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Proper Cycling Preparation And Gear

July 21, 2014, 6:17 AM by Jared Ransom

Proper Cycling Preparation And Gear
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Cycling for fun or for your commute can be an exciting and healthy activity for everyone, but there is some risk involved. That's where protective gear comes into play.

You don't need to go as far as to wear an aerodynamic body suit, but before getting on that bike for your ride, there is a checklist you need to go through. First, start out by making sure that every part of your bike is running properly.

"What we train is the ABC quick check. That stands for air, brakes, chain and cassette and the quick releases on your bike and just a simple check-over," Spoke-N-Sports' Chris Parsley said.

Once that's done, you can move on to the gear. The most important thing that Parsley says people need to wear is a helmet, but almost as important is a pair of gloves to protect your hands during a fall. If you're riding on roads, also consider eye protection.

"A lot of times you can have debris, rocks, gravel, things like that can come up on the roads. Bugs, those kind of things, too. So, sunglasses are another good thing, or if you're riding at night, something with a clear lense like safety glasses," Parsley said.

Parsley also says to eat before you're hungry and drink before your thirsty for the proper nutrients and hydration.

Those are just a few of the options that can be found at your local bike shop. Coming up tonight on KELOLAND News at 10, do bike riders in Sioux Falls consider the city a biker-friendly community?

We hear their response on tonight's Eye on KELOLAND.

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