Col du Tourmalet

From time to time we plan on featuring epic rides and epic climbs as well.

One of the first major climbs in the Tour de France, the Col du Tourmalet claimed its place in cycling legend in 1910 when one of the race leaders on the climb called the organizers “murderers” for planning a stage of 326km over 7 climbs and unpaved roads for riders on heavy, single gear bikes.

Health Benefits of Biking to Work

A new study of commuters in the United Kingdom reveals that people who bike to work tend to live longer and are at lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Biking to work can yield major health benefits.

People who bike to work have a mortality rate 41 percent lower than people who take transit or drive, and are also significantly less likely to develop heart disease and cancer, according to the study published last week in the British Medical Journal.

Tesla Pays Employees to Commute by Bike

TESLA has been growing so quickly that employees who drive to work often find themselves competing for limited parking spaces at the Palo Alto headquarters, Tesla has 6,000 employees at its Palo Alto location but only enough parking for roughly 4,500 cars.

Dafne Schippers Bicycle Bridge

At the border of the district ‘Oog in Al in Utrecht, the Netherlands, a bicycle bridge will arise over the Amsterdam Rijn canal, connecting the old inner city with the new district Leidsche Rijn. The bridge, 7 meters high, creates a unique shed to study under. In this design the landing of the bridge is combined with the development of the Montessori school at the Victor Hugo park.

2017 National Bike Challenge!

The new and improved 2017 National Bike Challenge site is now open and ready.The all-new National Bike Challenge is built for everyone, from avid road bikers to commuters to “once-in-awhile-for-fun” riders. Ride anywhere, anytime May 1 through September 30. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and with the generous support of 3M, their goal is to provide you with a free and fun Challenge experience for years to come.

Quintana’s biggest rival for the Giro d’Italia

“Vincenzo Nibali is on home turf. I think he’s the greatest rival I have in this Giro,” said Nairo Quintana while speaking at a press conference in Bogota, Colombia this past Friday. Quintana has set the goal of winning the Giro-Tour de France double – a feat not achieved since Marco Pantani did it back in 1998!

Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. Celebrating it’s 52nd year, it was run for the first time in 1962 and has run consecutively with the exception of 3 times.It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.

My Esel custom wooden bikes

WOOD. Brings performance. Provides comfort. Think of tomorrow!

My-Esel wooden frames are tested and certified according to ISO 4210-6: 2014,4. They are characterized by high stiffness and are protected by a fourfold surface sealant optimally against all weather conditions. In addition, wood vibration dampens many times better than Carbon. This results in high running stability and reduces impacts which are transmitted directly to the cyclist via the seat tube.

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

New Zealand’s Premier Cycling Event.

From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has grown into NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 8,000 riders from across New Zealand and over 20 countries across the globe taking part each year!

Held on the last Saturday of every November around the pristine and picturesque Lake Taupo, this year’s event will be on Saturday 25th November 2017.

Meet the Koppla bike!

Meet the Koppla bike! By mixing the sense of a fixed gear with the flexibility of a BMX this bike is made to offer a fun yet efficient ride.

FEND Foldable Bike Helmet

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet while cycling reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 80 percent?

Common reasons people do not wear a helmet include these complaints: They’re bulky, too heavy and hot.

The Bulletproof Diet

Already April and some of us may still be have some extra winter weight. While that weight could be fun on downhills, you will get dropped on climbs often. Cycling is an important part of becoming fit as is doing some free weights and core work. Many people forget about what they eat. In a effort to help get you ready for your first Century or Gran Fondo of the season we will feature eating plans we believe in from time to time. Dropping that winter belly will make your climbs a lot more fun!