Strava is a great, free app used by millions of cyclists around the world to record their bike rides, plan routes, and virtually compete against themselves and against other cyclists. But if you are one of those cyclists who don’t use Strava, there are now two very good reasons to start: the Strava Metro initiative, and the upcoming Global Bike to Work Day, which Strava is planning for May 10. Read on to find out why you should join in !
It is possible to get just as fit in 30 minutes a week as in two and a half hours per week. This breaks down to three 10-minute workouts, as compared to three 50-minute workouts. No, it’s not another crazy get fit fad, and you don’t have to buy anything – it’s simply more proof of the enormous benefits of sprint interval training (i.e. exercise sessions that include very short bursts of very intense effort).
Fitbit Blaze vs Surge. Two of the most popular fitness trackers are the Fitbit Charge HR and the brand new, good looking Fitbit Blaze. In the battle of Fitbit Blaze vs Surge, which should you choose? This post compares the Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge in depth to help you decide. Includes a comprehensive table comparing all features.
Montreal is a great city and cycling in Montreal is a wonderful experience. The Go Bike Montreal Festival brings it all together, offering cycling fun and excitement for all in an extended long weekend. This year Go Bike Montreal is at the end of May.
Two of the most popular activity trackers are the Fitbit Charge HR and the (more expensive) Fitbit Surge. In the battle of Fitbit Charge HR vs Surge, which should you choose? This indepth post will help you decide which fitness tracker is better for cyclists.
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.
How to have a fun cycling vacation in Vancouver! Here’s a guide to three of the best bike rides to do while you’re in Vancouver. These are family-friendly bike rides that will also give you a chance to see some of the best Vancouver attractions.
We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
There has never been a better time to ask for better, safer infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians in British Columbia. Here’s an open letter from President of the BC Cycling Coalition, Richard Campbell, with a few of my photos thrown in. Read Richard’s letter to see how easy it is to do your bit. All you have to do is click through and sign the petitions. And maybe send a few emails as well!
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
Featured Product Reviews
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.
Anyone who bike commutes knows that it can be a challenge to deal with the clothing issue. The Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier offers a stylish and convenient way to meet this challenge. And it’s perfect for cycle touring too!
My Rogue Cycling Pants keep me dry and they look good! They are comfortable to cycle in, and look good enough for work or socializing.
Many cyclists wear headphones. 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.