Getting Started with Freestyle BMX

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At The Village BMX, you can actually speak to people who ride and know BMX and who are well equipped to help you choose the right gear. Plus, they can ensure you're purchasing the right size bike. http://www.thevillagebmx.com/

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Getting Started with Freestyle BMX:

Getting Started with Freestyle BMX

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If you've always wanted to give freestyle BMX riding a try, there's no time like now. With people of all ages increasingly turning to riding BMX, there are tonnes of bikes and accessories to choose from and plenty of places that are perfect for testing out your skills .

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But what's the best possible way to get started when you've got no idea where to begin? This post should help simplify your introduction to riding BMX. Check it out:

Choosing Your Gear:

Choosing Your Gear If you're just starting out, you probably don't want to buy the most expensive freestyle BMX bikes on the market, but you also don't want to buy the cheapest. Set yourself up for success by investing in a quality bike that's not going to give you any grief.

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While some people think they can get a good deal on a bike online, the best option is to visit a local BMX shop, like The Village BMX. At a shop like this, you can actually speak to people who ride and know BMX and who are well equipped to help you choose the right gear. Plus, they can ensure you're purchasing the right size bike.

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Now , when it comes to BMX accessories , you're also going to want some expert advice. There are many things on the market that you just won't need, but a good quality helmet, shin pads and gloves are absolute musts. Especially the helmet.

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You don't want to go overboard because too much equipment will only restrict your movement and make learning to ride BMX just that much more difficult, but you don't want to ride without the basics. They're going to help ensure that you still want to ride after your first few crashes.

Tricks for Beginners:

Tricks for Beginners If you've got everything you need, get started! Of course, everyone wants to try tricks, so here are a couple that are well suited for beginners .

Manual:

Manual Think of the manual as similar to popping a wheelie. The difference, however, is that a manual doesn't include pedalling, but you coast along while keeping the front wheel off the ground.

Bunny Hop:

Bunny Hop For this trick, the goal is to pull the front wheel up off the ground, then bringing the back end up with the pedals, while actually leveling out the bike when it's in the air. This trick is the foundation of a variety of other tricks, so it's a good place to start .

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If you've got questions about riding BMX or are looking for advice on gear, The Village BMX is a great shop with highly knowledgeable staff.

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