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6 Ways to Get Excited About Cycling

There’s no doubt that cycling is a wonderful sport. It’s great for our physical and mental health, it’s a fun social activity, and the best part – cycling is something that just about anyone can do. It’s immensely accessible because no cycling skill is impossible to master.

But while jumping on that bike is an excellent way to get fit and healthy, you may eventually find yourself stuck in a cycle rut. Getting tired of the same old routes is understandable, and can leave you uninspired. But that’s not an excuse to give up!

All you need to do is to look for thrilling and challenging new ways to make riding your bike even more fun, so we came up with easy ideas to get excited about cycling:

1. Download a Cycling App and Track Your Stats. By downloading and using an app, you’ll be able to keep track of your speeds, distances, and more. Not only will you be able to track your progress, but you’ll also be able to have fun challenging yourself to beat your own scores! We really like to use Cyclemeter, Map My Ride, Endomondo, and Strava.

2. Get Your Friends Involved. Everything is more fun with your friends, so why not get them involved too? You’ll be able to go on group trips, challenge each other, have races, and find motivation when you’re just not “feeling it” that day.

3. Join a Cycling Club. If your friends aren’t into cycling, joining a cycling club can be a great way to discover new routes and learn new tips – all while making new, like-minded friends as you meet up for rides. USA Cycling can help you find a club near you here.

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