Do you have the desire to start biking? This is an activity that appeals to many. It's great cardio without as much risk to knees and ankles as jogging, it can remind you of childhood fun, and it can even be a family activity. However, there are five things to do before you hit the road.
If you're going to be starting an exercise routine while having been previously sedentary, you should have your doctor look you over before you get into it too much. They'll probably be enthusiastic about you getting exercise, but they can also improve your chances of avoiding injury. This is true even if you do other forms of exercise already.
Expectations and safety standards for biking may have changed quite a bit since you last rode a bike if it's not your first time. A helmet can give your brain serious protection in the event of a crash or accident. It's also the law in many places.
It's commonly said that no one ever forgets how to ride a bike, and it will likely come back to you if you have ridden before. However, your form might not be perfect. Something like Plan 7 Coaching might help you develop the best posture and stance to ride easily, comfortably, and safely.
Your local community might have parks and trails where bikes are welcome. There might also be bike lanes you can use. If you decide to ride on actual motor vehicle roads, be sure you know the local laws that apply to such riding. In most cases, you'll have the right to be there, but you'll also have responsibilities to meet, too.
Any activity, especially exercise, is more likely something you continue if you have someone to enjoy it with. Whether it's friends, family, co-workers, or a bike club, look into options for enjoying socialization with your fitness and time outdoors. You'll enjoy it more.
Once you do these five things and actually hit the road, make sure you follow through. Doing all this and then only riding one or two times won't do you any good. Make sure it actually takes and that you stick with it because the benefits go to those who literally go the distance.