How to Ride a Bike: The Most Basic Cycling Tip of All

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I didn't learn how to ride a bike until I was an adult. Yeah, it's kinda embarrassing to admit but I'm sure there are plenty of you out there in the same boat...I mean, bike. Kids hop on a two-wheeler and--in most cases--master it in no time with minimal fear. Adults are another story. We're too caught up in thinking to just relax and let it happen.

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But if you want to experience what it's like to glide on the most energy efficient vehicle ever created, you'll have to stop thinking and start riding. Remember: The planet desperately needs more cyclists and less motorists.

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