California has the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, which includes plants that can be toxic to humans. Interaction with these toxic plants is avoidable so long as you’re aware of what to look for.
Coming across wildlife while riding can be a rewarding reminder of the benefits of traveling at ‘bicycle speed’; fast enough to cover significant ecological diversity, slow enough to bear witness and observe the animal kingdom all around us. Keep nature wild, look don’t touch (you knew that right?)
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
Since the advent of the bicycle, two-wheeled outdoor adventures have been part of bicyclist culture. With today’s access to public lands, developments in multi-surface terrain bikes, and the electric variants cropping up exponentially, more and more adventure seekers are capable of riding up steep mountains and through forest roads.
This innovative new protein powder brought to you by former pro cyclist Floyd Landis is one of my new favorites to consume after a workout. The nutritious ingredients, the unique taste, versatility of the product, and the connection to cycling really make this product a stand-out.
The Spreng Reng is designed so that one side of the chain-ring within the entire power stroke segment is a smaller radius than the other side, thereby increasing the mechanical advantage of that crank arm.
In a time when the commodification of bicycles is the norm, bicycle sales that serve a purpose beyond the enriching of corporate shareholders is refreshing. Bikes can be ordered at the Wright Brothers webstore and are priced at $4,750 for the Van Cleve 1896 and $3,950 for the St. Claire.
Rick Schultz uses 3 bike fitting/bike sizing machines including the GURU DFU (Dynamic Fit Unit), a Serotta Size Cycle, and a Computrainer. For the majority of the visit we used the GURU DFU which electronically adjusts the position of the stationary bike in small increments.
Led by Ed Clancy, the San Diego Sports Collective has been focusing on educating and advocating for pedestrian safety through the Rider Safety Visibility initiative. Known as RSV, the focus is improving the experience and safety of cycling by increasing the visibility of pedestrians to cars
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
Despite the popularity of antiperspirant deodorants today, most Americans didn’t use them until the early twentieth century. For the average person, the antidote to unpleasant smells was often heavy amounts of perfume and altered clothing, such as cotton sweat pads under the armpits.
We appreciate any excuse to buy new accessories for our favorite past time, but when you give them to your cycling sweetie, their excitement is all the more worthwhile. On this (pseudo) holiday, our recommendations are tailored to the spirit of the “season.”
Closing the year out for third graders at Jenny Oropeza Elementary School was the surprise of a bicycle, built by members of Velo Allegro, YMCA of Greater Long Beach and Bikable Communities.
A long-term commitment to harmonizing work-life and bike-life by becoming a bike friendly business have far-reaching benefits for both the employee and employer and once established it can foster a more productive workplace.
My friend Ron’s granddaughter is a precocious nine years old with a penchant for mechanical things. She conceived the e-Chariot to be a vehicle that would allow her family, including her 12-year-old physically challenged sister Hailey, to bicycle together.
When I lived in India for six months in 2014 doing environmental research, I always traveled to my host institution in the northern Bangalore suburbs on my bicycle. It was 6 km away and only took me about 20 minutes. It was a lovely trip through a colorful neighborhood and I relished the sights, smells, and sounds. But, the rides were challenging, both physically and emotionally.
The One Way Ride Program officially began in 2012, but these men have been carrying on this tradition for over a decade. It all started after the 2001 Rosarito to Ensenada ride when local resident Raymond “Randy” Kiefer and his riding partner, Hank Williamson, generously gave away their bicycles to two local teenage boys who were hanging around the finish line watching the riders come in.
Participation in a Ride of Silence helps raise awareness and increase legislation to reduce the number of fatalities of bicyclists killed by motorists. It’s a free event and will be gathering in a city near you to honor our fallen comrades.