Utility cycling

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Template:Notsportcycling Utility cycling encompasses any bicycling not done primarily for fitness, recreation (bicycle touring,...) or sport (bicycle racing,...), but simply as a means of transportation. It includes commuting, going to school, college or high school, making errands, and delivering goods or services.

Because utility cycling is not performance-oriented, the ideal utility bicycle is designed and built for durability, dependability, reliability, ease of maintenance, and usefulness. Some use hybrid bicycles for this purpose. Many students are known to make their errands on sometimes shoddy vanilla bicycles. A vanilla bicycle is mostly an old utility bicycle, an old converted racing or mountain bike, using spare parts to fix the increasingly malfunctioning bike. In many parts of the world, these bicycles are the only bicycle types around. Here, the ingenuity of making a workable bicycle from spare parts is enchanting. In the cities, freight bicycles are capable of competing with trucks, in the same manner as velotaxis compete with other public transportation like buses, and taxicabs.

In western countries, the bicycle and its driver must be regulatory before hitting the road. When road cycling, vehicular cycling is a must. In offroad cycling, the rules of the road do not apply.Template:Cycling stub

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