This post is a detailed look into the key aspects to consider when choosing a step-over bike. Selecting the right bike for your needs involves more than just an admiration for its appearance. When it comes to step-over bikes, a variety of factors need to be considered to ensure that your choice not only meets your aesthetic preferences but also suits your riding style and comfort.
How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
Winter cycling can be a challenge, but our top nine tips for safe winter cycling will help to keep you safe. Our tips are based on decades of experience of cycling through extremely tough winters, including endless rain and below freezing temperatures
Tips for dressing for winter cycling. This post explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling. We also recommend tried-and-trusted products that will make winter cycling more comfortable. Plus a free tip to keep your feet dry.
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. The post includes tips on some nifty gear that will help to keep your feet warm and dry. We also recommend FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, and take advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
Post and video to help you buy a bike online without getting ripped off. Thinking of buying a used bike on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC, or any other Online Market Place? Here’s a guide to help you find a good quality, bargain-priced used bike. This guide will show you what research you should do, what to watch out for, and which brands can be trusted when you set out to buy a used bike. Includes a step-by-step video showing all you should check for when assessing a used bike.
This post describes 7 steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
This complete bike frame size guide will show you how to figure out the correct bike frame size for adults and kids. This post includes all you need to know about bike frame measurement, and includes handy bike frame size charts for adult bikes and kid’s bikes. The adult charts include sizes for hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes. This guide also includes advice on whether to choose a women-specific bike. And it also shows you how to figure out whether you have a good Ape Index! The guide wraps it all up with a definitive video that will show you exactly how to measure for correct bike frame size.
Long bike rides can be a soul-refreshing activity, giving you a chance to disconnect from the chaos of life and reconnect with nature. However, there may be stretches when the ride becomes monotonous and even boring. At such times, silence can be your worst enemy, pushing you into a pit of boredom or worse, demotivation. […]
This post is packed with tips to help you successfully embark on your first big cycling tour. Check out our 12 tips, and be prepared to enjoy your first great cycling adventure.
Discover PTSD’s effects after a bike accident. Learn about the symptoms, risks, and support available for those with post-traumatic stress disorder after a bike accident.
At some point in our fitness journeys, we all hit plateaus. Whether it’s cycling, running, swimming, or even strength training, there are times when we just can’t seem to make improvements. Sometimes, these plateaus come after an injury or following a big peak, but sometimes there doesn’t seem to be a reason. We’re working as […]
This post will show you how to quickly create a bike route on your computer, using Google Maps. Google Maps is an excellent free online mapping tool for your next cycling adventure.
In this post, Florida cyclist Karen Matthews shares valuable tips about how to protect yourself while cycling in the summer sun.
This post will help you understand why you should always watch your hydration levels. And among other things, we will also give you a tip or two to help you keep adequately hydrated at all times.
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.
Cycling is a great sport that provides an excellent cardiovascular workout while you enjoy the beauty of nature. However, one essential element that is sometimes overlooked is protecting your eyes. Cycling sunglasses are an excellent investment for any cyclist to ensure clear vision and protection from the sun’s harmful rays and from air-borne debris while […]
In this post we offer seven useful tips for cycling safely on rough roads. Most of them are quite simple, but together they are surprisingly effective.
This post is about how to modify your bike to cycle if you have are having pain caused by thumb arthritis. Many cyclists eventually develop a common type of thumb arthritis, called CMC (carpometacarpal) arthritis. Since getting my diagnosis, I have modified my bike to make it easier to cycle without pain. This post describes the cheap changes I made to modify my bike. The post contains several ideas for you to make to modify your bike to cycle more comfortably with thumb arthritis.