Gravel Cycling – Racing and Adventure

Gravel cycling is a glorious return to the purest roots of two-wheeled adventure. From farm roads and miners’ paths to the high passes of the Rockies and the Alps, gravel cycling and bikepacking will set you free to explore, enjoy, persevere, and discover.

History of Shimano, February 1921

In February 1921, Shozaburo Shimano opened Shimano Iron Works in Higashi Minato in Sakai City when he was 26 years old. On the site of a demolished celluloid factory, he rented a nearly 40-square-meter area. The monthly rent was 5 yen. At that time, the new establishment had only a single lathe, measuring about 1.8 meters long. He had borrowed that machine from Sano Iron Works, benefiting from his friendship with its owner.

Biking to work linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death

A recent study suggests that bicycle commuting, like recreational cycling, is not only associated with a lower risk of serious disease, but with a longer life as well. For that study, researchers from the University of Glasgow followed more than 263,450 commuters in England, Scotland, and Wales for an average of five years. The group was composed of 52% women and 48% men ages 40 through 69.

Echo Custom Frame & Fork 800 grams

Allied Cycle Works custom carbon fiber ECHO frameset weighs in at 800 grams for size 56cm. Hand made in the USA, it is very light for a full custom tube-to-tube bike that lets you choose the geometry.

The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling

Featuring contributions from: Emma O’Reilly, the soigneur for the U.S. Postal Service Team and one of the people responsible for bringing Lance Armstrong down as part of David Walsh’s investigation; Betsy Andreu, wife of ex-professional cyclist Frankie Andreu and another Lance Armstrong nemesis; Michelle Cound, manager and partner of Tour de France winner Chris Froome; Juliet Macur, author of Cycle of Lies: the Fall of Lance Armstrong; and Jen See, who interviews Marianne Vos, arguably the greatest cyclist in the world right now.

Bianchi Cafe Milano

If you are ever in Milan, Italy, do yourself a favor and visit the Bianchi Cafe. Serving Breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner, Bianchi Café & Cycles is open from morning to evening and also offers vegetarian dishes as well as specialties gluten and lactose free. In addition to its food and wine, Bianchi Café & Cycles also features a showroom and workshop.

Amanda Coker beats Kurt Searvogel’s Year record!

Back in 2011 while cycling with her father Ricky near their home in North Carolina when they were hit by a distracted driver. Amanda suffered serious brain trauma and he dad broke his back. Amanda’s injuries resulted in her leaving school as well as suffering from anxiety and depression. It took several years for Amanda…

Future cycling jersey?

A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body heat and sweat. These flaps are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity.

Alfonsina Strada Giro d’Italia in 1924

Alfonsina Strada was an Italian cyclist and the only woman to race in the Giro d’Italia in 1924 when the organizers mistook her for a man. At the time newspapers called her The Devil in a dress!

Alison Cohen – Bicycle Transit Systems

Alison Cohen is re-inventing the 
way people move in some of our largest cities by making bikes more accessible. Her company, Bicycle Transit Systems, which in 2017 formed a strategic alliance with Trek Bicycle’s bike share company and is responsible for bike share systems in some of the nation’s largest, and traditionally most bike-unfriendly cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, and her home town of Philadelphia.

Giro d’Italia 100th Anniversary T-Shirt

Antonio Marras has designed an exclusive T-shirt celebrating the 100th anniversary of Giro d’Italia, Italy’s most famous and prestigious annual multiple-stage bicycle race.

Every Kid Deserves a Bike

“The mission at Going Places is to bring joy to deserving children from low income families by providing them with bikes, swim lessons, summer camp opportunities, and more. This will enrich their growth and fuel their imaginations, supporting the most basic childhood right – a right to joy.” -Katie Blomquist, Going Places Founder and Operating Director