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15 Signs That You Might Be a (Female) Cyclist

Think you might have caught the cycling bug? Here are 15 tell-tale signs that you’ve fallen prey to a biking addiction. There’s no cure, but that’s okay–you don’t want one. Your Arms Are Tan But Your Hands Are White There’s a clearly defined line where on your wrists where your gloves begin. You do your

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How To Remove Bike Pedals

Need to remove the pedals off your bike (or put new ones on), but not sure how to do it? No fear: this is one of the easiest bike “how to’s” out there. A few minutes, some simple tools, and a little elbow grease is all you need. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the process

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

How To Use a Bike Pump to Pump a Bike Tire

{Cover photo: Your Best Digs} 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

training for a century ride

7 Tips for Training for a Century Ride

Completing a century ride is a huge accomplishment, and should be a bucket list item for every cyclist. That said, the thought of getting into good enough shape to finish one can be intimidating.

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What to Wear To Spin Class (and What NOT to Wear)

About to take your first spin class? Take a deep breath. It’s easy and you really can’t do anything wrong. That said, if you want to be super prepared we’re here to help you. We’ve picked out some of our favorite pieces for indoor cycling including padded shorts, spinning pants, and lightweight, breathable tops. But

mountain bike tire pressure

5 Tips to Dial in the Perfect Mountain Bike Tire Pressure

Finding the perfect tire pressure for your mountain bike is more art than science.  The perfect MTB tire pressure is dependent on rider weight, tire volume, terrain, trail conditions, personal preference, and more. Despite all these factors, finding the right tire pressure is worth the effort.  A properly inflated tire will increase speed, improve traction,

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13 Things that You Should Take on Every Backcountry Ride

We all know there are things we should bring on EVERY ride–a pump, a spare tube, etc–but when we venture further from easy rescue, there are additional items we should carry to survive in the backcountry. In fact, it seems the further that one gets from a paved road, the more likely something is to

Spin Class - Indoor Cycling

7 Tips to Prepare for Your First Spin Class

There’s nothing like hitting the open road on two wheels, BUT hitting the road on two wheels isn’t always possible.  Sometimes you just need to squeeze in a quick workout on your lunch break.  Or maybe there are four feet of snow outside.  Whatever your reason for cycling indoors, spinning can be a great way

commuter bike upgrades

7 Upgrades to Convert Any Bicycle To A Commuter Bike

The best commuter bike is often the bike you already have. Maybe it’s an old mountain bike with flat tires sitting in the back of the garage. Or it might be a road bike that gets more use around town than it does on the race course. Whatever kind of bike it is, you can

Women's Group RIde

5 Tips for Your First Group Ride

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