Everyone's biggest fear when they're training for a big ride is the thought of cycling uphill. Even worse, the thought of not being able to make it, having to walk, or hitching a ride in the support van. But, your next tour doesn't have to be this way. Hills are never easy, but with these six tips, and a little practice, it will get easier.
It's been a little less than a year since Mads Phikamphon finished his survey of dozens of influentials around the world and created his list of 159 best bike touring destinations in the world. Since the bike tour planning season is upon us we're resurfacing his infographic for all to enjoy.
Anyone changing their bike tour destination after seeing this? We did!
Montana state Senator Scott Sales appears to view cyclists as an invasive species. In the wake of killing a bicycle-safety bill earlier this year, the Bozeman Republican now wants to slap a $25 fee on out-of-state riders by tacking an amendment onto SB 363, a bill about invasive species management.
Mike Cotty's Col Collective, an online training and educational resource for cyclists hell-bent on tackling the world's greatest routes, has launched their own line of bike tours for the 2017 season.
Located in the heart of the Hautes Pyrénées, The Col Collective HQ is opening it's doors to cyclists looking to tackle the most prestigious climbs. From "introductory" rides for beginners to Grand Cols trips for more accomplished riders, The Col Collective Cycling Tours are a unique set of departures unlike anything else out there.
Let's be honest, Europe is king of cycling holidays. Yes, they have the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, exotic foods, tiny storybook villages that dreams are made of, and some of the best cycling routes in the entire world. But, support for cycling in the United States is seeing a surge in recent decades with local municipalities are investing significant amounts of money to develop world-class bicycle routes and cycling events.
It's time to explore the good old U.S. of A. with and a full summer ahead and gas prices that make a road trip seem reasonable. So, where do you start? Here is a list of routes that the Huffington Post recently published as their 10 Great American Bike Rides. Strap your bike to the family truckster and hit the road for a classic American summer adventure.
Cycling is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable things in life. Sometimes, your ride doesn't turn out to be everything it's cracked up to be and your poor bum feels incredibly sore during or after your ride, known as saddle sore. Saddle sore is one of the most common injuries for beginner cyclists.
What exactly is saddle sore? At first, it shows up as irritated skin on your behind right where your seat (or saddle) makes contact with your body. It's generally just a soreness you feel after you ride. Your shorts and skin rub together while you ride and overtime can infect hair follicles, cause boils or even painful abscesses.
To help keep your rides as enjoyable as they should be we've put together a list of 11 ways to avoid saddle sore from occurring.