Balance Bikes for Teens And Adults
Why Have A Balance Bike for a Teen or Adult?
There are many reasons why a teen or an adult may want to use a balance bike:
- They never learned to ride a bike as a child, so a balance bike is a good option to expediate the process of learning to ride a bike
- They are a lot of fun for gliding along on a cycle ride.
- They are great for adults who have dyspraxia, co-ordination difficulties, brain injury or other challenges or disabilities which may mean learning to pedal a bike is extremely challenging.
- Adults or teens with limited mobility may find that whereas walking, running or riding a normal bike may tire them out too much or put too much strain on them physically, a balance bike will allow them to travel further with a lot less effort. So they could move much further and more quickly on a balance bike with less effort than if they were walking.
Advantages of Riding a Balance Bike
There are many advantages of learning to ride a balance bike.
They are great for building core strength as the actions involved when riding a balance bike build strength in this area. Your core is used whn sitting up straight when riding, balancing when gliding and leaning when turning.
Working Out Those Legs
Using your feet and legs to power along means it's great for building up muscle in that area.
A lighter bike
A balance bike is lighter than a pedal bike. This means it's easy to lift and move out of storage. It is also easier to pick up off the floor. Therefore it can be a good option for those that have a bad back or who aren't able to lift heavy objects.