and promise to wear one.
Rhode Island-specific advice (bike shops, favorite ride routes, etc.) especially welcome.