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How to Be Prepared for On-The-Road Emergencies

Updated: 3/29/16 Format: Article
How to Be Prepared for On-The-Road Emergencies

It’s inevitable: sooner or later every cyclist experiences a mechanical breakdown of one kind or another. From a simple flat tire or loose cleat, to more catastrophic failures, such as a broken chain or spoke, mechanical mishaps can bring an otherwise enjoyable ride to a screeching halt if you’re not prepared to deal with them.


Real Advice: 5 Reasons To Join A Group Ride

Updated: 3/29/16 Format: Article
Real Advice: 5 Reasons To Join A Group 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?


Words of Wisdom for Novice Road Riders

Updated: 3/29/16 Format: Article
Words of Wisdom for Novice Road Riders

Here are the top 10 “words of wisdom” for novice riders, from experienced riders.


Basic Guide - How to Clip into Road Pedals

Updated: 3/29/16 Format: Article
Basic Guide - How to Clip into Road Pedals

Switching to clipless pedals is a great way to increase overall cycling performance. Using clipless pedals will help smooth out your pedal stroke, increase overall efficiency, and make dialing in bike fit easier.


Real Advice: 6 Tips To Master The Paceline

Updated: 3/29/16 Format: Article
Real Advice: 6 Tips To Master The Paceline

If you’re comfortable drafting off of your buddies and are thinking about joining a larger group ride, you may be concerned about riding in a paceline. A paceline is a line of riders drafting off of each other. They can range from 3 riders to over 100. There is a lot of etiquette that goes into properly participating in a paceline. Here are some easy tips to help you benefit from sharing the workload with your fellow cyclists.