Cycling

Ride On! A Concise Bicycle Buyer’s Guide

Image from Flickr by John St John
Are you looking for a new bike? Perhaps, you have just decided to take up cycling, or maybe you are an avid cyclist and need a replacement bicycle. Although price is a significant purchasing consideration, it should not be the sole decision-maker for your new bike. Bikes can range from $200 to $2,000.Below...

The Best Sunscreens for Cyclists

At some point, most of us have come back from a long, hot summer ride having spent too much time in the sun. The resulting red patches of skin are sunburn, and they’re not only sometimes painful but also can increase your risk of skin cancer. So we did some research and talked to leading experts to...

Citi Bike is looking to go dockless

If you can’t beat ’em….Citi Bike is looking at ways to incorporate dockless sharing into its system so it can compete with and stave off a slew of competitors who are trying to muscle in to the five boroughs, company officials said on Tuesday.The company is looking at how dockless bikes could work with the...

Passionate about Cycling in Chicago? Here are the Best Routes

Chicago has made huge investments in mass transit in recent years and this trend will have to continue if the city wants to see continued economic development and growth throughout its many community areas. Most recently, a brand new “superstation” which replaces two previous Loop ‘L’ stops opened two weeks ago at Washington and Wabash. And...

On My Christmas List : Sugoi Evolution Shorts

I'll be honest: I was mega reserved about giving shorts with padding a good hard try.It wasn't until I slipped on this #FitbieFind, the Evolution Short from Sugoi, that I reconsidered. Sure, a little awkward to move around in at first, by mile 3 on my bike ride I was extra thankful for the added support....

World Bicycle Relief: Wheels of Change

Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has delivered more than 285,000 bicycles and trained more than 1,000 bicycle mechanics in Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. The non-profit produces, distributes, and donates a $147 utilitarian bicycle, called the Buffalo, to impoverished students, health-care workers, farmers, and entrepreneurs. WBR also donates tens of thousands of...

The History of Race Leader Jerseys in the Tour de France

The Tour de France is the most famous bike race in the world. If anybody, anywhere, has heard of the concept of cycle racing, they will have heard about the Tour de France.It bestrides the sport of cycling, and, for most people, everything else sits in its shadow. And the one thing that everybody...

How to Make a DIY Bike-Tube Wallet

If you've patched up an inner tube to the point where it's unsalvageable, take another look. You can get more use from punctured tubes by turning them into a game-changing riding wallet.Follow the steps in this video (adapted from Hello, Bicycle by Anna Brones) to create an upcycled DIY wallet that's way easier to make than it looks, and keep yourself...

5 Tips for Cornering Mastery

The fastest way from point A to point B may be a straight line, but rarely is it the most fun. The best trips by bike are filled with twists and turns and glorious sweeping curves. So it's best to know how to steer, which on a bike is a little different from turning the wheel...

Canyon’s Newest Road Models Are Designed Entirely for Women

As Canyon nears its North American debut in August, the consumer direct German brand gives riders something to look forward to—an all-new women’s line of road bikes. After studying the differences between men and women, Canyon came up with completely new women’s specific frame geometry, frame design, and componentry for its WMN Road line.There...
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