If you live, breathe, and ride a bicycle you have thought about keeping your bicycle and gear secure. Not enough can be said concerning this costly and intrusive problem. Differing pockets of thievery exist, yet the overall statistic nationally shows bike theft dropping, at least according to the FBI. The change that has the biggest Read more about Bicycle Security vs Theft[…]
Calculating the cost of vehicles carries many perspectives. I started thinking about the annual cost of owning a bicycle because of two reasons. First, at a young age, I relied on used cars for getting around and when I bought a used car, my goal was to spend about $1500.00 per year average cost, including maintenance and insurance. That is no longer a realistic figure. It is more like twice that cost now. According to the National Highway Safe Administration, it is much, much higher at $9-12,000. The other reason stems from how little the average person wants to spend on a bicycle. Lacking a high enough priority for fitness and transportation, the cost of the bicycle is relegated to a hobby/ entertainment type status. So, the real question, what value best positions a bicycle in the household budget? What expenditure up front or over the long haul puts the investment into perspective.
So, this is the year to offer your child the grand opportunity to scamper downstairs and discover a new two-wheeled wonder! Hopefully, your homework pays off with a bike that fits properly and comfortably, whether the purpose is to learn to ride or just purchasing a new adult bike. Five tips can ensure you have Read more about Buying a Bicycle as a Gift[…]