Since April is Earth month, it would be a great idea for you to use or invest in a bike. Biking is great exercise, environmentally friendly, and you can see beautiful scenery on your ride. There are some basic things that you should know about your bike before taking off on your adventure.
Proper adjustment of your seat height, angle, and position are important in order to avoid injury and improve your cycling efficiency. Adjust your seat height by loosening the pinch bolt where the seat slides into the frame. Twist the seat as needed, raise the bike pole as needed ,and then tighten the bolt. Next, get on your bike and put your foot directly on the pedal spin. Your leg should be just slightly bent, if your leg is too bent you will need to raise the seat post.If your leg is too straight lower the post. You can also loosen the seat clamps to make the seat more comfortable. Keep in mind that the seat angle should be horizontal. After adjusting all of these things on your bike to have it be best suited for you, you are ready to take off and ride to your heart's desire. If you need help with any of this, please visit the Campus Bike Center (51 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL). The Bike Center staff is very knowledgeable, supportive, and friendly, and they would be happy to help you. The Bike Center is now open Monday to Thursday from 2-6 pm and on Fridays from 2-5 pm.
Remember to always wear a helmet, always lock your bicycle, and follow the rules of the road. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Happy Earth month and happy biking, stay safe!
Written by Rachael Malinowski,
Junior in advertising.