By: Geno B. Manhilot
June 15, 2020

Due to insufficient public transport vehicles, many of our fellow countrymen has opted to use a bicycle as a means of transportation especially in Metro Manila. Now that we are easing back to working again in our offices.

So if your considering buying a bike to use as your means of transportation, here’s our tips and advice:

1. Choose your bike according to your height.

Rider height Suggested frame size
Feet Inches Centimeters
5`3″-5`6″ 160-168 cm 51-52-53 cm
5`6″-5`9″ 168-175 cm 54-55 cm
5`9″-6`0″ 175-183 cm 56-57-58 cm

*Mountain Bike

2. Carry a basic bicycle repair kit and learn about bike tuning.

It’s better to be prepared than sorry, To learn more, check this link: Bike Repair Kits: Carry the Essentials

3. Plan your route ahead of time

Establishing your routes can help you save time and will let you familiarize the class of roads you’ll take, whether it is uphill or downhill.

4. Make sure your bike is in safe, working order

It’s advisable to have a bike checklist before riding. Here’s an example:

A. Check Your Brakes.
B. Inspect Wheels & Tires
C. Inspect Your Cables
D. Lubricate Components

5. PRAY.

This is the most important tip. Pray before traveling and ask for protection. Pray after you’ve reached your destination to say thanks to our heavenly father.