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Why Riding Makes You Happy

It’s the feeling that pulls you out of bed to saddle up before the anyone else is awake. It’s what beckons you to strap on your shoes and go for a ride when the day is done. It’s that happy, relaxed state of mind we seek when we roll out of our neighborhoods and tick off miles any chance we …

Get Faster with These Leg Workouts for Women

Build your muscles—and your speed—with these strengthening moves<p>1 of 10<p>Strength Work for Women<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the new</i> Bicycling <i>book,</i> The Big Book of Cycling for Women, by Selene Yeager. <i>In it, you'll find workouts, nutritional info, and skills tips that are tailored to female</i> …

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How to Bike in a Group

1 of 8<p>Observe<p>Every ride has different customs. Watch how the regulars conduct themselves in the pack and follow suit. If everyone signals turns by sticking out an arm and pointing, for instance, do the same.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 8<p>Hold Your Line<p>The group's safety depends on …

The Hidden Costs of Buying WalMart Bikes

Maybe you’ve never been tempted to buy a bike at Walmart or from another department store, but you almost certainly know someone who did—or might. So-called “big-box” or mass-merchant stores, like Sam’s Club or Costco, sell 75 percent of all bikes in the US, according to the National Bicycle …

11 Types of Annoying Cyclists

1 of 12<p>Charlie Layton<p>We respect everyone who rides bikes, of course, but sometimes our passion for riding turns our quirks into irritating eccentricities. It can happen to anyone and we’ll be the first to admit we can be irritating on a group ride. From borrowing your last tube—to regaling you with …

3 Delicious Recipes for Hungry Bike Tourists

One of the hardest parts about bike touring—or bikepacking—is you can only carry so much food by bike, and yet food will be all you can think about. You’ll wake up in your tent to a growling stomach. You’ll fixate on specific cravings for hours. Some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery will …