Outdoors

This city wants to keep bicyclists safe. Its solution? Plants

Can a box of flowers keep bicyclists safe?Coral Gables leaders hope they can. The city is installing protected bike lanes that will be separated from automotive traffic by planter boxes filled with pentas and purple queens. Temporary two-way bike lanes will replace existing curbside parking on Salzedo Street and one lane of traffic on...

How To Find The Right Tire Pressure For Cyclocross

Cyclocross is about fitness and skill, but without a good bike you are set up to fail. A good set of tires helps, too - but you need to make sure that the tire pressure is set to your body and bike. It may seems complicated, but with a bit of practice it is...

5 Unique Health Benefits from Riding Regularly

There's a saying among medical (especially orthopedic) professionals that even when you can't walk or hobble, you can still ride a bike. You can do it if you have bad knees. You can do it if you have bad hips. You can do it if you can't run more than five feet. Nearly anyone...

The Top 5 Best Cycling Gloves On The Market Right Now

Cycling gloves are not a trend, but rather a necessity. Whether you are a newbie or  lifelong cyclist, you need to invest in a pair of cycling gloves. But not all cycling gloves are great - as we all know - but the latest on the market are some of the best in years....

This B.C. mountain biking line is absolutely incredible; video

KC Deane is something of a jack-of-all-trades in the world of action sports.The Idaho-native not only is one of the most talented professional freeskiers in the world, but he has also forged a promising pro career in mountain biking, snagging the cover of BIKE in November.And on Tuesday, Deane debuted a new, raw clip...

Sun Safety: 6 Sun Protection Tips for Bicyclists

Do you need sun protection tips for bicyclists? If you ride outside during the peak sunshine hours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., then you need to be aware of sun protection tips and the risks of not properly protecting yourself. Exposure to the sun is cumulative over time. Today’s sunburn will hurt. However,...

Running Tips To Make You Faster & Stronger

Everything about your run matters. From your music to your mood and your shoes, every single thing matters. While one or two of the tips listed below work great, all of them combined will leave you energized from a faster, stronger, and more excellent workout. Below are the tips that will help you accomplish...

NYC Couple Faces $4,600 in Fines for a Single Ride

In October 2014, New Yorker Ethan Frey and his partner, James Gerien-Chen, were riding down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn on their way to a coffee shop when they rolled a red light—a fact that Frey readily admits. Unfortunately, that one rolled light turned into a two-and-a-half year legal battle, which Frey and Gerien-Chen believe is...

And the Worst Cities for Cycling are…

Research into the effect of high pollution levels on cyclists in cities across the world has highlighted those places where the health benefits of just 30 minutes of cycling are outweighed by the negative effects of breathing bad air.Researchers calculated a ‘breakeven point’ in minutes, where breathing in polluted air while cycling meant that...

Cycling Effects on Mental Health.

It's no secret that exercise will vastly improve mental health. Increasing blood circulation, getting endorphins flowing, rushing oxygen into your bloodstream and soaking it into your brain, spikes in serotonin and epinephrine and the self confidence that comes with a lean body are all obvious benefits of exercise. Yet, I must say from some...
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