25JUL 2016
Colorado Mountain Biking

Colorado Mountain Biking

Boreas is a great family ride that starts out a wide road — formerly an abandoned narrow-gauge rail bed — and splits off into forested singletrack that twists past historic mining relics. The trail fits the bill for an afternoon or early evening ride for those seeking a quick adventure with stunning mountainside views. The Pineridge Natural Area is within pedaling distance…

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22JUL 2016
Greenway Bike Trail

Greenway Bike Trail

Greenway Bike Trail in Minneapolis - Mitch Rossow Design and

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19JUL 2016
Electric Bicycle Trailer

Electric Bicycle Trailer

The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower doesn t make pedaling any easier; it simply adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to…

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16JUL 2016
Swimming running Bike

Swimming running Bike

Hear the word Ironman and you might cringe a bit—those people are intense , right? Well, surebut triathlons come in all shapes and sizes, including sprints,which consist of a .45-mile swim, 13.2-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run (way less intimidating than a full!). Training for a mini triathlon takes 12 to 13 weeks, so set up a schedule beforehand and be prepared for some…

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13JUL 2016
Long Distance Bicycle Touring

Long Distance Bicycle Touring

Recently Chris from Vermont e-mailed us about our bicycle tour. Before signing off he wrote, “I would love to do what you’re doing, but at my age it’s just not possible.” This type of email is typical. People writing to say they would like to set off on a bicycle tour but can’t for any number of reasons. Now, I don’t know Chris from Vermont’s age. Perhaps he’s pushing 90. Maybe…

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10JUL 2016
Bicycling Magazine Buyers Guide

Bicycling Magazine Buyers Guide

If you re more interested in exploring off road, your choice is pretty straightforward: Look for a mountain bike with wide, knobby tires, a flat handlebar, strong brakes, and shock-absorbing suspension that s made for rough, unpredictable trails. You ll then need to decide how much suspension you want (most have between 4 and 8 inches of travel) and which wheel size is right…

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07JUL 2016
European Bicycle Tours

European Bicycle Tours

With so many countries in Europe, drawing a broad summary of what it’s like for bike touring is impossible. The common currency of the Euro aside, there’s a new language, culture and cuisine to explore across every border. Unless you have several months to spare, you’ll have to pick an area to focus on. On this page we talk about: Here are some country-by-country highlights…

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04JUL 2016
Bicycling for weight Loss

Bicycling for weight Loss

Of course, Owens s amazing transformation came about from big changes in every part of his lifestyle, but one of the biggest was exercise. In the beginning, his goal was just to complete short rides, and the non-weight-bearing nature of cycling meant he could ride for more time than he could walk. It wasn t long, though, before Kohler started incorporating intervals into Owens…

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01JUL 2016
Does Bike burn fat

Does Bike burn fat

It s easy to build up unwanted fat on the waistline, but cycling can help you lose belly fat and get back into shape – here are a few tips to help you get leaner on the bike. Keep a steady pace Although your stomach muscles aren’t working as hard as your quads or glutes when you’re cycling, cycling’s aerobic nature means you are burning fat. Work at a moderately intensive pace…

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28JUN 2016
Bicycle Tours Italy

Bicycle Tours Italy

On this trip we added a third wheel, so to speak, to our mix with Carolyn’s son, Casey, along for the trip. Although he’s been an avid cyclist since the age of ten, this was his first multi-day bicycle travel experience. And since he doesn’t have a bike up to the task, we arranged a rental touring bike from Top Bikes in Rome. Rental bike in hand and minor mechanical obstacles…

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