5 reasons why you should buy a bike and jump on the road
You will have seen them thousands of times riding in a group and wearing colorful cycling jerseys. Within their species there are of all ages, levels and speeds, but they all have something in common: they ride on 2 wheels and love the road.
They ride at cruising speed enjoying the freedom and the landscape while they unleash accumulated tensions. Seen it this way… don´t you get the need to try it? At Cambrils Park Sport Village we are cycling experts, therefore, we give you 5 reasons to buy a bike and jump on the road.
1. You will acquire a new perspective of the environment
Riding a bike means going faster than walking and slower than driving. An in between point that will allow you to enjoy the environment from a different perspective.
"Riding a bike gives you a great feeling of freedom. Feeling the fresh air on your face is a great feeling. And, in addition, you can observe details of the landscape and the surroundings that you can miss when driving a car. We do the same route, but we see different things", says Jaume Rué, coordinator of Cycling Costa Daurada and Cambrils Park Sport Village partner.
2. Discover new routes and incredible landscapes
Riding a road bike entails the discovery of new routes and landscapes. Places that are at a distance you wouldn´t get there walking, or probably wouldn´t appreciate it the same way from a car.
For example, the Escaladei route that the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park organizes, takes you into one of the wine regions par excellence. More than 120km of incredible landscapes and endless quiet roads to enjoy them to the fullest.
3. You will socialize with very diverse people
Cyclists are a very diverse and highly socializing tribe. In it you can find from millennials to authentic veterans of life, and from everyone you can learn something new.
In addition, cycling outings are an excellent excuse to make cultural visits, enjoy generous breakfasts or meals when it´s break time and talk about any topic while pedaling, since it is allowed to ride in parallel (as long as there are no delays or there is little visibility).
4. You will support a healthy lifestyle
As in any sport or discipline, starting requires some effort and perseverance, but we warn you: bicycles are as healthy as addictive. As you get the hang of it, riding and discovering routes will be your new lifestyle. And that will generate a positive impact on your health, diet, rest and routine. Join the cycling tribe and see for yourself the countless benefits for your health!
5. Road bikes are more accessible than mountain bikes
If you are asking yourself at this point: Why should I opt for a road bike instead of a mountain bike? Good question, here are some arguments.
Not all of us have a mountain nearby, but we all have a paved road close by. This makes the road mode more accessible for people who start or want to optimize their time. On the other hand, a road bike requires less maintenance than a mountain bike and, in addition, it is a good way to start taking physical shape and experience and then go deep into the routes with mountain bike.
Have we convinced you? Check out our website and jump onto the road!
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