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Like any new habit — and, let's be honest, any new exercise habit — starting to bike regularly is easier said than done, so we asked three expert bikers to guide us along.
“We are hearing about tons of new users, including lots of families getting outside together. Families are mountain biking like never before and people of all ages, from all walks of life, are realizing the benefits of having great mountain biking trails nearby."
Bike lanes are just the beginning.
Cheaper classes and luxury at-home bikes like Peloton are cutting into their customer base.
Supporters say protected lanes prevent car-bike collisions; critics complain about less parking and more congestion.
Transport is now the UK's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But a new-found enthusiasm for cycling during lockdown could transform how we get around.
My personal bottom line is that while I am not the E-bike target market, as I live in a rural area, can’t really bike to shop, work at home so I don’t commute, and am an avid fitness and nature cyclist, my initial skepticism was immediately overcome and I definitely see the appeal of E-bikes - to a whole lot of people, for a whole lot of reasons, all over the world. But the biggest plus it that they can get the person who didn’t ride or was on the fence about bike commuting out there, which is better for their health and better for the environment, and that means better for everyone.
There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.
As we have seen above, there is probably still the potential for even greater speeds when it comes to slipstream-assisted cycling. I suggest it’s within the realm of current elite-level human performance to achieve speeds approaching 400km per hour when enveloped in the wake of a vehicle.
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, which is helpful now that cycling has become one of the best ways to get around during the pandemic.
But what if you never learned how to ride one in the first place?
Demand for bikes is surging, but the supply chain is still catching up.
To most of the non-cycling public, people who ride bikes are just ‘cyclists’. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lycra-clad time trialist, a shopper riding a hybrid with a basket on the front or a hipster cutting through town on your fixie, to the uninitiated, we’re just people on bikes.
But as anyone who’s ever scratched below the surface of cycling knows, there are many different tribes of riders, each with their own cultures, values, fashions - even languages. Of all of them though, it’s the differences between roadies and mountain bikers that often sparks the most debate.
Your two-wheeled adventures will be more fun—and a lot safer—with some preparation.
These days, with limits on public transportation and daily protests, cyclists dominate cities around the country. Here’s how to become one.
When Doug Wilwerding wanted to mix up his long-distance cycling routine two years ago, he considered mountain biking. Then 54 years old, he was deterred by the potential for injury from dodging rocks and roots while flying downhill. Instead, he took up gravel riding, a relatively new sport where you ride on unpaved roads, including dirt, gravel and mixed-surface terrain.
For both cyclists and walkers, there was a trend for a greater lowering of risk in those who commuted longer distances. In addition, those who cycled part of the way to work still saw benefits – this is important as many people live too far from work to cycle the entire distance.
It should come as a surprise to no one that physical activity and exercise is good for you. What may come as a surprise to many is just how good it can be. Research reported in the British Medical Journal last week indicates that cycling to work has extraordinary health benefits.
Once upon a time, the main danger associated with bicycling had nothing to do with being hit by a car.
Instead, some late-19th-century doctors warned that — especially for women — using the newfangled contraption could lead to a terrifying medical condition: bicycle face.
If you are a fitness freak but hate heavy workouts, then you can try cycling. And for cycling, you can try some of the Best Cycling Apps...
As biking and bike-share programs become popular, some trauma-center doctors are seeing more injuries related to cycling.
But a recent Canadian study sorted people by mode of travel — walking, biking, driving, bus, intercity train, and intracity metro — and found that people who walk, bike, or take the intercity train are more satisfied with their commutes than others.
Meanwhile, a British study found that people who walk, bike, or take any form of public transit have lower rates of obesity than people who drive, after controlling for other forms of exercise and socioeconomic factors.
The benefits from active travel generally outweigh health risks from air pollution and therefore should be further encouraged. When weighing long-term health benefits from PA against possible risks from increased exposure to air pollution, our calculations show that promoting cycling and walking is justified in the vast majority of settings...
The author of the new book Cycling Science reveals nuggets about the world's most popular form of transport.
For some of us, cycling is a sport, a hobby or an eco-friendly mode of transportation, but cycling also has an important role to play in terms of public health. This includes obesity, which is now considered one of the biggest public health concerns in many countries.
Because there's no such thing as an actively good cyclist!
“There are all sorts of reasons why bike accidents are likely to be dramatically underreported,” he said. Unlike auto accidents, they rarely involve either an insurance claim or a police report. And injured cyclists may not go to emergency rooms. Even those with a broken collarbone may see an orthopedist instead.
The technology craze of the 1890s meant fashion freedom and transportation independence.
For a recreational athlete who thrives outdoors, indoor workouts can be a chore. And for a spin enthusiast who loves the energy of a class environment, solo workouts can feel isolating.
As a stubborn and perhaps foolish fan of pro cycling, I’m not ready to throw my bike off a mountainside and take up a daffy habit for weirdos, like running. No: I believe my beautiful but forever-tormented sport simply needs to reboot with better branding—and a new, transparent slogan.
My daily rides are my form of meditation — few other physical activities force me to so fully embrace the present and consider my surroundings. If I’m feeling sad or angry, I pedal until the city blurs past me and all I can feel is pavement. If I’m already in a good mood, five minutes on my bike and I may as well be a superhero. At the very least, every day I arrive to and from work more invigorated and grateful for what my body can accomplish.
Plastic shells keep our heads from coming open, but they also deter us from riding bicycles. And riding bicycles is good for people and Earth.
E-bikes are destined for something bigger than replacing regular bicycles.
We love giving lip service to the value of fair play, but with society so often sending a different message, our kids might think we're delusional to say that cheaters never prosper.
Teams go to enormous lengths to keep weary riders from getting sick, from quarantines and ginger shots to personal washing machines; don’t sneeze on the buffet!
Many cities are keen on dockless share-bike schemes such as oBikes or Reddy Go, and for good reason. They promote greater physical movement, help solve transport problems in congested cities, and can be fun.
But there’s a downside. Share-bikes can litter our cities and be found in rivers, up trees, in gutters, and strewn around public places. One of the reasons for this is culture.
Because cities aren’t building complete networks—and police aren’t keeping them safe.
It’s been one pedal forward and two pedals back on the great fixed wheel of cycling life lately.
Going for a ride is good for your heart and muscles, and it may improve how you walk, balance, and climb stairs.
The scientists have convinced me that cycling will add days to my life, and the child inside me has learned that it adds life to my days. Both are valuable lessons.
So let’s all keep moving and keep discovering.
Bicycling is the world's leading cycling magazine and connects with millions of active, affluent professionals for whom cycling is the centerpiece of a vibrant, experiential lifestyle. Bicycling's unique combination of travel, gear, fitness, style and award-winning stories -- all surrounded by vivid photography and framed in elegant design -- brings the sport to life for passionate readers who take us along for every ride.
The world centre of cycling.
Pedal Magazine is Canada's premier cycling publication covering all aspects of the sport. Pedal was established in 1986 as a regional publication for the Niagara region.
Bike racing is just about the most fun thing you can do, and I think reading about bike racing should just as fun as doing it!
The world's biggest cycling race.
The current site offers the broadest range of content yet -- same-day racecoverage, news, features, and user forums.
Since 1973, our mission has been to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.
On this web site you can find (or become) a cycling coach, read coaching articles about bike training and other related topics, discover book reviews and abstracts of sports science papers, and keep up to date with cycling news.
News from around Canada, and around the world. Check back here every day for the latest news about racing, events, people and places.
CQ is short for Cycling Quotient. The CQ-ranking is a world ranking of professional road cyclists, based on their performances during the last 12 months. It can be seen as the non-official successor of the UCI-ranking which disappeared when the ProTour was introduced in 2005.
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CycleLove is dedicated to finding the best of bike culture and delivering it to you. Why? Because we believe in the power of the humble bicycle to liberate, empower and inspire body & soul.
By joining our free online community you will have access to post new topics, communicate privately with other cyclingforums.com members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos and access other special features like product reviews and classifieds
I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, but now live in the United States. It's for this reason that I often, but not exclusively, write about Colombia within the context of cycling. My admittedly second-rate writing represents my attempt to help document a nation's history within the sport. The blog's tone is decidedly schizophrenic, with one post focusing on Colombia's cycling history, and the next being about Johan Museeuw's hair implants. If you're willing to put up with that lack of focus, you may enjoy the blog.
Cycling New Zealand has the ambitious vision of inspiring New Zealanders to ride across all codes and at all levels. We strive to achieve this by investing in high-performance programmes, development Hub programmes, athletes, sporting pathways and community initiatives.
If you love to ride, then Cycling Plus is the magazine for you. Cycling Plus is packed with unrivalled, expert reviews of the latest road bikes and gear, inspirational routes and rides from the UK and around the world, evocative features that take you inside every aspect of cycling and unmatched nutrition, fitness and training advice guaranteed to help you get the best from yourself and your bike.
Cycling Scotland is core funded by the Scottish Government to bring cycling out from the fringes of everyday life and into the mainstream.
Cycling UK’s vision is of a healthier, happier and cleaner world, because more people cycle.
Cycling Live Stream, Live Streaming Video - Guide to Pro Cycling Live Race Coverage - Watch Cycling TV Online - Photos, results, wallpaper, news, commentary.
Up to date information covering the world of cycling.
CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.
We’re focused mainly on road cycling — from the professional cycling scene through to challenging local recreational rides — but we occasionally dabble in other disciplines (including mountain biking and cyclocross) if something particularly interesting comes our way.
CCC is a free support group designed for people who have beaten or are still fighting cancer - and also love cycling! If you fit the profile, we hope you'll join the team, and keep spinning...
Our goal is to make your tour memorable in many ways. While you focus on seeing the racing, riding through spectacular countryside or simply just relaxing, the Destination Cycling staff attends to every logistical detail. We are professionals with extensive experience of race team support and holiday tours support.
I’m a casual urban cyclist and it’s never appealed to me to wear sports gear like Lycra for riding around town, nor having to shower and change at my destination.
So, Discerning Cyclist was created to help you find stylish cycling clothes, i.e. stuff that feels good on the bike and looks great off it.
The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level.
I had known I needed to lose weight, but hadn’t really done much about it. As I pushed my bike up the road, I realized I had not tried one very successful diet tactic: humiliation. I resolved to start a blog, embarrassing myself by proclaiming my weight on a daily basis, no matter how bad I was doing.
Cycling UK set up FillThatHole so all road users can have an easy way to report potholes and road defects wherever you find them. Cycling UK contacts the right people to get the roads repaired. Councils are generally quick to respond – we know because you’ve told us. Report your pothole now.
The hub for everything Cycling, Gravel, plus Ted’s Podcasts, Videos, Blogs, and much more.
London Cycling Campaign's vision is to make London a world class cycling city.
London Cyclist exists to make your every day cycle that bit more enjoyable. It is there for anyone who cycles in London or anywhere in the world. Through London Cyclist you get fantastic articles that encourage you to cycle more often and explore more of London. You also get to connect with fellow cyclists and exchange tips, ideas and stories.
Native Planet Cycling is a group of riders passionate about climbing hills with like-minded cyclists.
You can find here all the Pro Cycling Results, Startlists and Statistics in an amazing database with rider profiles.
Welcome to ProcyclingLive – live updates from procycling events around the world
Many internet sites offer post race information and results, but wouldn’t it be nice to have easy access to information as it happens. And actually feel part of the excitement of the race.
ProcyclingLive offers you live race updates on Twitter, race information on Facebook and on this website to make sure you can follow procycling events on your phone or via the internet regardless of time zone or location.
Rally Cycling is an American men’s and women’s professional cycling team with a 14-year track record in the sport. We share the mission of our title partner Rally Health to help people live healthier lives.
What’s in a Name? The work you see on Red Kite Prayer had its beginnings on another blog, Belgium Knee Warmers. BKW was created to comment on the passions of a few devoted cyclists. From arcane details of race preparation to the best way to wash a bike, the contributors to BKW wrote about their knowledge and experiences.
Performance road cycling - the latest news, reviews and advice for UK road cyclists
Rouleur is the highly acclaimed cycling magazine, issued eight times a year. It brings together leading cycling writers and photographers to convey the essence and imagery of road racing.
Part chronicling-our-journey and part helping-others-plan-their-own, this site is a collection of what we've learned so far (and the whole lot we're still learning) about pedaling the planet.
You can race fast, and you can live long, but are achieving both goals a reasonable expectation?
This project is about the adventures of a guy who loves to bicycle. I also happen to have Crohn's disease, and later complications from it, which required me to have emergency ileostomy surgery in July of 2009. I'm hoping to show that having guts doesn't require guts! And, that life with a chronic illness can still be pretty awesome, despite the challenges. And maybe, just maybe, in the process I'll make some sense of the happenings of my life.
The Inner Ring is a blog about cycling and cycle sport, especially pro cycling. News, comment, opinion and chat feature here. The aim is to give a different take on the sport and sometimes have a look at things that might get overlooked by the mainstream cycle sport media.
The Outer Line...is a path taken by cyclists who are unable to break into the lead-out train, but whose strength, resolve and tactical sense can lead them to victory.
Who is the Radavist?
A group of individuals who share a love of cycling and the outdoors. We will always stop for a photo, or to hit a rope swing… Rubber side up!
It is almost embarrassing to admit how much I love the sport. I can get passionate about every facet–the history and traditions, the famous riders and personalities, from Anquetil to Hinault to Merckx to Armstrong. I love the equipment, the wheels, the gear ratios, the sound of the cranks turning, the adrenaline on a fast descent, the hard climb, driving the pedals. I like lycra, micro-fiber, cool, absurdly over-priced sunglasses, I like the classic steel frames, the carbon art forms, the ti goodies that never stop coming. I love the sounds of cycling, the landmarks of the great races. Paris-Roubaix, Le Ronde, the Vuelta d’Espana, Giro and the Tour. Vive le tout. Sestriere, Alpe d’Huez, Tormalet, the Arenberg Forest and Carrefour l’Arbre, the moonscape of Mont Ventoux.
Road, track, cyclo-cross, mountain bike, BMX, trial, indoor cycling (artistic cycling and cycle-ball) and paracycling. The list also includes cycling for all (races and rides open to the general public).
USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States. The 501c3, membership-based organization aims both to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and to grow competitive cycling in America.
Le tout nouveau president de l'Association des Coureurs Professionnels nous parle de sa mission, de ses objectifs ainsi que des controles anti-dopage.
The best in cycling audio.
Women’s Cycling.ca, your trusted cycling resource for: training tips, fitness facts, sports nutrition, cycling skills and techniques, bike maintenance and more.
Independently and with our allies, the BA is an effective voice for the industry at the highest political level, ensuring member business interests are represented.
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All the best cycling news, tech, rumors and reviews...Fresh bicycle goodness daily!
Systematically and mercilessly disassembling, flushing, greasing, and re-packing the cycling culture.
Where cyclists share, connect and get up to speed.
BikeRadar is your premier source for news and reviews on bikes and cycling gear. We have experts on three continents constantly testing all types of bicycles, parts, clothing and accessories, from road and mountain to triathlon and commuting. With more than 11,000 product reviews available at your fingertips, BikeRadar is the world's best cycling gear resource.
BikeReg.com was created and founded by Steve and Kathryn Roszko in 1999. As a competitive cyclists and race promoters, they knew both sides of the registration table and realized there had to be a simpler, more effective way to handle registration.
BikeReg.com offers an extensive suite of tools that enhance the registration experience for everyone.
BikeRide.com lists bicycling events for the entire U.S. and Canada.
The mission of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.
A non-governmental, nonprofit, advocacy organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and bicycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) was founded in 1988 by a group of California mountain bike clubs concerned about the closure of trails to cyclists.
The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as "wheelmen", were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.
Connecting the Coasts with a Bicycle Highway Network.
We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.
ConsumerREVIEW.com is the leading source of user-generated buying advice for outdoor sporting goods and consumer electronics.
Unable to sell capes – at least until we find a way to fly, TENSPEED HERO works up a sweat crafting gear for you to sweat in. We picture steep cliffs, hot tarmac, and breezy coasts as we design with primary colours and other ones, too. Always considering a cyclist’s swiftness and deft determination, if our small friend-based company had a board of directors it would be called the wheel of directors. Together in vibrant regalia, we aim to keep you awake and dreaming.
A blog for all things adventure cycle touring. Get inspired, find experienced planning advice, read detailed guides and get yourself ready to hit the road!
"United Bicycle Institute is the industry's leading technical school offering courses in repair, frame building, and mechanic certification for beginner to advanced technicians."
There is now one single BMX sanction in the United States; devoted to making this sport bigger and better than it has ever been. From now on, when folks talk about BMX Racing - it’s not going to be a battle of whether you race NBL or ABA, whether you are NorCal or SoCal, East or West... from here on out, we are all USA BMX.
An awesome online mountain bike community with top-notch videos, photos, reviews, and event coverage. Boosh!
What Mountain Bike is the magazine for all cross-country and trail riders. Written by the most respected team in the business, What Mountain Bike shows readers what to ride, where to ride and how to ride. Packed with inspiring writing and photography, it's an essential ingredient in any mountain biker's diet.
Welcome to WorldBiking! Our aim is to become the first couple to cycle through every country on the planet. All 195 of them.
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.
At People Powered Movement, we strive to provide the most accurate information regarding advocacy to increase bicycling and walking throughout the U.S. Our goal is to create, strengthen and unites state/province and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
The latest Rapha news, events and commentary.
Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
The Street Trust staff and board are committed to creating communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs through active transportation.
The Alliance for Biking & Walking is North America's coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. We create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk.