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Lumos Helmet Keeps Cyclists Safe with Automatic Brake Lights

7 Places to Ride Before You Die

Excerpted from The Cyclist's Bucket List, these bike trips will stoke your imagination and vacation planning<p><b>The Cyclist's Bucket List</b><p>Every experience on a bike is unique to every rider. But inarguably, some experiences remain more memorable than others. The smell of lavender at a roadside picnic, …

Cycling

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. You're welcome.<p><b>Rotating Side Plank</b><br>Start in a push-up position. Balance on …

Workouts

Now It's Easy to Make The Ultimate Post-Ride Feast

You just rode a 60-mile course with an elevation profile that most closely resembles an EKG. You’re tired. Your stomach is growling. The last thing you want to come home to right now is an empty refrigerator. No, you want something fresh, hearty, easy to put together—and after the kind of effort …

Cooking

BeeLine brings easy GPS navigation to your bike

It's easy to get navigation on your bike through dedicated GPS or a smartphone cradle, but that doesn't mean that navigation is easy. How are you supposed to pay attention to turn-by-turn directions when you're busy dodging potholes? BeeLine thinks it can help. It's crowdfunding a navigation device …

Hummingbird Folding Bike

Most commuter bikes are heavy and clunky. Not so the Hummingbird. It actually bests many high-end road machines, weighing a svelte 14 pounds, thanks to its minimalist carbon frame. Even better: it folds in half in about fifteen seconds, for easy storage.<p>When transforming, the bike pivots around the …

Biking Across America on a Diet of Fast Food

“Is the grill still open?” asks Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel, sitting down at a table late one rain-lashed July night in Mike’s Port Pub and Grill in Jacksonport, a small hamlet in the scenic peninsular thumb of Door County, Wisconsin.The waitress affirms. Searvogel, who has already downed a heaping …

The Best Gifts for Urban Cyclists

1 of 13<p>Blaze<p>Blaze Laserlight<p>Everyone needs a good bike light, especially commuters and city riders who often pedal at night—and safety is probably the best gift you can give. The Blaze Laserlight is a great choice; not only does it use LEDs like most bike lights do, but it also uses lasers to …

Shopping

The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia

These Are the World's Best Biking Cities

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Travel

Learning to live without cars

<i>Our love affair with the car has turned into a relationship of dependence, shaping our lives and our cities. But what if our lives would be better</i> …

Divorce

Walnut Bike Rack by Artifox

Finally a bike rack that's worthy of displaying your most prized possession.<p>This vertical bike rack is designed to look just as good with or without …

How To Choose the Right Handlebars

To find the right fit for my large 6’6” frame I had to try out everything, including different handlebar styles to see what worked best. During my …

You Versus A Tour de France Pro

You1<p>Tour de France Pro2<p>Average Speed on Flat Terrain (mph)<p>17-18<p>25-28<p>Average Time Trial Speed (mph) <br>A Tour de France pro's ability to produce more power for longer means he would complete the 14km course of the Stage 1 time trial 10 minutes faster than the average rider.<p>19-20<p>29-31<p>Pecks on the Cheek …

Tour de France

How to make your own recovery and energy drinks

You can buy any number of different energy and recovery drink concoctions, but sometimes it’s nice to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, …

Nutrition

What is Functional Threshold Power (FTP)?

What is Functional Threshold Power (FTP)?<p>Functional threshold power is the maximum power that you are able to sustain over a one hour period.<p>How To …

Paris' newest addition to its cycle-sharing program: bikes for kids

Many cities have given up sidewalk space to inexpensive bike-share rentals, but Paris has gone one step beyond. In what it says is the first of its kind in the world, the city last week started a bicycle-sharing program for children as young as 2.<p>P'tit Vélib', or Little Vélib', is the name of the …

NYC Citi Bike: Zero fatalities in New York City bike-share program's first year.

One year ago, New York City launched a bike-share program, and pundits predicted a safety nightmare.<p>“The most important danger in the city is not the …

Vittorio Brumotti Pulls off Crazy Trials Moves on a Road Bike

While everyone is obsessing over whether Sagan can win a stage or Contador can snag a Giro-Tour double, we’re just as interested in a different Tinkoff-Saxo rider. Trials rider Vittorio Brumotti donned the team kit and followed Saxo's pro racers from the warm-up race of Tirreno-Adriatico in March …

Road Bikes

How To Prevent a Flat Tire

An ounce of prevention is worth 100 psi<p>of cure (depending on your preference) when it comes to your tires and their lifespan.<p>Unfortunately, flatsare part of riding and bound to happen to everyone at some point—but there are precautions you can take to reduce their likelihood. Follow these simple …

Cycling

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Riding

The benefits of a good ride are immediate. Within 24 hours, your blood pressure drops, your blood sugar improves, your metabolism burns hotter, and your mood gets better. Long term, the positive hits just keep coming as you get fitter, faster, and healthier. Everyone needs a rest day now and then, …

Diabetes

5 myths about nyc bicycle messengers

Like everything cycling-related in NYC, opinions of bike messengers range from distant admiration to outright contempt. To some, couriers are …

Portrait of my grandfather : 80 and still cycling

Follow These Cyclists on the Greatest Gravel Ride Ever

Riding your bike across the U.S. is hard enough, but why not throw rocky creek crossings and 20-percent-gradient dirt climbs into the mix, too? If you’ve ever been on a grueling gravel ride and wished it could go on for months and months, we've got a trip for your cycling vision board. Start …

Cycling

Meet the 500-Pound Man Biking Across America

It’s a huge deal to even consider a cross-country bike trip, let alone go through with it. But one man attempting the challenge is upping the ante: Not only did he choose the more difficult east-to-west route, but he’s just over 500 pounds.<p>Despite not riding for over 30 years, Indiana-based artist …

Rhode Island

riding your bike in the city.

Get a Grip on Your Bike: Handlebars<p>Your handlebars are one of the most important parts of your bicycle. They represent two of only five spots where …

Giuseppe Marinoni sets hour record at 75-years-old

Giuseppe Marinoni succeeded in breaking the one-hour record in the 75-79 age group. Photo courtesy of Mauro Marinoni<p>In the spring of 2012, Giuseppe …

7 Exercises to Cure IT Band Syndrome

7 Exercises to Treat and Prevent IT Band Syndrome<p>It’s 5am and off goes your motivational, cycling alarm. My personal favorite is MACCA’s “Embrace the …