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How to Raise Money for a Charity Ride

Three tips to help you ace your fund-raising goal<p>Charity rides are a popular way to test yourself and help out a cause. But it’s not always easy to ask people to donate. Shannon Gilmartin, 39, of Orchard Park, New York, knows a thing or two about drumming up support; she has raised more than …

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Baby on Board

Determined to rediscover their adventurous, carefree selves, two cyclists take their 21-month-old son bike touring. Aside from laboring a 120-pound bike uphill at 1.8 mph, things worked out just fine.<p>To my right, the North Umpqua River boomed through flat-faced whitewater and mesmerizing pools. The …

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Know Your Rear Derailleur

Get acquainted with your derailleur for easier repairs and smoother shifts.<p>Few of us really appreciate how hardworking and integral the rear derailleur is until it stops functioning perfectly. Then you’re stuck with, at best, an imprecise and clattery ride. So the next time you climb with …


Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p><b>STEP 1</b><p><b>Set cleats</b><br>Slip on your shoes, run masking tape along the instep, and mark it at the widest point of your foot. "Align the middle of the cleat with that line, or up to 2 centimeters behind it", says fitter Paraic …


Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

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Remember Jesus, Lovepusher graffiti, Trellick Tower (by duncan)

Remember Jesus, Lovepusher graffiti, Trellick Tower (by duncan)

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …


The co-founder of PayPal wants to put a baby in you

Max Levchin wants to talk to you about cervical mucus. The internet entrepreneur, who co-founded the now ubiquitous online payment service PayPal, has turned his focus to solving a problem he feels is more important than the hassle of entering credit card numbers: Infertility.<p>His new app, coming to …


Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …