Cycling Nutrition: 9 Tips For Fueling On The Bike

cycling nutrition

If you’re heading out on the bicycle for more than an hour ride, you need to eat in order to perform and feel your best. But what, when, and how much should you be eating? Eating the wrong things (like gels) or eating too much can cause major GI distress. On the other hand, if … Read more

How to Clean and Lube Your Bike Chain (It’s Easy!)

lubing chain

You know your bike chain needs to cleaned an lubed (maybe it has started to make noise?), but you’re not quite sure how to go about it. The good news, is it’s easy and anybody can do it! To say that I am not mechanically inclined is perhaps the understatement of the year. I have always … Read more

19 Types of Bikes & How to Pick The Best For You!

types of bikes

Part of the reason buying a bike is so challenging is because there are SO MANY different types of bicycles: road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes, yikes! While it can all be a bit confusing, the good news is that this huge variety of bicycles means that there is a bike out there perfectly … Read more

How To Use a Bike Pump to Pump a Bike Tire

How to Use a Bike Pump to Pump up a Bike Tire

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, you’re ready to go for a bike ride…..but you have a flat tire. Assuming it’s been a while since you’ve ridden your bike, you probably just have low tire pressure. An easy fix! We’ll show you (step-by-step) how to pump up a bike tire using both two … Read more

How To Adjust And Set Your Bike Saddle Height

standing next to the saddle

One of the most daunting things about riding a bike often isn’t the actual riding of the bike, but figuring out how to get your bike to fit properly. Specifically, one of the first things you will want to do is get your bicycle saddle height adjusted to the correct height It is so important … Read more

How to Treat Road Rash: 5 Step Process For Cyclists

how to treat road rash

All of us cyclists, at one time or another, have fallen off our bikes. Some of us do it more often, some of us do it less often, but if you ride a bike on pavement, chances are at one time or another you have found yourself a little bit closer to that pavement than … Read more

How To Clip Into Bike Pedals: 5 Tips To Increase Your Confidence

clipping in on the bike

After you have been riding for a while, chances are you will start to consider whether or not to get cycling shoes that clip into the pedals on your bike. You will see that all of the “serious” cyclists have them, and you are thinking of giving it a try! With possibly some trepidation you … Read more

Presta vs Schrader Valves: What’s The Difference? What’s Better?

presta valve

What’s a presta valve? What’s a schrader valve? What’s the difference, and which is better? These are some of the questions we got from beginner riders all of the time. (And ones I had way back when when I first got into cycling). The good news is that this isn’t rocket science, and we’ll explain … Read more

A Guide to Bicycle Gears: How to Shift Bike Gears and Do it Smoothly

rear bicycle gears

Nothing can frustrate new riders quite like bicycle gears.  Unfortunately, shifting bike gears isn’t a terribly intuitive thing.  It takes a bit of time and thought to learn how to shift properly and efficiently.  The good news is once you get a bit of practice, shifting becomes second-nature–something you don’t have to think about at all.  In order to help hasten … Read more

Bike Maintenance: Conquer Your Fear And Learn To Fix Your Bike

Recently I asked the Femme Cyclist community what their biggest challenge was as it relates to cycling. One of the most frequent answers? Bike maintenance. From total beginners to seasoned riders, we’ve discovered that many women don’t know how or are intimidated by the idea of working on their own bike. The good news is … Read more