HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHEN RIDING:
- The handlebars are there for balance, not support. The support should come from your core. So keep your shoulders down, elbows in, hips back and a light hold on the handlebars.
- Knees should be kept behind the resistance knob. This will ensure that you don’t put too much pressure on your knees and also makes sure that your glutes are engaged.
- Knees should be kept in. The moment your knees start to move outwards, you create too much torque (a force that causes rotation) at the knee. Think about your knee creating an up and down motion, using your adductors (inner thigh muscles) to stay aligned. It will help protect your knees and also get you on the right path to the double time out of the saddle.
- If you feel like you are losing your form, take a seat and slow down. We often lose our form when our bodies start to tire, so listen to your body and don’t let your ego get in the way of your riding form. There is nothing wrong with taking a seat and being a badass in the saddle.
Our instructors love being asked questions, so feel free to check in with them before or after the class with any questions. If you feel like you want to take it back to basics, sign up for the How To XYZ ride at CWB. It’s $350 for the class and you get a complimentary ride added to your account to ride a class of your choice and try out your new skills. No matter how many rides you’ve done, it’s always good to have a refresher.