Bikes Are Back......Bigtime

And the newest models are cushy enough to attract an older generation of riders

Remember when you pedaled that first bike down the block? When you took off on your own--faster and farther than ever before? Freedom and fun: that's what people most remember when they return to cycling later, says Dave Glowacz, author of Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips. In the seniors' riding courses he teaches at the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Glowacz has seen a burst of 25% to 30% in over-50 riders just in the past year. Nationally, more than 7 million riders who are over 50--including 3 million over 60--have taken to two wheels, according to the League of American Bicyclists.


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