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Getting Started on Bike Commuting
With gas prices going up and increasing awareness of the environmental and health benefits cycling offers, you've certainly heard talk about more people
Bicycling - About.com
Ready to ride? Pedal into a world of cycling with tips and information on bicycle riding, equipment, training and bike culture and more with your About.com Guide to Bicycling, Dave Fiedler.
Tricks To Keep Your Feet Warm in Cold Weather Riding
how to stay warm during cold weather riding
12g vs 16g CO2 cartridges
A look at 12-gram vs 16-gram CO2 cartridges.
Livestrong Fitness Releases Special Edition Spin Bikes
Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered with Johnson Health Tech to create a special-edition indoor training cycle that honors the 28 million
Cycling Shoes for Fitness Riders?
In the mailbag recently was this note from a reader: I recently started riding a hybrid bike. I'm mostly doing shorter rides on pavement, some
Review: Slime Tubes and Slime Tube Sealant
Slime tube sealant is supposed to help you get fewer flats, and all in all, it does a decent job of that. The bright green liquid coats the inside of your
Win a Chrome PBR Messenger Bag
Here's a heads-up on how you can win a one-of-a-kind Chrome/Pabst Blue Ribbon limited edition messenger bag. Chrome is a San Francisco-based company that
Quaker Oats Makes Boy Biker Transform into King of the Mountain
Quaker Oats commercial makes boy biker transform into King of the Mountain
Protective Case for Your Electronics: Review of the Otterbox Phone Case
If you ride a bike and carry a phone, chances are that this combination of activities will cause you to drop your phone, and usually in a time and place
Bike Racing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Olympic Cycling - all about road racing, track racing, mountain biking and BMX at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bike Racing at the 2012 London Olympics - all about Olympic Cycling at the 2012 London Olympic Games
Here is a complete collection of information about bike racing at the 2012 London Olympic Games
Clif Bar Rolls Out New Holiday/Seasonal Flavors
Just in time for the season, Clif Bar has debuted some new festive flavors! Peppermint, spiced pumpkin and more
Holiday Bike Gift Buying Guide
Need to buy holiday presents for those special cyclists in your life? Here's a list of some great cycling-related items that will put a smile on the face of any bike rider.
Dog Rack (or Cat Rack) for your Bike
Fairdale Bikes invents a new way to ride with your pet - the DogRack!
Q&A with Author of Fit and Healthy Pregnancy, Krista Pinto
Q&A with Author of Fit and Healthy Pregnancy
What's the Point of Bike Gloves?
What’s the point of cycling gloves? Somebody asked me that recently in that tone of voice that implied cycling gloves are one of those accessories that are
Time Change and Riding in the Dark
Okay, so hopefully you've adjusted to the time change earlier this week. The extra hour of sunlight at night is great, but for me it means that I'm riding in
Teams Announced for April's Tour de Georgia
Race organizers announced Tuesday the riders and teams who will be competing in the Tour de Georgia, April 16-22. Americans Tom Danielson, Levi Leipheimer,
Hilly Road Ride
I was in Branson, Mo., over the weekend, the self-proclaimed Live Music Show Capital of the World. There's about 130 different shows there (and 13,000
Team Discovery's Brajkovic Wins Tour de Georgia
Janez Brajkovic, the 23-year-old Slovenian, took home the prize as overall winner in the weeklong Tour de Georgia that ended on Sunday. Brajkovic,
Canari Canyon Baggy Cycling Shorts
Though purists may insist that form fitting black tights are the only option for cycling, there are plenty of other riders who like baggy bike shorts for
SRAM Brake Recall
If you have these SRAM Force caliper brakes on your bike, look out. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall, saying the brakes
May is National Bike Month
Hurray for bikes! May is National Bike Month and to that end, the next bunch of days is chock full of great events and actitivites designed to promote
Five Quick Steps to Ensure Your Safety Each Time You Ride
Do you know what five critical items to check before you get on your bike? These simple inspections are quick and easy, but they are also the most
Free Subscription to New Magazine on "Practical Cycling"
A new magazine called The Practical Pedal will be launched this summer as a quarterly journal, aimed squarely at practical cyclists, a group of riders the
Top Five Reasons to Ride a Bike.
People ride bikes for many different reasons. My own epiphany came when I realized one day that being able to propel myself to any number of places under my
Riding in Traffic
Remember those oh-so-fun word problems in elementary school? Try this one and see how you do: There was a guy (okay, it was me) out riding his bike last
Cycling Team Suspends Tyler Hamilton
Yikes, what a mess for Tyler Hamilton and professional cycling. And there's no end in sight. Tinkoff Credit Systems announced in a press release on
Haulin' Yer Junk Around
Sometimes when you're riding, you've got stuff to tote. Groceries, books, your mother-in-law, whatever. And there are a lot of options, including racks,
Friday is National Bike-to-Work Day
Friday, May 18th, 2007 is designated as National Bike-to-Work Day, and the League of American Bicyclists has put together a great collection of resources with
Bikes with Automatic Shifting
Have you ever known someone who had trouble working the gears on a bike? Well, to counter that, several of the major bike makers – Trek, Raleigh America and
What Else Is There To Say?
This seems like something that should be in the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. From the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin: A delivery truck
Jan Ullrich and Syndrome - Separated at Birth?
Jan Ullrich: German bike racer. Syndrome: Villain from The Incredibles Separated at birth? You be the judge. Click on the photo to see the full-sized
Bike Repair 101: Fix a Flat Tire
Bike Repair 101: Fix a Flat Tire
Your Advice Needed
I received the following question from a reader today: I was wondering if you could help me. I am doing a charity cycle ride in September from London
Selecting the Right Bike for You
I have a friend who recently bought a mountain bike. He apparently received little guidance from the salesman at the bike shop because a mountain bike is
Too Many Big Macs?
Just as I started off to work yesterday - BAM! The bolt broke that mounts my seat to the seat post. Snapped clean in two and the seat went clattering to
New Film Coming on Graeme Obree - "The Flying Scotsman"
I'm sure there have been some good bicycling movies since Breaking Away in 1979, but I can't think of too many. I don't count Quicksilver, with Kevin Bacon.
Most Secure Bikes
If you are ever worried about your bike getting swiped while it is left unattended, here are a couple of options for keeping it secure.
How Cross-Training Can Help You on the Bike
In addition to riding my bike, I run a bit as well. I'm definitely a back-of-the-pack, huff-and-puff kind of guy, but it's another way to keep in shape
Rock Stars on Wheels
Maybe you’re familiar with Peter Gabriel. He was lead singer for the band Genesis from 1967-1975, preceding Phil Collins. He has been successful as a solo
Bike Routes and Mapping Websites
Don't know about you, but looking for new places to go on the bike is almost as much fun for me as being out there pushing the pedals. I love planning
Bike Touring on the Cheap
If you've ever wanted to give bicycle touring a try, but felt deterred by the cash you'd need to lay out for a nice bike, panniers, racks, clothing and
Ivan Basso Draws Two Year Suspension
Ivan Basso, who won the 2006 Giro d'Italia and placed second in the 2005 Tour de France, has been suspended for two years because of his involvement in the
Quite Possibly the Coolest Thing Ever
Ever dreamed of being a bike designer? This site allows you to create your own bike from scratch. First, you choose a frame from nearly 50 styles, then go
Love to Do It Yourself?
Here's a guide to a whole bunch of do-it-yourself bike projects. Some are pretty far out there (such as the plans for a bicycle powered by compressed air -
Art? A Bike Rack? Or both?
Bike rack? Art? Or both? Check out this piece of urban art that doubles as a bike rack. It's a very cool optical illusion that views differently from
Ozon bib shorts by GORE BIKE WEAR
I had a chance to try out the Ozon bib shorts by GORE BIKE WEAR over the past couple of months. I used them for road riding around town, as well as a couple of
Le Grand Depart: Tour de France Starts in London July 7
The Tour de France starts Saturday July 7th, opening for the first time in London. I think this is a terrific idea, and the Londoners apparently do too,
Riders to Watch in the Tour de France
Okay, race fans. I'm sitting here with my official Tour de France scarf, goggles and cycling helmet, ready for the race to start. Got your favorite
Prologue Results - Tour de France
Well, the first day of the Tour de France is done. Team CSC's Fabian Cancellara brought the fire, finishing nearly 13 seconds in front of second place
Robbie the Rocket: Tour de France - Stage One
Wow. Somebody needs to check Robbie McEwen's bike for rockets strapped on to the frame. That's the only way to explain how he shot from behind a bunch of
Crashing the Party: Tour de France - Stage 2
Well, Stage 2 is in the books and so far this is turning out to be the Tour de Crash. A spectacular wreck in the final stretch created a gigantic pile-up
Video: Bike Riding Bunnies and More
A break from the Tour de France for a moment. Indie UK band Bat for Lashes has just released a video for the song called What's a Girl to Do? That in
Stage Five in the Books - Cancellara Still Leading
Stage Five of the Tour de France is now in the books, with Italian Filippo Pozzato (Liquigas) coming in front in today's 182.2 km ride from Chablis to Autun.
T-Mobile's Linus Gerdemann Takes Tour de France Lead
The leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France is now being worn by Germany's Linus Gerdemann (T-Mobile) after a Stage 7 win on Bastille Day, Sat. July
Rest Day on the Tour de France
Today is a rest day on the Tour de France, so no race updates to bring your way. Tomorrow the ride continues with Stage 9 (159.5km) from Val-d'Isère to
Stage Ten - Cedric Vasseur Takes the Win; Rasmussen Still on Top
Frenchman Cedric Vasseur of Quick Step - Innergetic won Stage 10 of the 2007 Tour de France today, with a win in the 229.5km leg from Tallard to Marseille.
Interesting Article in the NYT: For Cyclists, Fit Doesn't Necessarily Mean Thin
The New York Times has an interesting article in its health section about cyclists, and how being a fit cyclist doesn't necessarily mean being skinny. The
Pilates for Cyclists
Ever see a cyclist who has legs busting with muscles, but an upper body that looks like it's made from toothpicks? One of the hazards, if you can call it
Rasmussen Pulled From Tour; Vinokourov Tests Positive for Doping; Astana Withdraws From Tour
When it comes to broken promises and failed attempts at coming clean, Lindsay Lohan has nothing on professional cycling. This was to be the new Tour
Job Opportunity: Safe Routes to School Program Associate
If you're interested in making our communities safer and easier places for kids to walk and bike to school, this might be an ideal opportunity for you. The
The Danger of Being Right-Handed
Okay - quick. When you reach down for your water bottle to take a drink when riding, what hand do you use? If you're like 90% of the population, you
It's Green Lights All the Way for Cyclists - In Amsterdam, At Least
Start. Pedal. Red light. Stop. Start. Pedal. Red light. Stop. Sound familiar? To counter this frustration with frequent stops, officials with
Why Bicyclists Hate Stops
Our previous post talked about an experiment in Amsterdam where traffic signals were timed for cyclists and not automobiles, increasing average cyclist speed
Thule Announces Recall of Popular Bike Racks
Thule Corporation has announced the recall of three popular models of hitch-mounted bicycle carriers due to a pinch point problem that could potentially take
From the "Huh?" Department: This Just In
The Hyperbike - as fast as a car. From the website: www.hyperbike.info The operator of a Hyperbike uses a total-body climbing, swim-like motion
Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team to Fold at End of Season
The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, which counted 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador along with Levi Leipheimer and Yaroslav Popovych (third and
Ever Seen a Wooden Bike?
When I first heard about a bicycle made out of wood, I pictured something that looked a bit like a Conestoga wagon - clunky and hardly attractive. But Jens
U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Says Bikes Are Not Transportation
Well, there's about probably some 10 percent to 20 percent of the current spending that is going to projects that really are not transportation, directly
My Weekend Project - Single Speed Conversion
Over the weekend, I converted an old 12-speed Raleigh into a single speed bike, primarily to use in my commute. Why would a person want to get rid of all
Finding Stuff on the Ground
I was out riding this weekend and had to laugh. You know how you'll sometimes see CD's laying alongside the road? If you've ever picked one up, they're
Wal-Mart Enters the High-End Bike Market
Bike Europe is reporting that retailing monster Wal-Mart is now selling a $1900 all carbon Italian road bike through its local stores. And sure enough, you
These Jerseys ROCK
What happens when you cross rock & roll with cycling? To find out, just take a look at the line of rock jerseys offered by Primal Wear. Zepplin, the
QBP Rolls Out New Civia Line
QBP, the largest distributor of parts and accessories in the bike industry, is rolling out a new line of bikes called Civia, designed specifically for
Big Names in the Tour of Missouri
Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and his Discovery Channel teammates George Hincapie and Levi Leipheimer, who took third in the TdF, are among the
How's That For Customer Service!
Below is an email that was posted to a cycling listserv I subscribe to. I don't know John Neugent nor have any affliation with Neuvation Wheels, but was just
New Attempt to Break Speed Record for Solo Ride Around the World
Scotsman Mark Beaumont set off last month from Paris on the first leg of a solo bicycle trip around the world that, if it goes like planned, will total
If You Ride a Bike, It's Gotta Be Because You’re Either Poor, a Drunk or Just Plain Weird.
Here's an interesting commentary by a guy named Alan Durning from Grist Magazine, a collection of environment news and commentary based in Seattle. He writes
George Hincapie Wins Tour of Missouri
George Hincapie sent Discovery Channel out in style on their last ride, taking the title of overall first place rider in the inaugural Tour of Missouri. “I
When Man's Best Friend . . . Isn't
If you've ridden a bike more than three times in your life, you've probably been barked at or chased by a dog. It's one of those realities that we as
Landis' Guilty Verdict Upheld
Floyd Landis, the 2006 Tour de France winner who lost his crown after positive drug test results came back from a screening taken during the Tour, had his
Easy Riding on a Recumbent
Ever think about trying out a recumbent bike? Recumbent bikes are ones where the rider sits lower and behind the pedals, almost like what you'd get if you
Climbing There was a time, son When hills like these were my friends. Ford was president. One more: Bonking Thirty miles remain four dimes and
Humana Starts Bike Sharing Program for Employees
Humana, a healthcare company that employs 8,500 people in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has started a bike-sharing program called Freewheelin for its
Cycling in Germany: The Perfect Place to Ride a Bike
If you've ever thought about riding in Europe, About.com's Guide to Germany, Michele Hartley, has a terrific collection of resources and links to all types
Pedalite Pedals Coming to North American Market
If you're interested in ways to make yourself safer and more visible on the bike, you'll want to check out Pedalite pedals. Sold in Europe for almost a
Knickers Review: Shins Knickers Made By Chrome
Want to get yourself an instant dose of hip? Then check out the knickers made by Chrome Transport of San Francisco. Known for its gear and apparel made
Pulling a Kid Trailer Can Keep You Safer - Even With No Kids Inside
Several people I know have found that pulling a trailer with flag like you'd haul kids in behind their bike makes cars seem to pass them more slowly and
Okay, we're having some fun with photo captions. Submit your suggested caption for this photo in the comment section below. Click on the image for a
Race Number Windbreaker
Ever wonder what to do with your race number when the event is over? You want to hold on to the glory however you can. Mine are tacked up on the wall of
Wait! Bikes Really ARE Transportation - DOT Secretary Mary Peters Now Says
As you might recall, in an earlier post we talked about how in an August interview on PBS, US Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said that
Ever Race a Tractor?
Something funny happened to me as I was riding to work the other day. Part of my route takes me on a busy four-lane road with nice broad shoulders. On this
What Is Cyclocross?
Ever hear of Cyclocross? A good description is a bike race mixed with steeplechase. In cyclocross, riders race laps around a short course that usually
Be Careful With The Time Change
An Associated Press article that appeared this weekend highlights a Carnegie Mellon study that ties the time change (not just earlier darkness) with higher
Cranksgiving - Food Drive on Two Wheels
Thanksgiving is November 22nd in the U.S. this year, and that means Cranksgiving just around the corner. What is Cranksgiving you ask? Mix a food drive for
Ten Best Bike Jokes of All Time
Here are the ten best bicycle jokes of all time. These are all clean enough that I'd tell them to my mother. Read 'em and weep. Or however that saying
Bikes Belong Rolls Out New Ad Campaign
Bikes Belong, a coalition of groups working to put more people on bikes more often, is rolling out a new ad campaign that you'll likely see over the next
Lance Rides Singletrack in Classic Nike Ad
Maybe you remember this classic Nike enjoy the weather ad that features Lance doing some rugged single track on his road bike, and ditching a whole bunch
Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure - How Glamorous!
Keeping the right amount of air in your tires is one of the most important (and most frequently overlooked) aspects of basic bicycle maintenance. By
How to Converse with Non-Cyclists
With the holidays a-comin' you're likely to find yourself making the rounds of festive gatherings, making small talk with people you barely know. Many of
Top Gifts for Cyclists Under $25 Bucks
So you're looking for a gift for a bicyclist, but don't want to drop a fortune? Well, for some terrific ideas -- and all under $25 -- you need look no
Adventure Cycling Association Announces 2008 Tours
The Adventure Cycling Association has released its list of tours for 2008. You'll find 44 different tours -- both supported and self-contained -- rolling
Man on Bike Arrested in Hotel Hallway
This story raises more questions than could possibly be answered . . . Short version: a woman found a naked guy in her hotel room. He ran out into the
Missouri's Katy Trail to be Extended Almost 50 Miles
The Katy Trail, a rails-to-trail conversion that stretches some 225 miles across Missouri, looks like it's going to pick up nearly 50 more miles in the
Dear Santa . . .
Dear Santa, I know you get lots of mail this time of year, but I wanted to add just one more letter to your load. You see, I just figured out what I
Louis Garneau Fusion 3-in-1 Gloves
Brrr. Temp this morning was 25 degrees (F) when I set out on the AM commute, which was more like 10-15 deg with wind chill. What's that in Celcius
Tour de Georgia Venues Announced for 2008
Organizers of the Tour de Georgia (April 21-27) have announced stage locations for the 2008 race. The race is one of the top three pro stage events in
Why Is It So Hard To Find a Decent Bike For Kids?
I have a nine-year-old son. Lately I've been trying to find him a new bike. The BMX he was riding, inherited from a neighbor kid, just died a long overdue
Essential Gear for Bike Commuters
If you plan to ride your bike regularly to work or school, certain things make it a safe, comfortable, convenient ride. Having the right gear for bike
Let Susan B. Anthony Tell You What She Thinks Of Bicycling
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom
Bike Chain Key Ring - Fun and Easy to Make
So you like to accessorize your wardrobe with leftover bike parts when possible? Well, you're in luck today. You can show the world your love for
The Bike Racks of Los Angeles
The good people at Bicycle Fixation have recently posted a colorful collection of photos showing some of LA's more interesting bike racks. From Richard
Welcome to the Family, Gary Fisher Dolph
We have a new arrival to announce at the Fiedler house, a bouncing boy's BMX bike, Gary Fisher Dolph. As you may recall, my son's old bike conked out
2008 U.S. National Racing Calendar Announced
USA Cycling has announced its racing calendar for 2008, with 35 races featuring $1.2 million in prize money. The season kicks off February 19 with the
Santas on Bikes: Ho Ho Ho, Pedal Pedal Pedal
From Chicago's Santa Winter Rampage, Sat. Dec. 15, 2007. Part of all the fun at BikeWinter Chicago Image: (c) Don Sorsa
How Did You Start Commuting By Bike?
I'm always curious what it takes for a person to make that first commute by bike, that first trip on two wheels from home to work or school, something that
No Bike Parking? - No Problem
December 25, 2007. 11-year-old Eli Karabell refuels at a Phillips 66 gas station at Broadway and Russell in south St. Louis. Says photographer and Eli's
New Year's Resolutions
Are you making any resolutions about things to do differently or better in the new year? Here are my resolutions related to cycling in 2008: Ride my
Congressman on a Bike - a D.C. Novelty
Here's an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal about Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon who usually
Your Spokes - Ain't No Jokes
The way I've got it figured, your spokes are kind of like the doorknobs at your place. You know they're there. You see them all the time and they get used
No Bike Parking? - No Problem, Part II
So let's say you're out on your bike and need to stop and take care of some business. Maybe it's the bank, or the library or the pharmacy. There's nowhere
BMX Racing Coming To Beijing Olympics
Did you know that BMX racing is making its debut as an Olympic event at the 2008 Games this summer in Beijing? 48 of the world's best racers, both male and
More Bikes Than Cars Sold in Australia in 2007
Australia's Cycling Promotion Fund released a report this week showing bicycles outsold automobiles down under by nearly 50% in 2007, with 1.47 million
Sugoi Shelby Jersey Reviewed
Looking for a nice cool weather cycling jersey? Then you'll want to include the Shelby jersey by Sugoi in your short list for consideration. Sugoi (which by
USA Cycling Announces 2008 Pro Tour
Now in its second season, the schedule for the USA Cycling Pro Tour has been announced for 2008. 16 total races are planned in a busy calendar that holds 44
Spinning Classes - Are They Right For You?
So I took my first spinning class this weekend. A spinning class is a group workout on exercise bikes. My brother is a member at a health club, and got
Ciclovia - Carfree Streets Every Sunday in Bogota, Colombia
Did you know that for seven hours every Sunday in Bogotá, Colombia, the city closes down over 70 miles of streets to cars? You'll want to check out this
I Hereby Declare January 26th to be International Kirkpatrick MacMillan Day
People, be jubilant! Kirkpatrick MacMillan Day is coming. I hereby declare January 26th to be international Kirkpatrick MacMillan Day I can just see it
Call For Submissions for Bicycle Film Festival
Love bikes? Love filmmaking? Have I got a deal for you. The Bicycle Film Festival has out a call for submissions for entries in the 2008 festival, with a
Round-the-World Cyclist Nearing Goal
You may recall that I posted here last September about Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont, who was departing Paris in the first stage of an attempted 18,000 mile
17 Pro Teams from USA to Compete in 2008 UCI Racing
17 pro teams from the USA will take the field to compete in UCI sanctioned racing in 2008, USA Cycling announced earlier this month. That list includes 14
Bicyclists Band Together To Catch Hit-and-Run Drivers
St. Louis cyclists are mad as heck, and they're not going to take it any more. Fed up with riders being struck by hit-and-run drivers -- including a pair
Bike Path Etiquette According to Dear Abby
Dear Abby had a bunch of letters in her column one day this week about bike path etiquette. Don't know if ol' Abby is a cyclist or not, but she sure seemed
Border Patrol Catches Drug "Pedalers"
From the newswire. . . Last month U.S. Border Patrol agents nabbed two Mexicans smuggling bundles of marijuana as they tried to sneak into the States carrying
DKNY Marketing Campaign Co-opts Ghost Bikes
If you're familiar with Ghost Bikes, those impromptu memorials that pop up to mark places where bicyclists have been struck by cars, then you can understand
Is There Anything Lance Can't Do?
Officials with the 2008 Boston Marathon have confirmed that Lance Armstrong will be competing in the April 21 event, considered one of the world's
2008 Amgen Tour of California Kicks Off Sunday, Feb 17
Top level professional racing returns to the United States on Sunday as the Amgen Tour of California kicks off the 2008 season, and I couldn't be more
Bike Tire Basics
If you're looking forward to getting your bike out after a long hiatus, don't forget to take a few minutes to inspect your tires. Here's what to look for:
Sugoi Wallaroo Wool Cycling Top Reviewed
Lately, in a valiant and mostly-successful effort to ward off the late winter chill, I've been wearing around the Wallaroo wool cycling top by Sugoi
He Made It: Round-the-World Cyclist Finishes in Paris
Mark Beaumont, the cyclist who attempted to set a new solo round-the-world record we've followed here has finished his ride. Pedaling back to Paris' Arc de
And Now There's Karaoke Spinning . . .
For those for whom regular spinning classes aren't enough, now we learn that there are karaoke spinning classes, where singing along is not only
Levi Leipheimer Wins Tour of California
Levi Leipheimer repeated his 2007 Tour of California victory with a strong performance to win again in the eight-day race that finished Feb 24th, 2008. In
Google Maps and 'Bike There' Option
I'm never quite convinced of the effectiveness of web petitions, but here's one that I'll throw out there just because it's such a darn good idea. A
Lance Armstrong to Open Commuter Bike Center In Downtown Austin
Lance Armstrong has announced plans to open an 18,000 square foot facility in downtown Austin to help encourage the cycling life and weave bicycling more
Probably the Best Article . . .
on the beauty and efficiency of bicycles that I've ever read. Link to the complete piece Image: sxc.com
External Iliac Arteriopathy - An Uncommon Cause of Leg Pain in Cyclists
Can high intensity cycling damage arteries in your legs? That's something that Elizabeth Quinn, About.com's Guide to Sports Medicine and a competitive
Could this be paradise? Almost - it's London.
Leaders in London, England, have announced an ambitious plan to make their city one of the most cycle-friendly places in the world. Keying this plan is a
Bike Saddles: Try Before You Buy
What's the biggest drawback to buying a new saddle? Of course, it's spending a bunch of dough on a seat only to find out that it doesn't fit you, or hurts
Cycling's War On Doping Goes Too Far?
I'm all for eliminating drugs from cycling, and I recognize that a big part of the strategy is catching cheats off-guard, but when does the whole thing
Boure Thermal Tights and Knickers
For riding days where it's still on the cool side, you might consider a pair of thermal tights or knickers. I recently tried out the thermal bib knickers
A Big Ol' Dose of Inspiration
Here's an article you might enjoy. Scott Cutshall of Minneapolis went from 501 pounds to 232 in under three years, thanks to a special bike that he
Four Quick Tune-Up Tips You Can Do Right Now
Want to make your bike go faster? Pedal easier? Here are four quick and easy things you can do right now to improve its performance.
Blumenauer Promotes Bike-Friendly Legislation
Bicyclists are an indicator species of a livable community, a place where our families are safe, healthy and economically secure. It’s time for the Federal
Expensive Gas or Cheap Bike?
The March 28th edition of the weekly RoadBikeRider.com newsletter features commentary from Uncle Al Ardizone, one of those great people you encounter in
Tour of Flanders - Sunday, April 6th
Sunday, April 6th is the 92nd Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) in Flanders, Belgium. This one-day race is noted for its many steep hills and
Before You Buy Bike Tires . . .
Before you buy bike tires, if you're not sure exactly what to look for, check out these guides that can help with your decision. Article: Before You Buy
Family Bike Tour: From Alaska to Argentina
Meet the Vogels - John, Nancy and ten-year-old twins Davy and Daryl. In June they're starting on a 30 month bike trip in Prudhoe Bay Alaska and going south
A Visual Aid: Bike Commuting is Fun
Here's a terrific little film (1 min, 39 secs) from New Belgium Brewing company that captures just why a jaunt on your bike to work or school can be such
Popular Paris Bike Rental Spawns Spinoff Programs
Have you heard about Vélib? Debuting in Paris in July 2007, Vélib is a an inexpensive, convenient way for residents and visitors alike to use rental bikes
Best Riding Songs
So I ditched work and went on a really long ride yesterday. Out in the country, low/no traffic roads - there were times when I went for an hour and saw no
New Belgium Brewery: Bikes Are Cool
A recent post featured a cool video that demonstrated spot-on how bike commuting can be so much fun. The clip came from New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins,
Tour de Georgia Rolls Out Today
The Tour de Georgia rolls out today, and 15 teams in this year’s run (April 21-27) are primed to make the 660-mile race a great event. The big stories are
Rock Racing - Good for Cycling?
Q: What do you get when you infuse the swagger and showmanship normally associated with professional wrestling into pro cycling world? A: Rock Racing.
Great Cycling Word: Stoker
Here's a great cycling word to add to your vocabulary: Stoker: the rear rider on a tandem bicycle. Photo: David Hunter/Flickr
Ibex Fausto Jersey Reviewed
Recently I tried out the Fausto wool cycling jersey by Ibex. And I put it through its paces, taking it out on a bunch of short rides as well as several
Bike Buying Tips
Looking to buy a new bike? It can seem overwhelming with all the choices and options out there. But the process can be easy when you work through these
May is National Bike Month
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) celebrates National Bike Month each year in May. It's a chance for people to consciously promote cycling and the many
Illustrated History of Bikes
Ever heard of the Boneshaker? Know why the Safety Bike has that name? These and other fascinating evolutions in the bicycle over the years are chronicled
Top Things Drivers Say to Cyclists
What do drivers say when they encounter bikes? Here are some of the things I hear when I'm out on the road. Notice that they're not all negative
Angry Driver Takes Out 50 Cyclists in Australia
An Australian driver apparently angry with being held up by a group of cyclists -- which included a number of current and former Olympians -- slammed on
I've Got No Self Control
Doesn't most every story of a person gone wrong start with So there I was on Craigslist when I saw this ad. . . ? But there I was on Craigslist over the
Train for a Century Ride
A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. Maybe a century ride or a metric century (100 km/62 miles) is a goal you're
Think Gas Prices Are Encouraging More Bicyclists?
Check out this cartoon by Jim Borgman of the Cincinnati Enquirer to get one take on how things have gone in the past year or so. Think there's any truth to
Reviewed: Argyle Jersey by Twin Six
Twin Six is a cycling apparel company out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 2005 by two graphic designers who loved to ride bikes but frankly were also
Old Tubes Get New Life at Alchemy Goods
Here's something cool. Alchemy Goods in Seattle takes old inner tubes and transforms them in their shop into virtually indestructable messenger bags and a
What's the Longest Ride You'll Do This Year?
We're getting into some of the best riding days of the year. Lots of daylight and still moderate temperatures. This is when a good many people really crank
What's a Hybrid Bike? And Why Would I Want One?
You go to a bike shop and you'll find only two kinds of bikes, right? A road/racing bike for going fast, and mountain bikes for going through the woods.
You Know Gas Prices Are High . . .
When the bad guys have to resort to ride-by shootings . . . Full Story
Ryders Eyewear Reviewed
I don't about you, but I have to think awfully hard before I fork out $200 for a pair of sunglasses. That just seems steep to me for a pair of lenses,
Be a Better Biker - Without Getting On Your Bike!
You know that just riding your bike is fun and makes you stronger. But did you realize that there are things you can do off the bike that will improve your
Helpful Savings/Recycling Tip - Lithium Batteries
Here's a tip for you: if someone gives you one of those greeting cards that plays music when you open them, the batteries in that card are CR2032, a very
Paris-Roubaix winner and former world champion Tom Boonen tests positive for cocaine. Comment below.
Alone or With a Crowd?
When you go riding, do you like to have a companion? Or would you rather ride solo? Me, I like to set out by myself, early in the morning. But I also ride
World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride was held in a number of cities this past weekend, though the event takes place throughout the year in different cities around the
Bike Trips: Battlefields and Historical Sites
Want to get an up-close look at history? There's no better way to explore battlefields and historical sites than by bike. Or how about following the
Sounded Like a Good Idea . . .
The British alternative rock band Radiohead had a terrific idea to promote cycling, but the results unfortunately failed to live up to their expectations.
Cue Clip Keeps Directions Handy
So I went riding on Monday, a long route with eight zillion turns provided by somebody who seemingly went out of their way to send me out of mine. It had
Who Will Win the Tour de France?
The Tour de France starts on Saturday. This is cycling's most famous race, 22 days and 2,200 miles of drama, excitement and unpredictable results. That's
All About Fixies - Why the Fascination
If you're wondering just what a fixed-gear bike is, why the fascination and mystique with these splendid, simple machines, here's a great interactive
2008 Tour de France Kicks Off!
The Tour de France is getting cranked up and I'm thrilled. The first stage rolls out Saturday, July 5th in Brittany, going from Brest to Plumelec, a 197.5
Do You Filter to the Front of the Line at Intersections?
When you're coming to a stop sign or stop light, and there is a line of cars ahead of you, what do you do? Do you get in line with the cars and wait your
An Easy Way to Build Some Good Karma
If you're riding on the road and see a nail or screw laying on the pavement, if you can do so safely, stop and pick it up. You'll almost certainly save
Team USA BMX Roster
BMX is a brand new event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Here's who is racing for USA: Donny Robinson Kyle Bennett Mike Day Jill Kintner
I Don't Care What Anybody Says . . .
. . . those spaceman time-trial helmets make cyclists look goofy. Photo of Germany's Sebastian Lang by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.
Halfway Through, Cadel Evans atop Tour de France standings
Early Tour favorite Australian Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) held on to his lead and the yellow jersey after the conclusion of Stage 11 of the Tour de France,
Bikesalute.com: Photos of People With Bikes Over Their Heads
Chicago cyclist Dubi Kaufmann has an interesting project. He's the creator of BikeSalute.com, a website devoted to collecting photos of cyclists doing the
U.S. Olympic Road Race Team Announced
Beijing, look out. The final spots have been filled on the U.S. Olympic road cycling team. Led by veteran George Hincapie (currently ripping his way
Why Professional Cycling is the Best Spectator Sport in the World
Here's an excellent piece from a writer named Dave Luecking of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on why pro bike races offer the best opportunities for spectators
Participation Rates Up in Competitive Cycling
USA Cycling reports that participation in competitive cycling events in the U.S. continues to increase, at least in terms of licenses sold. Membership in
NYC Cop Stripped of Badge for Body Slamming Cyclist
A rookie NYC cop has been reassigned to desk duty after knocking a Critical Mass cyclist off his bike during a ride through Times Square Friday night with a
Squeak! Squeak! Squeak!
If you're hearing a high-pitched squeak as you go down the road, a noise that sounds like mouse or bird chirping, chances are your derailleur pulleys need a
Track Cycling Mania: Yanking Another Guy's Shorts
With the Olympics coming up, a little primer on track cycling and its various events is in order. Did you know that one track bike event (Keirin) features
Profile of the Olympic Cycling Road Race
Here's a quick glimpse of the profile map of the Olympic cycling road race taking place Saturday. Click on the image to get the full picture of the
U.S. Cyclists Arrive in Beijing Airport Wearing Anti-Smog Masks
Reuters is reporting that members of the American cycling team arrived today at the Beijing airport wearing black breathing masks, apparently in an attempt
Jennie Longo - Amazing Olympian Road Cyclist
Be sure to watch for Jennie Longo on Sunday in the women's road race. This amazing Frenchwoman is 49 years old and racing in her seventh Olympics - every
Every Bike Weighs 50 Pounds
All bicycles weigh fifty pounds. A thirty-pound bicycle needs a twenty-pound lock. A forty-pound bicycle needs a ten-pound lock. A fifty-pound bicycle doesn't
Kristin Armstrong Wins Gold for U.S. in Time Trial
American Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong brought home gold today with a terrific performance in the women's time trial road race. She covered the
Olympic Track Cycling Starts Friday
Olympic Track Cycling starts Friday. So get ready for lots of cool team and individual events. First up Friday is the first rounds of the men and women's
Watch Out for Wet Paint!
Okay, so we all know that you'll find watch out for wet paint signs on a bench or handrail after the painters have been there and we're waiting for it to
BMX Protective Gear
With the advent of BMX as an Olympic event, you know there's going to be a bunch of people wanting to jump right into it. Just as sure as we'll have a ton
Day, Kintner and Robinson Medal for USA in BMX
Mike Day and Donny Robinson took the silver and bronze medals in the men's Olympic BMX final, while Jill Kintner took the bronze in the women's race,
Cyclists Aren't The Only Ones Doping In Olympics
When Spanish cyclist Maribel Moreno, a competitor for the women's road race and individual time trial got busted for doping in the Olympics, it was a big
A Tourist's Guide to Vuelta a España
The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) kicks off today, and About.com's guide to Spain, Damian Corrigan has written a terrific guide for tourists on taking in the
How to Avoid Chafing and Rashes
One of the bigger problems to plague cyclists who ride for any length of time is chafing and rashes. Moisture and friction are usually to blame and there are
What Kind of Bike Shoes Do You Wear?
A post last week included a question from a reader about the need for special bike shoes for non-competitive riders who mainly cycle for fitness. Here's a
Bike Friendliness: Where Does Your State Rank?
The League of American Bicyclists has released its ranking of the friendliest states toward bikes in America. As measured across six categories (
Follow the Tour of Missouri Online - Live Streaming Video
The seven-stage, 623-mile Tour of Missouri starts today with a 90-mile stage going from St. Joseph to Kansas City. The field contains some of the world's
Lance to Come Out of Retirement?
Velonews is reporting that unnamed sources have told them that Lance Armstrong will come out of retirement and race in the 2009 Tour de France. Sources told
Lance is Back!
Okay, so it's official - Lance Armstrong, the most dominant rider in the history of professional cycling is coming out of retirement! What was just rumor
Christian Vande Velde Wins Tour of Missouri
American Christian Vande Velde of Team Garmin-Chipotle preserved the 21-second lead he secured in a dominating third-stage time trial performance through four
Massachusetts Town To Take Bikes From Kids Who Ignore Helmet Law
They mean business in Holliston, Massachusetts. Police there, frustrated by kids ignoring state helmet laws, have said they plan to confiscate bikes from
Quote of the Day
Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers - those people ride a bike. - Wolfgang Sachs, of the
Review: Air Gel XR Gloves by Louis Garneau
Looking for a pair of bike gloves? Check out our review of the Air Gel XR bike gloves by Louis Garneau. Available in both men's and women's fit, these
Fixed Gear Conversion
A while back I took an old Raleigh ten-speed and stripped off all the gears, making it into a single-speed bike with freewheel that I'd been using to buzz
Nature's Power In Action
Click on the photo to check out a full-sized view of what recent flooding on the Mississippi did to the Riverfront Trail, a bike path that follows the
Paceline Deluxe Reflex Fenders Reviewed
You might not like to hear it, but it's getting to be fender weather before too long. If you've considered adding fenders to your bike, there are a lot of
Bailout Bill Benefits Bicyclists
There's at least one bright spot to be found in all of the churn coming out of Washington, D.C. Buried deep in the 450-page bailout bill is an provision
Review: Motobecane Outcast 29er Mountain Bike
The Motobecane Outcast is an intriguing bike. It's a single-speed mountain bike with 29-inch wheels and a flip-flop hub to allow you to run as a fixed gear
Cycling Quote of the Day: H.G. Wells
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. - H.G. Wells
Inspect Your Helmet For Signs of Wear
If you are like me, you may not always be so careful with your helmet. It gets tossed in the back of the car. You try to hang it off your handlebars as
Clipless Pedals and Falling Over
It's a rite of passage for cyclists. When you get your first pair of clipless pedals, just bet that it'll happen to you too. At some point in the early
Colleges Offer Students Free Bikes
A note from the dean: Welcome to college, freshman. Here's your dorm room key, here's your class schedule and here's your new Trek mountain bike.
How Young Cyclists Develop Into Major Competitors
Have you ever watched bike racing, either in the Olympics or the Tour de France, and wonder how the cyclists got to be where they are? Kids where I live
Feel Like The Pros (Even If You Don't Ride Like It) - Nalini Jersey Review
Nalini is an Italian maker of cycling apparel for many of the top professional cycling teams. They offer the same jerseys worn by the riders in the pro
One Step Closer to a National Network of Bike Routes
Last month the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) voted to approve and endorse a plan to
Check Tightness Of The Screws In Your Cleats
Tip: the next time you put on your bike shoes, take just a minute to check the tightness of the screws in your cleats. They can very easily work loose over
Carrying Your Laptop
If you ride your bike to work or school, chances are you'll need to carry a laptop computer at least once in a while. So what's the best way to keep the
Reviewed: Bell Deluxe Patch-It Bicycle Tube Repair Kit
Those glueless patches sure seem appealing. No messy rubber cement - what an improvement, right? However, we had a chance to try out the Bell Deluxe
Powered by the People! Stationary Bikes Provide Juice for Concert
Apparently we missed quite a time last month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, a local band called Off the Grid with a Soulful Purpose performed a concert
Tour of Georgia Cancelled for 2009
Organizers of the Tour of Georgia, one of three major professional cycling races in the United States, have announced that the race will not be run as
California Dreamin' - Bike Riding in Palm Desert and Indian Wells
I was on a work trip last week that took me to the Palm Springs area, a bit southeast of Los Angeles. While lounging on the bed at the Hyatt and flipping
Best Gifts for Bikers Under $25 Bucks
It's official - the season has started. Christmas trees are up and off we go. Looking for gifts for your fellow cyclists? Here are a dozen items they'll
Prepping Your Bike For Winter Storage
When putting up your bike for the winter, there are several things you want to do to store it properly. Taking these smart and easy steps will help prevent
Get a Great Deal on a Kid's Bike
So the holidays are coming, and you want to get a bike for your kid. Chances are, the most immediate thing you think is to head to one of the big-box
Reviewed: Trek Trail Wool Pants by Joneswares
Joneswares is a maker of wool-based outdoor clothing. They tout the fact that wool is all natural, warm, comfortable, breatheable, and just generally beats
The Nutcracker Suite - Performed Using Bike Parts
Here's something cool to get you in the holiday spirit. Specialized has created a cyclist's version of the Nutcracker Suite, comprised entirely of sounds
Is CO2 for You? Using Cartridge Inflators
Ever wonder if you should carry those nifty CO2 cartridge inflators some cyclists use to air up their tires when they are out on the road? Here's what
Night-time Mountain Biking
Something growing in popularity is night-time mountain biking. These aren't races for the most part, just fun recreational rides out under the stars put on by
How Many Bikes Is Too Many?
My son is fast approaching the age when everything dad does will be completely uncool. He's close now, but not quite there yet, and I can see it playing
Trek Soho Reviewed
When you're looking for true commuter/city bikes, surely the Trek Soho will appear in your list of A choices, and for good reason. Trek is not going to
Advantages of Biking Over Driving In Winter
The advantage of biking over driving in winter is that you get all bundled up in the warm house and then go out on your bike. So you start off warm and
Celebrities on Bikes
Celebrities - movie stars, politicians and other famous people - ride bikes too. And here are the photos to prove it! Will Ferrell, Elvis, Madonna and more.
Reader Inquiry: How Does One Get Started Riding Without Breaking the Bank?
I received the following email on New Year's Day: Hi Dave - I am a middle aged male wanting to ride, not compete with Lance Armstrong, just get out and ride
Bike Commuters Benefit From Changes in Tax Law
Added provision means cash back for those who bike to work New in 2009 is a provision in the US tax code that allows bike commuters to be reimbursed up to
Review: AllSport GPS - Route Mapping and Tracking Tool for Cyclists
Imagine hitting start on a program on your phone at the beginning of a ride and then when you finish, having a complete map of your route with speed and
Best Beer for Bicyclists
For many riders, bikes and beer drinking go hand-in-hand. Standing around at the end of a long ride, telling stories and having a cold one can be almost as
Pay For College With Your Bike
Did you know that college cyclists can earn scholarships through the USA Cycling Development Foundation? Two programs, the John Stenner Collegiate Cycling
Power Grips Pedal Straps Reviewed
So maybe you're ready to move past plain old platform pedals, but not sure about the complexity and expense of a bike shoe/pedal combo, where you click in
"Not Cold Nor Sludge Can Stop the Morons"
I suppose if you're a journalist, you're counted as successful when you draw readers, no matter what sort of inanity you produce to get them. Jerry Springer
Poll: Your Secret to Staying Warm?
Experienced winter riders have their own tried-and-true methods of staying warm on their bike. Readers want to know . . .
Bicycle Cooperatives - a Home Away From Home
Bike co-ops are wonderful places and can be found in just about any major city. Typically run by people who simply love bikes and want to share this
I Miss The Tour de Trump
Among his many other admirable and impressive accomplishments, Donald Trump stands to be remembered for his sponsorship of a major U.S. stage race, the Tour
How to Shift Gears on Your Bike
Knowing when and how to change the gears on your bike seems like it should be simple. But many people feel intimidated by it, and when first trying to ride a
You Know You're a Cyclist When . . .
There is nothing odd about having bikes in your living room You know every shortcut and every back road within 50 miles of your house You have tanned
Is A Custom Bike Fitting Worth The Expense?
The following email came to me the other day: Dear Dave, My wife and are new to triathlons, but we will be doing an Iron Distance Tri in September. In
Review: Bell Sweep Helmet
Helmets can cost you $15 or $150 bucks. Is there a difference? Sure. Is the more expensive one ten times better? That's debatable. We recently reviewed the
College Cycling Teams - Bike Racing at the College and University Level
Although many colleges and universities have cycling at the club level, there are only 15 full-fledged varsity cycling teams in the United States. These are
WD-40: Not Good For Your Chain
Seems like just about everybody has a can of WD-40 out in the garage. Great for freeing sticky metal parts and rusted nuts and bolts, I remember seeing my
How to Mess Up a New Bike in Three Easy Steps
1. If you have a new bike shipped to you, the pedals will not be attached. When you assemble the bike and install the pedals, ignore the recommended
B:C:Clettes All-Female Bike Dance/Performance Team
The B:C:Clettes are bringin' Sexy Back to bike riding and helmet wearing and you'll certainly want to check out this YouTube video to see what they're all
Preparation for That First Early Season Ride
If you're thinking of getting your bike out for the first time, you'll want to give it a quick once-over to make sure it is safe and in good working order.
Freeway Riding: You'd Be Home By Now If You Had a Bike
I'm not encouraging you to try this yourself, but you gotta see this video of people riding their bikes down the middle of the freeway (I-10 in LA) buzzing
Top Teams Announced for Tour of Missouri
Some big names are in the first group of teams that organizers of the Tour of Missouri have announced are competing in the September event. Team Astana,
Duofold Baselayers Keep You Cozy in Early Season Riding
When you first get out the bike for some early season riding, what you wear should be an important part of your consideration. Especially if you're a
Like Trees? Like Riding? Consider the Tour des Trees
If you want to take part in a fully supported cross country ride while at the same time benefiting our knowledge of trees, urban forestry and the
Biking Through US/Mexican Border - Is It Safe?
Elizabeth Rose, About.com's Guide to Southwest U.S. Travel, recently received an inquiry from a some folks who were thinking about riding from the U.S.
Pryme 8 BMX Helmet Review
The Pryme 8 Helmet and its updown sister, the Pryme 8 Tat2 Helmet (with snazzy graphics) seem to march along with so many other BMX-style helmets worn by
Is There Really Such a Thing as a Woman's Bike?
O.K., so if you look at my photo, you can tell I'm a man. (Hopefully.) :-) And in my case, that means I'm generally not too bright when it comes to things
Schedule of Cycling Championships - 2009
If you like bike racing, be sure to check out the list of championships in a variety of cycling disciplines sponsored by USA Cycling that will take place
U.S. Cyclists All Smiles Over New Secretary of Transportation
Remember Mary Peters? She was the previous U.S. Secretary of Transportation, the woman who (in)famously said something to the effect that bikes aren't really
Kona's Major Jake Reviewed
Have you ever thought about getting a cyclocross bike? They have the frame and styling to make you think of a road bike but with the clearance, durability
Refueling After a Ride
Got the following email from a reader recently: Hello Super Dave - It's me, the ole penny pincher again. I saw on a bike shop website that we should eat
Headlamps - Add Visibility To Your Ride
If you're concerned about seeing better and being seen more easily by motorists during low light hours, you should check out getting a headlamp. What we're
Best Ways to Keep Riding When You Go Away From Home
Travelling soon? Thinking about how to bring your bike along? Let's face it. Taking a bike on a plane is a major pain in the you-know-where. There's got
What Bike Gloves Are For
Wiping noses. Wiping junk out of your tires. Protecting your hands. Bike gloves are handy for all sorts of things. Can you name four, yes, four other
Getting Started in Cycling
May in National Bike Month, and with the associated publicity and visibility tied to events like Bike to Work Day (Friday May 15), more people gain interest
Tearing Stuff Up
Broken forks. Stripped cranks. Snapped chains. Broken spokes. Snapped bolts. Seems if you ride for any length of time, you're going to break stuff on
Collegiate Road Nationals kick off in Fort Collins
Nearly 500 student-athletes from over 60 colleges and universities are in Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend, May 7-10, competing in the the USA Cycling
Ride Your Bike to Work Week
As a part of National Bike Month, this week is designated specifically for riding your bike to work or school. In fact, Friday is official designated as
A Tasty Way to Celebrate Bike-To-Work Day
Here's a great idea to promote Bike Month to your friends and co-workers in a tasty way. A fellow rider baked some brownies and then decorated them with
Bumper Issue Hydration Pack Review
If you ride for any length of time, particularly if you're going to be either out in the woods or on an isolated stretch of road, somewhere that there may not
Is an Extracycle one of the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover?
I'm leaving you, says a woman who has taken up cycling, and loads up ALL her stuff on an extracycle utility bike and moves out. Her loser boyfriend who
Cool or Clunky?
A Minneapolis bike shop called Varsity Bike & Transit has something they call Color-Crazy bikes. Featuring brightly colored components of all sorts, these
I Bike Because That's Who I Am
Everyone already knows riding a bike is cheaper and better for your health and better for the environment and fun. Those points are completely obvious to
Review: Equinox Helmet by Louis Garneau
Looking for a decent helmet, without wanting to drop a whole lot of money? You should check out the Equinox helmet by Louis Garneau. We had the chance to
I ride many mornings with a group that goes out at 5:45 or so. We roll about a 20-mile loop before we all have to go to work, and it's a terrific way to
Zig-Zag Lines to Slow Motorists at Bike/Ped Crossings
A crazy crooked line running right down the middle of the traffic lane is enough to make most motorists say, What the #$%*?! And that's the point,
What's Best For Touring? Aluminum Frame vs. Steel
Got the following email from a reader and figured I'd pitch it out for you to offer feedback and opinion. Here's the message: I read your
Would You Ride an Electric Bike?
Thanks to improved technology, a new generation of bikes with electric motors that provide a boost to your pedaling are being introduced, including models
Biking is Freedom
From a reader: biking is freedom...i'm 53 and started riding just 4 years ago...my husband rides behind me..likes to watch me he says...we go away to
Don't Leave Home Without Them: Items You Gotta Have When You Ride
If you ride regularly and for any distance, there are certain items you should always carry with you. The first five allow for the most simple and common
Best Songs About Bikes and Biking - Name Your Favorite
Let's face it - there aren't zillions of songs out there about riding bikes. Sure, Queen had I Want to Ride My Bicycle and there's Bicycle Built for Two
What Material Do You Like Best in Your Biking Clothes?
No matter what you wear, seems like there are always pros and cons. Cotton is comfortable but can hold moisture. Synthetics are light but can be more
This Sounds Like the Set-Up to a Joke . . .
Q. What do you get when you get some cycling pastors, a three-man bamboo bike and a cross-country ride? A. The Tour de Revs, where three Lutheran pastors take
Off to a Barbeque
Photo credit: Adam Woehler
How Much Will You Watch the Tour de France?
The Tour de France started Saturday, and it's cycling's biggest event, with millions of fans around the world watching in person and on TV. But the real
Best Stuff for Tour de France Fan
I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for anything related to the Tour de France. Slap a logo on it and I'll wear it, carry it, use it or eat it proudly. Take
When Fixies are Outlawed. . .
. . . only outlaws will have fixies, at least in Berlin, where the cops have recently started cracking down on fixed gear bikes, calling them a menace to
Putting Things in Perspective
I don't know about you, but I'm always having people tell me how dangerous cycling is. I ride to work every day, and these comments irritate me. I
Bicycling in Hot Weather: Cool Tips to Beat the Heat
Hot weather can make normally pleasant rides more difficult, and on realy scorching days can make you want to stay off the bike altogether. But that's not
New Biking Group Getting Started - Want to Join?
As you know, it's important that we all became more physically active. So I wanted to announce a new cycling group starting a couple of weeks from now. We'll
Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Bros
If you tell people you're thinking about getting clipless pedals, it won't be long before somebody suggests the Eggbeater by Crank Bros. One of the most
Biking in Washington D.C.
For a tourist, a bike is the ideal way to get around Washington, D.C. You can cover much more ground at a faster pace, yet still have the pleasure of still
Reviewed: Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses
Oakley's new Jawbone sunglasses, with the hinged frame and interchangeable lenses have been getting lots of visibility lately out in the pro peloton perched
Ban Texting While Driving, Says Secretary of Transportation
If it were up to me, I would ban drivers from texting. -- Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Three cheers for Ray LaHood. Yesterday at a news
Kenyan Students Create Bike-Powered Cell Phone Chargers
A recent BBC report gave a fascinating story on Kenyan students who have created a way to charge cell phones from a small generator mounted on a bike. Built
SRAM PowerLock Recall -- Quick Connect Link on 10-Speed Chains
If you're getting ready to use a SRAM 10-speed chain with a PowerLock quick connect link, be aware that a recall of these has been announced. According to
Watch Out For The Bicycling Rapper
Can't say I'd ever heard of a rapping roadie before, but this goofy video is good for a laugh for just about any cyclist. Super Loob. Heh. Check out the
Crank Bros. Candy Pedals Reviewed
You may remember that a couple weeks back, we posted a review about the Eggbeater pedals by Crank Brothers. Nice pedals, but very minimal in design. So much
New Kids' Book on BMX Released
If you've got grade-school aged kids, be sure to check out a new book released this month and written just for them called Daring BMXers a book I was a
Does Your Company Offer the Bicycle Commuter Act?
A reader who works at a large hospital in Florida wrote me, asking about the Bicycle Commuter Act and how many companies had implemented it. She's on
Free Bicycle Bell Ringtone Download
O.K., so if you're a bike nerd like me, you might enjoy this. A free ringtone download for your cellphone that sounds like a bike bell. I've installed this
Solar Motion Bike Sculpture
Like watching other people working out? You'll enjoy this metal sculpture for sure. It features a cyclist who starts pedaling every time sufficient light
Review: Louis Garneau Carbon T-Flex Mountain Bike Shoes
Louis Garneau has taken the plunge into the pool of higher end carbon-fiber mountain bike shoes, and they've put together a pretty nice product in their
Thought for the Day
Never trust a ride described as easy, with rolling hills. Whoever came up with that term must have had a sick sense of humor.
Met Mark Cavendish today . . .
Okay, so I was in St. Louis, getting ready for the Monday start of the Tour of Missouri. I managed to score some tickets for a college football game
Cavendish Takes First Two Stages of Tour of Missouri
Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) is on top of the leader board at the Tour of Missouri, after taking stage wins in the first two days of the race. Both days --
Cavendish Withdraws From Tour of Missouri
Columbia-HTC has just issued a statement that Mark Cavendish is withdrawing from the Tour of Missouri. Cavendish won the first two stages before being edged
Schrader vs. Presta: The Debate Rages On
Just joking, of course, with the headline. Schrader valves and Presta valves are the two main types of valve stems you find on bike inner tubes. And while
Wow! Does My Hiney Hurt -- How to Avoid Problems in Those Delicate Areas
For cyclists, few things can ruin the ride quicker than developing a rash or chafing in those sensitive areas. Not only can it be painful during the ride, but