Whether you’re ready to invest in your first pair of bike shorts or simply need to add another pair to your expansive cycling wardrobe, we’ve rounded up the best cycling shorts for women. A good pair of padded bike shorts can make a world of difference, allowing you to ride longer in comfort and to
If you suffer from saddle sores or chafing while cycling, chamois cream can make a huge difference. Designed to reduce friction between your chamois, saddle, and intimate regions, chamois cream helps keep things comfortable down there. Most chamois creams are also anti-bacterial, so it can help prevent keep things clean and prevent infection. Here are
Photo credit: Andreas Kambanis Knowing where to put everything while biking can be tricky–especially your phone. Put it in your jersey pocket and it might fall out. Stick it in a hydration pack or seat bag and you can’t see your Strava stats. Enter the bike mount. A bicycle phone mount allows you to keep your
So you’re ready to invest in a road bike, but don’t have a ton of money to spare. No worries, we’ve rounded up what we consider the 5 best women’s road bikes under $1,000. These aren’t necessarily the lightest or fanciest road bicycles on the market, but they do provide the best bang for your
Like many other products we review, cycling shoes are not inherently a gender-specific product. Plenty of women wear “men’s” cycling shoes or unisex shoes with no problems. That said, women tend to have narrower heels and smaller feet than men, and women’s shoes start in smaller sizes. Therefore, if you have a small foot, it
If you love cycling, there’s no vacation better than a cycling vacation. And if you want some time away from the world, hanging out with a bunch of supportive, active women can be a life-changing experience. The best of both worlds? A women-only cycling vacation! Here’s a list of cycling vacations and tours for women.
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
Photo Credit: Hutchs Bicycles Going on your first group ride is a right of passage in your life as a cyclist. It can also be a little bit scary, especially if you don’t have anybody to show you the ropes. Here are some tips on how to find the right group ride, what to do
Nothing can make or break a ride quite like a saddle. If your bottom-side isn’t comfortable, the miles can go be verrrrry slowly. Or even worse, you might end up developing saddles sores or soft tissue bruising. Unfortunately, it is hard to recommend a BEST saddle as each woman has different anatomy and different preferences.
Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your cycling season. And no, I’m not suggesting heading indoors to your rollers (although there might be some of that involved). For many places around the U.S., winter days bring cool, sunny weather ideal for completing a big ride. Here are five century rides to add to your calendar