A road bike is perfect for exploring the open road, for feeling the bliss of long climbs in the saddle, for getting out with your buddies on a weekend spin, or for racing. Road riding is a sport that you can pick up at nearly any age, and stick with it for years to come. If you’re wanting to ride with a local cycling club, such as Team Alameda or Alameda Velo, this is the kind of bike you’re likely to want.