Hot Bath similar to exercising?

As cyclists we all know how relaxing a hot bath can be after a long or chilly ride. What if your hot bath was just as effective as cycling or running when it comes to your health? In fact, many cultures swear by the benefits of a hot bath.

Recently science has revealed that passive heating actually improves health. Dr Steve Faulkner, a researcher at Loughborough University, says a hot bath may have similar benefits to exercising and even help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Bamboo Bikes

Could Bamboo be the future of cycling? Bamboo bicycle frames are very stiff, transferring power efficiently; are durable, resisting damage from stress and impacts; are comfortable, surpassing aluminum, steel, titanium and most carbon frames in smoothness. Bamboo is also very friendly to the environment and has an extremely low carbon footprint when compared to typical materials used to build bikes.

Randonnée Dolomites

Let Rapha Travel challenge and inspire you, and fuel your passion for cycling.

Rapha Randonnées: point-to-point itineraries in cycling’s classic territories, and in select destinations across the world. Take on mythical climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites, or cycle the road less travelled through the beautiful landscapes of Japan, California or Corsica.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist

The Time-Crunched Cyclist reveals the fastest way to get fit for road racing, century rides, gravel grinders, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, and mountain bike events. With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael’s innovative, time-saving approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week. Now powered by Strava, this updated third edition of The Time-Crunched Cyclist training program taps into the most popular cycling social network to help cyclists get fired up to crush their workouts, one segment at a time.

Outer Banks Cycling

The Outer Banks is 105 miles of sand, sea, surf and sunshine, and you can ride all 105 of them. From Duck down to Ocracoke, rich salt marshes give way to pristine beaches giving you the peace of mind you’ve been missing. With many bike paths and wide paved shoulders, you’re sure to find an interest for leisure riders, serious cyclists and the entire family. The landscape is almost entirely flat with the exception being a few bridges, and there is almost always a breeze blowing in your face regardless of the direction you’re heading.

Wheels 4 Life

Wheels 4 Life is a non-profit charity (501c(3)), that provides bicycles to people in great need of transportation throughout the developing world. Working with volunteers in the field, local organizations and non profits, schools, community leaders and health care clinics to identify people who are in genuine need of a bike. These people are those that live in both primative and remote areas, with no access to, nor the means of affording public transportation. The closest school, doctor, or work place might be as far as 10 to 20 miles away.The gift of mobility can make all the difference to a person’s life and help them to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty.

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.