This in-depth post with videos compares 7 of the best women’s cycling jackets, including windproof and waterproof cycling jackets. Includes a detailed table comparing the jackets, and explains the difference between windproof vs waterproof jackets. Whether you are looking for a waterproof cycling jacket, a windproof cycling jacket, or both – something in this post should do the trick!
How to Become a Bike Commuter – 7 Tips to plan for Success, especially for women bike commuters. Experience-based tips to ensure you succeed as a bike commuter!
If you are an online shopper, take note that the Amazon Prime Day Sale is HERE! It’s always the biggest online sale of the year, so it’s well worth checking out. And we will be watching closely for great cycling deals, and updating this post to let you know about them.
We have recently discovered a new source of budget workout clothing, Baleaf Sports Gear. The company states that it is committed to making good quality workout gear at affordable prices. They offer a wide range of products for cycling, running, yoga, swimming, and many other sports. Baleaf Sports offers a wide variety of products, fabrics, and SPF 50 clothing. We have tested four different products and have been delighted with all of them. We are always on the lookout for affordable and comfortable sports gear. If they turn out to be stylish as well, we are delighted!
If you are having comfort problems with your bike saddle, this post about the Zacro Gel Seat Cover has a budget solution.
Here’s a cheap gadget that could save you thousands of dollars – the GearUp Gear Saver. How many of us have driven away with a cup of coffee on our roof, only to watch it fly off when we take a corner? Now imagine you have two extremely expensive bicycles on your roof … and you forget about this cargo as you approach a highway overpass. This clever gadget will make sure this never happens to you.
7 of the best carriers for dogs on bikes compared, including several of the best dog bike baskets, plus a dog backpack, and a sturdy trailer. Almost of these pet carriers are multi-functional, for use on and off the bike. Check out our handy comparative chart and videos to help you quickly choose the best carrier for your dog! Post includes useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; videos; and reviews of each of the top rated carriers.
Read all about Pedal to Empower! International NGO World Bicycle Relief (WBR) just launched a new global DIY ride to bring together riders of all places, levels, and backgrounds to achieve one common goal: to empower women and girls across the globe. Proceeds will benefit WBR programs that tackle gender inequality by helping girls and women better access education and healthcare with the humble bicycle. Check it out and enter now!
One of the many benefits of cycling is that it helps you to sleep better. If you find it hard to sleep, cycling could be just the thing you need, as we will show you in this post. And the important thing is this: getting enough sleep is crucial for every aspect of good health, notably brain health and heart health.
This post with videos offers 5 quick and easy tips to help you lose weight cycling. Most of these tips require only minor tweaks to what you are already doing. One of them even encourages you to eat more! Watch the video, and then review the quick and easy cheat sheet that follows. Post includes an inspirational video showing how one young woman lost weight cycling.
Here are the Top 10 Bike Your Way Lean Eating rules! Following these rules will help you lose weight while eating healthy, natural foods. Author and cyclist Selene Yeager has written what many people believe is the definitive book on how to lose weight with cycling. It includes 10 simple rules that will help most people lose some weight as they bike their way lean! Yeager’s book is called Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike. It has tons of good stuff in it, including cycling drills and exercises to make your entire body lean. In this post, for your convenience, I’ve highlighted just the top 10 bike your way lean eating rules.
This post is about the problems that women cyclists sometimes experience with our “lady parts,” due to saddle soreness. It includes an explanation of what causes the problems; descriptions of the various problems; advice on how to treat them and when to seek medical help; and advice on how to avoid all of these problems in the first place. The issues I have focused on are vaginitis (yeast infections); urinary tract infections; saddle soreness (includes chafing, folliculitis, saddle sores, and boils); genital numbness; and labial hypertrophy (swollen labia).
Did you know that e-bikes can make it possible for couples to cycle together – sometimes for the first time ever? There are many couples who would love to go for a bike ride together, but their cycling abilities are so different that it just doesn’t work. This post contains a video that shows how an e-bike solved this problem for our friends, Amanda and Wayne Smith. It also contains three case studies that show how e-bikes can help couples to ride bikes together.
This video-packed post presents our picks for 7 of the best fitness trackers for cyclists. Includes chart to easily compare all of the activity trackers! All of these fitness trackers offer excellent ways to track your bike rides and a range of other health stats, plus offer other fitness and health features as well. Tracking your bike rides is one of the best ways to improve your health, because tracking motivates you to ride your bike more.
I recently found an affordable gadget, the Upright Go, which has helped me a lot with my posture, so I wanted to share it with our readers. I am not normally a gadget fan, but I do love this one!
Here is everything you need to know about how to transport dogs safely on bikes in a pet bike basket or trailer, based on what we have learned over many years. Our advice to anyone looking to take their dog on their bike rides is to think about the size and personality of your pet, and try to pick out a dog bike basket that is a good fit, physically and psychologically. In this post we guide you through the entire process, from picking out the right pet basket, to introducing your pet to it, to successfully taking your pet along on bike rides.
Mira polarized sports sunglasses are our pick for the best budget cycling sunglasses we have tried. We went with budget cycling sunglasses because both Joe and I tend to be clumsy and forgetful. Luckily, with these Mira sunglasses, it does not feel as if you are compromising on comfort and quality. We picked up a pair of Mira Breeze R Polarized sports sunglasses for me, and a pair of Mira Fuzion Y sunglasses for Joe. We are happy with both of them, and in this short review and video, I will explain why.
Maggie reviews the Jaybird Tarah wireless bluetooth sports headphones, which she finds lightweight and super comfortable. The Jaybird Tarah headphones compare well with more expensive premium headphones, such as the Jaybird X4 and the Bose SoundSport headphones.
Here is our review of a great new handlebar bag from one of our favorite makers of quality panniers, Arkel. Watch our video to see how easy it is to use this bag on your bike travels!
The bike trails in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, offer a great bike ride, with lots of interesting sights along the way. Because they are off-road and mainly flat, you could take along the whole family.