Outdoors

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...

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...

Trailcraft Broadens Line of Kids’ Bikes

Even a few years ago, the options for quality performance bikes for kids was limited. But thanks to brands like Trailcraft and Cleary, that’s changing rapidly. Trailcraft’s family just grew by a few new members, including a lightweight full-suspension model and a Plus hardtail with a dropper post that’s made for play.The Maxwell full-suspension...

Time To Recycle: China’s Failed Bike Share Program Leaves Cluttered Mess

See that? Those are bikes.Untouched sharable bikes on China's sidewalks are now being gathered in a massively grim pile of failed business endeavors.Thousands of the bikes were dumped in the Chinese city of Xiamen after the country’s third largest bicycle sharing company went bankrupt, according to The Guardian. Bluegogo, who claims to have at 20 million users at...

BMW Wants To Build Elevated Bike Paths

IN ITS FIRST century as a company, BMW has made industrial engines, motorcycles, Steve Urkel’s Isetta, and a whole lot of cars. Now, it wants to build something altogether new: an elevated bike path.This week, the automaker’s somewhat redundantly named Research, New Technologies, Innovations division, based in Mountain View, Tokyo, and Seoul, revealed its idea of...

Why Cycling Is Better Than Running

There's a lot to love about running. It's cheap to get started, great for torching calories, and works well with nearly any cross-training regimen you may have. But in the ongoing bar bet of which sport is best, we believe cycling is still the overall winner. (And, we think we can prove it.) Here's...

Don’t Let Cycling Destroy Your Marriage!

I am a chronic overdoer. I think that many people are in our society. We just have access to so much stuff, so much information and so much accessability that the sky isn't even the limit anymore.When I love something I put my all into it; this is not necessarily a bad thing. However;...

5 Workouts That Are Better Than Yours

Unplug From Your Routine WorkoutTired of the treadmill? Bogged down with the Swiss ball? Weights have you wondering? It's easy to get stuck in a fitness rut when you're doing the same gym workout or running the neighborhood loop you've been following for years. "A lot of people spend all day plugged in to a computer or a...

How Biking Builds Character

It's your first time out alone on your bike. You have to be cautious. You have to remember the things that your parents taught you. You have to follow the rules and not venture past that point that they said not to go passed......or do you?Cycling Gives You Opportunities for Making Mistakes That is a...

Winter Cycling: It’s a Thing!

I love cycling. I love the outdoors. I love fall, summer, leaves, nature, breezes, etc. I do not love being cold. Much as I can see how the crisp tundra would be exhilarating to slide over; the frigid air will keep me away from winter cycling.Believe me; I understand not being able to sit...
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