If you are an amateur cyclist interested in improving your technique, stamina, endurance and speed, learning to monitor your heart rate can pay dividends. You can establish your peak and resting heart rate, and use these figures to plan for biking excursions. Knowing your heart rate will also help you to determine when you can ramp yourself up and when you should be cooling down. A good heart rate monitor will track your body's performance.
Article Written By Duncan Jenkins
Based in Eugene, Ore., Duncan Jenkins has been writing finance-related articles since 2008. His specialties include personal finance advice, mortgage/equity loans and credit management. Jenkins obtained his bachelor's degree in English from Clark University.