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Five Ways Cycling Makes You Happier, Smarter, and Sexier

As if you needed more reasons to ride!<p>You already know cycling is great for your physical fitness. But did you know it also has profound effects on your brain? We did some digging and chatted with experts to find out exactly how.<p><b>Staves Off Depression</b><br>“Clearly exercise is beneficial for mental …

Look We Love: Contrast in the Kitchen

(Image credit: Elle)<p>Can't decide between stainless and concrete countertops? Torn between colored cabinets and white ones? Maybe you don't have to …

Yoga for Cyclists—The 7 Best Poses for Bike Riders

A variation on pigeon pose, this is Refers version, with the bike as stabilizing prop. The pose works the piriformis muscle and strengthens the upper …

Frame Work: Build Bone Strength

The very reason riding a bike is easy on your joints makes it less beneficial for your bones. Here’s how to shore up your skeleton and stay injury-free.<p>Daniel Matheny is strong. The kind of strong that makes it possible to excel in some of the world’s most demanding mountain bike endurance events. …

Best New Casual Cycling Shoes

SPD-compatible footwear is practical and stylish for commuting by bike<p>Clothing that tries to conceal an added practical function can often be hit or miss. I own a tech shirt, for example, with a built-in CamelBak bladder that fits well but only serves to arouse alarm in the less-hydrated masses. …

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …

The World's Most Beautiful Shower Enclosures

(Image credit: Trad Home)<p>Unless your bathroom is big enough to have a completely open shower, with water spraying gloriously all over the place, …

Jenn Dice

Meet Jenn Dice. A rockstar both on and off the bike, Jenn is the Vice President of Government Relations at the People for Bikes Coalition. A mountain …

Trek Travel's Top 10 Reasons Why Women Should Ride Bikes

Julie Farrell does not consider herself a cycling enthusiast, but she has learned to embrace her ‘uncool’ cycling tendencies. By comparing bikes to …

She Bikes Cascade | Cascade Bicycle Club

With a vision of bicycling for all, Cascade wants everyone to discover the joys, the empowerment, the practicality and the community of bicycling. …

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Bike Fashion: Lose the Spandex with These Casual Cycling Clothes

Today’s best clothes blur the lines between casual spin, office chic, and high performance—so you can always ride with style<p>Propelled by the advancing popularity of transit and urban riding, along with an ever-broadening definition of how bicycles fit into our daily lives, clothing makers are …

Train Your Way to a Happy Stomach

How riding your bike more could keep tummy troubles at bay<p>Regular exercise can be good for your belly, and we’re not just talking about getting rid of a muffin top. A study published in the latest edition of <i>Gut</i>—an international journal on gastroenterology with a fantastic name—suggests that …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

How to Keep Hot Foot at Bay

Four simple steps to take the pressure off swollen, burning feet<p>Painful burning on the ball of the foot (a.k.a. hot foot, or metatarsalgia) is usually a result of hot weather or poorly fitting shoes—or both—on long, hilly rides. "Pressure can pinch nerves in one or both feet and shut down a ride …

Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …

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Women Ride: Saddle sores

As women, there are a lot of topics relating to cycling comfort which are either not frequently talked about or just too embarrassing to ask a male …

Cycling for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

So you're ready to start riding seriously for the first time? In this adaptation of a book destined to become a novice's bible, the owner of a renowned bike clinic outlines exactly how to get started.<p><b>Positioned for Success</b><p>If you're new to road biking, you may feel on your first rides as if your …

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