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Recreational Cycling


Do Bike Seats Wear Out? How and When to Replace a Bike Seat

Read on to determine when you should replace your saddle, and watch a video detailing exactly how to switch out your bike seat.


Cycling: Exploring on Two Wheels

Interest in bicycling has surged during the pandemic. It’s a great outdoor activity that benefits the cardiovascular system, it’s low impact and can reduce stress levels. Coasting down hidden alleys is an adventure of exploration. The best finds are found behind main street riding on two wheels.


Cycling Tips: How to Bike Long Distances

Learn how to start biking long distances to beautiful places. Getting in shape can be easy and fun.


20 Essential Bicycle Tools to Bring on Your Ride

A puncture repair kit is practically essential when cycling, but in this guide we cover some of the additional useful tools to bring on a recreational ride for making temporary repairs in the event of a breakdown.


Favorite Bike Rides in Boulder, Colorado: Sunshine Canyon to CR83 and Back

A fantastic, strenuous, climbing road ride in Boulder with a gorgeous, long descent down a jeep road features just about everything that makes cycling in Colorado great.


Favorite Bike Rides in Boulder, Colorado: Linden Ave to Bow Mountain Loop

If you need to get in some aerobic work but don't have a lot of time, this ride starting at Linden and Wonderland Hills Drive is a good workout beginning on the west side of Boulder.


Shimanami Kaido: Japan’s Best Cycling Road

The Shimanami Kaido has seen a spike in popularity in recent years. Since it's not far from the Sanyo Shinkansen line, it's accessible to most tourists. Here's how to get the most out of the seaside cycling road and its amenities.


Biking and Hiking Delight at Mabry Carlton Reserve Park

The Renowned "Go Bold" mountain bike trail in Carolton Reserve Park off Border Road in Venice is well known to local bikers and hikers. But the park is so huge that trails are all over even on horseback.


Maxxis Mud Wrestler Cyclocross Tire Review

A review of the Maxxis Mud Wrestler Cyclocross tire after a year of use in dry and muddy conditions racing.


Where in the World Is Watopia?

Where in the world is Zwift's fictional Watopia land based on? Including the best Watopia routes for tourists


The Hardest Climbs on Zwift

A guide to the toughest climbs on Zwift including within Watopia as well as tough Alpine style ascents like the Alpe Du Zwift and the beautiful Bologna Time Trial Climb used in the Giro d'Italia


The Latah Trail

Sometimes you make new friends while out on the bike...


Planet X Notus Race Bicycle Helmet Review

A review of the lightweight and aerodynamic Carnac Notus Race cycling helmet.


What to Carry in Your Bicycle Seat Bag in Case of a Flat Tire

When you're out on the trail, miles from home on the gravel road, or up there all alone on the mountain...that's not the right time to find out you don't have on hand what you need to fix a flat on your bike.


The Best Cycling Climbs on Gran Canaria

A guide to some of Gran Canaria's best cycling climbs, including top Strava KOM's, and the best roads to bicycle, such as the Valley of the Tears and Serenity.


A Winter Bike Trip on the Great Allegheny Trail

There are benefits to bucking conventional wisdom. I just rode for 3 days along the Great Allegheny Passage, a bike trail built on the remains of a railroad line that was built a hundred years ago through the rugged Allegheny Mountains between...


Diadora X Vortex Pro Ii Mountain Biking SPD Shoes Review

A review by a cyclocross racer of the Diadora X Vortex Pro II Mountain Biking Shoes for SPD pedals.


Testing an Oval Chain-Ring and 1x12 Group-Set on My Mountain Bike: First Impressions

I just upgraded my mountain bike from a 2x10 to a 1x12 with a 34T Chain-Ring. Is this worth the investment?


Review of the Bryton Rider 530 Cycle Computer

A review of the Bryton Rider 530 cycling computer: analysing GPS connectivity, power functions and how to create a route track from external websites.


10 Disadvantages of Cycling Compared to Driving

While riding a bike offers many advantages, including health benefits, affordable travel, and a way to bypass heavy traffic, cycling also has its drawbacks, including road hazards, exposure to dangerous drivers, and the inability to carry passengers.


12 Advantages of Cycling Over Driving

Cycling has increased in popularity in recent years. This article explores twelve advantages of riding a bike, including health, affordability, environmental, and transportation.


Three Easy Ways to Remove Rust From a Bicycle

Is your bike starting to rust? Here are a few easy, affordable ways to remove that oxidization at home.


Honest Review: I Bought a Cheap Amazon Bike Online

Pros and cons of ordering a dirt-cheap city bike online from Amazon.


Pedal Power! The World of Human-Powered Vehicles

The "human engine" is more efficient than you think. Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) have taken on many forms and they are testing the ingenuity and physical prowess of their engines.


Why Are So Many Cyclists Annoying?

Too many cyclists think they own the road and the pavement and that rules just don't apply to them. I disagree.


Florida's Legacy Bike Trail

There is no doubt. This is THE premiere paved bikeway in the USA.


Bicycle Hack: Can You Use MTB Mechanical Disc Brakes With Road Brifters?

How to use MTB disc brakes with road style brifters (shifter/brake combo levers) without the mushy feel or long lever travel.


Cyclists Beware: You Risk Death by Riding on Roads

Cycling for health and sport. The irony of the modern cyclist. Trying to safely cycle in a world of 2000 pound metal monsters piloted by morons. Dedicated to Mike Hall.


Bicycling in New York City Is Fun!

There are many ways to enjoy bicycling in New York City. It is a wonderful way to explore the area and get a little exercise at the same time. Consider a ride from Harlem to Governor's Island!


Booze and Bikes, Do They Get Along?

Most of us are well aware of the negative consequences of alcohol, and yet the post-race ritual will often involve a drink or two, either in celebration or perhaps - in commiseration.


Why are Men’s and Women’s Bikes Shaped Differently?

So really...why are men’s and women’s bikes shaped differently? The answer has to do with outdated fashion rules that women no longer have to why does the difference persist?


The Best Mountain Biking in Sherwood Forest

The best singletrack, cross country and downhill mountain biking trails. The best enduro training spots as well as family friendly off road cycling routes in Sherwood Forest.


Randonneur Conversion From a 1971 Raleigh International

My friend Daniel wanted to convert his 1971 Raleigh International to a Randonneur-style commuter. Read on to see the conversion.


Daisy, Daisy: Tandem Bikes and Old Song Memories

Learn a bit about tandem bikes while hearing the song "Daisy Bell" which was inspired by this specific type of bicycle. That song chorus was a family favorite!


Training in Majorca: Best Cycling Climbs

A guide to cycling training in Majorca, featuring some of the best cycling climbs on the island: Sa Colobra, San Salvador, and the fabled Coll de Soller, and a strava leaderboard.


5 Great Clincher Tires for Track Cycling

From value for money options like the Vittoria Diamante Pro Pista to the ultra-lightweight Veloflex Record, here is a guide to some of the best clincher bicycle tires for track cycling.


Can You Get a Bigger Butt From Cycling?

Are you looking for a bigger behind like Kim's or Beyonce's? Could cycling help you to get a bigger butt? Or what gym exercises could you use to enhance your booty?


A Muddy Review of the Vittoria Cross XL Pro CX Tire

A review of the characteristics of the Vittoria Cross XL Pro clincher cyclocross tire from a muddy Sherwood Forest


The Best Cycling Climbs On Lanzarote

A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs and routes on Lanzarote. Tabayesco, the longest climb on the island, and a selection of other climbs to really challenge your riding.


What's the Best Affordable Fixed-Gear Wheelset for 2016?

Trying to choose the top fixed gear wheelset for your bike build? This article will take a look at four of the best options on the market, and offer a few helpful hints, tips and product reviews.


3 Best Inexpensive Bicycle Repair Stands for 2019: Reviews & Tips

If you regularly do routine bicycle repairs, a work stand can really make your life a lot easier. There are a ton of duds on the market, so this article presents a few of the best choices to consider.


3 Great Cheap Road Bike Tires

Featuring three cheap road bike tires for performance and value, from Vittoria, Schwalbe, and Hutchinson.


The Best Types of Bicycle for Exercise

Picking a good bicycle for exercise and fitness depends entirely on how you ride. Here are a few examples of a few different styles of bikes that are great for working out in various settings.


Three Budget Mountain Bikes for Under $500

Finding a good value mountain bike at a good price can be very tricky, and information isn't always forthcoming. This article looks at three of the top good, cheap mountain bikes available today.


Four Best Affordable Entry Level BMX Bikes

If you're hunting for the best BMX bike for $300 or under, you'll have a tough go. This article is written to help you identify a few budget options that are well built, fun to ride and easy to get.


Best Cycling Team Jerseys From Tour De France History

A guide to some of the best cycling trade team jerseys and kits from the history of the Tour De France. From Cipollini's red Saeco team to La Vie Claire's Mondrian inspired designs


Michelin Mud 2 Clincher Cyclocross Tire Review

A review of the Michelin Mud 2 cyclocross racing tire, an awesome clincher CX tire designed, as the name suggests, for muddy conditions


How to Prevent Chafing When Cycling

A guide to preventing chafing and saddle rash while cycling. With focus on skin preparation, reducing friction and using chamois creams for comfort


Does Cycling Build Your Leg Muscles

Can you build your leg muscles through biking and does cycling up hills add thigh and calf bulk? Will it also make your body seem less feminine?


The Best Cyclocross Clincher Tires for Dry Conditions

A guide to the best clincher cyclocross tires for racing and training in dry conditions, from the likes of Continental, Kenda, Maxxis, Michelin and Ritchey.