There was a time when you thought that vacations were for sitting on a beach, relaxing in the sun, and reading a good book. Lately, however, that has not been the case. Ever since your daughters have been old enough to help plan the family vacations they have decided that at least part of the vacations that you take should include area activities. They are especially into renting bikes from a local shop and taking in some of the most scenic trails. Whether it is along the beach where you can enjoy the ocean or in and out of a local forrest, if there is an available bike trail, both of the girls want to make sure that they are able to enjoy it.
Once or twice you have even tried to use the bike racks to take along the girls’ bikes, but that has often made packing a little more complicated. And while both girls would love to have their own bikes with the comfortable bike seats, they also enjoy the opportunity to rent different models as well. On a recent outing, the girls fell in love with the leather bike saddles that were part of a rental package that they found and have since decided that these are something they want of their own.
Different Kinds of Comfortable Bike Seats Make Long Rides More Enjoyable
Whether you are an avid bike rider who goes out on the trails whenever possible or you are someone who only rides when you are with your family on vacation, you likely know the value of the most comfortable bike seats. In fact, even if you are only going on a ride with your family along the shore, a comfortable seat can make all the difference between a great time and a painful ride.
One indication that bike riding is growing in popularity is that the bicycle industry in America reached $6.2 billion in direct sales in the year 2015 alone. In addition, nearly $1.2 billion in used bicycles were sold that same year. Some of this increase is likely fueled by the fact that more and more Americans are trying to lessen the carbon footprint that they make. As an example, since the year 2005 states across the country have seen a 46% increase in the number of people commuting by bicycle. For all of these reasons, leather bike saddles and other accessories are also selling at a more rapid pace.
From leather bike saddles to carbon fiber bike seats, finding the right kind of equipment can help you enjoy the rides you take, whether they are a short vacation ride along the shore or a long trail ride back home.