Family Summer Cycling
School’s out, summer is here and it’s time to create moments with the family! Looking to beat the chorus of “we’re bored” during the summer holidays? Get out, get physical and explore Dana Point with the whole crew on a bike! This summer do something they will remember—it’s time to get your family prepped for an epic bike adventure!
Prepping for a Family Ride
- Safety first
- Know your family’s abilities
- Pack wisely
When prepping for your bike foray into the outdoors, safety is paramount when planning your trip. Bike helmets are essential for children and ensuring that their helmet is a good fit will help to make sure they stay safe. Helmets should fit snuggly, without moving from side to side, and should rest levelly, about one to two finger-widths above the eyebrow. Performing a “yawn test”—having your child do a big yawn and checking to see if the helmet pulls down on their head will help to confirm the helmet is a good fit. Modeling good helmet safety is important — so wearing your own well-fitting helmet is an excellent practice.
Knowing your family’s biking abilities and experience will help to determine the terrain and paths you plan for your family’s biking abilities. For new riders, flat surfaces that are paved and away from traffic or other hazards are a great place to start. Depending on ability, weather, and endurance, the length of the route is also to be taken into consideration. With so many scenic routes, new places to explore, and routes for all abilities, biking truly offers something for everyone. (Need route suggestions? We can help with that!)
Don’t forget to pack your provisions to help create a perfect biking experience. Dressing in layers, packing sunscreen, and having plenty of water and snacks will all aid in an enjoyable adventure. Think of energizing treats your family may not typically have to add to the ride. Chocolate-y granola bars and dehydrated fruit sticks are great snacks when being active. Consider destinations that have a tasty treat option along the way to help add to the excitement and motivation.
Let’s not forget — it’s time to explore! Find the right route for you through Dana Point! Unsure of where to start? Fear not, bike explorer — we have you covered! For routes for all abilities in, around and through Dana Point start your planning here. With over 180 routes, we know you will be able to find the perfect areas to experience with your crew, providing the solution to the complaint of “there’s nothing to do!”
Whether you are looking to rent or buy, we have the bikes you are looking for! From mountain bikes to eBikes, we can equip your family with everything you need! Our passion is to provide a way for people to explore this beautiful area! Remember, we can also deliver the bikes right to you! Visit our Facebook page or give us a call at 949.484.6409 to start your epic summer cycling adventure!