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!
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
Here’s my Recipe for a Perfect Post Bike Ride Meal – Asian Steak Salad recipe. It combines high quality protein, carbs, and veggies – and it’s light and delicious!
Videos showing complete core workout. There’s a lot more to building core strength than doing crunches – in fact, you should STOP doing crunches! Here’s a simple but effective core workout that will help you build strong core muscles – making you a better cyclist, and reducing back pain and injuries.
The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
Here is everything we have learned about how to transport dogs safely on bikes in a pet bike basket or trailer. My 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 pet basket that is a good fit, physically and psychologically.
Mountain2Mountain is an organization based in Colorado, USA, that believes that women should be able to make their own choices and create their own solutions. Part of this is promoting the ability of women and girls to ride bikes. For example, they work to promote the right to bike in Afghanistan, believing that bikes offer independent freedom of mobility for women in a country that’s still considered the worst county in the world to be a woman.
We highly recommend going for a very different kind of bike ride at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit on Ile Notre Dame, Montreal! This post shows you how to find the circuit and what to expect when you get there. Montreal cycling with a difference. Viva la difference!
This is a guide plus video of the entire Central Valley Greenway (CVG). It runs all the way from Science World in Vancouver to the New Westminster Quay. It’s a challenging but very interesting bike ride. Parts are magical, other parts still need work to make them pleasant. It is NOT a AAA route (all ages and abilities), even though it aspires to be. Still, it is quite an awesome route, covering 24 km (15 miles) from Vancouver, through Burnaby, and into New Westminster. It is remarkably flat most of the time, but there are a few uphills.
I finally found a flattering womens cycling shoe! Who knew mountain bike shoes would be THE ONE! I don’t usually associate mountain bike gear with fashion, but these womens cycling shoes deliver. They can be used with and without cleats, and are comfortable on and off the bike. These shoes rate our Bike Gold Star for good looks and good function at a great price. Definitely the best womens cycling shoes under $85.
Ryders Thorn Photochromic Sunglasses are light sensitive, so in the dark they will remain clear and slowly darken as the sun comes out. They are lightweight, durable and very comfortable – yet do not cost an arm and a leg.
My Louie Garneau Santa Cruz cycling skort flatters my shape and is super-comfy for cycling. Best of all, my cycling skort gives me the flexibility to go from bike to restaurant without a change of clothes.
I am voting YES in the BC Transit Referendum because I want a better future for my descendants – but ALSO because I simply want to be able to commute by bike without being killed!
Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist’s review of her two favorite, go-to womens cycling jerseys – these two win top marks for style, comfort and durability. They are the Sugoi Women’s Ruby Jersey and the Pearl Izumi Women’s Rev Jersey.
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
Here’s an account of our first charity bike ride – the MS Bike Ride. We finally got around to doing a charity bike ride, and it was a great experience. We are looking forwards to our next charity bike ride!
We are voting Yes for in the BC Transit Referendum for transit expansion because it is the right thing to do: for ourselves, for our children, for our grandchildren, for our city, and for our planet. For a relatively small annual cost to each household, we can expand transit and ensure that Vancouver continues to be a liveable region for years to come.
In this Yakkay Bike Helmet Review, Maggie reviews her favorite cycling helmet. She loves it because it is both comfortable AND stylish.