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Tips for Beginner Cyclists

Is the open road calling your name?  Does the thought of taking it all in on two wheels sound like just the ticket?  If you’re thinking about taking up cycling, then you will want to check out tips below to help make your rides safe and comfortable. Purchase the Right Bike One of the most important things you can do is purchasing the right bike for you.  While there are several options and features to consider, one of the most important is to make sure it is properly set for your height. This will make riding much easier and help reduce the amount of stress on your joints. Another item to consider when purchasing a bike is selecting the saddle....

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Cycling Podcasts

 Cycling podcasts are great for beginning cyclers to seasoned ones. Podcast topics range from motivational stories to the latest cycling news. Check out the below sampling of podcasts to see if one of them sparks your interest. The Adventure Stache Hosted by professional mountain biker Payson McElveen, this podcast features well-known guests from sports, biking, and the adventure world. McElveen peppers the interviews with the latest trends, as well as anecdotes from his cycling career. Guests have included Ellen Noble, Gary Fisher, and Carson Storch.   The Cycling Podcast This podcast remains one of the longest-running in the cycling world. Hosted by Daniel Friebe, Lionel Birnie, and Richard Moore, the original show has expanded to include the Service Course hosted...

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Tips for Winter Cycling

  Colder weather does not mean you have to give up cycling. You may not know that riding in colder weather burns more calories, along with teaching your body to utilize oxygen better. Read on to learn more about how you can safely enjoy cycling in the winter months. Dress Appropriately Ensuring you are appropriately outfitted for the weather is one of the most important tips for winter cycling. Wear a warm base layer and add several more on top. It is better to remove layers if you get warm than be cold during your ride.     Ride with the Right Bike in Good Condition You do not need to purchase a new bike; however, it is a good...

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Bike Safety Tips

It is important to know bike safety tips, especially if you are new to the sport. This article will cover what you need to know, including basic safety tips, hand signals, and how to avoid a collision.     Basic bike safety tips include wearing your helmet, properly maintaining your bike, and paying attention to motorists and pedestrians. If you are riding with a partner or in a group, always ride in single file, being sure to leave enough space between bikes. Riding at night requires reflective clothing and illumination, such as headlights and taillights, on your bike or helmet. Hand signals are an essential part of staying safe while riding your bike, especially if you are on a road...

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Cycling for Charity

If you have a passion for pedaling and philanthropy, you may want to consider participating in a charity cycling event or donating your time or funds to a foundation. Take a look at some of the available opportunities highlighted below. The Pablove Foundation Taking place in October The Pablove Foundation hosts a ride called Pablove Across America.  This ride starts in Austin, TX and ends in New Orleans, LA and supports pediatric cancer patients and their families through research and education.  The current minimum fundraising requirement per rider for the one-week ride is $7,500.  A unique feature of this event are the professional mechanics and soigneurs who provide support, such as a training plan, massages, and meals throughout the journey. ...

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