As a cyclist, you know hydration is important — but that doesn’t mean you have all the answers. For a crash course in everything you need to know about hydration, check out the following important things you need to know about hydration for cyclists. A little knowledge and a lot of common sense are really all you need to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated for your bike rides!
6 Steps to Gently Train Your Dog to Go On Bike Rides With You
Here is a step by step process to gently train your dog to go on bike rides with you. Follow these steps, and soon your dog should be enjoying going on bike rides with you!
How to Choose the Right Type of Bike – Beginner’s Guide
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.
How the Bicycle Became a Symbol for Women’s Emancipation
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women began to escape some of their restrictions by riding bicycles. Despite strong opposition from men, women cycled on, and the bicycle became an instrument of change that subverted the status quo and became a powerful symbol of women’s emancipation. In this post, Andrew McLaughlin tells us all about the extraordinary role played by bicycles in women’s emancipation.
Why do Women’s Bike Frames Have a Dropped Crossbar?
Most people assume that crossbars were dropped on women’s bikes to make it possible to ride with dresses. However, the primary reason was more scandalous than that! This post traces the design history of bikes with dropped crossbars, and reveals the surprising recent change in the gendered association of the dropped crossbar.
A Cyclist’s Guide to Avoiding Road Hazards
This guide is designed to provide cyclists with an overview of the most common road hazards and tips on avoiding them.
Bike-Friendly Cities in the USA for your Next Vacation
One of the finest ways to see American cities is on two wheels. Seeing the sights by bike is the ideal option for casual cyclists who want to get a closer look at what our cities have to offer, while keeping active on your vacation. There are many great places for cyclists of all skill levels to have fun in the United States. This post will help you to find them.
7 Tips for Parents to Keep your Kids Safe on their Bikes
In this post, we offer 7 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.
5 Doctor’s Tips to Start Cycling Again after Knee Replacement Surgery
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.
7 Helpful Tips for New Bike Commuters – Don’t Start Bike Commuting Until You Read This!
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 it will also cut down on your carbon footprint. And cut your stress too. In this post, we have 7 helpful tips for new bike commuters that will make it easier for you to get on your bike and get going.
Why Stretching is Crucial for Cyclists
In this post, we explain the science behind why stretching is crucial for cyclists. Learn why your muscles get sore, and how stretching can help you to reduce pain and cycle much more efficiently.
Science Shows Five Ways that Cycling Boosts Your Brain Function
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.
How to Choose the Right Bike Saddle
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.
3 Easy Tips for Preventing Plantar Fasciitis – and an Easy Cure
This post offers three useful tips for cyclists on how to maintain healthy feet and prevent or cure plantar fasciitis. Anyone who cycles or runs regularly may develop pain or injuries. One of the worst is plantar fasciitis, which can cause enough pain to stop you cycling and running, and interfere with all of your daily activities. Follow these three effective tips to ensure this does not happen to you! Plus! We include a case study of how Maggie cured a tough case of plantar fasciitis.
The 10 Best Stretches for Cyclists
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!
7 Tips for Going Car-Free
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.
4 Reasons to Go 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.
Cycling against Traffic on One-Way Streets
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.
Cycling and the Post-Covid Transformation
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).
Cycling the Erie Canal
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”!