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The Benefits of Participating in Multiple Sports

The Benefits of Participating in Multiple Sports

When you’re looking to become more active, one of the best things that you can do is to play a number of different sports. Becoming an active participant in a number of sports has many benefits, including motor control, patience, teamwork, and an understanding of hard...

What Is a Dropper Post?

What Is a Dropper Post?

Dropper posts have made riding bikes easier and safer and are among the best off road bike inventions in the last decade. Today, we will be looking at the basics of a dropper post and the benefits of purchasing one.  The Basics There are a couple of different kinds of...

Creating a Personal Workout Plan

Creating a Personal Workout Plan

If you’re new to exercise and have fitness goals set in mind, it can feel a bit intimidating to get started. Especially with media today, it’s hard to know what is right for your body and the difference between real and pseudoscience. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be...

Are Expensive Helmets Worth the Purchase?

Are Expensive Helmets Worth the Purchase?

An injury is a very plausible threat when cycling is a frequent activity of yours, which is why protecting your head is very important. Heading off on a bike ride without a helmet is extremely dangerous. One wrong turn, too hard of a break, or a collision with another...

Preparing for Your First Bike Race

Preparing for Your First Bike Race

If you have been cycling for a while and have developed a passion for it, you may be seeking new challenges. Entering a bike race or bike tour could be just the thing you’re looking for. While entering a bike race can seem intimidating, it can be a fun way to...

Fitness Tips to Improve Posture and Comfort While Cycling

Fitness Tips to Improve Posture and Comfort While Cycling

There is often discussion about proper posture when walking, sitting, and working. Yet, it rarely comes up that posture plays a vital role in cycling, despite its role for those who cycle regularly. Proper posture plays a critical role in the comfort of cyclists, or...

Tips for Beginners Riding in Cleats

Tips for Beginners Riding in Cleats

Riding in cleats for the first time can be intimating. Just the thought of having your feet “stuck” to the pedals is a concept that can be difficult for a beginner cyclist to grasp. If you’re just getting started with riding your bike in cleats, here are some tips for...

Top Tips on Safe Clothing for Cyclists

Top Tips on Safe Clothing for Cyclists

Safety is essential when becoming an avid cyclist. This means knowing the rules of the road, taking extra precautions while riding, and even making safe clothing choices. Cyclists’ clothing is an important part of riding safely. Dressing in black and dark colours may...

Setting Your Bike Up For Cleats

Setting Your Bike Up For Cleats

The more you get into cycling, the more you’ll want to invest in equipment to improve your rides. A common upgrade is using clipless road cycling pedals with cleats. Many beginners are often intimidated by the thought of locking their feet into the pedals of a bike,...

The Benefits of Cycling with Cleats

The Benefits of Cycling with Cleats

Having the right equipment can make all the difference while cycling. From head to toe, what your wear can improve your ride or be holding you back. Shoes are especially important while riding. They offer support, increase your power delivery to the wheels, and make...

Making Your Bike More Comfortable for Riding

Making Your Bike More Comfortable for Riding

As your love for cycling grows, you’ll be more likely to take on tougher and longer rides. While these are without a doubt fun and a great adventure, a long ride can easily get uncomfortable. Cycling long distances can lead to a very sore backside, back, achey legs...

How to Know If You’re Ready for New Cycling Challenges

How to Know If You’re Ready for New Cycling Challenges

Upping your cycling game can be a thrilling experience. As you take on more trails, terrains, and distances, you improve your skills as an avid cyclist. However, it’s important to recognize when it’s time to face a new cycling challenge and what you could potentially...

Tips for Riding on Different Types of Terrain

Tips for Riding on Different Types of Terrain

When taking your bike for a spin, different surfaces come with their own set of challenges. From smooth roads to bumpy trails, it’s important to know what it takes to ride each type. Having know-how when it comes to cycling on different types of terrain can make your...

What I Keep in My Bag for Family Bike Rides

What I Keep in My Bag for Family Bike Rides

Going on bike rides is one of the best activities you can do with your family. Nothing can bring a family closer than heading out on an adventure together. However, your adventure can quickly go sour if you are not properly prepared. If you’re cycling with your...

How to Prepare for Your Very First Morning Group Ride

How to Prepare for Your Very First Morning Group Ride

You’ve been riding by yourself for a while, perhaps ridden with a friend or two, but now you’re going on your first bunch ride. So … how to prepare? First of all you want to make sure you have insurance for your riding and a bike in good working order, but that’s for...

What to Pack for an Overnight Cycling Trip

What to Pack for an Overnight Cycling Trip

Cycling is one of the best ways to find adventure. Sometimes, a cycling trip can take more than one day. For this type of adventure, it’s important to pack all the right essentials. While an overnight cycling trip can seem a bit intimidating, it can be one of the most...

Safety Tips for Cycling Through the Rain

Safety Tips for Cycling Through the Rain

If you truly have a passion for cycling, sometimes not even bad weather can stop you from riding. While it is safer to cycle during clear skies, from time to time you can get stuck in unexpected showers. If you make the choice to purposely ride in the rain, there are...

Precautions to Take While Night Biking

Precautions to Take While Night Biking

When cycling during the day, safety precautions are pretty basic and easy to remember. If you choose to go cycling at night, however, there is a lot more to remember to stay safe. Once it’s dark out, riding your bike becomes much more dangerous. While it can be more...

Health Benefits of Cycling Every Day

Health Benefits of Cycling Every Day

Cycling is a fun activity to do with your family, friends, and is a great way to get outside. It’s also beneficial to your health. Hopping on your bike to explore nearby roads and trails can improve your overall health. If you have the time, try cycling every day to...

The Best Trails and Roads For Cycling in Australia

The Best Trails and Roads For Cycling in Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful countries to explore via bike. With many views along roads, trails, and mountains, taking your bike for a ride has never been a more incredible adventure. While there are many fantastic roads and trails in Australia to explore,...

Foods Every Cyclist Should Include in Their Diet

Foods Every Cyclist Should Include in Their Diet

When powering down the road, up hills, and through difficult treks on your bike, you are pushing your body through very strenuous activity. This is why it is essential to keep a healthy diet when being an active cyclist. Food gives us the energy we need so it’s...

The Most Beautiful and Walkable Cities in the World

The Most Beautiful and Walkable Cities in the World

One of the best ways to explore a new city is by walking it. Thankfully, some of the most beautiful and iconic cities around the world are easily walkable and great for exploring. For those who don’t want to grab a taxi or hop on the bus to visit monument after...

The Best Hiking Trails in Australia to Explore

The Best Hiking Trails in Australia to Explore

Australia is well known for its oceans, open plains, rainforests, and mountains, making it one of the best places for hikers to spend their days. Here are a few of the best hiking trails to explore. Overland Tracks, Tasmania This trail takes up about 65km of Cradle...

Tips for a Safe Ride While Cycling

Tips for a Safe Ride While Cycling

Cycling is a great way to get some exercise, explore new places, have adventures, or simply to have some fun outside. Zooming through roads and trails is exhilarating and an incredible experience. However, it can be quite dangerous if you are not taking the proper...

Travel Destinations for Beginner Cyclists

Travel Destinations for Beginner Cyclists

Travelling the world is an amazing experience––travelling the world by bike is an incredible adventure. From country to country are trails, paths, and roads that you can take by bike to find breathtaking views and immerse yourself into a whole new world. While biking...

Great Stretches for Cyclists

Great Stretches for Cyclists

For a cyclist to be at the top of their game, their body needs to be in tip-top shape. Many beginners and some experienced riders tend to forget is is the benefits of stretching before and after a bike ride. Because cycling is a repetitive motion exercise, stretching...

Choosing the Best Bike for You

Choosing the Best Bike for You

Before heading off on a bike road or trail, it’s crucial to get the right bike for you. Especially if cycling becomes a regular hobby, the right bike can make or break your rides. It’s important to think for quite some time where you will most regularly ride. Most...

Using the Outdoors as Your Gym

Using the Outdoors as Your Gym

Not everyone can afford a gym membership or to buy gym equipment to work out at home. Luckily, however, fancy gym equipment isn’t always needed to get in shape or become more active. A great gym can be easily found right outside your door. Working out in the great...

Best Road Cycling Climbs in Europe

Best Road Cycling Climbs in Europe

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore new places. Not only is it an incredible exercise, but it can be a memorable adventure. The beauty of exploring new places on a bike is that unlike in a car where you zoom past it and cannot find a parking space, you can pull...

5 Cycling Tips for Beginners

5 Cycling Tips for Beginners

Cycling is a fun and thrilling way to get in more exercise. It can also be a great way to explore trails and roads in a new way. For those who have always been interested in the activity but have no idea on how to get started, these cycling tips for beginners will...

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