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!
This post has an in-depth comparison of using a smart phone vs. using a bike computer to record bike rides. Compare the pros and cons, so you can decide for yourself which will work better for you.
Five Ten cycling shoes are tough and grippy, making them perfect for urban and mountain bikers who want to use their pedaling power effectively, but don’t want to clip into their pedals. They are also great looking cycling shoes, on or off the bike.
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Lumintrail makes a very affordable set of bike lights – which are currently on sale at an excellent bargain price. The set comprises a super bright headlight, plus a taillight. These bike lights are easy to install and water resistant.
This is a simple, step-by-step guide to show you how to record a bike ride with a Garmin Vivoactive 3. This process is surprisingly quick and easy, and accurately records your bike ride and your heart rate, while saving the battery on your smart phone. Post includes step-by-step instructions and a video.
Many cyclists suffer from lack of flexibility and poor posture, and many of us suffer injuries. Stretching is the best way to combat these problems. This post explains the 10 best stretches for cyclists, and shows how they target the key parts of a cyclist’s body. Start with 10 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week and you will very quickly start seeing and feeling improvements. As a bonus, you will also be able to cycle more efficiently!
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 both on and off the bike, while looking good!
Garmin recently released an update to its most popular premium bike computer, the Garmin Edge 520. The Garmin Edge 520 Plus is an ambitious upgrade that includes limited navigation and true turn-by-turn capabilities. However, as we all know, when a new model comes out, the price of the old model usually goes down. With the result that there has never been a better time to buy a Garmin Edge 520 than right now!
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!
Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist reviews plus sized cycling gear – the Conviction Cycling Jersey and a pair of Terry Cycling Shorts. The post includes a video of Maggie trying out these plus sized cycling clothes, and sharing her opinions about them.
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!
The Garmin Edge 520 and the Wahoo ELEMNT are two of the best bike computers in the world. The Edge 520 debuted with a bang as pretty much the greatest bike computer upgrade ever – and since then, the Wahoo ELEMNT is really the only bike computer to emerge as serious competition to the 520. This post compares their features to help you decide which of these premium bike computers would be best for you.
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 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.
Are you thinking about taking your dog along on a bike ride? It’s always great to take your dog along for some outdoor fun, but it is important to find the best basket for your dog. This post will help, by comparing 5 of the best dog bike baskets. Includes a chart comparing the best dog bike baskets; useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; and reviews of each of the top rated baskets.
This post compares the 7 of the best child bike seats, and includes all the information you need to make the best choice for safe cycling with your child, from the age of 9 months up. The post includes a useful comparative chart, as well as helpful videos to enable you to see how the bike seats work. Choices include front and rear-mounted child bike seats; bike trailers; tag-along bikes; and cargo bikes.
This post describes 8 steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones are two of the most popular, premium Bluetooth Headphones for cyclists. This post compares Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones vs Jaybird X3 Sports Headphones to help you choose between them. Includes a chart that you can use to compare the key features of both sets of headphones.
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.
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 made the list for one of two reasons: either because they are really cheap yet can do the essential functions; or because they offer an impressive range of features.
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.
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.
Many cyclists wear headphones, so this post is about how to choose the safest headphones for cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. Some are corded, while others work with Bluetooth. In this post, the safest possible headphones for cyclists are recommended. Includes a table comparing the features of our picks for the top 4 safest headphones for cyclists.
Many people think that the main health benefit of exercise is weight loss. Sure, it helps – but the main health benefit of exercise is that exercise will dramatically improve your health throughout your life. In fact, exercise has so many health benefits that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has declared that exercise is a miracle cure for most of the diseases that kill us.
The Average Joe Cyclist Beginner Cyclist Training Plan is a really simple plan that is suitable for new cyclists. Phase 1 of this plan will get you to the point where you can comfortably cycle for up to an hour at a time – and ready for the next, more ambitious step.
Here is yet another benefit of cycling – it has been scientifically proven to improve the length and quality of sleep, which in turn boosts overall health and happiness.
Here are the best Black Friday cycling deals we could find. Black Friday cycling deals are surprisingly hard to find, due to the fact that “Cycling” is not a choice under most of Amazon’s drop down menus. But 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, go for it fast!
The bike trails in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, offer a great bike ride, with lots of interesting sights along the way. Because they are off-road and mainly flat, you could take along the whole family.
Join Zwift, World Bicycle Relief, Trek Bicycles and the greater cycling community around the world to collectively celebrate The Power of Bicycles® and empower hundreds of students to reach their dreams.
While there are many reasons why you might want to start cycling, such as improving your health and boosting your general fitness, don’t overlook the mental health benefits. Research shows that one in three cyclists find that cycling reduces their stress levels.