Three Tips for Your First Long-Distance Bike Ride

Long-Distance Bike Ride


Angelo Consiglio, MD, has provided care to many patients over the course of more than a decade as an ear, nose, and throat physician. Outside of his clinical practice, Dr. Angelo Consiglio enjoys maintaining his physical fitness by riding his bike. Long bike rides give you the chance to get out and see more of the world, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you’re prepared for the ride.

1. Pedal smart and maintain a regular cadence that stays in the 90rpm (revolutions per minute) range. Pacing yourself will play a large role in your success.

2. Make sure you eat and drink when you need to, but also take care not to consume too much, which can leave you feeling bloated. Furthermore, drinking too much water can cause you to cramp up quicker.

3. Be wary of the wind, especially when riding on the road. If you feel shaky on the bike, it may be best to stop for a while until things calm down.