How to keep your feet warm 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 a lot 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!
Vancouver’s Fall Bike to Work Week starts on Monday 24 October! The event is presented by HUB, a non-profit organization working to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. Their regular Bike to Work Weeks play an important role in encouraging cycling and ultimately making it safer for all. For the Fall Bike to Work Week, HUB is aiming for a record 8,000 registrations. Help them reach that number!
This in-depth post explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling jackets, and explains all important aspects of these jackets, so that you will know how to choose the best waterproof cycling jacket! Includes how the fabric in waterproof cycling jackets works, and the technology behind creating fabrics that are both breathable and waterproof, as developed by Gore-Tex. All of this will help you to make the best choice of waterproof cycling jacket for your needs.
Here are quick links to our Best Posts about Bike Lights. Check them out – you you are sure to find a post that answers some of your questions about bike lights.
If you’re planning to get fit, or want to train to do a charity ride, you should use a decent heart rate monitor, and use it correctly. If you are pursuing peak fitness goals, this post is for you. It will show you how to fine tune your heart rate monitor for optimal fitness gains.
How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
Flashing lights and bikes are strongly associated together, but flashing bike lights can actually cause problems at times. When should you use flashing bike lights, and when is it not a good idea? Here’s a guide to when to use your bike lights on flashing mode.
Did you know that you should have your bike sized to fit you properly? It is vital to have a bike that fits you properly, to allow you to ride comfortably and safely. This post explains how to pick the right size hybrid bike, and includes an infographic that clearly shows the relationship between your height and your hybrid bike size.
This post compares 3 of the best bike lights: Light & Motion Urban 350 vs. CatEye Volt 700 vs. NiteRider Lumina 750. All 3 of these bike lights used to cost a lot more, but their prices have come down recently. All 3 are now excellent bike lights for very reasonable prices. Use our comparative table of 3 the best bike lights to compare these bike lights for commuter cyclists, and decide which one is right for you.
A great bike light is essential for cycling – both for seeing, and for being seen. But with so many great bike lights on the market, how do you choose the best one? Read this post to find out exactly how to choose the best bike light for bike commuting.
Here are quick links to our Best Posts on How to Lose Weight Cycling. Check them out – you may find something that is just right for you on your journey right now.
Author and cyclist Selene Yeager has written what many people believe is the definitive book on how to lose weight with cycling. Here, I’ve highlighted the top 10 bike your way lean eating rules.
If you’re planning to get fit, or maybe even want to train to do a charity bike ride, consider how you are going to monitor the intensity of your workouts. The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is the easiest way to measure exercise intensity – and it’s free! This post shows you how to use perceived rate of exertion to get fit.
Here are our top 10 tips for winter cycling. Winter cycling can be challenging, especially if you live in a climate that gets both cold AND wet. However, comfortable winter cycling is possible and even enjoyable, with careful planning and a little expense.
Winter cycling is possible with careful planning to make sure you have the right bike, and that it’s ready to ride in the cold weather. Here is a complete guide to help you get your bike ready for winter.
Looking for a cheap gift for cyclists under $25? Here are 25 cheap gifts for cyclists under $25! Includes books, lights, and gadgets for cyclists.
A London lorry driver who carelessly killed 29-year-old cyclist Louise Wright in London has been convicted of causing her death by careless driving – but has walked away with a suspended sentence and assorted wrist slaps. Should he have gone to prison? The family doesn’t think so …
The Garmin Varia Vision is a very slick, well-designed Heads Up Device that enables you to read the data on your Garmin Edge bike computer without having to take your eyes off the road. It fits easily to your cycling glasses, and is light weight. But is it worth its high price?
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.
Featured Product Reviews
Maggie reviews her favorite cycling helmet – her Yakkay helmet. She loves it because it is both comfortable AND stylish.
So you want to buy a Garmin Edge bike computer, but you can’t decide which one? Here’s a comparison of the Garmin Edge Touring vs 810. The post includes a table comparing all features offered by both of these advanced GPS bike computers. It is clear that they are aimed at very different markets – one is ideal for commuters/tourists, while the other is a tool for the dedicated competitive cyclist/athlete.
The Deuter Bike Essential Briefcase is my favorite bike pannier. It looks and behaves exactly like a briefcase, but it can be easily attached to your bike rack, thanks to an Ortlieb Quick-Lock system attached to one side.
The overwhelming popularity of my post on Buying Bikes on Craigslist made me realize that a lot of people need guidance on buying bikes online. So I have expanded what was a fairly short post into a much longer document, and produced a comprehensive guide to buying used bikes online.