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!
Here are 9 tips to help you prepare for a family bike tour. A family bike vacation offers a great opportunity for bonding, finding new places, and meeting new people. So why not take your family on a bike tour?
A very common complaint from cyclists is cycling hip pain. This post has a video showing three simple hip stretches that almost miraculously cured my own debilitating and very painful cycling hip pain.
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 describes 9 simple 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 post is about how to rent a Velib bike share bike in Paris. For a very low cost, you can rent a Velib bike at any one of more than 1,230 Velib bike stations in Paris. This post also includes tips on cycling in Paris for tourists. Plus a video to give you a taste of what it is like to ride a Velib bike share bike in Paris.
A great feature on the Strava 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.
Tips on how to choose a mountain bike that is well suited for your needs. Four careful steps should ensure you get a mountain bike that helps you get a good start in the exciting sport of mountain biking!
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, taking 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.
9 simple steps that will help ensure your bike is not stolen by bike thieves while you are at work, so it is waiting for you when you are ready to cycle home. These 9 steps will protect your bike while you get on with your job.
I just published the expanded, updated, 2nd edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike. This brand new, updated and expanded edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike is presented in collaboration with Turbo Bob and the Electric Bike Review, two of the greatest ebike reviewers and bloggers in the world. As a result, this new edition includes many more reviews of new, quality electric bikes. For a very limited time, I am offering the new edition for a discounted price, cheaper than the first edition.
7 of the best cycling jerseys explains all about how technical cycling jerseys work, and offers you a comparative choice of 7 of the very best. Cycling jerseys are technical garments that use lightweight, sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable while cycling. This post has a chart comparing 7 of the best cycling jerseys, plus reviews to help you choose the best cycling jersey for your needs.
Here’s a great video about how to fix a flat bike tire, with little or no tools. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to fix a flat bike tire, this video should get you there!
Over-training can lower testosterone levels. Lower testosterone levels decrease your body’s ability to repair and recover, so your fitness improvements may slow down or even stop. This post describes the warning signs of over-training that you should look out for. It also includes 4 tips to prevent over-training and boost testosterone levels.
This in-depth post is about how to choose great waterproof cycling pants. It explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling pants, and explains all aspects that you should consider to make the best choice of waterproof cycling pants.
How to Post Your Bike on Craigslist. This post explains exactly how to advertise your bike on Craigslist, so that you can successfully sell your bike online for a good price.
How to keep your feet warm for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. Post includes tips on some cheap gear that helps a lot to keep your feet warm – and also recommends 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!
Here are quick links to our Best Posts about Bike Lights. Check them out – you are sure to find useful information about bike lights. Our post called Complete Guide to Bike Lights is very in-depth, and will tell you all you need to know about choosing the best bike lights. And I was amazed at how popular our post on flashing bike lights is. It seems a lot of people have some very strong opinions about flashing bikes!
If you’re planning to get fit, or want to train to do a charity ride, you should use a decent heart rate monitor, and use it correctly. If you are pursuing peak fitness goals, this post is for you. It will show you how to fine tune your heart rate monitor for optimal fitness gains.
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.