Bike riding is not just something you buy from the market and start riding. It requires dedication, rigorous practice, and time. If you want to evolve from a common rider to a skillful one, not only you will have to dedicate yourself, but learn from the experts in the field.
If you are a beginner and have just started learning bike riding, I am going to share you with some tips. These beginner bike riding tips surely going to help you grow into a pro. These tips help you stay safe during the learning and after becoming a pro and make you achieve what you are destined to through biking.
Bike Riding Tips for Beginners :
Let me say once more, bike riding is like any other skill. Here, to accomplish skillful bike riding, you will have to devote yourself, your time, energy, and money too. You can’t just turn into a pro within a few days, it requires lots of practice.
Choosing the right bike:
The journey of beginner bike riding starts with choosing the right bike. The bike you choose should be not of a high capacity, but a small capacity. 200cc is not a small capacity, I would like you to start with 100cc or 125cc.
Once you cover your first 50,000 KM, as a beginner you should at least spend some time, more than a year, covering small distances in starting. Don’t go for racing in the beginning, practice a small bike first and then moves up the ladder for longer distances.
In the beginning days of bike riding, as you have learned a new thing, you are more prone to spend hours on your bike. Don’t do that, in the beginning, days, focus on covering smaller distances, half an hour riding in one day is more than enough.
In the early days, your passion might be to cover thousands of miles but your body would not take this pressure and can be prone to damage. If you push your body to the extreme in the beginning days, excessive strain is going to take a toll on your health.
In starting, don’t hit interior roads rather travel on highways, as they have toll-free helplines and gas stations. In case of any emergency, they can reach you, and help you.
Before you make a start, daily, know your route beforehand, and get adequate information about refreshments, gas stations, and many other things along the way.
Group or Solo riding:
Most teens get aspired for learning bike riding just because their fellow friends are riders. In starting, you may find it easy to go with them and ride in groups. But, I would advise otherwise. Don’t go for group riding, unless you get adequate experience and learn the rules for group riding.
Group riding is different than solo riding, it requires synchronization in speed, coordination, and patience too. In starting, you may not have any of them, which can lead to you giving up riding. If you have learned the basics, now you can move towards group riding. Go with some pro riders, in that way, you will be able to learn from their experiences.
Safety comes first, for bikers too. If you are just learning to ride a bike, learn it with your helmets on. Because, helmets save your life, and prevent the chances of injury to your head, which is the major cause of death in bike accidents.
Make it a habit of wearing a helmet, before you jump on your bike. Not only for you but for the person sitting behind you, riding with you.
Not Only the helmets but wear the eye protectors as well. It prevents you from bugs, dirt, and rocks, which all tend to come towards you when you are at the highest speed. If a bug hit your eyes at the highest speed riding, you might lose your balance and crash into something.
I think it is a law in some states too that you can’t ride without wearing eye protection.
Turns are scary for beginners, and if you are self-learning biking, you might end up crashing with some vehicles. Because you may build up a habit of looking in the front only before taking a turn which can prove to be dangerous if it is a busy road.
Before you take a turn, not only for the bikers but for the cyclists too, look as far as you can. Turning your head as much as you can, and looking as far as you can give you patience. Now, you can take a turn, not in rush, faster than before.
The right Position:
In starting, you might not feel comfortable sitting on a bike or might not know the right position. The best position for you is, to make sure your bottom is tight, and you are loose on the top. You should squeeze the tank with your legs, like the way you are pressing it. Your upper body, your hands, chest, and head should be loosened so that you could easily absorb the shocks.
With your lower body gripping the bike, and your upper body in a loose position, you will feel secure, attached, and stable even above 60 mph.
Don’t use brakes while taking a turn:
When you are taking a turn, never, ever use brakes. For instance, if you are taking a turn on the top of the hill, at a speed, your bike might straighten up. And you may end up falling in the dirt, or if it is a hill, you know what I am saying.
If it was the highest speed, before the apex point, you may end up crashing into something. If the apex point has been passed, you may get yourself saved.
Practice and More Practice:
For beginners learning to master bike riding, there is no alternative to practice. Rigorous training, hard work, and time are going to pay off one day. Plus, you should have a passion for biking too, it is not like someone is forcing you to learn to ride, you have to involve yourself in learning to ride.