Break your routine cycle with biking fun for every fitness level.

Pedal Mettle

Written by Isabella Castillo Category: Health & Fitness Issue: March 2017
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Whether your motivation is sustainability, fitness or saving a few bucks on gas to put toward that summer vacation, biking is the perfect activity for people of all interests and skill levels. The weather is ideal for taking a leisurely cruise or working up a modest sweat – or, maybe more than modest for those who are still dedicated to meeting their New Year’s fitness resolutions at the quarter-year mark. Regardless of how much experience you have, the Valley has you covered for all your cycling needs.

Pedego Electric Bikes
Biking beginners can keep up with the best of them using a little help from Pedego’s electric bicycles. These battery-powered bikes offer riders an extra jolt that allows them to go up to 20 mph. Pedaling is optional, so you can get your workout in or have the bike do all the work. If the added power seems extravagant, think about the last time you biked up a steep hill.
6945 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale
480-994-4447, pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/scottsdale

Bicycle Nomad
For those who have taken their love for cycling to the next level, Bicycle Nomad is a great community to plug into. Founder Erick Cedeño created a cycling lifestyle brand based around his love for travel and cycling, with the goal of converting others into “bicycle nomads.” Cedeño sells a line of apparel, organizes group rides and opened a Bicycle Nomad Cafe in The Velo bike shop in Downtown Phoenix.
828 N. Second St., Phoenix
602-702-4403, iambicyclenomad.com

Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
Born out of the Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club is an organization geared toward dedicated bicyclists. Members hail from all over the Valley and come together for group rides every weekend, with plenty of special rides and events in between. Prospective members can sign up online. Annual membership costs $15.
pmbcaz.org