If you are lucky enough to be in the area, Washington state offers many excellent opportunities to explore trails and roads. In this post we feature six great places to ride your bike in Washington. We have included three rides on trails, and three rides on roads.
For those of you craving cycling adventure, here is a slice of extreme cycling adventure in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This account will either inspire you to get out there and embrace the unknown on your bike – or make you decide that your morning commute to downtown is enough adventure already!
I have been a big fan of Aftershokz open ear Bluetooth headphones for a long time, and now they are even better than before. AfterShokz Trekz Air cordless Bluetooth open ear bone conduction headphones are perfect for cyclists who want to listen to music or podcasts, while still being able to hear the traffic around them. And with the new colors and design, they look better than ever.
Strength training is very beneficial for cyclists, and can help you to improve your stability and your cycling efficiency. More importantly, it is not just about being faster – strength training ultimately enables us to maintain an active lifestyle with a good quality of life longer.
Just because you’re jumping on your bike, doesn’t mean you have to change your entire outfit. More and more innovative brands are popping up that bridge the gap between sporty apparel and regular, everyday clothes. There’s no prerequisite to dress up in Lycra just because you’re riding a bicycle. In fact, there are many options when it comes to pants that are both stylish and functional. Here are three of my favorite regular pants that do a great job as cycling pants: DUER No Sweat Pants, Resolute Bay Cycling Jeans, and SPOKE Bulletproof Chinos.
This post shares everything you need to know about choosing the best cycling balaclava, and compares 7 of the best balaclavas in a detailed chart. Every cyclist should have a good windproof cycling balaclava. Here are the key issues to take into account when choosing the best cycling balaclava.
Even a basic bicycle for traveling between work and home can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that bikes are a popular target for thieves. This post contains vital tips that will help you know how to protect your bike from being stolen.
Buying a bike can be difficult. There are countless bikes on the market, and everyone you speak to will give you different advice. So how do normal, average Joe cyclists figure out which one is best? In this post, Erik Carlson explains what you need to know when buying a new bike, and describes how his resource, New Bike Finder, can help you choose the best new bike for you.
Subscribe to the Average Joe Cyclist blog and win a bike rack valued at $490! For a limited time, every new subscriber to our popular Average Joe Cyclist Blog will be entered into a draw to win a brand new Totem Bike Rack for up to 6 bikes, plus integrated bike stand. Be ready to take the whole family cycling this summer!
I just published the third edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike. This brand new, updated and expanded edition is published in collaboration with Turbo Bob and the Electric Bike Review, two of the greatest ebike reviewers and bloggers in the world. As a result, this edition includes many more reviews of quality electric bikes. It also contains new research on the health benefits of electric bikes, and a practical guide to how to get fit with an electric bike.
Cycling gives you ample opportunities for mindfulness, meditation, and generally being in the moment. This post explains how to combine meditation and cycling, for optimal mental health benefits while cycling. It includes excellent tips to guide you on how to practice mindfulness while cycling.
Every bike owner needs a great bike lock but … how can you decide which bike lock is the best for you? This post provides all the information you need to choose the best bike lock. Also includes valuable tips on how to lock up your bike safely and securely.
Looking for an active vacation? We have picked 5 travel ideas for an active vacation. We have suggestions for cycling, hiking, horse riding, and other adventures. Read this post for some great ideas for an active vacation.
This post compares 7 of the best road bike saddles, helping you to choose which road bike saddle would be the best upgrade for your bike. Includes a chart that enables you to quickly compare features and decide which bike saddle would suit your cycling needs best.
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 post explains why cycling is the best exercise for weight loss, and describes 7 steps to lose weight by cycling. Cycling burns a lot of calories, and can be sustained for long periods of time because it is so much fun. And because cycling is a low-impact exercise, you can start cycling even if you are very overweight. Many people have lost impressive amounts of weight with the help of cycling, and you could become one of them!
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Winter in snow-bound cities poses severe challenges for people to continue to get around via active transportation (cycling, walking, skating, wheel-chairing, etc.). Some respond with ingenuity, some don’t care, and some respond with admirable tenacity. Here’s a tale of active transportation in two cities – Edmonton and Boston. In Edmonton a Freezeway is proposed for skating to work, while in Boston commuter cyclists resort to tunnelling through snow!
Many fat cyclists complain that they experience discrimination, and that is just plain wrong. Everyone has the right to ride a bike; and fat cyclists should not feel pressured to lose weight. That said, there are some extra challenges for plus-sized cyclists, such as finding an appropriate bike and clothing. This post is about how to deal with those challenges, so you can enjoy cycling, regardless of what your scale has to say.
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