Cycling Washington DC

Here are some information and tips on cycling including the best types of cycling apparel, cycling gear and shopping tips plus reviews of different types of bicycles. Read on to learn more information.

Bike the Sites
(202) 842-2453
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
 
Thompson's Boat Center
(202) 333-9543
2900 Virginia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
 
A & A Discount Bicycles
(202) 337-0254
1034 33rd St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(202) 399-6583
1518 Benning Road
Washington, DC
Hours
9:30AM - 8:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Metro Bicycle Lockers
(202) 962-1116
600 5th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Better Bikes
(202) 293-2080
PO Box 57179
Washington, DC
 
Revolution Cycles
(202) 965-3601
3411 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Bicycle Pro Shop
(202) 337-0311
3403 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Alta Bicycle Share
(202) 554-2347
1812 Half St Sw
Washington, DC
 
Bicycle Pro Shop
(202) 337-0311
3403 M Street NW
Washington, DC
 

Cycling - Stay Injury-Free

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Stay injury-free on a bike that fits!

So you want to start cycling? Well, the first thing you need to do, if you have not done so already, is buy a bicycle. Simple, right? Guess again!

Purchasing a road bike can be quite overwhelming for someone just getting into the sport. There are so many things you need to consider so you don’t end up injuring yourself and cutting your biking pursuits short before you even start.

Buying a bike that fits you properly is extremely important for the following reasons:

  • Performance. Firstly, riding a bike that doesn’t fit your body properly will take away from your overall performance. You won’t be in the position to make the most of your optimal power output, and you won’t feel steady on the bike, leaving you open to falls.
  • Aches and pains. An improper fit could cause pain in your knees, back, neck and shoulders, and repetitive stress on your muscles and joints can cause various aches and pains, making biking downright unpleasant.
  • Injury. Putting in a ton of hours on an ill-fitting bike could lead to a variety of repetitive stress injuries, including those to the back and knees. An effort should definitely be made to avoid this, as any sort of injury would hinder your training and your season.

Bicycle Shopping Tips

When you visit a bike store, you should have a price range in mind. You can do this by performing a bit of online research first. Decide on the features you want (keeping their prices in mind) and then decide on a price range you can afford before actually talking to a salesperson.

You should also be prepared to talk about the size of the bike frame. This should be discussed with the people at the bike store, who will likely have some sort of chart they can use to match your height and inseam to the size of the frame. You might have to try out a couple of different sizes to find the right fit. Finding the proper frame is extremely important, as it is the main determinant in you...

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