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’s a cheap, elegant, and easy solution to the problem of how to carry a water bottle on any bike. Are you having a problem figuring out how to carry a water bottle on your bike? This problem is caused by the geometry of certain bikes, for example, ebikes. Unusual frames, or the need to accommodate a motor and a battery, often mean there is no space left for a water bottle cage. We have a solution for you.
Here’s a great post, with a video, about how to fix a flat bike tire, with very few tools. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to fix a flat bike tire, this post plus video should make it a snap.
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.
Changing gears can be confusing for beginner cyclists. This post is a guide for beginner cyclists. It explains how gears on a bike work, why you should change gears on a bike, and how to change gears on a bike.
This post has an in-depth comparison of using a smart phone vs. using a bike computer to record bike rides. Compare the pros and cons, so you can decide for yourself which will work better for you.
This post describes 7 easy 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!
Winter cycling can be a challenge, but our top nine tips for safe winter cycling will help to keep you safe.
Winter cycling can be challenging, especially if you live in a climate that gets both cold AND wet. However, safe winter cycling is possible and even enjoyable, with careful planning and a little expense. Comfortable, safe winter cycling comes down to preparing your bike, preparing yourself, and having the right equipment. Here is a complete guide to safe winter cycling.
Do you really need a cycling jersey? Good cycling jerseys vary in price from around $40 to around $180, and even more. You may be wondering: “Why would I spend that kind of money, when I already have plenty of perfectly good shirts?” The truth is that cycling jerseys have technical features that will make you more comfortable while you ride your bike. And if you are into performance cycling, a great jersey may even help you to ride faster and longer. This post includes lots of technical details about cycling jerseys, plus advice on what kind of cycling jersey would work best for you, how to care for your cycling jersey, and a comparison of 7 of the best cycling jerseys.
A great bike light is essential for cycling – both for seeing, and for being seen. But with so many great bike lights on the market, how do you choose the best one? Read this post to find out exactly how to choose the best bike light for bike commuting.
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.
Do you really need bicycle insurance? If you have a bike and you like to cycle, the answer is yes, you do need bicycle insurance. It’s a common misconception that home or contents insurance will cover all bases when it comes to your beloved bike. But, in reality, most home and contents insurance policies are […]
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!
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.
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.
A great feature on the Strava cycling app is the ability to create your own custom cycling routes. This post is about how to create a route on Strava, and then how to follow your custom cycling route on your Smart phone or Garmin Edge bike computer.
Here are my top ten tips to keep your bike from being stolen, because nobody wants the trauma of losing their beloved bike. Follow these tips to keep your beloved bike safe!
Bike theft in Vancouver is often carried out by organized crime rings. As a result, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers recently (22 June) called for tips to help defeat these crime rings. This post includes two tips for you to help end organized bike theft crime, and also protect your own bike.
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.