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Best Books on Cycling

There are a variety of great books available on cycling, ranging from those just starting the sport to the seasoned cyclist. Take a look at some of our top picks for cycling books.     The Official History of the Tour de France If you watch the Tour de France every summer, check out this book by Luke Edwardes-Evans, Serge Laget, Andy McGrath, and Bernard Hinault. The Tour de France is a race that covers more than 2,200 miles in 3 weeks through the Alps and Pyrenees, with a finish on the Champs-Élysées. The book discusses all of the major events in the competition up to the 2019 race. Offering 300 photographs, this book covers all of the major players and includes postcards,...

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Scenic Cycling Trails in Washington State

The state of Washington offers a multitude of biking trails. We will cover some of the most scenic trails you can try out on your next cycling adventure. The Sammamish River Trail Starting in Bothell, the Sammamish River Trail runs for 11 miles and ends in Redmond’s Marymoor Park. You will like this trail if you are looking for a nice, flat ride. The scenic route includes views of the Sammamish River, mountains, and farmland. As you near Woodinville, consider stopping by some of the wineries that are right off the trail.   Image Source: https://rootsrated.com/seattle-wa/cycling/sammamish-river-trail Snohomish County Centennial Trail Snohomish County Centennial Trail was constructed on abandoned rail beds, with a smooth pathway that slightly changes elevation as you continue...

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Bicycle Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your bike regularly is an important part of maintaining it and ensuring you ride safely. Water, debris, and mud cause the parts on your bike to deteriorate and corrode after time. Also, ensuring your bike parts are lubricated helps prevent them from freezing up and causing rust. Learn how you can keep your bike in top operating condition with these maintenance tips.     You can find many of the items you will need for cleaning your bike around the house. Clean rags and brushes are must haves for overall cleaning and small spaces. You will need either bike wash or diluted dishwashing liquid to clean the bike frame. You will also need degreaser to clean the bike chain....

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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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