When most people think about cycling, they are searching for the best type of bike for exercise. Often, the furthest thing from their mind is the thought of using the bicycle around the holiday season. However, with the prices of many bikes, a bike owner should think of ways to make the most of their two-wheeled companion all year round. There are at least five ways you can make the most of your bicycle this holiday season.
1.Biking To the Store
While a women’s hybrid cruiser bike is not the first transportation option that comes to mind when thinking about grocery shopping, it is a decent option for those quick shopping trips around the corner.
A bicycle often has plenty of room for storing a grocery bag or two, especially if you add a basket or saddlebags to the standard frame. If you have an adult trike, you can go for more significant shopping trips because three-wheeled frames typically have more room for additional storage.
2.Good Things Come in Small Packages
Don’t underestimate the storage capacity of a men’s or womens bicycle for holiday shopping. Many people often opt for smaller, more manageable gifts, like jewelry or other accessories.
With evolving technology, most of the best gifts come in the smallest packages. Therefore, you can use a standard bicycle for Christmas or gift shopping. Before heading out on your shopping trip, ensure you have the proper storage compartments to secure gifts for the journey back home.
3.Decorating Your Wheels
While grocery shopping and buying gifts are important to the holiday season, they do not account for the entirety of getting yourself in gear for the season. Part of getting in gear is about finding the holiday energy and partaking in some of its fun.
There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with decorations. Your decorations shouldn’t be restricted to the house either. You should take the time to decorate your home and your bike. Many people ignore their bicycles, but decorated bikes add so much interest to the season.
4.Jamming Out During Your Commute
As any cyclist knows, getting in gear is about finding your rhythm and stride. Sometimes, there is no better way to find your holiday rhythm than with your favorite holiday playlist blasting through a Bluetooth speaker mounted to the front of your handlebars. Don’t be afraid to spread a little holiday cheer by singing along to some of your favorite songs.
5.Upgrading Your Tires and Attire
While riding your bike in the winter and holiday months can be fun and exciting, you will need to make some changes to your bicycle and attire for safe traveling.
First, when riding icy or snow-covered trails, you will need more impressive tires than standard models. Some good snow tires are called studded tires because they have metal studs in the treads for grip on the icy roads.
You will also want to upgrade your attire. Purchase gloves, a hat, boots, thermal undergarments, etc. You want to make sure you are warm and comfortable.
Do you need help getting in gear this holiday season? Contact your local bike shop professionals for more specific options.