Chris Brochu of Kamloops is participating in his second Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation on August 26-27. I interviewed Chris to learn what inspires him, and get some insider tips of how to tackle this great cycling challenge.
Do not miss this fun event in Vancouver BC! Thousands of bike riders will join HUB Cycling at the second annual Bike the Night Ride on September 16th. City streets will be opened up for a night of music, lights and decorated bikes.
When we were kids, cycling was a normal part of everyday life. We just got on our bikes and started pedaling! These days, we have to dress up as if we are about to participate in a dangerous sport. Recently we rode bikes in Paris, and it seemed to us that Parisians ride bikes just the way we did as kids – they just get on a bike and start pedaling! We would like to see an entire world in which riding a bike is as normal and casual as it was when we were kids. Let’s make cycling normal again!
Messaging within bike groups and clubs has come a long way over the last century – and now, group messaging apps offer amazing benefits at very low cost. This post describes 5 benefits of group messaging apps for cyclists.
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. Post includes 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.
Newcomers and Refugees Discover the Joy of Cycling: Vancouver’s first Bike Host program a success. A program pairing local cycle enthusiasts with newcomers in Vancouver for weekly adventures and meet-ups by bike has exceeded expectations.
Jocelyn Dickie is participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the fifth time this year! I interviewed Jocelyn, who is riding in memory of her father who passed away in January 2017. Jocelyn is an enthusiastic and avid cyclist. She shared some valuable fund raising tips for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, as well as her moving story about her father’s three-year battle with throat cancer.
Here are 5 Great Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Cyclists, all demonstrated with videos. Doing these 5 exercises at least twice a week will make you a stronger, more powerful and efficient cyclist!
Participation doubled at the Second-Annual Bike to Shop Days in Vancouver, showing once again that cyclists like to shop, and that bikes are good for business.
Recently, some reputable brand name bikes have become available on Amazon, so there are some great options available. Here are 7 great bikes you can buy on Amazon.
Have you ever thought about ditching your car and riding a bike to work? It’s a great idea! Not only does it keep you healthy, but will also cut down on your carbon footprint. In this post, we have 7 tips for new bike commuters.
This post explains exactly how 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.
This post is about how to rent a Velib bike share bike in Paris. For a very low cost, you can rent a Velib bike at any one of more than 1,230 Velib bike stations in Paris. This post also includes tips on cycling in Paris for tourists. Plus a video to give you a taste of what it is like to ride a Velib bike share bike in Paris.
A great feature on the Strava app is the ability to create your own custom cycling routes. This post is about how to create a route on Strava, and then how to follow your custom cycling route on your Smart phone or Garmin Edge bike computer.
After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
This is a review of the Thule 9032 Easy Fold Bike Rack. This bike rack is designed to transport up to two bikes weighing up to 66 pounds each. Clearly, this rack is intended to be much stronger than the average bike rack. If you are thinking of transporting two heavy bikes, you should seriously consider this rack. The post includes a video that shows how easy it is to install this bike rack – straight out of the box!
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.
BC Superweek is upon us again, offering 8 exciting bike races over 10 days to watch in Greater Vancouver. It has become one of the most prestigious pro-cycling events in North America, with a total prize purse of more than $120,000. It includes events for Women, Men, and Youth, and offers a stunning spectacle of cycling skills in the usually busy urban streets of Greater Vancouver. This year features a brand new event, the New West Grand Prix, to be raced on the steep hills of New Westminster! This post lists all of the BC Superweek 2017 events, and features photos from last year’s events.
7 Tips to Become a Mountain Biker. Mountain biking often involves cycling in extreme environments. Steep hills and sharp rocks make mountain biking a sport for the most daring cyclists. If you are just getting started in mountain biking, this post is for you. We have 7 tips to help you master this advanced type of cycling!
If you have an especially active lifestyle (which you do if you are an avid cyclist) you are going to need a LOT of protein, and this is where protein supplements can come in handy – especially when you need a quick and reliable source of nutrition. This post handily describes five of the best protein supplements, including whey protein, vegan proteins, and superfood insect proteins.
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Looking for the best gifts for cyclists? Here’s our list of 7 of the best gifts for cyclists. This list is for you if you have a special cyclist in your life – a parent, a spouse, a child, a best friend – and you want to find them a luxury cycling gift. Price tags on these gifts range from around $50 to over $300. None of them is cheap, but each is a very special, high quality gift for a cyclist.
Maggie reviews her favorite cycling helmet – her Yakkay helmet. She loves it because it is both comfortable AND stylish.
Our picks for the 7 best Christmas gifts for cyclists range in price from $15 to $265. That’s a lot of choices – one of them is sure to be a great gift for the cyclist in your life!
5 essential cycling accessories that are useful in almost all cycling situations. Make it easier to succeed as a cyclist by making sure you have all of these 5 essential cycling accessories.