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They say you never forget how to ride a bike -- but here are some cycling tips you may not have learned the first time around.
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Start riding your bike on a long, straight path at a medium speed. Be sure to wear a properly fitted helmet.
Keep your feet rotating the pedals and keep looking ahead at the road as you execute the next move.
As you pedal, gently push both hands off the bars at the same time and sit up straight.
Once you have lifted your hands successfully, you will need to keep pedaling to maintain momentum. Once you are comfortable keeping your balance you can try coasting, too.
Squeeze your inner thighs against the bike seat and frame to keep the center of gravity and realign or steer the direction of the bike.
Steer with no hands by shifting your weight and leaning the bike rather than turning the handlebars.
Practice sitting up straight and relaxed as you ride with no hands for longer and longer intervals. Before you know it, you'll be able to dodge potholes and take off your jacket -- all while riding with no hands.