Every cyclist should have a good windproof cycling balaclava to keep their head warm in fall and winter. Here are the key issues to take into account to help you choose the best cycling balaclava.
Here is a video that shows three vital exercises to make sure all of the muscles around your knees have the strength to prevent cycling knee pain.
We have grown to accept human motorists killing thousands of people every single day. After all, cars are so convenient, right? But are we going to let self driving cars kill even ONE human being? Absolutely not! We must have a code of ethics to force them to behave the way we wish WE would behave. But before we get around to making laws about ethics for robotic cars, we might want to think about passing a few laws reflecting the fundamental ethic that cyclists are human beings too, and therefore motorists are not allowed to run them down?
Guest post with advice about what cyclists should do if a driver crashes into them. Includes infographic about common cycling collisions, and advice to avoid collisions for drivers and cyclists.
So you’ve heard rave reviews about the Garmin Edge 520 bike computer, but you don’t know if it’s all just hype? Why not just get the much cheaper but still very powerful Garmin Edge 25? Here’s an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 520 vs 25 that will help you decide. This post includes a table that compares all the features of the Garmin Edge 520 vs 25.
Here are our 7 best ways to prevent cycling knee pain. A few easy, simple, and inexpensive actions will prevent cycling knee pain and keep you on your bike! Includes video that shows you how to strengthen your knees to prevent cycling knee pain.
This post shows how to transport kids on bikes – you can choose between mounted bike seats for kids; bike trailers for kids; tag-along bikes for kids; tow bars for kids’ bikes; longtail cargo bikes for transporting kids; bucket-style cargo bikes; and electric bucket-style cargo bikes.
A year ago, I accepted that I will never actually do an epic charity bike ride such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. But recently, all that has changed, and I have now resolved that I will do next year’s BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Here’s how I came to be inspired to do this. I hope this post will inspire you too. Also includes links to useful training advice and other inspirational cycling posts.
Six of the best bike panniers compared! It’s vitally important for most bike commuters and all people doing cycle tours to have great bike panniers. It’s almost as important as having a great bike. Me and Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist have tried a smorgasbord of bike panniers over the years on our various adventures. We have put together this list of six of the best bike panniers, based on our experiences.
The 2016 BC Ride to Conquer Cancer starts today! 1,687 riders set off this morning to cycle from Vancouver to Seattle over two days in the eighth annual BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Their fund-raising will support breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. This year the cyclists have helped to raise $7.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer commenced in British Columbia. Funds raised through BC’s largest cycling fundraiser support breakthrough cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency.
Comparison of Trekz Aftershokz Titanium vs SainSonic BM-7. Trekz Aftershokz Titanium and SainSonic BM-7 look quite similar. Both have bone conduction technology, Bluetooth connectivity and built-in microphones. But their price points are very different. Is it possible that SainSonic offers the same quality as Trekz for a much lower price? Which of these bone conduction headphones are the best buy for cyclists?
XALO products are essentially a suite of three products to cover the three key needs: get energized enough to exercise; promote optimal performance of the exercise; and then recover as fast as possible from the exercise (so you can do it again!).
Matt Fenrich talked to Average Joe Cyclist about his plans to celebrate his marriage and his recovery from cancer by completing the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer on his wedding anniversary. Matt has gone from being bed-ridden and on a feeding tube, to riding a 200 km charity bike ride. Read his inspiring story!
Here are photos and video of a situation that endangered small children. It was caused by a truck driver who was only thinking about the most important rule of the road – cars CANNOT be blocked. Compared to that central tenet of modern life, children are almost literally invisible. Cars are IMPORTANT – little kids, not so much.
In Ireland, the last few years have seen a massive upsurge in cycling. There are many benefits to using the cycling trails in Ireland. Ireland is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s top cycling destinations. Irish tourist providers now offer a whole host of cycling holiday packages to international guests, helping them to enjoy cycling trails in Ireland. So what makes cycling trails in Ireland so special? Ireland’s moderate year round climate ensures that no matter what time of year it is, you can always use the roads and trails for cycling. However with so many options, it can prove challenging to narrow down which cycling trail in Ireland is the right route for you. The people at The Ocean Sands Hotel have sent us the infographic below that reveals some of the best cycle routes throughout Ireland.
Thinking of buying a used bike on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC, or any other Online Market Place? Here’s a guide to help you find a good quality, bargain-priced used bike. This guide will show you what research you should do, what to watch out for, and which brands can be trusted when you set out to buy a used bike.
I reviewed a BELCH cycling jersey. BELCH cycling gear is designed for fun, with a target market of people who like to ride bikes (and drink beer)! Read my full review here.
Interview with Jody Malo, a mature man who is about to take on a challenge many of us dream of doing – the RBC Whistler GranFondo! Jody talks about why he is doing the RBC Whistler GranFondo, and how he trains for it.
Here’s a product review of the Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier, written from a woman’s perspective. Read all about this unique cycling pannier, which is ideal for professionals who cycle to work. Get a workout on the way to work, and look like a boss when you get there!
The Gastown Grand Prix (sponsored by Global Relay) is the richest criterium in North America. This year the winning woman and the winning man each took away $12,000. The annual Gastown Grand Prix is held on the cobbled streets of downtown Vancouver, with a short course and tight curves making for a very challenging race. This year the women’s race was won by the oldest cyclist in the field!
Featured Product Reviews
The Vio POV 1.5 Helmet Cam is a great helmet cam that gets the job done. Rugged, tough, durable and waterproof. Highly recommended, but hard to buy now. Check out the limited options on Amazon. Grab one if you can!
I have been searching for waterproof cycling gloves for decades. Most of the gloves that claim to be waterproof really are NOT. I even considered using rubber dish-washing gloves. Finally, I have found something very close to real waterproof cycling gloves!
Chrome cycling shoes are excellent quality, one of a kind cycling shoes. Best of all, they are waterproof. They are well worth the investment if you want comfortable cycling shoes you can wear on and off the bike.
The LuminTrail headlight is the best, brightest bike headlight – and costs well under $100. For safer cycling, get yourself a LuminTrail bike headlight.