Three Cheers to You
A new year might mean a new you - or it’s yet another chapter in your cycling adventures. This year, ditch the checklist and make a resolution to keep pedaling forward to new horizons. Find new ways to explore by bike, or commit to health while having a blast. However you celebrate the new year, give yourself a pat on the back for 2023, and a round of applause for 2024.
Ready for 2024? Here are the goals we’re bringing with us into the new year.
1. Explore New Ways to Ride
Variety is the spice of life, and if you’re already keen on cycling, why not try a new discipline? Road cyclists looking to improve dynamic skills on tougher terrain will love the thrill of a gravel bike. Mountain bike enthusiasts who focus more on tricky trails can benefit from the endurance side of road or cyclocross. Weekend warriors who commute by car can try a whole new side of cycling by biking to work instead. There’s no limit to what cycling has to offer - try something new!
Explore New Bikes
2. Introduce a Friend to Cycling
Biking is more fun when you do it with pals. Share your love of riding with a friend that’s new to the world of cycling. You’ll get a built-in riding buddy to enjoy your favorite routes with. Need ideas for where to take them? Give us a call or visit us for ride recommendations, or to grab an extra water bottle for your friend (brownie points)!
3. Have More Fun
Instead of riding in the name of the grind, focus on the fun. Smart trainers can connect to your favorite virtual cycling app and seamlessly integrate programmed rides. Apps like Zwift feature fun, immersive indoor gaming experiences that make it easy to keep coming back for more. Zwift has curated training plans that target your personal goals, letting you get in shape while exploring different virtual worlds. Other great apps like Wahoo SYSTM, TrainerRoad, and Rouvy work similarly by connecting your trainer to your tablet or phone, simulating real riding conditions (minus the mud and rain). Ride on roads, forests, mountains, beaches, and more from home. These apps take indoor cycling to a new level - it’s almost like virtual reality for cyclists.
Try an Indoor Trainer
4. Is It Time For a Tune-Up?
Your bike is always there to get you through a new year of riding - show it some love in return. Schedule a tune-up with our team of mechanics to keep your ride in top shape. We’ll offer expert advice on what kind of care your bike needs, and the best products to perform maintenance at home.
Home Bike Repair
5. Try a Long Distance Ride
This year, make it a goal to ride the furthest distance you’ve gone yet. Whether that’s ten miles or a hundred, this is the year to test your limits and see how far you’ve come. Remind yourself how self-sufficient you can be - after all, a bike is only as strong as its rider. Before you know it, you’ll look back on how far you’ve come as a cyclist, and look forward to even more adventures in the future. Three cheers to you!