USA Cycling

Only the Best for my Buns; Bike Seats and Butt Pads

Okay, bikers I know that it may not be very classy to talk about this but let's face it; one of the main concerns when cycling is taking care of our bums.Here are some serious seat facts; You Really Need a Pair of Bike Shorts The padding in a pair of bike shorts will range from thick...

These Jobs Require a Bike

Bikes definitely come in handy when navigating through a busy city. It is generally much faster to bike somewhere rather than walk, bus, drive or call a cab. There are certain jobs that have made this mode of transportation a must.Bike CouriersAs a former secretary to an attorney, I can tell you that it...

Can bike-sharing services take cars off the road?

If you have to travel a short distance in a city — to run an errand or meet a friend for a drink — how do you get there? In America, at least, your answer is probably not “ride a bike.” “I think our biggest competitor is the culture of biking that is nonexistent right...

The Most Amazing Mountain Biking Trails in the USA

IMBA returned to its roots when selecting this year’s crop of designated “Epic” trails. The popular program began a decade ago as a way to recognize the country’s best and most adventurous rides—trails like Big Boulder in Downieville, California and the Womble in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Since then the Epics have grown in scope to...

These People Lost Their Minds Over a Bike Lane

Over the years, Trusted Natural Health has reported on many, shall we say, disproportionate reactions to the installation of bike lanes. But a demonstration this weekend in Minneapolis — replete with Nazi references — just might take the cake.Minneapolis Council Member Lisa Bender shared photos of the anti-bike lane rally in a Facebook post that quickly...

Crime Stoppers offers $5,000 reward after bike rider killed in hit-and-run

Authorities are offering a reward for information in a hit-and-run wreck that left a 21-year-old bicyclist dead earlier this month.Taisheonna Kennedy was killed on Oct. 7 after an unknown gray vehicle ran her down as she rode along the 6800 block of East Sam Houston Parkway North just before noon, according to the Harris...

LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions

LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million B round to continue building out the operation. The company is also looking into ways to differentiate itself from the competition — including the two 900-pound Chinese gorillas in the industry, Ofo and Mobike. I chatted with LimeBike’s...

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...

Four LA bike rides: See the city from a new angle

With fall just around the corner, it’s cooling off to temperatures that make being outside pleasant again. This is just the time to pump up your tires and expand your repertoire of bike rides. To find some new additions, we reached out to a few local bike experts who shared some of their favorite...

5 Wind-Tunnel Tested Tips for Riding When It’s Gusty

How windy does it have to be to blow you and your bike over? Google it and you’ll get thousands of hits, but no definitive answer. That’s because there are so many factors at work: Your weight, bike, aerodynamics, and handling ability all come into play, in addition to simple wind velocity and direction....
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