Do you love riding your bicycle, but you have been finding riding difficult and painful as of late? If you answered yes, please know that you are not alone. Because of age, illness, injury, and more, getting on a two-wheeled bicycle sometimes becomes impossible. Even though it may seem like your riding days are over, they are not. A three-wheeled bicycle, or a cargo bike, allows people of all backgrounds to get on the road and remain active.
Before running out to buy your first tricycle for adults, you should consider a few important points. These include:
- First, you need to understand what types of adult tricycles are available to you. Just as there are different types of two-wheeled bikes (for different riding styles and body types), the same is the case for adult trikes. The most common types you will come across include electric trikes, traditional trikes, and folding trikes.
- Before making a purchase, if you have the option, you should try riding a few different types and models. Most people do not just buy the first car they see. Instead, they go on a few test drives. Bike shops and manufactures should offer you the opportunity to find the bike that will be best for you.
- Do not forget to get protective gear. Although a third wheel offers outstanding balance, accidents can still happen, so you need to work to reduce risk and protect yourself. Make sure you have lights and reflectors. It would help if you never got on your tricycle without wearing a helmet.