It's been a long winter, but now hopefully it looks like spring is right around the corner. Which means it's the time when cyclists come out of hibernation, or scrape the salt off their winter bikes, and look forward to warmer rides ahead. But before you let your excitement get the best of you and go full bore into warm weather cycling, it's important to remember some key things that can help you prevent injury, get your bike in tip top shape, and ensure you enjoy the ride for the rest of the year to come.
Traveling with your bike is easier than ever before. Whether by car, train, bus or the friendly skies, your bike can come along for the ride.
My introduction to riding with a group came one summer evening when I timidly decided to join a well-known ride in my area. As much as I enjoyed my solo adventures, I wanted to start connecting with other cyclists. The entire day I worried about it. Was I fast enough? Were there some secret rules I didn’t know? Was my bike good enough? Did I have the right gear?
With a little know-how and the right tools you’ll be ready for just about any problem that comes your way while cycling. Here are some tips and tricks to assure you never finish a ride by walking your bike back to the garage or local bike shop.
Being able to jump a log (or other obstacles) is one of the most fundamental skills for mountain bikers. It can make the difference between maintaining momentum, or having to stop and get off your bike and walk.