The Whiskey Off-Road Embraces the Culture of the Old West
The event is called ‘The Whiskey’ because it starts on the famed ‘Whiskey Row’, an 1800’s downtown row of tall western saloons and shops; traditional Old West Saloons that have swinging doors with names like ‘The Palace’ or ‘The Bird Cage.’
The SoCal Winter Weekend: Gravel Clinics, Bike Demos and Season Planning
Last weekend, Rick Schultz (Bike Fitness Coaching, Ask the Bike Coach) put together a free bike clinic on how to ride your first gravel event. Topics included discussions on rider and bike preparations, course routes, survival techniques and equipment selection.
An Off-Road Quest to Reach the Silver Spike
I rode my mountain bike to the start line of the inaugural Carson City Off-Road 35/50 Mountain Bike Race put on by Epic Rides. My goal was the finishers reward of the coveted silver railroad spike with the proof of my success engraved in the metal.
Mesquite Madness: Rolling The Dice Through Three States
Life is all about taking risks. I had one of those days at the Mesquite Madness ride in Nevada hosted by the great folks at Red Rock Bicycle Company in St. George, Utah.
The Official Haute Route Ventoux Three Ride Report
Organized by the same folks who put on the 7-day Haute Route Alps, Pyrenees and Rockies, Ventoux offers the same Pro-like experience both on and off the bike in a perfect 3-day weekend format. Based in the quaint French village of Bédoin the route covers 270km with 7800m of climbing, including three ascents of Ventoux.
Group Ride Bucket List: Tucson Tuesdays with Fairwheel Bikes
There’s no better place out West to figure out if you’re one of the strong or weak than at the iconic Fairwheel Bikes Tuesday Group Ride, or as the locals call it – The Tuesday.
Meet the Bike Coach: Your Questions Answered by Rick Schultz
Meet Rick Schultz, a bike coach and regular contributor to BICYCLIST magazine, who is an experienced CAT 3 racer, a Peaks Coaching Group specialist, and a Beginner Racer Program (BRP) instructor. Send him your questions through this contact form and your answer could be featured in upcoming issues of the magazine.
Pizza, Beer, Lost Helmets, and Found Friends: Training with Bike MS
Is Triathlon Too Expensive For The Average Cyclist? It Doesn’t Have To Be
California Triathlon’s mission is to make the sport of triathlon more affordable, accessible and sustainable. Here are the resources in place to help cyclists make the jump to triathlon:
The 1989 Iron War Revisited
The Kona Ironman world championship consists of a 2.4-mile swim in a calm bay in downtown Kona; a 112-mile bike race through the barren black fields, climbing up the lush mountain road with green grass to the small town of Hawaii; then back down, through the lava fields to the Kona Surf Hotel outside of Kona
A Weekend of Riding at Outerbike 2017 in Crested Butte, A MTB Playground
The Outerbike festival in Crested Butte this past August was surrounded by the mountains of the Colorado region, allowing for a mountain bike playground for riding demo bikes from some of the best outdoor/adventure brands.
The Huasna Hill: A Classic Climb in the Central Coast
This year’s annual Central Coast Classique features a familiar climb, the Huasna Hill in Arroyo Grande. This segment has been attempted by almost 1500 cyclists and something of a climbing tradition for the annual event;
The Annual Pilgrimage – Interbike 2017 Preview
It’s impossible to comprehend that almost 12 months have elapsed since Interbike 2016, but the calendar doesn’t lie, so the editorial crew is planning our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the largest bicycle expo in the United States.
Carlsbad Day 2 Bike MS Challenge
We’re focusing in on the Day 2 ride of Bay to Bay 2017, a 50 mile mostly straight shot down Pacific Coast Highway that starts at the sophisticated Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa and ends at Crown Point, the sandy gem of Mission Bay.
Lord Windsor Roasters in Downtown Long Beach is Cyclist Approved
The wide open bar and absence of Wi-fi in Lord Windsor’s Roasters supports a social atmosphere in which talking to a neighbor or getting lost in each sip of your delicious beverage is completely justified.
From Bike Rides to Grape Vines, The Cycling-Wine Connection
We sat down with the co-owners of Peloton Cellars, Bill and Trish Kesselring, to talk about their role in the Central Coast Classique bike ride, and how their cycling and viticulture worlds have collided. Central Coast Classique cyclists can look forward to these wines and more on their tour of the Central Coast, where the lifestyle and fellowship of cycling and viticulture aren’t nearly the odd couple they seem.
Racing Trains: The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic & Quarter Horse Bicycle Race
The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic (IHBC), which began 46 years ago, is a challenging and exciting bicycle race from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. Bicyclists race over three mountain passes against the classic steam powered locomotive deep into the Rocky Mountains surrounded by majestic scenery.
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