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About Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews has been a recreational bike rider for over 30 years and recently switched to a recumbent trike. She shares her biking experiences and tips on her blog, Bat On Wheels https://batonwheels.com. To see her recumbent trike and how to ride one, check out her YouTube channel.
Latest Posts | By Karen Matthews
Is Bike Riding Still an Option for Those Over 60?
1 day ago

Is Bike Riding Still an Option for Those Over 60?

If you’ve ever been asked this question, you know the answer is a resounding YES. For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine our parents on a bicycle in their 60s, 70s and even 80s. Luckily, things have changed. Read More

Get Fit, Have Fun and Make New Friends After 60
4 weeks ago

Get Fit, Have Fun and Make New Friends After 60

Sounds too good to be true, right? But in all honesty, it is possible. Exercise is much more fun when we can make it a social event – and if food is involved, so much the better.

Here are 4 ways to make new friends and get fit, simultaneously: Read More

Reliving the Magic of Childhood with the Wisdom of Christopher Robin
2 months ago

Reliving the Magic of Childhood with the Wisdom of Christopher Robin

Do you remember the freedom and joy you felt as a kid? There were no schedules, financial issues or social media to worry about. Your only goal in life was to have fun. Read More

9 Easy Ways to Transform Your Fitness Routine After 60
3 months ago

9 Easy Ways to Transform Your Fitness Routine After 60

Are you an exercise cheater? I know I am.

Given the chance, I always opt for the easier-exercise way out – whether intentionally or not. I just tend to want to get it over with quickly. Read More

5 Myths About Group Bike Rides That May Be Holding You Back
4 months ago

5 Myths About Group Bike Rides That May Be Holding You Back

We’ve all been there. Fear of the unknown. Fear of looking silly. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of not knowing anyone. Read More

7 Reasons Why Recumbent Bikes Can Be a Great Option for Those Over 60
4 months ago

7 Reasons Why Recumbent Bikes Can Be a Great Option for Those Over 60

When you consider recumbent bikes, your first thought, like mine, may be, “Those things are not for me. They’re slow and only for old people.” That is what I believed too. Read More