Riding a bike is a great way to get fit. Just getting on a bike and riding it somewhere will give you exercise, and exercise is always good. So, if you want to get fitter and healthier, and fight aging, riding a bike will help. However, like everything, you can work hard, or you can work smart. And it turns out that interval training on a bike is the smart way to get fitter faster, burn more calories, fight stress and aging, and control blood sugar levels. Read our post to learn more about the exciting benefits of interval training on your bike. It includes the top 7 reasons to do interval training on your bike!
What do you do if you’re halfway home on your bike, and it starts snowing? You could carry on cycling, hoping you’re not going to slide out and hurt yourself. Or, you could stop and grab the studded tire skins you keep in your pannier, quickly zip them over your bike tires, and then continue on your way safely. That’s the genius of reTyre! It’s a new product that launched on KickStarter last year, and is now doing well. reTyres is a modular tire system that lets you quickly adapt your bike tires to meet changing conditions, such as off-road cycling, or snow. Check out videos that show how they work.
This post will help you to pick the perfect cycling training plan, as it includes links to our most popular and successful bike training plans. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate cyclist, or even quite advanced, we have a plan for you!
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 520 and the brand new Edge 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these two bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 1030 vs 820 vs 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these 3 bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. Finally, I present a very extensive chart comparing all of the key features of all 3 bike computers, for those who want to know every single detail. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
An indoor bike trainer is a great way to maintain and even build your cycling fitness when winter weather makes it impossible to go outside. Simply set up your regular bike on an indoor bike trainer and pedal away. In this post we describe the different types of indoor bike trainers available, and list 5 of the best indoor bike trainers. We also recommend a couple of essential accessories to make your indoor bike training experience more comfortable.
This is my review of the Totem Pole Bike Rack – a bike rack that is big enough for the whole family! This strong bike rack will hold up to six bikes, so it should meet all the needs of most families. Also, it doubles as a space-efficient bike stand. This post includes a video in which Maggie demonstrates how to assemble the Totem Pole Bike Rack straight out of the box.
Everything you need to know to choose the best cycling pants. Includes chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants; reviews and videos; plus information about how to choose the best cycling pants, explaining the technology that produces pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
This in-depth post compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, so that you can figure out the best one to suit your needs. This post includes a chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, reviews of the 7 best jackets, videos, and a lot of information about every aspect of these jackets, including the difference between fleece, softshell, and hardshell jackets, and how waterproofness and breathability work.
We scoured Amazon and found a few smoking hot year-end cycling deals for you, ranging from 69% off to 20% off. The deals include bike lights, bike locks, smart helmets, bikes, and Pro tools. Check them out!
Learn all about how to get your bike ready for winter, and how to protect it against extreme weather conditions.
Maggie reviews the Jaybird Tarah wireless bluetooth sports headphones, which she finds lightweight and super comfortable. The Jaybird Tarah headphones compare well with more expensive premium headphones, such as the Jaybird X4 and the Bose SoundSport headphones.
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. Post includes tips on some cheap gear that helps to keep your feet warm – and also recommends FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
Tips for dressing for winter cycling! This post explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling.
Our picks for the 7 best Christmas gifts for cyclists range in price from $20 to $220. That’s a wide range – one of these gifts is sure to be a great gift for the cyclist in your life!
Here are the best Cyber Monday cycling deals we could find. We searched hard, and have found some great stuff for you! Whether you want to treat yourself or get ahead of Christmas shopping, there are some great options here. All of these deals are for a very limited time, and some are going really fast, so if there is one you want, get it while it lasts.
Here is our review of a great new handlebar bag from one of our favorite makers of quality panniers, Arkel. Watch our video to see how easy it is to use this bag on your bike travels!
If you live in British Columbia, Canada, add your voice to ask the BC Government to STOP taxing ebikes. Ebikes make cycling possible for seniors and many other people, and the BC government is making it harder for people to buy these environmentally friendly transport vehicles. It needs to STOP.
If you plan on a long-distance ride, be it for competition or just for fun, you need to prepare carefully. While the health benefits of cycling are undeniable (Environmental Health Perspectives), there are some risks to the activity. Those risks become more pronounced when you push your body to ride for a long time. You’ll need to take certain precautions to reduce those risks and make the bike ride a true health-booster. Here are our top five tips to ensure your long-distance bike rides make you feel healthier – rather than making you feel awful!