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Features, Special Interest, Etc.


Quebec Beckons Cyclists

5/21/19

CAN - "In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much." more

Crooked River Contrasts Exhibit

Cleveland, OH - "...The exhibit – on display throughout the region this year – combines historical images leading up to the 1969 fire with contemporary photographs..." more

New Jersey Rail Trails Provide Unique Outdoor Experiences

5/21/19

NJ - "...New Jersey has 52 rail trails totaling 329 miles. There are 20 projects in the works to create another 175 miles of rail trails." more

Take the Shady Path on Tallahassee Trails

5/21/19

FL - "The Tallahassee area offers a wide range of trails and hiking clubs..." more

The Felt VR5W

"This carbon fiber road bike is light and cooperative, and seems to read your mind..." more

A 30-Mile Journey During Bike to Work Week

"After two-and-a-half years of telling myself one day I would ditch my car and bike to work — from my apartment in Chicago to my office on the border of Naperville and Aurora — I finally I did. Almost." more

2019 Fittest Cities in America

5/20/19

"The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual report of the fittest cities in the country." more

How Do You Pronounce Pannier?


Ignoring Cyclists Won't Make Us Go Away

"Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening." more

Rules Every Child Should Know Before Riding a Bike

5/20/19

U.S. - "Nearly 600 children end up in the emergency department for bike-related injuries every day..." more

Santa Barbara is Best Cycling City in CA

CA - "Last week, Santa Barbara received excellent news: Places For Bikes, a data-driven national nonprofit bike advocacy organization, ranked Santa Barbara the best place for bicycling in California!" more

Danny Daycare


Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames

"Professional agitators? Revolutionaries? The meteoric growth of Sick Cycles has been interesting to watch from the sidelines..." more

My First E-Scooter Ride

5/20/19

Everett, WA - "A hundred rentable battery-powered scooters have begun dotting — and darting around — Everett streets." more

A Lamp for Cyclists


Why Cyclists Need a Pool Noodle

"...I’ve discovered a life-saving device that allows cyclists to protect themselves and take back the road: the pool noodle." more

Pianist Towing His Piano Around the World

"...the bike lane, more often than not, is the ideal width—for his baby grand piano." more

Enjoying the Vistas from Mount Agamenticus

5/19/19

ME - "Trails for all skill levels lead to spectacular vantage points in York." more

Retracing The Trek Along The Oregon Trail

5/17/19

"Last week I asked – Where was the hoped for end of the Oregon Trail?" more

The Best Mountain Bike Helmets

5/17/19

"For a product that appears to be so simple, deciding which helmet to spend your money on can quickly an become overwhelming endeavor." more

Biking to Work: I Tried, It's Hard

5/17/19

Albany, NY - "I was hunched over my bag, double-checking that I packed everything I would need for my commute the next day:.." more

How to Ride a Bike in Traffic

"Sharing the road with cars, SUVs and trucks is a fact of cycling life..." more

Trails And E-Bikes Make Park City Bike Commutes Safer

5/17/19

UT - "...Access to the local bike trail system means cyclists who are hesitant to ride on the shoulders of the higher-speed corridors in and out of town don’t have to..." more

D.C. Bike Commuter Movement Activated 50 Years Ago

5/17/19

"D.C. - "While people in DC have been biking to work (and for work) for more than a century, the bicycle commuter movement is celebrating something of a milestone this year..." more

Which is The Strongest Helmet?


Illinois’ Route 66 Trail

IL - "...Imagine interacting with this historic treasure without the roaring of engines or taste of exhaust fumes, by foot, by bike or on a horse?" more

Discover Newport County by Bike

RI - "The downtown streets are busy and crowded, and marked bike lanes may be few and far between, but Newport is definitely a biking city..." more

Women on Wheels

"The bicycle’s feminist legacy has faded, but modern feminists are fighting for cycling again." more

Cycling School to Open to Honor Gino Bartali

5/16/19

ITA - "Bartali is credited with saving the lives of over 800 Italian Jews during WWII, by transporting counterfeit documents hidden in his bike." more

Wilderness Walks

MT - "...This year, participants will be able to choose from 123 walks spanning the state..." more

Penn Grad Helps to Plan 3,700-Mile Trail

5/15/19

IN - "Decades from now, a more than 3,700-mile trail could pass through Indiana as it links Washington, D.C., to the Pacific coast of Washington state. Penn High School graduate Leah Gerber played a key role in planning it." more

Family Biking and Mothers' Day

Portland, OR - "...This year, like the last seven years, I celebrated Mother’s Day by organizing a bike ride for CycloFemme..." more

REI Wants to Buy Your Used Bike

"REI just launched a pilot program with The Pro’s Closet to exchange bikes in the Denver market..." more

Get Out and Bike!

"May is National Bike Month and there are lots of local events to encourage people of all ages to ride for transportation or recreation..." more

‘Stranger Things’ Bike

5/15/19

"Schwinn released a second special-edition Stranger Things bicycle on Wednesday." more

Iowa’s Cedar Valley Nature Trail

5/14/19

IA - "...Just in that original 52-mile stretch, you can see every ecosystem that Iowa has to offer." more

Lewis and Clark Trail Extended Thru Indiana

IN - "...The expansion of the trail stretches from Pittsburgh and goes to St. Louis, where the historic trail previously began..." more

E-Bike Sales Up, Weight Down

"Today, e-bikes weigh half as much as they did five years ago and come in a range of models, including hybrids, road bikes and mountain bikes." more

What Should Your Ideal Cadence Really Be?

5/14/19

"The act of pedaling a bike is really pretty simple. Figuring out the ideal cycling cadence for peak performance? Far less so..." more

Santa Cruz Stigmata & Juliana Quincy Gravel Bikes

5/14/19

"This dedicated ’cross race bike became a ’cross, gravel, and bikepacking beast, now comes in women’s builds and smaller sizes..." more

The Sing Sing Kill Greenway

5/14/19

NY - "...The new (2016) Greenway is an elevated walkway running alongside the kill, which glides under two gigantic stone arches and heads towards the waterfront..." more

6 Best Houston-Area Hiking Trails

TX - "May represents a sweet spot for Houston outdoor enthusiasts — generally warm and sunny (well, usually), but not yet so hot that a hike can turn into a sauna treatment." more

Are Custom Bikes Worth It?


This Guy is Biking Through His 90s

5/14/19

"...approaching a century on Planet Earth, Brasjen, 96, still likes to do 30 mile jaunts through though the country. Holland..." more

Comics: Just Riding Along

"Every bike mechanic has funny stories about customers who were 'just riding along' when something failed on their bike..." more

The Xtracycle RFA E-Bike

"...The email with the press release for the Xtracycle RFA e-bike described it as the 'world's first future-proof electric bike'..." more

National Water Trails

5/12/19

"...In southwest Ohio, families can access 291 miles of paddling, fishing and wildlife watching on three rivers and numerous smaller tributaries, including the Great Miami River, Stillwater River and Mad River, as well as Twin, Greenville and Buck creeks..." more

40 Bike Hacks You Should Know

"From maintenance tips to DIY wisdom to advice on what to carry, these bike hacks will help you through your most unpredictable rides." more

Cannondale’s SystemSix Hi-Mod Dura-Ace Women’s Road Bike

5/10/19

"...what the company is calling the 'world's fastest bike'." more

The Great American Rail-Trail Dream

U.S. - "...It’s fitting that in 2019 we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike, which marked the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Like that famed route, the expansive trail will chart a course to connect the country, spanning 12 states and the District of Columbia..." more

Bikeway & Brewed on the Bikeway

Athens, OH - "Bicycling remains one of the top tourism attractions in Athens, Ohio. The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is one reason why..." more

The New Rules of Cycling


50 Best Walks in America

5/10/19

U.S. - "From mountains to canyons to lakes, these top-rated trails explore the natural wonders of the U.S." more

How Your Type of Workout Can Cut Stress

5/9/19

"The more intense the workouts, the greater the stress-reducing benefits, the study found." more

Highlights Along the Great American Rail-Trail

5/8/19

"...Unique in makeup and geography, each trail that’s hosting the 3,700-miles-plus preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail has many stories to tell..." more

Visit Santee’s Rattlesnake Mountain

5/8/19

CA - "Rattlesnake Mountain is best known to East County residents as the mountain that has the illuminated star during the holiday season that is visible for miles..." more

Shotgun Kids MTB Seat


How Mountain Biking Impacts Trails

5/8/19

CA - "...It took several years to amass enough data to come to meaningful conclusions, and now, MBOSC has released their findings in a new report called the Mountain Bike Trail Impact Review..." more

Proposal to Allow More Visitors to Popular Hiking Spot

5/8/19

Salt Lake City, UT - "...The Bureau of Land Management is weighing increasing its daily visitor limits from 20 to 96 people a day at The Wave, a popular rock formation near the Utah-Arizona border." more

Riding the Silk Road Before it's Gone


South Haven Named Pure Michigan Trail Town

5/7/19

MI - "...South Haven was one of four towns to be awarded the designation Tuesday morning by Travel Michigan vice president Dave Lorenz." more

Frank Brilando, Who Helped Create the Sting-Ray, Dies at 93

5/7/19

IL - "Frank Peter Brilando, a designer and engineer with Schwinn Bicycles for four decades and a two-time cycling Olympian, died Sunday in Niles, Illinois." more

Get Ready for the Gorge Pedal

5/7/19

Portland, OR - "As much as I love Portland proper and could happily spend all my days right here, I adore visiting the Columbia River Gorge — the waterfalls, the mighty Columbia, the trees, the flowers, the expansive views!" more

The Propella Singlespeed

"This is a low-cost, bare-bones e-bike that works great for flat roads and shorter commutes." more

Bicycle Museum of America

New Bremen, OH - "Foot-powered vehicles have been making history in Ohio even before the Wright brothers built them at their Wright Cycle Company shop in Dayton..." more

Grit and Grime on the GAP

5/7/19

"...The rain started day 1 of your weekend adventure on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail..." more

Cycling Advice

"...For today's comics (and hopefully your entertainment) I redrew some of my favorite [cycling] quotes." more

How We Talk About Drivers Hitting Cyclists

"What the media gets wrong, and why, says a lot about how our society views vulnerable road users." more

Shimano Launches First Gravel-Specific Component Group

5/7/19

"If you thought we were reaching peak gravel and the bike industry couldn’t get much more segmented than it already is, think again..." more

Bike Lady Program Gives Bikes

5/6/19

Steubenville, OH - "Twenty-five children in foster care here in Jefferson County have brand new bicycles, helmets and bike locks, thanks to the statewide Bike Lady charity run by a former foster mom." more

Bike Couriers in Columbus Hanging In

5/6/19

OH - "Once numbering 20 or more, just four full-time messengers -- all in their 40s -- ply their trade in the city streets." more

Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US & Canada

5/6/19

"Each spring Singletracks takes a look at which mountain bike trails are the most popular in each US State and Canadian Province, and it’s always fun to see what changes..." more

The Beautiful Bike Parking Facility in Tilburg

5/6/19

"It even has moving sidewalks for bikes..." more

The Affordable Giant Stance 2

5/6/19

"The Stance 2 is Giant’s entry-level full-suspension trail bike..." more

Trails and Public Spaces

"...One of the great privileges of my job is the opportunity to visit beautiful trails across the country and meet their inspiring supporters and leaders. I’m starting this monthly blog to share with you those connections and some of the reflections they inspire." more

MTBiking Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

5/5/19

NM - "The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District manages more than 300 miles of multi-use trails in the greater Las Cruces area." more

Interval Sprints for Women

"The magnitude in muscle gain was similar to what you would see in a strength-training program, according to the researchers." more

Can Zwift Calm Traditional Full-Gas Sprints?

"Performing high intensity cycling intervals using virtual reality technology significantly reduces leg pain associated with hard sprints..." more

Brooklyn Lorimer Commuter

"The Lorimer is labeled as a 'versatile commuter bike that’s just as ideal for running errands as it is for working up a sweat on city streets'...” more

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

5/5/19

CA - "With 342 miles of rugged and beautiful landscapes in, columnist Carey Kish hikes on." more

Gearing up for Bke Season

5/5/19

"Safety paramount when enjoying day on roadways, trails." more

Tim Staub, Bike Czar

5/4/19

FL - "It took a while, but the city has once again been able to fill the position of bicycle/pedestrian/transportation coordinator – locally dubbed 'bike czar'.” more

Family, Friends Remember Yakima Greenway Champion

5/4/19

WA - "Family and many friends are remembering a community leader and ambassador who enthusiastically embraced Yakima through his business, in civic service and tireless support of his beloved Yakima Greenway." more

Best Hard and Softshell Bike Cases For Traveling

5/3/19

"Whether you’re planning to travel across the country or across the globe, a sturdy bike box or bag is a worthy investment..." more

Knox County Parks Prepping for Summer

Mr. Vernon, OH - "...outdoor activities awaiting Knox county visitors this summer also included mentions of multi-use trails..." more

How I learned to Love Commuting by Bike

5/3/19

CAN - "In 1997, when I first moved to Vancouver, I lived in Grandview Woodlands and unless it was pouring, walked to work downtown..." more

GObike Buffalo on a Roll

5/3/19

NY - "The nonprofit that oversees Slow Roll Buffalo and the Skyride has become the go-to grassroots biking organization since it rolled onto the scene in 2008..." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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The New Ibis Ripley

"... The fourth generation of this popular and well regarded 29er trail bike (120mm rear and 130mm fork) gets a ground-up redesign..." more

The Crash: Act 2

5/2/19

Columbus, OH - "...I call 911. The scene is loud (rush hour traffic) and I’m a bit rattled (just got hit by a car). When I’m asked where I am, I describe my location..." more

Why Blaming Cyclists is Bad Safety Advice

"When issues of bicycle and pedestrian safety come up, it's common for many people, including well-meaning ones, to suggest those road users ought to 'follow the law' more..." more

The Most Interesting Bike Racer in America

5/1/19

"He hates drafting, raises Angora rabbits, and is training fot he olympics after just two years of racing." more

Wahoo Upgrades Its GPS Cycling Computer

5/1/19

"The new Wahoo Elemnt Roam is Wahoo’s latest GPS cycling computer." more

Want a Happy Commute? Use a Bike

MN - "...Cyclists are the happiest commuters, arriving to work or school in better moods than those who drive solo or ride the bus, according to new research..." more

Sean Avery Confronts Drivers Who Block Bike Lanes

NYC - "Retired from hockey now for seven years, Sean Avery is taking his fight to New York City's bike lanes." more

Rooftop Dining along Loveland Bike Trail

Loveland, OH - "Bishop's Quarter is located in Loeveland, near the bike trail..." more

Best Place to Ride When the Weather Is Bad

4/30/19

"Riding at an indoor skatepark can help yo escape rain and cold..." more

Zipp Offers Wheel Tade-In Program

4/30/19

IN - "... Used gear purveyor The Pro's Closet will provide stores with a trade-in value to offer the customer..." more

Tough and Comfortable All-Mountain Shoe

"Boa dials can be polarizing among mountain bikers..." more

That Wonderful Pedal-Powered Machine

"One autumn day in 1865, two men sat in a tavern in Ansonia, Connecticut, calming their nerves with a few stiff drinks." more

Bikepacking Scotland's North Coast'


Fat Bikes Not Merely Winter Machines

NH - "...Fat bikes have been around since the early 2000s, but it was not until sometime after 2010 that they started entering the minds of all riders..." more

3 Perfect Cape Cod Day Trips

MA - "...No car? No problem. In fact, driving to the Cape, especially during the jam-packed warm weather days, is highly not recommended..." more

Looking to Cycling to Beat Cancer

"An avid cyclist, 52-year-old Dave Latham was in the best shape of his life, averaging up to 100 miles a week on his bike and training for the annual Tour de Laemmle..." more

‘Game of Thrones’ Bike Tour

IRE - "Forty minutes from Belfast, Ireland, Winterfell Tours offers a 2.5 mile bike tour for seeing 20 filming locations from the Game of Thrones HBO series." more

Ohiopyle Biking Club

PA - "Drawn together by their love of mountain biking and willingness to give back to the community, members of Ohiopyle Biking Club gather weekly to ride or work on trails at Ohiopyle State Park." more

Wilderness And Washboard Music In Hocking Hills

OH - "Get to know Ohio’s natural gem of Hocking Hills, located just an hour from Columbus." more

Boy Paralyzed in Bike Accident Takes Award

IRE - "Dozens of young people aged 13 to 21 were honoured at the first ever Garda National Youth Awards on Saturday." more

The Wheel of Life

"...in case you thought we are talking about expensive bikes, let us tell you these people believe in cycling and the satisfaction they get while riding is beyond what words can explain." more

The Crash: A Story in Several Acts

Columbus, OH - "In the moments immediately following the crash, I didn’t feel any of the physical injuries on the right side of my body that are still with me 2 months later. I didn’t yet know I had a concussion. I was unaware that I had briefly blacked out. Adrenaline is magic." more

Camp Chase Americans Arch Statue Reinstalled

4/30/19

Columbus, OH - "The Camp Chase Americans Arch and statue were originally dedicated in 1902..." more

Cycling Thru Water in Belgium


Kickstarter Helps Cyclist Create New Saddle Company

TX - "Sometimes finding the right product requires sitting down and designing it yourself." more

Sunscreen May Do More Than Ward Off Skin Cancer

"...A preliminary study presented at an American Physiological Society’s annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Florida, found that wearing sunscreen can help protect your blood vessels from UV damage." more

The Best Bike Trails in Ireland

"...a look at some of the most stunning and enjoyable cycling destinations that Ireland has to offer." more

Cincinnati's Brewing Heritage Trail Opens

OH - "Spring has arrived, which means lighter beers, the return of outdoor festivals, the Kentucky Derby, May the Fourth (…be with you) and the long-awaited launch of the Brewing Heritage Trail, which preserves and celebrates Cincinnati’s vast brewery history." more

10 Awesome Bike Trails in Utah County

4/26/19

UT - "...If bicycling is your pleasure, check out these 10 trails throughout the county to take your wheels for a spin." more

Newly-Restored Hiking Trail in Puerto Rico

4/26/19

"...just outside the ancient city walls there’s a road where few tourists venture..." more

Teaching an Adult to Ride

4/26/19

"...a group of guys (bros) in their mid-20s teach their friend Ben to ride a Citi Bike in what appears to be East River Park. Like many first-timers, Ben is nervous at first..." more

Big Darby Creek

Columbus, OH - "There’s more to freshwater mussels than meets the eye, mostly because you can’t readily see them..." more

With Velodrome Saved, Track Fans Prep for Big Season

4/24/19

OR - "It wasn’t until our community was faced with losing the Alpenrose Velodrome for good that many people realized just how much love exists for this facility." more

Halfbike 3


A Visit to Decathlon's First US 'Superstore'

CA - "Since the world's largest sporting goods retailer retreated from the U.S. market in 2006, pundits have said Decathlon's private-label, value-priced model won't work in the U.S..." more

Teaching My Daughter To Ride Her Bike

"...I taught her to ride on two wheels last summer, but she hadn’t figured out how to turn corners before she stopped for the cold weather..." more

Biking the Railroad into Yellowstone

"A portion of the abandoned Oregon Short Line railroad will be resurrected to once again carry Yellowstone National Park-area tourists." more

An Adventure Thru the Scottish Highlands


Garmin launches Edge 530 & 830 GPS Cycling Computers

4/24/19

"...For riders looking for a change of scenery, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 feature new integrated Trailforks data as well as mountain bike dynamics..." more

Norco’s Section Carbon Women’s Bike

4/24/19

"If you want a modern road bike with disc brakes and big tire clearance, but you still ride mostly pavement, this women’s bike is an excellent value for its price." more

Scott Genius e-RIDE 920

4/22/19

"Big wheels, big tires, and big travel make this an e-bike that’s ready for big trail sessions..." more

9 Nature-Heavy Bike Routes in Philly

4/22/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...sometimes you just want to get away from the high rises, narrow streets, and cars, and get back to nature a little bit. Luckily, Philly’s got you covered there, too." more

Loudoun County offers More than the Famed W&OD

VA - "...What may surprise those outside the cycling community, though, is how many cycling opportunities exist beyond the W&OD trail." more

8 Urban Trail Perfect for Walking

4/22/19

"...To help get you off on the right foot, here’s a list of just a few trails in our TrailNation project footprint that are serving as amazing community connectors for millions of people!" more

A Guide to Buying a MTBike

4/22/19

"...Mountain bikes are best characterized by their light, sturdy frames, stronger wheels, and ability to traverse rough mountain terrain..." more

Regular Exercise Can Extend Your Life

4/22/19

"Here’s another reason you don’t want to slack off on your workout routine as you get older..." more

From Toxic Site to Thriving Rail-Trail

MT - "...For more than a century, the creek was a free-for-all dumping site for mining and smelting operations across the region..." more

The Cowboy Trail


Time to Check Out New Trail Links

4/22/19

CO - "If the Pikes Peak Greenway is the Interstate 25 of our trail system, the Cottonwood Creek Trail with its new crossing under Academy Boulevard is starting to resemble U.S. 24." more

Everesting on Warroad

"The idea of 'Everesting”'on a bike first entered my imagination several years ago when I stumbled across a magazine article about the feat..." more

What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29?

"...If you are currently a member of Generation Z, this is what you are at greatest risk of dying from: road traffic injuries..." more

April Showers on the Midtown Greenway

Minneapolis, MN - "Pedestrians and cyclists navigate a manmade waterfall April 3 under the Harriet Avenue bridge on the Midtown Greenway..." more

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Getting Around Boston When You Don't Own a Car

4/22/19

MA - "In 2017, the real estate listings site Redfin named Boston the third best major city in the United States for living without a car, just behind New York and San Francisco..." more

Bicycling from Missoula to Hamilton in 1895

4/2019

MT - "...What follows is an eye-opening account of an attempted Missoula-to-Hamilton bike ride over 120 years ago." more...

Safety Tips for Biking this Spring

4/2019

IL - "After a long and cold winter, many people want to spend as much time outside as they can and are going for bike rides. But experts what to remind cyclist of some tips to stay safe." more...

Stuff Cyclists Say


The 'Floating Campground' Project

Troy, OH - "The city of Troy recently purchased 10 SmithFly 'Shoal' floating tents and four floating fire rings as part of its 'Great Miami River Campground Project'.” more...

The Cuyahoga: A Phoenix Among Rivers

Cleveland, OH - "Over the last 50 years, the Cuyahoga River has gone from being a flaming national joke to become not only a symbol of how a river can rebound, but an asset treasured by nearly every community along its more than 100-mile route." more...

Olympic Medalist now Homeless in Seattle

WA - "When Rebecca Twigg was 7, she rode a bike for the first time. There were no training wheels, but Twigg took off like she’d done it in a previous life..." more

Getting Into Walking

4/19/19

"... How you walk might mean more than you think: Not all steps are created equally..." more

Spence Mountain Trail System

OR - "New trails just keep coming — and getting better — at Spence Mountain." more...

Sayer says Goodbye to Adventure Cycling

4/18/19

"Jim Sayer has a few bike rides planned before he leaves the top job at Adventure Cycling later this year." more...

Cycling the Erie Canal in NY


The Bike Used to Set the New Hour Record

"On April 16 2019, Victor Campenaerts pedaled to a new Hour Record of 55.089 kilometers in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Campenaerts exceeded the previous record of 54.526km set by Bradley Wiggins on June 7, 2015." more...

Why Dating Apps are Like Bikes

"When the bicycle first appeared it was seen as an agent of radical social change." more...

Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program Marks 10 Years

OR - "The idea was simple: Codify a network of Oregon’s best cycling routes into state law so that people could access a Cycle Oregon-like experience for free, any time." more...

Why Do Americans Hate Bikes?

4/18/19

"How low will some of us go to keep our neighborhoods bike-free?.." more

Pedal Power on the Hudson River?

NJ - "New Cycleboats to launch out of Liberty Harbor on May 3." more...

The Cyclepaths of Tryon Estates

4/17/19

NC - "Tryon Estates residents show that age is just a number." more...

Find a Nearby Scooter Using This App

"I have admittedly been reluctant to embrace the scooters that are infiltrating our cities..." more

Cuyahoga Named River of the Year

Cleveland, OH - "To celebrate 50 years of environmental resurgence, the Cuyahoga River has been named 'River of the Year' by American Rivers." more...

New York’s Warren County Bikeway

4/16/19

NY - "A scenic and safe riding route with endless opportunities to explore nearby communities and local points of interest along the way." more...

Meet ‘Route Master’ Ryan Francesconi

4/16/19

Portland, OR - "...He’s one of the leaders behind the local gravel riding revolution. He’s the chief moderator of the “Unpaved” Google Group and he (along with his friend Ron Lewis) is one of the main leaders and organizers behind the legendary Our Mother the Mountain (OMTM) rides..." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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Thru-Hikers on Coping with Post-Trail Depression

4/16/19

"We asked hikers for advice on how to readjust to life after the trail." more...

The Best Hike in Every State

U.S. - "...we rounded up a bucket-list-worthy, best-of-the-best guide." more...

A Meaningful Journey

A Surprising Benefit From E-Bikes

4/16/19

"Outdoor stimulation and physical activity are known to help prevent age-related cognitive decline." more...

The Hottest New Bikes

4/16/19

"Bike buying season is in full bloom." more...

The Best New Bike Gear

4/16/19

"When the trails turn from brown to green and the knee warmers get left at home, we know it’s time to gear up for another year of riding..." more

Creating Custom Bike Frames

4/15/19

NY - "There’s a village of artists in the shadow of Manhattan across the East River. In this commune are musicians, performers, and, in one of three Airstream trailers parked next to shipping containers, Seth Rosko, a bike-frame builder." more...

Drivers are the Worst

"...Sure, I’ve endured the 'punishment pass' from motorists while I was cycling. But I’ve also been cut off, brake-checked, and swerved at on the highway while driving..." more

A Q&A with Trey Moore

Memphis, TN - "Explore Bike Share (EBS) announced the launch of a new pricing system last week. The Flyer talked with EBS executive director Trey Moore this week to find out more about the new prices, barriers to using bike share, expansion plans..." more

The New Brompton Electric

"The best folding commuter bike is about to get better." more...

The Bike Fit System of the Future

4/15/19

"In the never-ending quest for the perfect bike fit, Selle Italia partnered with Professor Luca Bartoli from Ergoview to develop their own semi-automated fitting system, known as ID Match Bike Lab..." more

Exploring Central Montana

4/15/19

MT - "...Central Montana is unique, which is a bit of a two-sided coin..." more

Volunteers to Build Kid-Friendly Bike Trail

Buckhannon, WV - "The city park will be getting a new attraction, courtesy of the volunteer Upshur County Trails group that has already spruced up miles of trails at Buckhannon-Upshur High School." more...

Springtime is Bike-Time for Scraper Team

4/15/19

Oakland, CA - "The team joined Bike East Bay and the Rails to Trails Conservancy to highlight the need for more bicycling infrastructure in East Oakland." more...

Canyon’s Aeroad CF SL 7.0

"I challenge you to find a better equipped race-ready bike at this price." more...

The Liv Intrigue E+

4/15/19

"The Liv Intrigue E+ is an excellent electric mountain bike for experienced riders..." more

Playgrounds With A Purpose

D.C. - "...Last month, school officials cut the ribbon on what they call a 'traffic garden.' The new addition to the playground mimics the complicated streets of the District." more...

Bike Swap Shopping

4/13/19

WA- "...Perhaps the most unique bike at the swap, bike corral director Michael Ebinger said, was a pre-1960s J.C. Higgins bike, sold by the J.C. Penney company..." more

Berd Polyethylene Spokes

MN - "Polyethylene spokes from Berd LLC can shave up to 200 grams from a wheel while offering an improved fatigue life compared to metal spokes..." more

The Schwinn Paramount Is Back

4/13/19

"The Paramount is the light and highly compliant road bike for your next long ride." more...

The E-Bike You’ve Been Waiting For

"The Cannondale NEO SE is the bike for riders who want the assist from an e-bike but don’t want to give up the feeling of riding an 'acoustic' bike." more...

Miami Valley’s World-Class Bike Trail System

SW OH - "Did you know that Dayton and the Miami Valley region boasts the largest connected paved trail system in the entire country?" more...

Downtown Xenia Sees Resurgence

OH - "Downtown Xenia is experiencing a resurgence as new businesses and revitalization efforts make their way into the city core." more...

The Pro's Closet

"In a unique twist to online retail, this shop certifies pre-owned bikes and offers a guaranteed buy-back program." more...

The E-Cargo Bike that could Replace Delivery Vans

4/12/19

"The electric quadracycle is clad in a composite made from hemp and cashews." more...

Walmart Launches High-End Viathon Bike Brand

4/12/19

"...with the launch of Viathon, 'Walmart bike' could take on a new, more favorable, meaning." more...

Best Places to Ride in Dayton

4/11/19

OH - "...The Gem City is situated in the heart of 330 miles of paved bike trails connecting to other towns and venues through Southwest Ohio and across the state." more...

Great Park Getaways in Metro Columbus

4/11/19

OH - "There are many parks to have you, that special someone or the entire family to getaway for the afternoon in Metro Columbus." more...

Woman Spots Image of Jesus along Trail

4/11/19

Lynchburg, VA - "A Lynchburg woman says she spotted what appears to be Jesus while walking along the Blackwater Creek trail around the first day of Spring." more...

Leeds Urban Bike Park

UK - "UK towns and cities are starting to wake up to the value of urban trail developments..." more

Adventures in Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon

UT - " Utah’s public lands offer no shortage of terrific family-friendly activities." more...

'Shoreline Shred' Gaining Traction

4/11/19

OK - "...The hardworking team behind the Claremore Mountain Bike Trail still claim they're the best kept secret in their own town." more...

Scenic Rim Walking Trail Adventure

4/11/19

AUS - "A new five-day, 55-kilometre walking trail through the Scenic Rim has been approved by the Queensland Government." more...

In Defense Of: The Fred

"...'Fred' is a derisive term used by 'serious' road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do not conform to serious road cyclists' norms with regard to dress and equipment, and appear amateurish to them..." more

Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Maston

OR - "The relatively flat, desert singletrack is a good option for novice riders." more...

The Farfarer Trailer

CA - "We were pretty intrigued by the Farfarer Trailer when we first heard about it a couple months ago, so we stopped in to Frances Cycles in Santa Cruz to meet its maker, Joshua Muir..." more

The Health Benefits of E-Bikes

"A study of the cognitive and psychological effects of outdoor cycling finds equal results for normal bikes and e-bikes." more...

A Skeptic’s Guide to Popular Portland Bike Rides

4/10/19

OR - " don't get people who bike for fun." more...

He Was Left to Die on a South L.A. Street

CA - "...He and some friends had planned to bike to the beach, 15 miles and a world away from their home in South Central Los Angeles." more...

Five Campsites You Can Bike to From Portland

4/10/19

OR - "Each is accessible to beginners, but still scenic enough to satisfy more seasoned riders." more...

Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand

4/9/19

"...Walmart getting into higher end bikes is interesting because, between their purchasing power and the direct to consumer business model, they have the potential to disrupt the bike industry." more...

Renewing the Cuyahoga River

4/9/19

OH - "... the national park staff is embarking on a number of large-scale restoration projects this year..." more

Remnants of Akron’s Streetcar Era

OH - "Road construction crews digging near Akron Children’s Hospital uncovered a piece of the city’s past..." more

World Cycling, Moto Racing Organizations Clash

International Cycling Union officials denounced the International Motorcycling Federation for sanctioning electric mountain bike races and warned of penalties to any rider who took part in them." more...

Protected Bike Lanes along Nashville’s Music Row

TN - "...Running along three miles of Music Row, this design places bike riders up against the left-side of the curb, making cyclists more visible to drivers and reducing the risk of collision with parked or turning cars..." more

15 Scenic Waterfalls Near Cleveland

OH - "These Northeast Ohio waterfalls are thrilling to visit any time of year, and most of them are found in the park systems in the Greater Cleveland area." more...

Girls Building MTB Trails

CAN - "...the North Shore Mountain Bike Association is now hosting trail building days for girls..." more

A Bike Light You Can See a Mile Off


How Many Bikes Shops Are There?

4/9/19

NY - "...Our answer to the first depends on how you define 'bike shop'..." more

The Easton EC90 SL Disc Wheelset

4/8/19

"Who it’s for: Riders who use 25mm or 28mm tires and want a carbon wheelset they can ride every day..." more

Best Compact Digital Cameras for Your Jersey Pocket

4/8/19

"...While new phone cameras are advancing, you can still benefit from a real digital camera to properly capture a landscape or fast-moving action shots..." more

The Koers Cycling Museum

BEL - "How many cycling world champions hail from your hometown? If you live in Roeselare, Belgium, the answer would be four. Just one reason why the massive Koers Cycling Museum exists here." more...

Rick Vosper: E-Bikes, Part 3

4/8/19

"...Will bikeshare programs put more Americans on bikes? Almost certainly. Will that translate to increased sales for local bike shops? Not so much..." more

Sarajevo Bobsled Bikers


Surlyoldman

"Who do you think you are anyway?" more...

What is the Dutch Reach?

4/8/19

"... I’m going to guess that most people have never heard the term 'Dutch Reach'...” more

Uganda’s Bicycle Ambulances

"In rural Uganda, ambulances made with bicycles and electric scooters are giving more people access to health care." more...

Bikes for Those With Disabilities

4/6/19

MD - "...The engineers modify the bikes to assist the riders depending upon their needs as VME tries to find a solution — often something simple — for which there is no commercial solution..." more

Elderly Residents Get Mobile on the Razorback Greenway

4/6/19

AR - "A new program to help elderly residents enjoy the Razorback Greenway trail kicked off in Bentonville." more...

One of the Best Kids’ Bikes Ever

4/5/19

"This is the bike you wish you had as a kid." more...

Liv Avail 1 Women’s Road Bike

4/5/19

"The Avail 1 endurance bike is a top pick for women who want great value at an entry-level price." more...

A Guide to Cycling in Amsterdam

"Taking in a new city is all the more fun - and eco friendly - on wheels. We took to the saddle and biked around Amsterdam." more...

I Live Car-Free in ATL

Atlanta, GA - "Despite roadway hazards and irrational drivers, I’ll always prefer to walk and bike." more...

The Hazards of Telling People You're a Cyclist

"Why telling people you ride elicits serious bike-splaining..." more

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Draymond Green Loves SoulCycle

4/3/19

"NBA star Draymond Green revealed that he’s a SoulCycle fan, using it to stay in shape during the offseason." more...

This City Bans Cars Every Sunday

COL - "A little over 75 miles of Bogotá's roadway are turned over each Sunday to the Ciclovía, and as many as one-and-a-half million Bogotanos come out to bike or ride." more...

Detroit’s Lexus Velodrome

4/3/19

MI - "Detroit’s Lexus Velodrome opened in January 2018 and got 35,000 visitors in its first year." more...

Turning Salvaged Lumber & Steel into Bikes

"For Caleb Campbell, the beauty of riding a wooden bicycle is, well, the beauty." more...

Biking to the Cherry Trees in Waterfront Park

Portland, OR - "On Sunday, my boys and I had the same idea as a lot of other Portlanders: visit the cherry blossoms in the Japanese American Historical Plaza..." more

SRAM’s New Force eTap AXS

4/3/19

"The guts of Red eTap AXS remain, but now you can actually afford them." more...

The Capital with "No Traffic"

"A combination of factors ranging from conflict to diplomatic isolation have unintentionally turned the Eritrean capital into a cycling paradise." more...

Cities Can See Where You’re Taking That Scooter

"Thanks to technology developed by Los Angeles (and opposed by Uber), they know more about the movement of dockless vehicles than ever before." more...

The 1st Electric Stationary Bike

"Because why should exercise be hard?" more...


We Tested a $28 Trainer

"...Tucked between the toilet paper and pool noodles, and across the aisle from the frozen food section, we found an indoor trainer..." more

Glenwood Rolls out Hanging Lake Reservation System

CO - "...The new reservation system through Visit Glenwood will be a drastic change from the unregulated, first-come-first-serve system." more...

Salsa Bikes & Frameset Recall

4/3/19

D.C. - "QBP is recalling about 1,900 Salsa Warbird Carbon and Salsa Vaya bikes and framesets because the fork legs can break..." more

Alex Honnold Has Biked Hundreds of Miles

4/1/19

"Alex Honnold, the climber and star of the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, planned two major expeditions where he biked between climbs." more...

Black Girls Do Bike

IL - "A group of almost 50 African American women gathered recently on a cold, late winter night at a bicycle shop in Homewood to discuss their shared interest in bicycling." more...

10 Greatest Cycling Upgrades

4/1/19

"The biggest game changer for training was the ability to accurately quantify training loads using power meters..." more

Co-op Cycles ADV 1.1 Touring Bike

4/1/19

"The ADV 1.1 is a touring bike designed to handle enough gear for a solo trip and still be fixable from the roadside." more...

Gravel Riding is Everywhere

"Back in 2006, there were 34 riders standing on the start line in downtown Emporia for the Dirty Kanza 200—a 200 mile 'gravel grinder' in the Flint Hills of Kansas..." more

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway


New Enduro E-MTBike

"The consumer-direct brand is already known for enduro bikes; now, it’s launching an electrified version that aims to make chairlifts obsolete." more...

5 Best Bike Shops in Orlando

FL - "Wondering where to find the best bike shops [in Orlando]? more

The $529 KHS Flite 150

4/1/19

"...Who Should Buy It: Riders looking for a reliable road bike that's just as good on a daily commute as it is on a MS150." more...

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