The term ‘recreation’ can cover every aspect of cycling. Even some professional riders treat their day job as a fun, healthy and invigorating hobby.
Generally, recreation cycling is focused on relaxation and enjoyment; whether it is to enjoy the company of family and friends riding together, or to boost general health, fitness, and well-being.
Recreational bicycles are designed to be comfortable, reliable and easy to use.
Short-travel, front suspension forks help alleviate jarring of the wrists, and large diameter wheels have medium width tyres with smooth, rounded tread.
Frame material is almost always alloy, because it is light, durable and does not rust. Recreational gear systems are user-friendly and the gear ratios are widely spaced so riders can cover undulating terrain with relative ease.
If you want to enjoy the sport of cycling, and are not so concerned about ‘winning’, a recreational bike is the best place to start.
Ride staff can help you find the bike that makes you feel the most comfortable and relaxed when onboard.
KIDS and TODDLERS:
The first thing you notice about kids’ bikes is the myriad of shapes, sizes and colours. As we know, for children it’s more about how it looks than how it actually performs. Fortunately, quality kids bikes are the norm these days.
Children’s bikes are divided into male and female categories with differing frame shapes and sizes.
Girls’ bikes often provide more standover space with a lower top tube and handlebars with more upsweep – all these design changes are used to help children feel as comfortable as possible on their bike, whilst also looking cool when out and about.
Ride also caters for the little tots, with access to kiddy trailers to tow behind an adult-size bike. We also carry scooters, trikes, training wheels, and many kids’ accessories and safety products.
While we always recommend personal fitting of a bike, we also appreciate that some things need to be a surprise – especially with kids! So if you want to keep it a secret, be sure to know the height of your child when you come in – and don’t forget their favorite color either!