Cyclists oftentimes can’t get out of the house for their routine bike rides; this is commonly due to the weather. However, special cycling training equipment is available to transform a bicycle into a stationary bike. This not only allows you to train indoors when poor weather hits, it allows you to enjoy other comforts, such as watching TV during your training session. A cycling trainer does this by lifting one or both wheels off of the ground so that you simply spin the wheel when you pedal, rather than propelling the bike forward.
Visit a sporting goods store and speak with a sales associate. Tell them what you’re looking for in your cycling trainer and how much you’re looking to spend. As of August 2010, cycling trainers can range between $100 and $500, depending on the style you choose. The size of trainer you purchase should be based upon the available space in your home for the device as well as the size of your bicycle. Different features that trainers might incorporate include a fan, mileage counter and added pedaling resistance. Choose one that suits your preferences and the space you have available.
Regular bicycles provide users with a form of human powered transportation that is much more efficient and faster than walking. However, they leave.