Bike commuting is a great way to keep fit year round – but to succeed you have to be organized and have a great game plan. Here are my top 11 tips for successful bike commuting. These are the 11 most important things I have learned about bike commuting during decades of experience.
The Serfas Thunderbolt Tail Light offers a quick, easy and affordable way to stay safe on your bike by making you clearly visible from behind. It is one of the brightest bike tail lights available, yet costs less than $40. The rubber stays make it easy to install on any bike in seconds, so it is ideal for those with more than two bikes. Or those who need to park their bike in public spaces.
Here’s a complete guide to getting the best bike lights. Learn about the most important aspects of bike lights, how bike light power is measured, and which are the best kinds of batteries. Learn all about the best lights for road bikes and for mountain bikes. And benefit from our pro buying tips too!
Here are five essential ways to stay visible in traffic when cycling. These tips will help you to keep yourself safe as you enjoy your favorite activity, cycling.
Many people set out to do bike commuting – and give up because it just does not work out. That’s not because they can’t do it – it’s just because they make some beginner mistakes. Here are the top 7 most common mistakes that people make when they try to become bike commuters.
This post presents photos and videos to document key developments in the amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Not anymore! This post showcases the key developments in the evolution of Vancouver into a cycling-friendly city.
Vancouver cycling is wonderfully diverse. In this post we showcase some of our most popular posts about great bike rides in and around Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver cycling offers a range of options, from adventurous and athletic to easy and family friendly. Includes great bike rides in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, and Vancouver Island.
This is a comprehensive guide (with maps) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island. It’s a very long, diverse and beautifully scenic bike trail, with bed and breakfast and camping options along the way. Cycle from an urban area, through a rural area, and end up in semi-wilderness with breathtaking views!
Here is a guide, with videos and maps, to cycling the Lochside Trail. This is a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria.
Reviews, comparative chart, and videos to tell you all about 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon, including Cruisers, Mountain bikes, Hybrid bikes, Road Bikes, and Comfort Bikes. Take advantage of Amazon’s delivery and return policies to buy a budget bike without anxiety. Plus, some reputable brand name bikes are now available on Amazon, so there are some great options available. Post includes Pro Tips on how to buy bikes from Amazon.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, and take advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
This post with video reviews showcases the best BUDGET e-bikes under $1200 you can buy on Amazon. A really great e-bike can cost a lot of money – but the good news is that if you want to try electric bikes for the first time, you can buy decent quality e-bikes for less than $1200 on Amazon. In this post, we show you the best budget e-bikes we could find. Pick one, try it out, and experience the joy of electric biking!
Changing gears can be confusing for beginner cyclists. This post is a guide for beginner cyclists. It explains how gears on a bike work, why you should change gears on a bike, and how to change gears on a bike.
This post answers the question of which Garmin Edge bike computer is best for mountain biking. We include a chart that compares features that are relevant to mountain biking, across the entire range of all current Garmin Edge bike computers. Features include mountain bike metrics and incident alerts.
This post answers the question of which Garmin Edge bike computer has the longest battery life. We offer a comparative chart to help you quickly choose the Garmin Edge bike computer with the longest battery life.
This post presents our top 7 reasons to use a power meter on your bike. Prices are dropping on power meters worldwide, making this a great time to get started with power meters. But why would you get one? Well Joe Friel, elite cycling coach and author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible, calls the power meter the most effective tool for increasing speed on the bike. Friel highly recommends that if you are a cyclist who is looking to improve, you should use a power meter. In this post, we explain why.
This post, with videos and a features chart, is an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt is more expensive than the Garmin Edge 130 Plus. And the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is hailed by many as one of the best bang-for-your-bucks bike computers you could possibly find. For example, Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” So, it might seem to be a no-brainer to buy the Edge 130 Plus. But first, spend a few minutes checking out what the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt offers for the extra dollars. This post will help you to decide which is better – the Garmin Edge 130 Plus or the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.
Which is the best Garmin Edge bike computer? That’s a question we hear a lot! In this post, we answer this important and complicated question. Our answer comes down to you: the best Garmin Edge bike computer for you, depends on what kind of cyclist you are.
Peloton has just announced a brand new way to access their stationary bikes. Basically, in selected states, you can now rent them. This is a limited pilot program. We hope it works out – for the sake of both the public and the company.
This in-depth post with comparative chart and video reviews aims to give you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 530 vs 830. These two bike computers currently lead the field, and with good reason. We show you what these two GPS bike computers have in common, and what their crucial differences are. We believe this post will make it easier for you to decide which bike computer best matches your needs.