Beginner's Guide To Cycling
The Essentials for a Fast & Fun Ride
We make getting into cycling easy. Whether you want to start commuting to work or are ready to try out mountain biking, we’ll help you find the right bike and the right fit. We offer free accessory installation to make your new bike fit your needs. All new bicycles purchased at Free-Flite include free lifetime minor tune-ups as well as a free 30 and 60 day check up on the entire bicycle.
Whether you’re going for long road rides, hitting the trails or just commuting to work, it’s always important to be prepared for the unexpected. Putting together a repair kit and keeping it with you while you ride is something every cyclist should do. A typical repair kit might include:
Ride in Comfort
Staying comfortable in the saddle is one of the best ways to keep cycling enjoyable. The right clothing and gear can make the difference between a pleasant ride to work and a sufferfest:
From Head to Toes
Tennis shoes and sneakers are great for getting started with cycling, but proper cycling shoes and pedals make all the difference when it comes to comfort and safety. Cycling shoes provide stiffer soles which improve efficiency and reduce “hot spots” where shoes make contact with the pedal. Jump right in with shoes and pedals that clip into one another, or ease into it with a pair of flats: