Cycling is an excellent way to get fit and healthy, but you may find yourself getting tired of the same old routes. That’s understandable – anyone who rides every day will likely have found themselves uninspired at some point! But that’s not an excuse to give up!
All you need to do is look for exciting, challenging new ways to make cycling even more fun. By doing so, you’ll not only be more enthusiastic towards riding your bike, but you’ll also be even more motivated to take care of your body by cycling as much as possible!
Here are twelve easy, accessible ways to make cycling even more fun.
1. Download a cycling app and track your stats.
By downloading a cycling app, you’ll be able to keep track of your speeds, distances and more. Not only will you be able to monitor these and the effects they’re having on your progress, but you’ll also be able to have fun challenging yourself to beat your own scores on your bamboo bicycle!
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 more. It’s the perfect way to bond and improve your friendship!
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, new cycling tips and learn more about your hobby – all while making new, like-minded friends you can enjoy spending time with as you meet up for rides.
4. Go somewhere you’ve never been before.
Do you ever crave that sense of adventure? Get out your map (or GPS) and pick out somewhere exciting that’s within cycling distance. The only catch is that it must be somewhere you’ve never been before.
You’ll see and experience new things – both during your journey and once you’ve reached your destination!
5. Treat yourself after your trip is complete.
Some people get excited at the thought of a reward, so don’t feel guilty about integrating a little treat into your cycling plan! After a long run, stop a local cafe for a refreshing drink and a delicious piece of cake!
6. Spice up your bike with some cool new accessories.
If aesthetics are what you love, it may just be that you need to update the look of your bike! Head to your local bike store or have a browse online to see which cool new gadgets or décor items you could add to your ride.
7. Take part in a race.
It may be you need more of a challenge to shake things up a little, so why not consider a race? You’ll be able to try out a fun route against like-minded individuals as you race from A to B.
It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. What is important is that you had fun taking part!
8. Don’t be afraid to go off track.
If you’re sticking to the same old routes and roads, that’s probably why you’re finding yourself a little bored with your cycling routine.
Don’t be afraid to take a new path, head down an alley, bike over a dusty dirt path or take the long way to your destination. You’ll see new things and learn more about your area, giving you a more open minded approach to your day.
9. Keep a journal.
Try writing about your adventures on your bamboo bike. Where did you go? What did you see? What did you like about it? Was there anything you disliked? Would you go again?
Not only will keeping a journal provide a collection of happy memories of your adventures, but it’ll also be a reminder of your favorite journeys, encouraging you to take the trip again in the future.
10. Take up photography.
If writing isn’t your think, what about taking some photos? Grab a camera (or even use the built-in camera on your smartphone) and take some pictures of each place you ride your bike to.
Share them on social media, add them to a folder or even have them printed out to keep a fun record of everywhere you and your bamboo bike have gone to together.
11. Ride at different times of the day.
Riding your bike at a different time of day can be a whole new experience, giving you a refreshing look at the world around you. Different kinds of people will be out, and the weather (and light) will vary, letting you see your area with brand new eyes.
Stop and take in how different everything looks and appreciate the beauty around you.
But remember to add safety lights to your bike when riding at night!
12. Get a new bike.
If your bike is getting a little old, rusty and unreliable, it may be time for something new. You’ll have hours of fun choosing new designs, materials, colors, accessories and more – so take the time to create the bike of your dreams that you’ll be sure to have fun riding around the town on.
Bonus tip: Why not make things even more exciting by building your new bike yourself?! You’ll get to enjoy a fun yet challenging project with a final result that you’ll enjoy for years to come. To ensure a great quality, environmentally friendly product that’s not too complicated, try one of our Bamboobee Build Your Own Bamboo Bike kits. You’ll find everything you need to put together a bamboo bicycle that suits you and your needs.
Do you already do any of these to enhance your bike riding adventures? If not, give them a try! You’re bound to have fun doing something a little different or taking on a new challenge.
Here at Bamboobee, we’re all about the joy of the biking lifestyle, so check out the rest of the blog for even more fun, helpful inspiration!