Outdoors

Flat tire? Busted brakes? Miami Beach rolls out bike repair stations

Getting a flat bike tire in Miami Beach doesn’t mean a long walk home anymore.Miami Beach is rolling out a new program to install bike repair stations across the city, should bicyclists need to conduct emergency maintenance on the go. Bicyclists who get stuck on the road will be able to use the stations...

Savannah is Adding More bike Lanes – And It’s A Huge Plus

It’s encouraging to see the city of Savannah take steps to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. It’s a healthy and environmentally conscious route that other local governments should follow.Walking and bicycling are healthy lifestyle choices that should be encouraged everywhere and made accessible to everyone, not just those who live in...

Don’t Look Down! Amazing Video of Bike Ride in Moab, Utah

Have you ever wanted t ride in Moab - or another totally amazing place, but were too scared? I don't blame you. That's the love of Youtube! Check out this amazing video below by Trail Peek.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjJn41N1_Zw

Bike lanes a gentrifying tool?

Bike lanes are being created all over the city Atlanta, whether residents want them or not.The lanes are supposed to help unclog traffic by facilitating a commuting mode that doesn’t belch carbon. It’s Smart Growth. Or New Urbanism. And when talking to the bike crowd, the cause carries a sense of moral superiority.But on...

Every $1 Equals $2 Raised for Social Services Through CT Charity Bike-a-thon

Within one month of the Steeple Chase Bike Tour, the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation announced that it will be matching all donations to the charity bike-a-thon dollar for dollar. Celebrating its 26th year on Saturday, August 19th, the Steeple Chase Bike Tour raises money for three critical Windham County social service agencies that...

Council that bans cyclists from town centre … hosts Tour of Britain stage start in town centre

Mansfield in Nottinghamshire is proud of hosting the start of a stage of this year’s Tour of Britain, as well it should be – since the race was revived back in 2004 it has gone from strength to strength, and local authorities and tourism agencies are keen to welcome it and the media coverage...

Study reveals why middle-aged men enjoy cycling

A new study, published in the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health(link is external), examines the reasons for many middle-aged men’s enthusiasm for cycling. The researchers believe that far from being tied to some kind of mid-life crisis there are in fact complex motivations for riding a bike recreationally, tied to the desire...

World’s Longest Mountain Bike Route To Get 400 More Miles

 In 1997, the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) completed the longest mountain bike trail in the world. Crisscrossing the continental divide, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) measures roughly 2,700 miles.It serves as a crowning achievement for adventure cyclists everywhere. And now, nearing its 20th anniversary, the Association wants to make the trail longer.The ACA recently started...

Camp helps those with special needs learn how to ride a bicycle

East Lyme, CT — A one-week camp is helping children with special needs learn how to ride a bicycle.The Miracle League of Connecticut has partnered with East Lyme’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer the I Can Bike Camp, which uses adapted training bicycles.Riders must be at least 8 years old and have a disability. They...

Mark Beaumont and crew escape serious injury as support vehicle rear-ended (+ video)

The 34-year-old Scotsman, currently in Melbourne, Australia, is roughly on track to circumnavigate the globe by bike in 80 days.The motorhome following Mark Beaumont on his Artemis World Cycle challenge in which he is attempting to ride around the world in 80 days was hit from behind by a car driver near Melbourne, Australia...
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