Towpath Trail

Features, Special Interest, Etc.


The JoyRiders Program

PA - "As soon as Karen Primm of Smithton saw the video — about an Australian man who designed a tandem bicycle with a wheelchair in the front... — she knew she needed to bring something similar to Pittsburgh." more...


Central Ohio Sledding Hills

Columbus, OH - "Grab some snowsuits and check out 32 popular slopes around town." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

The Jamis Xenith Comp

1/16/19

"Upgrading to a carbon road bike is a big deal..." more

Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

1/15/19

AK - "With views of the rugged Chugach Mountains and tidal inlets, Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other rail-trail in the country..." more

The Real Place to Party on Ibiza!


Shift Up Podcast Looks at Mobility

1/15/19

"'Mobility' is a common buzzword in the tech and transportation industries, and in the European bike industry. In the U.S. bike industry? Not so much." more...

Custom Bikes for Phoenix Suns Players

AZ - "...Based on State’s 6061 Black Label series, each bike is individually named and numbered for the player..." more

The 12 Best BMX Bikes for Every Rider

"...there's a bike on this list for you." more...

Picking Fights with People Who Park in Bike Lanes

NYC - "Sean Avery's 10-year stint in the NHL will be remembered for a lot of things, almost all of them involving him pissing someone off in some way..." more

Bicycle Drag Racing


E-Bike Motors Explained

1/14/19

"Everything you need to know about motor mechanics, pedal asist, hub motors..." more

Anonymous Donor Who Gifted Over 1,700 Bikes

"Over the course of three decades, a man in Montreal has anonymously given away more than 1,700 bikes to underprivileged kids..." more

The Best $570 Bike We've Ever Tested

"A super cool bike for people who ride to get things done." more...

The Empty Chair to My Left

"Phil Liggett reflects on the sad loss of Paul Sherwen." more...

Better Naito Will Return 3 Months Early

1/11/19

Portland, OR - "...The agency announced today that Naito Parkway will be upgraded with a protected lane for bicycling and walking from January 28th through the end of September..." more

Joey Gough Goes Huge

"There was only so long I could watch Joey's infamous GoPro videos before I suggested we got together to shoot a short film..." more

The Best Cycling Tech

1/11/19

"From smart bikes to the smoothest shaves, here are 11 amazing products you need to know about." more...

Turn any Object into a Cageless Bike Bottle

1/11/19

"The Fidlock magnetic, cageless water bottle design first debuted with partner Restrap two years ago..." more

Cleveland Hiking Club

1/11/19

Cleveland, OH - "...Hikers have experienced changing conditions throughout the first part of winter, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting outdoors..." more

Preserving Columbus History

Columbus, OH - "...Follow efforts to save memorabilia and photographs of Diavolo, a cycling daredevil legend in Columbus..." more


Get Ready for the E-Bike Boom of 2019

1/11/19

UK - "Are you all set for the great UK e-bike boom of 2019? Actually to tell the truth it won’t quite be a boom. Not in the sense that we had the BMX boom, the MTB boom and the Road boom..." more

Meet the Fastest Ultraendurance Racer in the World

1/11/19

"She rides 2,000 miles at a time..." more

Meet Coleen, an E-Bbike

1/11/19

"...Audrey Lefort and Thibault Halm have introduced Coleen, an electric bike modelled after the Prouvé bike..." more

Hiking Adventures in the CVNP

1/10/19

OH - " If you’re thinking about throwing on a backpack and getting out to explore nature, that adventure doesn’t have to mean traveling to another part of the planet..." more

Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf Shop

1/10/19

Rocky River, OH - "Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf is expanding to teach paddle fitness classes, lead tours and travel adventures and host a series of races on Lake Erie." more...

Truck driver Paul Thompson Wants You to Know He’s Sorry

1/10/19

Portland, OR - "In the early morning hours of August 21st, 2017, Paul Thompson was on his usual route picking up recycled cardboard from businesses in Portland’s central eastside industrial district. A truck driver for over three decades, Thompson had a spotless record before that morning." more...

Adventure Bike of the Year 2018/19

UK - "Want to get off-road on a gravel and adventure bike? These are the best we've tested in the past year." more...

Lea Davison 3-Step Secret to Happiness

1/10/19

"Don’t even think about telling Lea Davison that #happinesswatts aren’t real. This two-time Olympian and World Cup mountain bike racer knows better." more...

How Bicycles Turn You Into a Superhero

1/9/19

ID - "On Saturday I was riding a fat bike along the Harriman State Park trails and reveling in the feeling of joy and novelty of two-wheeled travel over snow." more...

The Best Bicycle Multitool?


Victorians Riding Bikes

1/9/19

"People were trying out all kinds of crazy bike designs back then." more...

11 Best Tents for Bikepacking

1/9/19

"You can have the best bike and great cycling gear, but the wrong tent can easily ruin any bikepacking or camping trip..." more

Sizing Riders to MTBikes

1/8/19

CA - "...even though — or maybe because — they've pored over geometry charts, measured their existing bike and done some test rides, many of these savvy shoppers still need help finding the right size." more...

Specialized Steerer Tube Collar Recall

"If you own a Specialized bike with a Future Shock, listen up. Specialized just announced a voluntary safety recall which affects the Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge & Sirrus, and includes bikes from the 2017 to 2019 model years." more...

How to Train Your Dog for Trail Rides

"Tips and tricks to help your pup become a top-notch trail dog." more

'Cherish The Bicycle' Says Dutch Government

"British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at a “Brexit breakfast” in The Hague on 11 December 2018 in an armored luxury car. Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands arrived on his bicycle." more...

The Kinetic Road Machine Smart 2 Trainer

"...this sturdy smart trainer is a reliable workhorse." more...

Teen Finds ‘American Dream’ As Bike Mechanic

"At first, Faustin Dushimimana's only tools were a screwdriver and a hammer..." more

Do Most People Bike for Work or Fun?

1/8/19

"I recently got in an argument with a friend about cycling. I argued that, when you see someone biking in New York, they're usually trying to get somewhere..." more

Panasonic Launches New E-Bike Line

1/7/19

NV - "Panasonic is working with Kent International to launched three models of e-bikes that will be sold under Kent's Univega USA and Van Dessel brands..." more

Biker vs Top Event Horse


Stava Art in Ottawa

CAN - "GPS artist Stephen Lund made this version of Da Vinci's 'Vitruvian Man' by cycling a precise route around central Ottawa Tuesday." more...

Clara Brown Found Solace in Cycling

1/7/19

"...when she was 12, she fractured her C5 and C6 vertebrae at gymnastics practice. She was paralyzed from the neck down." more...

The $20,243 Bike Crash

1/7/19

CA - "I spent a year writing about ER bills. Zuckerberg San Francisco General has the most surprising billing practices I’ve seen." more...

Tweet Sparks Bicycle Retail Survival Debate

1/7/19

UK - "A plaintive message on the shutters of a closed down London bicycle shop has attracted the attention of talk-show host James Corden..." more

Biking 189 Miles Around the Whites


Watts Bike Club Helps Keep Kids on The Right Track

CA - "Bikes are more than just a mode of transportation for the East Side Riders bike club. Bicycles offer a sense of purpose, education, and community." more...

Why the Peloton Bike Community Raised $37K

1/7/19

"You may be familiar with Peloton, the company that sells home exercise bikes paired with livestream classes..." more

10km-Long Poem on Bike Path

1/7/19

AUS - "The words etched on the white lines in the middle of the bike path look like graffiti at first. But as they form sentences that snake along whole city blocks, they begin to tell a different story." more...

6 Great State Parks for Hiking

1/7/19

"...If you enjoy hiking, here are six state parks that are worth a visit." more...

Fat Gike Use Growing in Alberta Parks

CAN - "Winter sport is getting space on established recreational trails west of Calgary." more...

The Rise of the Electric Mountain Bike

1/7/19

"Amid concerns over trail conflicts and land-management issues, e-mountain bikes just keep getting better and better." more...

Firefighter Flies On Mountain Bike Trail

1/7/19

Huntington Beach, CA - "This Orange County mountain biker shows first hand what it looks like to go pell-mell down the steep trails of Laguna Canyon, full speed." more...

Hauraki Rail Trail is an Easy Rush

1/6/19

NZL - "Riding alongside the roaring Ōhinemuri River through the Karangahake Gorge it's hard to believe the place was once declared a sludge channel, where gold miners were free to dump toxic tailings." more...

E-Cyclists Setting Records on Strava

1/4/19

"Amateur cyclists on the popular site Strava are in an uproar over alleged e-bike cheaters." more...

Foundations East

A Pedal-Powered Lathe

"Last April, the editor of American Woodturner asked me to do a SketchUp drawing of a unique lathe..." more

2017 Glacier National Park Adventure

MT - "The trip was inspired by a book that claimed only 3% of the US population has been on a train..." more

Tandem Downhill Mountain Biking


Modern Roads Were Made for Bicycles, Not Cars

1/4/19

"Drivers should be thanking 19th century cyclists." more...

This Ride Scared Me—So I Did It 10 Times

1/4/19

"To conquer your greatest cycling fears, you need to do the rides you dread." more...

Drive Sharper, Live Longer, Look Sexier...

"Cycling doesn’t just make you healthier, happier and more prosperous; study after laborious study shows that getting on your bike also helps make you a sharper, more thoughtful driver and it can even improve your sex life..." more

My Car Broke Down So I Used a Bike

1/3/19

"...Seattle has had a strong bike culture for a long time, and a lot of my friends have been riding for years. There was an appeal there that I couldn’t explain..." more

RIP Dan Hanebrink

1/3/19

"Dan Hanebrink did not make it to the new year, but many of his creations will be driving the evolution of two wheeled sport long after his passing..." more

My First (Bike) Love

1/3/19

"The old road bike felt foreign, ungainly, and uncomfortable. It also changed my life." more...

Cyclists Rescue Kitten from Forest

"A couple was out biking when they heard a loud sound coming from the side of the road..." more

A Look at Winter Trail Grooming

1/3/19

SD - "On a bitter Sunday morning following the three-day December snowstorm, Shane Taylor was at work clearing knee-high snow from Lake Mitchell's bike trails." more...

Vintage Video From Rocky River Trail Opening

Cleveland, OH - "Chicago Historian Jeff Nichols, who can be found tweeting out vintage photos and videos from around the world right here, recently shared some gloriously-shot footage from a paved bike trail ribbon cutting ceremony at Rocky River Reservation from what looks to be at least 50 years ago." more...

Culmination of Wright Brothers’ Inventions

"December 17 mark[ed] the 115th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, a major milestone in the history of aviation..." more

The Best Walking Trails In Plainfield

IL - "...Here are some of the best places to stretch your legs in Plainfield." more...

Emily Brooke & the Cycle Laser Beam

1/3/19

UK - "2018 was the year her company (best known for the visibility-boosting, green-hued Laserlight found beaming from the frames of the capital’s 11,700 Santander Cycles) raised more than £100,000 on Kickstarter..." more

Visiting Little Kelly Canyon Trail with Grandkids

1/2/19

ID - "About a half-mile up the snowy trail on Saturday, my 8-year-old granddaughter started complaining that her toes were cold." more...

The Art of Walking, Running or Biking Thru a City

"To truly experience a place, one should encounter its streets as a pedestrian and feel the joy of discovering a destination by foot or pedal." more...

How Detroit Became a Model for Urban Renewal

1/2/19

MI - "...American cities are excellent laboratories for innovation. And no city better reflects this than Detroit." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Getting Back on the Bike

"...Here's how to get fired up to ride when your mojo's running low." more...

Upgrading Your Mountain Bike

1/2/19

"...Upgrading components to make a mountain bike more aggressive is also one of my favorite hacks...." more

8 Amazing Bike Rides In L.A.

1/2/19

CA - "...all of these rides take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic. They'll also work for folks of all fitness levels..." more

Shift Up Podcast: Improving Women's Off-Road Cycling Experiences

1/1/19

Denver, CO - "In the latest Shift Up podcast, host Arleigh Greenwald is joined by Elorie Slater from Sports Garage Cycling in Boulder, Colorado." more...

The Specialized Alibi C Step-Through

"You won't need an alibi for missing your next ride with this near zero maintenance machine." more...

Cycle of Life

12/31/18

CO - "...Smarr biked 3,220 miles for the year, most of it along his beloved Colorado Riverfront Trail." more...

British Built Bikes Used in Mary Poppins

UK - "...Pashley supplied the movie’s production company with 36 black Pashley Roadster bicycles, and they can be seen in the film being ridden by lamplighters..." more

Track Bike that Honors Major Taylor

12/28/18

"Every ride on this steel showpiece takes you back to an era when track cycling ruled." more...

Bike Culture Grows In Sonora

12/28/18

MEX - "It’s a brisk early December morning on the outskirts of Hermosillo. A team of cyclists is clipping into their pedals and rolling out onto a short circuit." more...

Womens Bike Saddle Promo

"American bicycle company Specialized has spent big bucks creating a new line of intimately-tested bicycle saddles for women..." more

A Resolution That Will Guarantee More Riding Time

12/28/18

"With his #morebikelessphone strategy, retired racer Bobby Lea reaps more riding hours --- and fun -- every week." more...

Saved by a Mountain Bike Tire Imprint

12/28/18

"I hesitated to write this story out of embarrassment, but I think there are mistakes I made that maybe others can learn from." more...

Mundo Air Pannier


Enough with the Speakers in the Woods Already

"Is it too much to ask for a little serenity, people?" more...

Viral Cycling Moments of 2018

12/28/18

"Relive the year's top cycling moments..." more

Bicyclists Don't Have all the Answers Regarding Traffic Safety

D.C. - "As the victim of a hit-and-run, I have some strong views about what should be done to improve traffic safety in the Washington area." more...

Cycling: The Antidote to Childhood Obesity

"...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are currently 13.7 million obese kids in the United States..." more

The 14 Best Cheap Bikes

"These exceptional bikes, tested by our experts, can save you tons of cash." more...

Back to Biking for Retiring County Employee

12/28/18

MD - "Among the things Tim Lung is looking forward to in retirement is more time on his bike." more...

Cycling in the Heart of New Delhi

12/26/18

IND - "...when an app-based bike-sharing service started in the city l was eager to try it out..." more

The Bike That Keeps on Giving

"...Cornett has donated at least one bicycle the last four years during Nickerson High School’s annual toy drive. The toys go to the Salvation Army and on to a family that needs it." more...

I Zapped my Brain to Boost Performance

12/26/18

"Some people think a jolt of current to the brain can make you a better athlete..." more

Survey 2018: How do you Roll on Gravel?

12/26/18

"Data collected from this survey is for informational purposes only..." more

101 Best Products in 2018

"Thousands of products passed through our office in 2018. These are our favorites." more...

Photo Vagabond

Want the Cardio Fitness of Someone Decades Younger?

"A new study confirms the long-term benefits of lifelong riding." more...

Retro Cycling Ads, Gear & Images

12/26/18

"Look what we found in the archives..." more

Andy's Handmade Single Speed

12/24/18

"We were all sitting around the kitchen table at the Dirt Rag office as we do during our weekly meeting discussing the finer points of handmade bicycles..." more

4 Tips for Smoother Winter Cycling

12/24/18

CAN - "From lights to tires, here's how to get pedalling once snow and ice are on the ground." more...

A Bike is Always the Best Gift

"For the third year in a row, the L.A. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon gave away more than 100 rides to kids." more...

Wheels Up

12/23/18

AR - "...More than 300 miles of soft-surface, single-track trails crisscross Northwest Arkansas, and double that is being planned..." more

Best Buy MTBike of 2018

12/23/18

UK - "...This was a two horse race with the Boardman just pipping the Calibre Bossnut to the 'Best Buy' post in the final furlong..." more

MetroPark Hike Includes Observing Eagles

Columbus, OH - "...Eagles have maintained a nest in Three Creeks for seven years. This spring will be the eighth time they’ve laid eggs in the park..." more

My Car Got Robbed While I Was Hiking

"I live in a town where break-ins aren’t common..." more

Doctor Doesn't Wear Helmet While Cycling

UK - "...I have a confession to make: I rarely wear a cycling helmet, finding it an uncomfortable inconvenience..." more

Bikes Made Lisa Congdon a Better Artist

"The illustrator and author says bikes have inspired her work - and helped her give back, too." more...

Chuck Wurster Dies at 86

12/23/18

Vashon, WA - "Charles 'Chuck' Ivan Wurster, Jr., whose products helped create the current indoor cycling boom, has died at age 86 at his home here." more...

Brecksville Reservation is Up to Big Things

12/20/18

Brecksville, OH - "...Two months in, the Trailside Program Center is already helping ramp up programming at the Brecksville Reservation—the largest in the Cleveland Metroparks portfolio at over 4,000 acres..." more

Students Make Smoothies With Stationary Bike

Ashtabula Twp., OH - "The importance of nutrition and exercise came together on Friday morning at Ridgeview Elementary School as students worked hard for their smoothies." more...

Battle over the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail

12/20/18

CO - "Cyclists on the Gunnison County side of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail welcome the pathway, but don’t expect a connection to neighbors over the mountains." more...

Downieville Dreaming

12/20/18

CAN - "Burke's road trip adds a long-awaited visit to the site of Downieville Classic." more...

E-Trike Recall

D.C."TerraTrike is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 450 Rambler Electrical Vehicle Option ( E.V.O.) recumbent trikes with an electric-assist wheel because the torque sensor in the hub motor can activate unexpectedly..." more

Blind Athletes Make Tandem Connections

12/20/18

"...Formed in 2015, MWABA organizes a range of sports for its athletes—including judo, yoga and goalball, a sport invented by blind veterans after WWII..." more

The TyreInvader


The Year’s Best Cheap E-Bikes

12/20/18

"Every electric bike on this list is sub $1,500 - from urban cruisers to folding models, even one that reaches 28 mph." more...

The Marin Fairfax 1

12/20/18

"...The Marin Fairfax 1 is a hybrid bike that’s affordable and great for fitness rides on greenway trails..." more

The 90-Year-Old Spin Instructor

12/19/18

"Don't expect Bob Mendelson to go easy on you..." more

Cyclists in Their 40s and 50s are the Most Active

12/19/18

UK - "Those over the hill are more likely to be riding up and down the other side, according to Strava data." more...

Demystifying the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association

"...Until mid-2016 the term 'Professional' and 'Bicycle Mechanic' rarely lived side by side..." more

Missouri Trail Patron Pat Jones Passes Away at 93

12/19/18

MO - "...Pat and her husband, the late Edward Jones, who died in 1990, are known for their important contributions to the conservation movement, including supporting the creation of two epic rail-trails in Missouri: the 240-mile Katy Trail State Park and the developing 144-mile Rock Island Trail." more...

Trek's New E-Road Bike

12/18/18

"Domane range meets SRAM Force 1 and Bosch Performance Speed motor." more...

Transporting Christmas Trees by Bike

CAN - "An ever growing database of pictures of people around the world riding with their conifer trees is being compiled by a Vancouver resident." more...

Kaylen Boroff (& Her Toddler) Take to the Streets

Portland, OR - "...Kaylen Boroff is relatively new to Portland and has embraced bicycling for transportation with her toddler son in tow." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

The Case for Not Wearing a Bike Helmet

"Helmets have been mandatory in the pro peloton for well over a decade. Where’s the data that it’s helping?" more...

Ride Your Way to Anti-Aging Benefits

"Your favorite form of exercise actually protects your DNA, so get ready to ride for the long haul." more...

Bike Shop Girl Podcast

12/18/18

"Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is teaming up with Arleigh Greenwald to bring her Shift Up podcast to a wider audience across the industry..." more

Convercyle, the Folding Cargo Bike

"Convercyle is a new folding cargo bike project combining the hauling capacity of an extended long-tail cargo bike with the maneuverability of a conventional short wheelbase city commuter..." more

Jewelry Made from Bike Tubes

"Alixandra Klein's upcycled waterproof bangles can go everywhere you do." more...

Favorite Bike Racks of 2018

12/18/18

"These are the 15 roof, hitch, and trunk racks we tested and love." more...

Bike Track is a Learning Tool

12/17/18

Bentonville, AR - "A school that has made bikes one of the hallmarks of its curriculum sits in the middle of a city that has embraced the culture of cycling." more...

What's the Point of an E-MTBike?

"I ride Yamaha's new YDX-TORC to find out whether exercise is obsolete." more...

The Adventon Pace 500 E-Bike

12/17/18

"The Aventon Pace 500 is faster than most urban electric bikes and costs just $1,400." more...

E-Bikes on the Fast Track

12/17/18

AR - "...Big-time bike brands such as Cannondale, Giant, Trek, Specialized, Orbea and others have in the past few years gone all-in on electric-assisted, two-wheeled conveyances..." more

36 Hours in Kitsbow


The Voler Thermal Jacket

"Made in America, this windproof and water-resistant jacket helps make super cold rides possible." more...

Bloom Brewery Finding Success along GAP

12/15/18

West Newton, PA - "...'When I first started, we were only open Saturday afternoons,' said owner Jeffrey Bloom, 52. “Now we are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and we are growing all of the time..." more

Kilian Bron Tempts Fate in the Dolomites

"The freeride thrill-seeker is back with another hair-raising video." more


The Fraught Relationship Between Cyclists & Cops

"In New York City, as well as many other places in America, the relationship between police and cyclists can be fraught..." more

Cycling Thru the Winter Blues

"...When it comes time to prepare for biking in the cold winter months, our Bicycle Friendly Universities, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and The University of Vermont (UVM) know how to encourage their students, faculty, and staff to safely brave the cold!" more...

80-Year-Olds Riding Mountain Bikes

"...I started mountain biking when I was 70 years old. I had just had cancer and I decided I needed some exercise to keep me well or try and get me fit again." more...


The Cervélo S5

12/14/18

"...It’s fast, it’s quick, it’s stable, it’s light, it climbs swiftly, handles superbly, and feels like it could push through the sound barrier on descents..." more

Soma Portfolder Folding Rack

12/13/18

"The alloy Soma Portfolder rack is a bit of a city commuter bike transformer, mixing up the benefits of a wide platform porteur-style rack with the compactness of a front pannier rack..." more

Big Box Store Bikes Fail Basic Safety Checks

12/13/18

"It's Christmas shopping time and for many that means purchasing a new bike..." more


Steve Carell Hit by Driver

12/13/18

"Steve Carell was out riding near his Los Angeles home a few weeks ago when a driver struck him from behind..." more

Mayor of the B&A trail, Tom Caraker, Dies at 84

MD - "The Baltimore & Annapolis Trail has lost its mayor." more...

Ultrarunner Can’t Get Enough of Gravel Riding

12/13/18

"Taylor Nowlin, Ultrarunning's bright new star, also has some serious skills on a bike." more...

Ottolock Cut in Two Seconds

Portland, OR - "A popular YouTuber has created a bit of a public relations headache for a local company." more...


Strava Art Gets Festive

12/11/18

UK - "...Anthony Hoyte has created a festive Strava masterpiece on the streets of Birmingham." more...

Advice for Winter Bike Commuters

12/11/18

Seattle, WA - "...Seattle Bike Blog asked readers for their advice to someone commuting by bike for the first time in the dead of winter..." more

Is Gatorade Good for You?

12/11/18

"When it comes hydration, you want to make sure you're making the right choices..." more

Healthier Responses to Bad Drivers

12/11/18

Portland, OR - "...I used to get all heated-up about people driving unsafely around me and my kids. You know, like a protective mama bear. Grrr..." more

This is who E-Bikes are for...


Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

"...people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process..." more

The 13 Best Indoor Bike Trainers

12/11/18

"How to find the right one for you..." more

Can Vitamin D Improve Your Aerobic Fitness?

12/10/18

"A new study finds an interesting link-but you might not need to start popping the supplements just yet." more...

Why We Need to Talk About Driver Aggression

12/7/18

"... while I may know that I may be safer on my bike than flying around in a deadly, high-speed machine, that knowledge doesn’t keep the tension out of my shoulders as cars pass at accelerated speeds that are far too high for the neighborhood I live in..." more

Building an E-Bike for My Wife


How to Stay Joyful When Biking in Winter

"I never considered myself a hard-core winter bike commuter before last year. I still don’t know if I can call myself that, but I’m getting there..." more

Are Clif Bars Healthy?

"Two registered dietitians explain when it's best to reach for these bars." more...

A Journey along the Underground Railroad Bike Route

"When most people think about long distance trails in the United States, they probably go straight to the big-name classics like the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail..." more

Really Big Bike Journey

Adventures in Activism: Tools of the Trade

12/7/18

Portland, OR - "...For every person who considers themselves a transportation advocate, there are ten more who are interested in learning more but don’t know where to start..." more

How Pro Laurens Ten Dam Fuels His Rides

12/7/18

"He loves coffee, pancakes, bacon, and barbeque, but it's all about balance for the 10-time Tour de France racer." more...

Otago Central Rail Trail

NZL - "The Otago Central Rail Trail is on track to have its busiest year on record..." more

A Dog, a Violin, and a Cross-Country Bike Trip

"Jasmine Reese doesn’t have an address..." more

Advice for Cycling in Winter

Lexington, KY - "...Cycling experts shared tips Thursday at the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library at University of Kentucky..." more

Are Bicycle Belt-Drives a Good Thing?

12/7/18

"...Of course, as with most innovations in the world cycling technology, it’s all a bit ‘chicken and egg’ when it comes to introducing belt drives to the masses..." more

This Guy Rode Rollers for 24 Hours Straight

12/6/18

"Cycling coach Daniel Matheny shares his tips on how to ride crazy long indoors." more...

David Byrne Rode His Bike to Our Office...

12/5/18

"Talking Heads and police shootings. Janelle Monáe and stage fright..." more

The Bkool Smart Go

12/5/18

"Join the virtual cycling world with one of the cheapest smart trainers on the market." more...

Freefall Down a Tree Trunk

"Bear Mountain’s mountain bike course designer Jordie Lunn tests his limits." more...


The Debate Over the Danger of Wearing a Bike Helmet

12/5/18

"...over the last decade, cyclists and the scientists studying them have been debating the veracity of one rumored negative consequence of wearing a helmet..." more...

Bike Lanes: One Size Does Not Fit All

12/5/18

"...European bikeways are the product of years of evolution, and not every local attempt meets the same high standards..." more

Arkansas’ Southwest Trail

AR - "...the Southwest Trail—could bring both national attention and important local benefits." more...

Your Next Biking Adventure Vacation

"Hundreds of miles of the U.S.-Mexico border region have been turned into a biking paradise—showcasing a region with a rich history that has been overshadowed by ugly politics." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Why Paul Sherwen’s Death Hurts

12/4/18

"I was just out the door to take the dog for a hike when I got the news that Paul Sherwen had died in his sleep Sunday..." more

The Perfect MTB Vacation

"from dirtbag cheap to high roller, we have the outdoor adventure destination for your budget." more...

British Cyclists Undergo Heart Scans

UK - "British Cycling athletes will undergo yearly heart scans after high profile sporting names have suffered cardiac arrests." more...

AT's Ultimate 48 State Road Trip

"From Kentucky, I made my way North to Ohio where I met up with Zach Overholt, Tom Holaday and Shane Garan for a ride out at Ceaser Creek State Park...." more


Swedetown Trails Groomed, Ready for Winter

12/4/18

Calumet, MI - "...We've got about 30K of trails here. They've all been dragged. They are tracked. Conditions are pretty darn good for this early in the season..." more

Is 'Level of Service' Stuck in the Stone Ages?

"For over 50 years, Level of Service (LOS), the predominant method of measuring traffic generated by new developments, has done more harm than good." more...

Our Annual Tree-by-Bike Tradition

12/4/18

Portland, OR - "...Over the years we’ve bought trees near and far. Our closest was five blocks from home..." more

A Salute to Major Taylor & Peoria's Biking History

IL - "...Major was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world at the time he competed. He was probably as young as 13 when he first competed in Peoria in the 1890s..." more

Elephant Bike: Buy One, One Gets Donated

"There are so many upsides to buying an Elephant bike that it’s not easy to know where to begin..." more

LiteLok Gold Cut in 16 Seconds!


1896 Map Shows Portland’s Cycling Culture

12/4/18

OR - "In 1896 Portland had a thriving cycling culture complete with bike-specific fashion purveyors, bike-friendly restaurants, bike shops, and local businesses hoping to cater to our many “wheelmen” and women." more...

Mark Weir Survives the Widowmaker

12/3/18

"The legendary mountain biker shares the serious signs he ignored until it was nearly too late." more...

Cycling the Katy Trail


The Most Bike Friendly State

12/3/18

"...According to the report, the most bike-friendly state in the U.S. in 2018 was..." more

Anonymous Artist Installing Bus Benches

Los Angeles, CA - "...Over the past 11 months, the artist has surreptitiously installed more than a dozen wood benches around the Eastside, and he has it down to a science..." more

Yorkshire Grit


Paul Sherwen Dies, Aged 62

"Iconic cycling commentator Paul Sherwen has died aged 62 at his home in Uganda." more...


Cuyahoga River’s Amazing Recovery to be Celebrated

12/2/18

Cleveland, OH - "...The hope is the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will time its “Water Trail” designation for the Cuyahoga River for June 22, 2019. That would be the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River last caught fire because of flammable pollutants..." more

Best Cycling Routes in Kent

12/2/18

UK - "The beautiful Kentish countryside can be enjoyed on leisurely walks and train rides but one of the best ways is to pick up your bike." more...

Cold-Weather Essentials You Need This Winter

"From lights and fenders to wool socks and base layers..." more

5 Great Bikeways in the Cleveland Area

OH - "The Cleveland-Akron area is home to dozens of bike trails. The paths listed here are built for long bike rides that provide an escape into nature." more...


Fat Bikes on Howelsen Hill

Steamboat Springs, CO - "Wintertime on Howelsen Hill isn't just for the skiing." more...

Strava’s Year in Sport Numbers

12/1/18

"See how your cycling habits stack up against Strava trends." more...

The Best Roadies Can Make the Worst Mountain Bikers

"Despite world domination on the road, Mara Abbott has a humbling experience on a mountain bike." more...

Holiday Fun in Cleveland

OH - "Northeast Ohio offers plenty of under-the-radar attractions from which to craft a seasonal day trip." more...

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