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.
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.
Since early on 23 July, Garmin Connect has been down. This post explains how to continue to upload your bike rides to Strava while Garmin Connect is not working.
This is a complete guide to how to buy and sell bikes on Craigslist, or any other online market place. Whether you are looking to buy a bike at a bargain price, or trying to sell your own bike for a fair price, this post has all the information you need. This post includes a video showing you how to check a used bike, a list of reputable bike brands, and a Contents List to help you find the information you need. We hope this huge post will help you to buy a bargain priced bike online, or help you to sell your own bike for a fair price that makes you happy.
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.
Are you planning to buy a used or a new bike, and confused by all the bike terminology? Do you want to make sure you know what the ads mean, or what the sales people are talking about? Here’s a quick guide to bike terms to empower you when you are shopping for a new or used bike.
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).
In this post plus video we share the top 10 tips on how to avoid a sore butt when cycling. Saddle soreness can be excruciating. And long-term problems can arise if you are not careful to avoid excessive pressure on the nerves in your most sensitive areas. These tips will help you avoid getting a sore butt when you ride your bike!
Augmented Reality is going to change the way we shop for bikes, and the way we ride them. This post explains what augmented reality is, and how it is changing cycling.
Our 11 tips for traveling light on your long-distance cycling tour will help you to successfully prepare for your bike tour. You may be intimidated by the thought of a long-distance bike tour because of all the things you would need to carry. However, fear no more. Our tips will get you focused and make sure you are traveling light.
If you plan on a long-distance ride, be it for competition or just for fun, you need to prepare carefully. While the health benefits of cycling are undeniable, there are some risks to the activity. Those risks become more pronounced when you push your body to ride for a long time. You’ll need to take certain precautions to reduce those risks and make the bike ride a true health-booster. Here are our top five tips to ensure your long-distance bike rides make you feel healthier – rather than making you feel awful!
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 is a simple, step-by-step guide to show you how to record a bike ride with a Garmin Vivoactive 3. This process is surprisingly quick and easy, and accurately records your bike ride and your heart rate, while saving the battery on your smart phone. Post includes step-by-step instructions and a video.