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 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!
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.
5 of the best pet bike baskets compared, with a comparative chart and videos to help! It’s always great fun to take your dog along for some outdoor fun, but it is important to find the best basket for your dog. This post will help, by comparing 5 of the best dog bike baskets. Includes a chart comparing the best dog bike baskets; useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; videos; and reviews of each of the top rated baskets.
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.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with AMain Cycling of Chico, California!
Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist’s post and video review of plus sized cycling gear – cycling clothes that enable large women to cycle comfortably and in style.The post includes a video of Maggie trying out these plus sized cycling clothes, and sharing her opinions about them.
Review of the Serfas E-Lume 450 Bike Headlight. The compact Serfas E-Lume 450 Bike Headlight bike light is our choice for Best Bright Budget bike light. It is extremely bright with 450 lumens of light, yet has a wide beam. This bike headlight is excellent quality and really great value for money.
Videos of the 5 best core exercises that will strengthen all of your core muscles, helping to make you a faster and stronger cyclist, and helping you to accelerate and climb hills. And you can get them done in 10 minutes! Post includes videos of core exercises to help you do them right.
Interview with Jody Malo, a mature man who is about to take on a challenge many of us dream of doing – the RBC Whistler GranFondo! Jody talks about why he is doing the RBC Whistler GranFondo, and how he trains for it.
Here’s a product review of the Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier, written from a woman’s perspective. Read all about this unique cycling pannier, which is ideal for professionals who cycle to work. Get a workout on the way to work, and look like a boss when you get there!