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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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Road Cycling Gear Essentials

Road cycling is a great way to stay in shape and also enjoy the outdoors. Having the right equipment is essential to staying safe and enjoying your ride. Take a look at some of the essential pieces you will need before hitting the road.     Helmet A helmet is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you will need when road cycling. It will greatly reduce your chance of head, neck, or face injuries while riding. Today’s road cycling helmets are primarily lightweight and come without a visor. A visorless helmet is often preferred by road cyclists because it increases aerodynamic efficiency while riding ad provides an unobstructed view of the road.     Cycling Kit A...

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Top 2018 Christmas Gifts for Dogs and Pet Owners

We searched long and hard to bring you the Top 2018 Gift Ideas for Dogs and Pet Parents! We hope you enjoy, please share our list! 1. Twistep Pet Step for SUV's $249.95 Hitch Step is easier to use than ramps and saves you from any heavy lifting! Best part is that its always attached to the car, ready to be used without taking up any space in the back of your vehicle. More room for your pooch!   2. AquaPaw Pet Bathing Tool $24.95 Innovative design reduces spraying water, speeds up bath time, and reduces stress for anxious pets   3. SaltSox Winter Boots $54.95 Give your best friend some comfort on winter walks with a boot that offers...

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