Trips for Kids

Operating in the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone, Trips for Kids® (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to over 140,500 at-risk youth since 1988 through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. The over 85 Trips for Kids chapters we support combine lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.

Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice

Despite the howling protests from his peers, no one’s ever been more willing to spill the beans on what it’s really like inside the pro cycling peloton than the sarcastic scribe Phil Gaimon. Building on the outrageous success of his hilarious 2014 debut, Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro, Gaimon gathers the absolute gems from his monthly Q&A feature column in VeloNews magazine into his new book, Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice from America’s Foremost Cycling Sage, adding a dose of fresh commentary and even more acerbic and sharp-eyed insights.

Camelbak Bottle Design Contest!

Design the 2017 NICA – Camelbak Sea Otter Limited Edition Water Bottle AND Win a $500 Camelbak Gift Card for your Team! Camelbak is partnering with NICA to design Limited Edition Camelbak Podium Bottles for the 2017 Sea Otter Festival and we want you, student athletes, to design it!

New Orleans to double Biking in 2017

“Even if you look back at our historical commute data, New Orleans has always had a higher than the national average commute to work by bike. We’re kind of the opposite of many cities that invested heavily in bike infrastructure and then saw that growth happen.” said active transportation project manager Jennifer Ruley.

Cycling for Charity

Many charities have bike rides to raise funds and awareness. Some will even help you with training for the event. None of the rides are competitive, so you can ride at your own pace and have fun meeting new people and sharing cycling stories. Whether you want to fight hunger, raise money for a cure, honor a loved one, or just get in shape and make a difference.

Lumos Helmet named Design of the Year

Re-imagining the bicycle helmet. Lumos is the world’s first smart bike helmet that beautifully integrates lights, hard brake, turn signals, and helmet into a single cohesive whole. An elegant solution for your safety and visibility. No wonder Lumos has won so many awards.

Trek Bicycle Corp Factory Tour

We highly recommend the Trek factory tour. See the bikes being painted and even built up close. Visit the Trek world headquarters in Waterloo, WI and learn about the history of the bikes, athletes, and company.

The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program.

The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program. Art professor Steve McGuire started the course Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle in 2010. Ever since, UI students have been designing and welding their own bike frames in the semester course.

Cycling Anti-Aging Benefits

The world renowned Mayo Clinic researchers say interval training may have anti-aging benefits at the cellular level.

Nairo attempts Giro & Tour double

Winning the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in one season is something that has not happened since 1998. In modern cycling this is seen as an impossible dream. Experts comment on how the attempt may affect Nairo Quintana.

The Giro starts on May 5 in Sardinia and ends on May 28 in Milan. The Tour de France begins 34 days later on July 1.