Best Entry-Level Road Bikes: Top 5 Beginner-Friendly Picks

Popular access points to Kent Lake include the West Boat Launch and Turtlehead  picnic area. Winter catches include bluegill, black crappies, yellow perch and the occasional northern pike. Kensington Metropark is a popular fishing location in Southeast Michigan.

Take advantage of a snowy day as you race down the hills, from beginner to advanced, at Kensington Metropark. For the youngest downhill enthusiasts, we even offer a “bunny hill” lined with padded trees. The sledding hills and beginner snowboarding hills are located at Orchard picnic area. kent bayside cruiser This area offers a nearby picnic shelter with tables and grills. Bring your horse to ride along 19-miles of marked equestrian trails. Pass through wooded, hilly terrain, open fields and scenic views of the Huron River and Kent Lake as you observe wildlife and waterfowl along the path.

The company went defunct in the mid-1990s and production was halted. WILDWING TRAIL – 1.75 MILES

A 1.75 mile trail of compact gravel, with wooden boardwalks and wooden bridges. This trail has shaded sections, full sun sections, areas that are steep, and areas that follow close along the water of Wildwing lake. This trail features an extensive boardwalk that provides scenic views of the marshlands along the eastern shore of Wildwing Lake. From the boardwalk you can also spot nesting great blue herons and great egrets in the heron rookery on the island in the lake. Kids’ City is a sprawling play area with three large separate play structures all in one place.

A staging area is located off Dawson Road on Martindale Road. The Black Locust disc golf course is located off a gravel lot across from the Martindale Beach parking lot. The course is open year-round during park hours and is not lit at night. We’re adding new accessible picnic tables and grills to several picnic shelters throughout the park system. Work continues on installation of new concrete grill pads and securing picnic tables in arrangements that allow for unobstructed movement around them. Picnic shelter rental information will be updated on our website as changes are made.

The 1960s and 1970s saw the brand launching new models of bicycles, including road bikes and cruisers. By the 1980s, Kent Bikes had established a strong presence in the United States and started exporting bicycles to other countries. You’ll find two sand volleyball courts in the main recreation area. One is at the north end of the recreation area, near parking lot A. The other is inside the beach area to the far right as you’re facing the lake.

As for the componentry, Giant scores some major hits here by way of Shimano shifters, derailleurs, and cassette, Tektro brakes and brake levers, alloy fork, a Giant Sport Comfort saddle, and a Giant Sport XC handlebar. And there is clearance for larger tires up to 45c to ensure seamless rides on difficult terrain. All in all, if you are just getting started and looking for a good entry-level road bike under $500, the Schwinn Volare 1400 will fit the bill. It won’t put a big dent in your wallet with an array of unnecessary bells and whistles and yet will score well for fitness, transport, and fun and that too at an incredible value price point. Wish to make an entry into the world of cycling and speed past the competition, but without forking out a lump sum? Discover an economical way to get into road cycling with this entry-level racing bike from one of America’s best known and most-loved bicycle brands, Schwinn.

Their full-suspension bikes provide a more comfortable ride, while their hardtails (front suspension only) are more suited for light off-road riding. The choice of suspension depends on your intended use of the bike. The Giordano Libero 1.6 is posesses a beautifully made hand crafted lightweight 6061 aluminum frame. Features abound on this Italian inspires beauty, including a precision 16 speed Shimano STI equipped drive train, and light but strong 700cc wheels all at an absolutely incredible value. This stunning Italian inspired road bike packs a powerful punch without breaking the bank.