Mark Cramer presents 7 tips to go car-free. These sensible tips will take you a long way towards the dream of being car-free.
Mark Cramer presents 4 reasons to go car-free – see if you agree! The reasons focus on time, health, cost, and net time wasted commuting.
Here is a guest post by Mark Cramer, author of the acclaimed Old Man on a Green Bike: Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist. Cramer writes about his experiences of bike commuting in Paris, where he has experienced cycling against traffic on one-way streets. He also lets us know how cycling in Paris has changed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the coronavirus lockdown, cities around the world discovered the wonders of clean air, responding with literally “concrete” measures to encourage more citizens to bicycle. This post reports on some of the global changes to cycling that we are seeing due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19).
This beginner guide for cyclists will help you to choose the right type of bike for the cycling you want to do. These descriptions of the various types of bikes will help you narrow down how to choose the right type of bike for you – whether that is a cruiser bike, a road bike, a hybrid, a mountain bike, a touring bike, an electric bike, a cyclo-cross bike, or a bike for heavier riders.
This post has a ton of information to help you understand how to choose the best bike saddle. A comfortable bike saddle will enable you to enjoy cycling, while an uncomfortable one could cause you to give up cycling in painful despair. This post walks you through the process of making sure you get the right saddle for your own specific cycling needs.
In this post, we offer 5 useful tips for parents to help keep their kids safe when they are riding their bikes. The best part is that most of our tips involve spending time with your kids, whether it be cycling, or fixing bikes. These activities could end up being some of your child’s most cherished memories of their childhood.
Jonathan Duda shares how he cycled the entire length of the historic Erie Canal. It is a 360 mile route across New York State from Buffalo to Albany. All who complete this route become certified “End-to-enders”!
Augmented Reality is going to change the way we shop for bikes, and the way we ride them. This post explains what augmented reality is, and how it is changing cycling.
Our 11 tips for traveling light on your long-distance cycling tour will help you to successfully prepare for your bike tour. You may be intimidated by the thought of a long-distance bike tour because of all the things you would need to carry. However, fear no more. Our tips will get you focused and make sure you are traveling light.
Are you trying to return to cycling after knee replacement surgery? If so, our post can help. Riding a bike is a great form of physical therapy following knee replacement surgery. In this post Dr. Nakul Karkare offers tips for safely returning to riding your bike after knee replacement surgery.
If you suffer from knee pain, this post explains how a properly set-up hybrid bike may offer a way to exercise without causing further knee pain.
For those of you planning your first cycling tour, here is a first-hand account of what it felt like to one adventurous cyclist. Friend of the site, Pete Martin, recalls the first time he embarked on a long distance, solo cycling trip. In his case, he cycled the Way of the Roses coast to coast route across England.
Read this first-hand account by Marcus Woollen about his personal motivation and training to ride 275 miles in Cycle for the Cause, to raise crucial funds and awareness that support the New York City’s LGBT Community Center’s HIV prevention and support services. There’s nothing quite like completing a challenging bike ride for a cause you truly care about, so read this post and be inspired!
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!
This post is about 5 ways that cycling can boost your brain function. People who cycle often do so to boost their physical health. But it’s exciting to learn that cycling also helps to build a better brain, both functionally and structurally. Here’s what science says about the cognitive benefits of pedaling.
Have you ever considered getting a recumbent trike? A recumbent trike is a bike with three wheels and a reclined style. While recumbent trikes are especially great for older cyclists with balance challenges, they are also ideal for all kinds of people for many reasons. Here we offer 7 tips for new recumbent trike riders.
The Outbound Lighting Road and Trail Bike Lights are high-end bike lights that are lighting up the cycling world! Of course, they are not cheap, but with cycling gear, you get what you pay for. If you are in the market for excellent, high-end bike lights, read on!
This post reviews the NOBULL trainers – which just may be the best mountain bike shoes you are not using! Read our review, which highlights the fact that these trainers combine retro nostalgia with innovative SuperFabric and top-notch construction.
In this post we highlight 7 benefits of recumbent trikes, including fun, stability, safety, social interaction, exercise, and comfort!