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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!