Vancouver’s latest challenge shows that bikes and transit are more convenient than cars: six people on bikes arrived first and in some cases were twice as fast as their car commuting colleagues.
Here are quick links to our best posts about cycling in Montreal. Our posts include bike share in Montreal, renting bikes in Montreal, how to ride the Lachine Canal, and why cycling is so wonderful in Montreal. Cycling in Montreal is truly world class. Consider Montreal if you are planning a cycling vacation.
7 of the best cycling jerseys explains all about how technical cycling jerseys work, and offers you a comparative choice of 7 of the very best. Cycling jerseys are technical garments that use lightweight, sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable while cycling. This post has a chart comparing 7 of the best cycling jerseys, plus reviews to help you choose the best cycling jersey for your needs.
7 of the best cheap bike computers under $70. Post includes a chart comparing features, videos, and reviews. These 7 cheap bike computers are very popular and highly rated. All of them are sold by trusted companies with a solid reputation for quality bike computers.
Video in which New Westminster Green Party candidate Jonina Campbell speaks about the Green Party’s policy on accessible cycling. The 41st British Columbia general election will be held on 9 May, 2017, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Traditionally a two-horse race between the Liberals and the NDP, this year we have a viable third choice in the Greens, led by Andrew Weaver.
The latest Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver was a great success, with an excellent turnout despite threatening skies. The rain held off for just long enough for most riders to finish the relaxed ride around the blossom-lined lanes of Vancouver. Bike the Blossoms in Vancouver was again organized by Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
If you are the type of cyclist who likes to make their road bike ride as comfortable and personalized as possible, Shape My Grip might be for you! In a nutshell, SMG (Shape My Grip) offers grips for the top bar and the drops of your road bike. Instead of gripping a flat bar or drop, you get to nestle your fingers into ergonomic grips with slots for your fingers, making for a more comfortable, secure ride. And you can further customize them with an Exacto knife! Post includes installation videos, plus a how-to on applying handlebar tape to your handlebars.
Cruzbike has introduced a recumbent bike that is designed ergonomically for pain free cycling. The Kickstarter has been live for only a week, yet is already fully funded. The Cruzbike T50 Kickstarter raised an amazing $100,000 in less than 48 hours. Clearly, there is a big demand for affordable, high-quality, ergonomic bikes. The good news is that some of these innovative new recumbent bikes are still available.
Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Fortunately, since Vision Vancouver took over Vancouver City Council in 2008, there has been a simply amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. This post uses photos and videos to document key developments in this amazing evolution.
This post has charts and videos to help you decide between the Garmin Edge 1000 vs 820. First there is a chart comparing all features of the Garmin Edge 1000 vs 820, and then I discuss the differences between them. Then I have another chart that shows only the differences between the two bike computers, so you can easily see the differences between the Garmin Edge 1000 vs 820.
The annual Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver is a great way to join other cyclists for a relaxed ride through the city of Vancouver, enjoying the new cherry blossoms. Check out the details of the upcoming Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver, BC, Canada, here!
This post describes 5 thrilling bike rides in India! With its breath-taking scenery and biologic diversity, India offers some unique experiences for bike tourists. Head out to India for some thrilling mountain biking and scenic cycling.
This post compares two premium GPS bike computers: the Garmin Edge 820 vs 520. These are identical in size and share many features, but there are some key differences that you should be aware of, if you are choosing which one to buy.
53-year-old Ken Schulzke is doing the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the very first time this August. He is motivated by a desire to help solve the cancer problem, and believes that if he can do this, almost anyone can! As he says, he has noticed that it is your will, not your body type, that gets you through marathon attempts. I spoke with Ken about his motivation, his training, and his experiences of preparing for his very first Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Here is my review of the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Cordless Bluetooth Open Ear Bone Conduction Headphones, which are quite new to the market, but have quickly become my go-to cycling headphones. They are cordless (Bluetooth) headphones that conduct sound to you via vibrations on your cheekbones, instead of by plugging up your ears. This makes these headphones ideal for people listening to music while vulnerable to traffic, such as pedestrians and cyclists. The new CORDLESS Trekz Titanium Bluetooth open ear bone conduction earphones are a great idea, and have been very well designed. This review will help you decide if you want to try this new technology.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women began to escape some of their restrictions by riding bicycles. Despite strong opposition from men, women cycled on, and the bicycle became an instrument of change that subverted the status quo and became a powerful symbol of women’s emancipation. In this Guest Post, Andrew McLaughlin tells us all about the extraordinary role played by bicycles in women’s emancipation.
HUB Cycling, the charity behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver. Read all about their ambitious plans, including cycle highways, and find out how you can get involved by adopting a gap!
Featured Product Reviews
The LuminTrail headlight is a super bright bike headlight – and costs under $50. For safer cycling, and to see where you are going, no matter how dark it is – get yourself a LuminTrail bike headlight. It’s easy to attach to your helmet or your handlebars.
In-depth review of the Garmin Edge 25. The Garmin Edge 25 is small, super light, and relatively cheap, yet it has most of the super powers of the bigger (and more expensive) bike computers. And the Garmin Edge 25 is the smallest GPS-compatible bike computer in the world. Overall, this Garmin Edge 25 review shows that this tiny bike computer could meet the needs of most average cyclists, and even many competitive cyclists.
Quick links to our best posts on cycling gifts. We write so many posts, sometimes even we can’t remember or find all of them! To make it easier, here are quick links to our best posts on cycling gifts. Includes best cheap cycling gifts, best luxury cycling gifts, best gifts for women cyclists, and how to get the bike frame size right when you give a bike as a gift.
There are so many great bike computers that choosing one can be overwhelming. This post about 7 of the best bike computers should help you to choose what works for your needs. The post includes a handy comparison chart of features. These 7 bike computers made the list for one of two reasons: either they are really cheap yet get the basic tasks done; or because they offer an impressive range of features.