We’re a few weeks into 2022, and it’s time to revisit your new year’s cycling resolution! Don’t have one? Well, here are a bunch of reasons why cycling goals should be at the top of your resolution list – it’s not too late to have a happy bike new year.
Why Cycling Should Be One of your New Year’s Resolutions
Getting in shape is probably one of the most common new year’s resolutions out there. Instead of dragging yourself into the boring gym routine, why not get in on the health benefits of biking? A resolution ride doesn’t have to be that long- you will see the health benefits of cycling 15 minutes a day.
Aside from the health benefits of cycling every day, there are even more reasons why a new year’s cycling resolution is a great idea. It’s a way to spend more time outdoors in nature and boost your mood and emotional wellbeing. It’s also a great way to socialize. You can share your cycling goals with family and friends and enjoy a cycling happy new year together for some quality time.
Not Sure if Cycling is for You? This is How You Make Sure It’s the Right Choice for You
If you’re new to cycling you probably have a lot of questions about it, like ‘do I need to wear those silly padded shorts’ and ‘what does a bike cost’? We’re here to answer all your questions about cycling. You already know there are health benefits of cycling every day, so the best way to know if it’s for you is to borrow a bike and go for a spin!
Happy ‘Bike’ New Year!
No matter how big or small your cycling goals are, we want you to have a cycling happy new year! One way you can do that is to remember to carry all your essentials in a bicycle seat bag or bike pouch during your resolution rides. Staying prepared and hydrated will ensure you have fun and stick to your new year’s cycling resolution.
How Many New Year’s Resolutions Should You Make?
When it comes to resolutions, you should focus on quality rather than quantity. Adopting a new habit (like a daily resolution ride) takes time and effort, so the fewer new things you’re trying to add to your routine, the higher your chances of success.
Making a new year’s cycling resolution is one of the best decisions you can make! Maybe you simply want to increase your strength and endurance by doing longer rides. Or maybe your cycling goal is to learn more about the mechanics and maintenance of your bike. Whatever it is you would like to achieve, the key is to set goals that you can work toward.
Setting Your Cycling Goals
If you want to succeed at your new year’s cycling resolution, you’ve got to be SMART about your cycling goals. By that, we mean set cycling goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.
You’re far more likely to get out there for a resolution ride when you are striving for a specific objective (ex. Go on three morning rides per week that are at least half an hour each vs. do some cycling every week).
Add in some time-bound goals to gradually ramp up your fitness so that you get the health benefits of cycling every day. For example, maybe after two months, you want to increase to five resolution rides per week as your fitness improves.
The Gear that Goes with Your Resolution Ride
The perfect way to get your cycling happy new year off to a great start is to get yourself a great bicycle bag. What better way to motivate yourself to ride than to have the perfect frame bag, bike pouch, or bike seat bag?
We’ve got the perfect range of bicycle frame bags to help you keep your New Year’s cycling resolution. Whether you need a small bike bag for your handlebars or a frame bike bag that is big enough to carry everything you need while commuting to the office, Two Wheel Gear has you covered. So, gear up and get out there to reap the health benefits of biking and meet your cycling goals.