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

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

mens vs womens bikes

Mens vs Womens Bikes: 5 Things You Need to Know

So you’re getting ready to shop for a bike and aren’t sure what the difference is between a women’s bike and a men’s bike (or a unisex bike). The truth is that all bikes are unisex bikes and that the difference between those that are marketed as “women’s bikes” and those that are marketed as

Women’s Bike Sizes: 3 Steps To The Right Fit (& Size Chart)

You’re ready to buy a bike, but intimidated by all the numbers and specs? One of the first steps is knowing which size bike you need. There are a couple of different ways women’s bikes are measured and sized, and we’re going to walk you through all of it. And there’s no need to feel

cycling for beginners

Cycling For Beginners: Everything You Need To Know

Have you been wondering how to get into biking? It can be confusing (and intimidating) knowing how to get started, but the good news is that it’s an easy sport to get into. In this guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about cycling for beginners including the best bikes for beginners, what gear

cycling hydration

Everything You Need To Know About Cycling Hydration

Many of us obsess over our fitness, our nutrition, even our chamois–but what about hydration?! Proper cycling hydration is one of the most vital components of our performance on the bike, and yet we usually don’t spend nearly enough time thinking about it. The good news is that it doesn’t take much effort to determine

mountain bike confidence

9 Ways To Increase Your Confidence On The Mountain Bike

Whether you’re brand new to mountain biking and feeling a little scared, or have been riding for a while but are struggling to improve your technical skills, there are concrete steps you can take to improve your confidence. The truth is most of us can benefit from working on our confidence on the bike. And

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

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7 Tools To Find Bike Trails Near You

Whether you are brand new to cycling and want to find bike trails near you to ride, or you are an old pro at biking but are visiting a new city and unfamiliar with the trails, the good news is that there are a variety of tools available now a days to help you find

cycling solo

7 Tips For Solo Cycling

While many women LOVE going on group rides, there are many others (myself included) who actually prefer to ride by themselves. And even if group rides are totally your jam, there might be days where riding solo makes more sense. Solo cycling allows you to fit in a ride on your own schedule, accomplish your