5 Tips for Bicycling in Groups
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
Bicycling with friends and family is one of the real joys of cycling generally and one of the significant benefits of riding an electric bike specifically.
Not only is bicycling super fun, it’s generally very safe and easy on your body as well. It’s low impact and highly aerobic, meaning it gets your heart rate up without wearing down your body. Unlike sports such as running or basketball, you’re in no danger of colliding with another person, and your legs never have to bang into the ground. Instead, they’re moving in stress-free, low impact circles.
But even the safest activities have the occasional risk, especially if you’re not adhering to proper form. One complaint we’ve heard from some of our bicycling friends is that after a long ride, their knees hurt. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes that some riders make that ends up hurting their knees – but if you follow these six easy tips, you can knock out knee pain for good!
At EVELO, we’re big believers in the old adage that “age is just a number.” You can see it in our bikes and the people who love them; we’ve taken people who were 60 through 80 and had felt unhappy just sitting at home, and turned them into fun loving electric bikers, who can now cruise around town whenever they want, with or without their kids & grandkids.
So, it bring us great pleasure to see another organization that’s adopted this same mentality. In Europe, Spain is building playgrounds and parks specially made for retirees and golden-agers. Check out the video below!
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In many ways, an ideal place for retirement will have the amenities and benefits of a well-managed city that anyone, and not just retirees, would enjoy. We wanted to find the best cities in the US for active retirement, so in our criteria we put an emphasis on cities tailored to staying active. Many of the categories we analyzed aggregate a wider set of data, giving a more holistic view in that category.
Retirees and senior citizens can face a number of unique challenges, such as staying fit, retaining mobility, connecting with their grandkids, and more. Fitness fads come and go, old injuries flare up, and families move, presenting unique issues that seem to change every week.
But with any challenge comes a tremendous opportunity, and fortunately that’s exactly the case here. Smart seniors have a solution that lets them stay healthy and mobile, have fun with their friends and family, and most importantly – get in shape! So what’s the best way to stay strong as you enter your golden years? Electric bicycles!
Let’s break down the challenges seniors face one by one, and see how an ebike is the perfect way to stay active no matter what your age.
Now that El Nino has descended on the West Coast, and the Midwest and Northeast are enveloped in a blanket of snow, it’s clear that winter is finally here. But just because it’s gotten a bit chillier out there doesn’t mean you have to give up on riding your beloved bicycle. With a few smart tips and tricks, you can keep hitting the roads and trails under almost any conditions. Let’s see how!
Europe, it’s truly one of the most magical and beautiful parts of the world. There’s the old world beauty of Paris, the stately grandeur of London, and the unforgettable beaches of the Mediterranean.
Unfortunately, many European cities can cost a pretty penny (Euro penny, that is), making travel difficult for some seniors living on a budget. But those with a little travel savvy know that there are many great parts of Europe that are still affordable, and offer experiences that will rival or even best the classic destinations.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of these fantastic destinations across the whole continent, and learn a few neat tricks to make sure getting there is cheap and easy as well. … Read more
Some people think “being fit” is a young man’s game, a luxury that can’t be maintained once you’ve had children, and had to deal with the many stresses of raising them, while juggling your career. But being fit and healthy feels great, so there’s no reason anyone should deny themselves the lifelong benefits that come along with it.
Whether you’re already fit now and hoping to stay in shape, or are looking to reclaim the healthier lifestyle you once had, there are many activities you can do, no matter what your age. With that in mind, we’ve picked five fun exercises that men and women can do, with an emphasis on making sure those with any weary joints or stiff backs won’t have to worry. … Read more
There are few activities that bring a family together quite like a bike ride. Whether it’s the beautiful scenery, the wind in your hair, or just the fact that you’re spending quality time together, it’s hard not to end the ride feeling like your whole family hasn’t just accomplished something special together. But these rides don’t have to stop once your own kids grow up and have a family of their own – in fact rides between grandparents and their grandkids can be even more amazing.
With that in mind, we’ve picked out some of the best rides available in major cities across the country. We looked for trails that were sure to have a scenic payoff worth the effort, while at the same time not being too challenging so that no member of the family (no matter how young or old) feels scared off by the ride.