The Different Types of Cycling
In cycling, not all riders have the same skills, and each one finds his or her favorite area. It’s all about team spirit as the skills are added up and shared during the race. Some will aim for the first places in the day races, others on the mountain climbs, and others will run wild time trials. All right, but what are the different types of cycling? Around the world, some people are lovers of bicycles, and for them, this sport has a great diversity of ways to practice, attending, and offering different ways for different preferences. Such types of forms of cycling we will detail below:
- Cycling for competition and recreation
Competition cycling is a sport in which different types of bikes can be used depending on the kind of cycling that is being practiced. These modalities in which different types of bicycles are used are road biking, track biking, mountain biking, trail biking, Cross biking, and Motocross biking.
- Route cycling
It is developed on asphalt roads tests such as the following, classic tests, which are one-day Tests, stage tests which consist of culminating in the shortest time the established tests, for this purpose we have at least 2 days distributed in times by Stages, closed circuit tests, individual and team time trials and the counter-clock climbs.
- Track cycling
They are made in velodromes (artificial runway spaces) with bicycles designed for that type of floor. The different tests that can be carried out in this modality are the following, individual and team speed, time trial, individual and team pursuit, among others.
- Mountain biking
In addition to the cycling route, as before mentioned, is the mountain biking which is developed in hilly locations including creeks, flats sandy, stony, with holes, branches, earrings, etc. Are classified as Cross Country, downhill, free, marathon, slalom, jumps and climbs, and thus it is that for road cycling you need the bicycles called mountain BIKE (all-terrain Bike).
This modality was born in the 20th century and develops in asphalt roads and meadows with obstacles either of the same nature or placed by the man who must even get off the bike the athlete to be able to overcome it. The characteristics of these road bikes are their wheels, which are wider to deal with the Earth.
This modality was born from the derivation of the Moto trial and is that whoever drives the bike must overcome all obstacles (barrels, rocks, vehicles, etc.) with the minimum support of the feet on the ground. It consists of three types of categories that vary in the inches of the wheels. There are those of 20, 24 and 26 inches, the one of 20” which is the primary measure of this sport discipline, the one of 24” which is an accepted and improved average category of the original version and the one of 26” which is the big category. The difference from this bike to the original 20” bike is that it allows overcoming many more significant obstacles due to the size of the wheel.
It has two BMX Race and freestyle modes. The first is developed with circuits with obstacles and the second is to perform tricks with the bike; both on-ramp and in streets.