Weekend Project: Ride your bike for fun!

Bikes aren’t just for getting from point A to B.

Remember what it was like to ride a bike when you were a kid? A bike meant exploration, working on your sweet jumps and spending time with friends.

This weekend spend some time on your bike having fun.

Guidelines
Some of us need rules just so we won’t turn fun into work.

  1. Take your time – For these rides the trip is the destination. Ride slow and take in the people and places around you.
  2. Don’t set a time limit – Don’t carve out 23 minutes. Give yourself a big window of time to relax and enjoy the ride.
  3. Ride the old bike – A lot of us have more than one bike and usually opt for the performance built one. Dust off that beater bike and take it for a spin.

Things to do

  1. Get lost on purpose – Ride through neighborhoods and streets that you’ve never been down on your bike. Purposefully take random turns and get lost a little bit.
  2. Practice your skills – You may be past the age of going for big air, but how about your trackstands or riding a tight line? I’ve been spending time on my fixed gear lately learning to pedal backwards, skid stop and trackstand. Fun tricks that will also make me a better rider.
  3. Take the family for a ride – Pick up a bike for your spouse or a trailer for your toddler and go for a ride. Find some flat, slow areas of road or paved trails and enjoy the time spent together.
  4. Explore – Take your old mountain bike and find some gravel roads to explore. Go to the business area of town and ride behind the buildings. You’ll be amazed at the stuff you’ll come across.

Go for that fun ride and let us know how it goes by leaving a comment!

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