Cycling 101: A Beginners Guide
If you’re new to triathlon, this is the place to find guidance on the cycling portion of our sport!
GOT A FITTED BIKE?
Road bikes, triathlon bikes and mountain bikes are all acceptable options for bikes. A beach cruiser is even fine for a sprint. Having a proper "fit" is very important. You will spend most of your training time on your bike, make it as comfortable as possible.
IT'S A SAFETY THING
When riding on the roads or pathways, know the rules of the road and ALWAYS wear a helmet. There is also cycling etiquette when riding in groups. Attend one of TCSD's beginner bike rides to get the scoop.
YOU WILL GET A FLAT TIRE
So learn how to change it. Uber is pricey when you have to transport a bike! TCSD beginner clinics will help you learn the ins and outs of tire changing.
NO BIKE? NO PROBLEM.
A bike is a signifcant investment. A spin class will work well if you are in the process of obtaining a bike or check out TCSD's classified ads where members buy and sell triathlon equipment.