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How to Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid
Wondering about bike sizing for kid's bikes? Here's how to tell the right size kids bike you need.
How to Make Sure You Get the Right Size Road Bike
A chart that shows what size road bicycle to buy based on your height an inseam measurement.
What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?
Wondering about sizing for mountain bikes, and what proper fit is on a mountain bicycle for your height? Sizing on mountain bikes can be a bit erratic, to say the least, so here's a helpful guide to tell on how to tell what the right size mountain bike is for you.
How to Find the Right Size Bike for You
Bike sizing can be tricky - here's how to figure out what size bicycle is best for your and how to make it fit you right
Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You
Here's how to size a bike - what you need to know to fit yourself to the proper size bicycle
Buying the Right Bicycle for You
How to buy a bike - what kind of bicycle is right for you
Find the Right Size Hybrid Bicycle for You
Wondering about sizing for hybrid bikes, and what proper fit is on a hybrid bicycle for your height? Sizing on hybrid bikes is more like a mountain bike than a road bike, so here's a helpful guide to tell on how to tell what the right size hybrid bike is for you.
What is a Hybrid Bicycle and Why Would You Want...
A hybrid bike combines the best features of both road bikes and mountain bikes to produce a bicycle that is both fast and sturdy. Here's more about hybrid bikes and what makes them unique.
What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class
Group indoor cycling classes have grown in popularity in recent years both among general fitness enthusiasts and with cyclists as a way to keep in shape among the off-season. Here's a description of what you'll find in an indoor cycling class.
How to Lose Weight by Simply Riding Your Bike
Bicycling is a great way to make yourself look and feel better. Learn how riding your bike can help you lose weight, build muscle mass, and help your posture and stamina.
How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle
What benefit is it exactly having gears? This tells you why bikes have gears and why shifting at the right time makes your riding smooth and efficient.
How to Clean You Bike's Chain Step-By-Step
Keeping your bike chain clean is critical to maintaining its performance. You can either do a full, thorough cleaning that requires you to remove your chain from the bike and will take 30 minutes or more, or go for the quick and easy approach that you can do between deep cleaning to help your bike maintain peak operation. This article demonstrates the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, a technique that will give you a clean bike chain in five minutes or less.
10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding
Best Bike Quotes - Best Quotes About Bike Riding
5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires
Buying a bike tire shouldn't be too complicated. But there are lots of variables. Width, tread, diameter, material, etc., are all factors that affect performance and durability. Here's what you need to know when buying bikes tires.
6 Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists
Want to know the six best websites for mapping your bike routes? This article reviews six of the most-widely used tools available and gives pros and cons of each.
5 Reasons You Should Start Riding a Bicycle
Reasons to Ride a Bike - Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Ride a Bike
What Kind of Bike Pedals Should You Use?
Bikes use several different types of pedals. This article tells you which is which and helps you answer the question: What kind of bike pedals should I use?
What is a Century Race in Cycling and How do...
A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. Here's a training plan that will help you prepare to reach that goal of riding your bike a hundred miles in one day.
4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself
Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest effect. Here are easy things you can do to tune-up your bike and improve performance - all without advanced knowledge or complicated tools.
How to Avoid Chafing When Wearing Bike Shorts
Chafing and rash caused by bike shorts is a common problem for cyclists. Here are ways you can avoid rashes and chafing on your next ride.
10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists
The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time
How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...
Your bike needs regular maintenance to keep functioning properly. Find out here what moving parts you should be lubricating to keep them moving right.
What You Need to Know About Road Bikes Before...
What is a road bike? This article will tell you all about road bicycles and what to look for in them.
Finally - a Clear Guide to Bike Sizing
Finally, a clear explanation of bike sizing. Mystery solved!
7 Essential Items to Take With You on a Bicycle...
There are seven essential items to carry in your saddlebag for emergencies and repairs. Find out more about the seven most important things to carry when riding.
What Makes a Bike a Mountain Bike and Do You...
What is a mountain bike? Here's a description of what makes mountain bikes different, and what you want to look for when considering a mountain bike
Need to Lose a Few Pounds? Try Biking for...
So, you’re thinking that it’s time to lose a few pounds. How about dusting off that bike in the garage and taking it out for a spin? Bicycling is ideal for weight loss because it burns a lot of calories.
Getting Started in Biking
Getting Started in Biking - Thinking about taking up bicycling? Whether for fun, fitness or transportation, riding a bike is a great way to get around. Here are the basic things to think about if you're getting started in biking.
Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...
Handlebars too low? Too far out in front of you? Using an adjustable stem could be the answer to solving a couple different problem fit areas on your bike.
How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle
The first and most basic bicycle repair is how to fix a flat tire. Sooner or later, you will get a flat when out riding. It’s as certain as death and taxes. The directions in this article show you how to fix a flat and avoid a nice long walk back home.
What to Look For in a Stationary Indoor...
Buying a spinning bike for home use can be a great addition to your physical fitness regiment.
5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid
It can be hard to find a decent bike for a kid. You don't want to drop hundreds of dollars on something they'll outgrow, but you also don't want to saddle your child with a crappy piece of junk. So what to do? Here are some options for finding that perfect kid's bike.
How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle
Buy better tires, watch out for the shiny stuff, check your tires after rides, and other steps to prevent flats on your bike.
5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike
There are 5 simple maintenance inspections you can do to ensure your safety by having a bike in good working order whenever you take it out. Find out what they are.
The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding
Bike gloves - why cyclists wear bike gloves. What bike gloves are for.
6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them
This is a collection of bike tire photos - from racing tires to tires for mountain bikes, cruisers and everything else.
Tips for Surviving a 100-Mile Bicycle Ride
A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. You've trained for it and now it is time to ride. Here are tips to ensure you reach that goal of riding your bike a hundred miles in one day.
Bike Rodeo Events
Bike rodeo activities - Games and activities that can be used in a bike rodeo
Install Clipless Pedals
A photo illustration of how to loosen a bike pedal from the crank arm to which it is mounted.
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for...
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for selling bikes and bike parts
Common Bike Spoke Problems
Bike spokes are pretty simple, and there's not much that can go wrong with them. But you can still have problems from time to time if you aren't watching.
The First Bike to Take the Outdoors Inside
Thinking about getting the ProForm Le Tour de France Bike Generation 2? Read our review first and find out expert opinion and insight on the ProForm Tour De France Bike Generation 2 indoor cycle.
How to Eat Right for Betting Biking
Riding a bike means you should eat differently than if you were just sitting on the couch. Find out about the nutrition you need to keep going on those longer rides.
Cycling Gloves to Go For (and to Stay Away From!)
A list of reviews of all the cycling gloves to go for - and those to stay away from - and tips on what to look for in a gloves' performance.
Trek Soho Review
Trek's Soho bikes are a commuter's dream. Read about the bike's components, maintenance, and other things you'll love.
Before You Use CO2 Cartridges
CO2 cartridges - what are CO2 cartridges and inflators and why would I want to use them
Are Eggbeater Pedals Worth Buying for Your...
Eggbeater Pedals Review - Here's a review of the Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Bros.
How Does Cross Training Improve Your Cycling?
Use Cross-Training to Enhance Your Cycling - how cross training can improve your bike riding
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Different Kinds of Bikes: Pedaling to the Beat...
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes.
Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have
Bike commuting is its own special type of riding. Here is a list of the gear and accessories you can't do without as a bike commuter to make your ride safe and comfortable.
Reuse and Recycle: Possibilities for Your Old...
Hate to just pitch your old tubes and tires in the trash? Here are the best options for reuse and recycling of bike tubes and tires.
Bikes - An Illustrated History
The next stage of bicycle development came with the creation of the safety bicycle, which transformed the bicycle from a dangerous contraption limited to the realm of reckless young men to a reliable comfortable device that could be safely used by people of all ages for everyday transportation.
Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes
Bike spokes are the quiet parts of your bike. They don't move or draw much attention, but they're very important to your ride being safe and comfortable. Find out all about your bike spokes here.
Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs
Why do some cyclists shave their legs? That's a good question. But here are just some of the reasons why you'll find riders with the razor and cream before they get on their bike.
Specialized Source 11 Bike Review
Here's a review of the Specialized Source 11 which just might be the perfect commuter bike. It features a belt drive, internal-geared hub, fenders, rack and a permanently mounted headlight/taillight combo.
Tifosi Sunglasses Review
Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses
Do I Need Shocks and Suspension on My Mountain...
Do you need shocks on your mountain bike? Find out here about soft tails and hard tails and what is right for you.
Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida
If you're going to the Destin or Fort Walton Beach areas of the Florida panhandle and want to either rent or take your bike, here is a guide to riding in the area. There are great places to ride, and others where you're taking your life in your hands, so give this a look before you head out.
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review - a Review of the Power Grips Pedal Straps.
Dogs and Bikes
Dogs and Bikes - How to Respond When Man's Best Friend Isn't So Friendly
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Springer: Dog Leash for your Bike - a review
Here's a review of the Springer, a device that lets your dog run alongside you when you're riding your bike.
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
Bike Spoke Maintenance
Bike spokes typically don't require a lot of maintenance. But here's what to look for in regular inspections of your wheels to make sure your spokes are in proper working order and your wheels are true
Patch a Tube
Boo - you've got a flat. But don't despair. We can get you back on the road quick (plus save you money not having to buy a new tube) with this article that shows you how to patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire.
Heart Rate Training and Spinning® / Indoor...
This article describes how you can develop your cardiovascular endurance through indoor cycling (also known as “Spinning”) sessions, which allows you to very specifically and intentionally utilize heart rate training under controlled circumstances.
College Cycling Teams - Bike Racing at the...
Here's a list of the U.S. colleges and universities that offer full-blown, university sponsored (not club) cycling teams.
A Cyclist's Guide to Losing Weight by Eating...
Whole foods are ideal for weight loss. Learn how eating whole foods can help you lose weight.
The Best Bike Shorts, Bibs, Pants, and Bottoms
Bike shorts reviews - here are reviews of bike shorts, bibs, pants and bottoms
A Guide to Lights on Your Bike - How to See and...
If you are going to ride during the hours of darkness, for your safety it is important that you and your bike are well-lit, both front and back. This article tells you how.
Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Squat
Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the squat, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.
How to Run a Bike Rodeo
How to Run a Bike Rodeo. Bicycling.
Great Gifts for Cyclists That Cost Less Than \$25
Here's a list of the best gifts under $25 for that special bike rider in your life. Make your favorite cyclist smile at Christmas with this list of best bike gifts.
Definition: cadence
: Ever hear anybody talk about their "cadence" when they ride? Cadence refers to the speed at which a
How to Sell Bikes or Bike Parts on the Internet...
How to Sell Your Bike or Bike Parts on the Internet: Tips for Getting Top Dollar
How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire
Stitching up the gash with dental floss is a key step in this repair. Page 2.
What to Pack for Bike Tour
Going on a bike tour? Here's a helpful list of basic items that you'll find useful and necessary on a bike tour of any distance.
Review: GoPro HD Hero camera
This is a review of the nifty GoPro HD Hero helmetcam
Post-Ride Refueling - Best Way to Refuel After...
Simple is best, and what your body most wants after any sort of extended ride is two things – sugars/carbs and proteins.
Laptop Love - Bags, Packs and Racks For...
What are the best bike laptop carriers? Here are your top choices in best bags and racks for carrying your laptop computer on your bike.
Pinch Flat
Pinch flat - What is a pinch flat? Here's the definition of a pinch flat.
Review: Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers
Here is a review of the Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers. Read about the changes they have made in their Eggbeater pedals and if you should buy one.
Weight Room Workouts to Improve Your Sprinting
Strong sprinting ability is key to winning many bike races. Learn how putting in time at the weight room can provide big improvements in your sprinting.
How to Patch The Inner Tube on a Bicycle Tire
Patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire - This article tells how to patch an inner tube.
Dressing in Layers
To stay warm when riding in cooler weather, it's important to dress in layers. But what exactly does that mean? Find out here how to dress in layers so you can say warm on the bike when it gets cold.
Review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes
This is a review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes, bike tubes treated with a special sealant to fix punctures and keep you going.
Crankset - Definition
What is a crankset on a bicycle? Here's the definition of a crankset.
Cassette: What is the Cassette on my Bicycle?
What is a cassette on a bicycle? Ever wonder that? It's not something that plays music. Learn where yours is and what it does.
Improve Your Cycling Fitness with Interval...
Interval training can benefit cyclists of all levels. Find out more here about how you can do interval workouts in Spinning® or other indoor cycling classes that'll really benefit you and make you stronger.
Top Accessories for Bike Commuters
Being a bicycle commuter can be a lot of fun. You're getting exercise, fresh air and saving on gas and the environment at the same time. Fortunately too, there are lots of nifty gadgets and gear to help your ride and make your commute all that more pleasant.
Cycling Sunglasses by Ryders Eyewear
Here's a review of cycling eyewear by Ryders Eyewear, including the new Intersect Interchangeable and Slipstream sunglasses
Tandem Bikes - Twice the Pleasure
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes. Page 2.
Eliminate Roadblocks to Weight Loss
No matter how good our intentions, there are some common pitfalls that can sink our journey to weightloss. Here's how to eliminate those dietary dangers to help you lose weight as you cycle your way to create a leaner body.
Winterize Your Bike
Winterize your bike - how to store your bicycle for the winter.
Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Here are photographs of the Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Tricycles - Three Wheels of Fun
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes. Page 3.
Kona Delivers with the Major Jake
Here's a review of the Major Jake cyclocross bike by Kona. The Major Jake is one of the top cyclocross bikes on the market, and this review gives you our feedback and rating on the Kona Major Jake.
Be a Better Biker - Without Even Getting on the...
Bicycling is a great activity with many benefits. A regular routine of cycling will help you increase your fitness level, decrease your stress level and maybe even help you avoid depression. Here's how to make your cycling routines even more effective.
How to Prevent Foggy Glasses in Cold Weather...
Fight Foggy Glasses - What to Do When Your Glasses Steam Up in Cold Weather Riding
What is an Allen Wrench? What is a Hex wrench?...
What is an Allen wrench or a hex wrench? Here's where you can find the definition for this handy little tool.
Review - Revive Solar ReStore XL + solar charger
Interested in solar-powered battery chargers? Here's a review of the Revive Solar ReStore XL + solar charger by Accessory Power.
Slime Tube Sealant Review
Slime Tube Sealant Review - this a review of the Slime Tube Sealant
Bike Riding in Washington, D.C.
Bike riding - in Washington, D.C. - For many reasons, Washington, D.C. is the ideal place to ride a bike. For a tourist or a visitor, a bicycle offers an easy way to cover lots of ground, yet still see things up close and in person. Here's a guide to bike riding in Washington, D.C.
Pilates for Cyclists
Here are recommended Pilates exercises for cyclists - Pilates exercises that can make you stronger on the bike
Workout Wow! Try a Hybrid Spinning® Classes...
To carry your conditioning to the next level, you can take the incredibly effective interval workout of a cycling class and then stir in a little extra dose of yoga, strength or ab focus to create a killer total body workout. Find out more
Getting Dirty in Houston: Mountain Biking in...
Houston's Memorial Park is a large urban park that holds a lovely secret: a whole bunch of awesome mountain bike trails.
Topeak MTX Beam Rack Review
This is a review of the Topeak MTX Beam Rack.
What is a Criterium? Learn the definition of a...
What is a Criterium? Also known as a crit, a criterium is a type of bicycle race. Read the full definition in this article
Racing Weight Cookbook - Sample Recipes!
Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance. Here are three sample recipes.
How to Shave Your Legs
How to shave your legs -- step-by-step directions. Page 2.
Review: Word-Lock Bike Lock
Wordlock Bike Lock Review - here's a review of the Word-lock bike lock. Word Lock uses letters instead of numbers as the lock combination, making it easy to remember.
Book Review: Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi...
A book review of Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail: A Complete Route Guide Along the Mississippi River, written by Bob Robinson.
Out-of-the-Norm Rides
Bike rides with a twist. Sure, the weekend club rides are great. But for a truly memorable time, don’t miss these crazy bike rides. Midnight rides, Critical Mass, naked rides and more.
Riding Safely in Traffic
The key to bicycling safely in traffic is to be visible, ride predictably and to choose appropriate routes. This article tells you how to be seen by motorists, how to ride so that they can anticipate your moves as well as how to identify ideal places to ride when you take to the streets.
How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bike
The first and most basic bicycle repair is how to fix a flat tire. Sooner or later, you will get a flat when out riding. It’s as certain as death and taxes. The directions in this article show you how to fix a flat and avoid a nice long walk back home.
Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Leg...
Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the leg press, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.
Is Otterbox's Commuter Model iPhone Case Good...
Otterbox makes cases for iPhones. This is a review of the Otterbox Commuter case for the iPhone 4
What is a Bike Chain Master Link - and What...
What is a master link for a bike chain? Do all bike chains have them? Find out this and more in this definition of a master link.
What is a Bike Frame? A Definition.
Bicycle frame definition - What is a bike frame
How to Work With a Bike Shop
Bike shops can be wonderful places full of friendly staff who love helping people with their bikes. Or they can be intimidating places with expensive stuff and arrogant, egotistical workers. Here's how to tell the difference, and how to be a good customer, helping them work better with you.
Interview with Brian Kachinsky, Professional...
BMX pro rider Brian Kachinsky gives an inside look at life as a professional cyclist.
Old Raleigh 12-Speed Transformed into a Fixed...
Here's a photo gallery of a before and after shots of a conversion project that transformed an old Raleigh 12-speed into first a single speed commuter bike then ultimately a fixie - or fixed gear bike.
Everything Else You Need on a Bike Ride
In addition to the basics -- tire tools, patch kit, etc., -- there are a number of nifty little things you might want to take on your bike ride to keep you safe and comfortable. Find out here what experienced riders carry that you might never expect to see in their pack.
Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review
Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review -- a review of the Dolphin 48 saddlebags by Arkel
What is a Rear Derailleur?
Here is a definition and description of what a rear derailleur is and what it does.
Review of the RoadID Identification Bracelet...
RoadID - Identification Bracelet for Athletes: here's a review of the Road ID wristband. Is this is a gimmick or something helpful and necessary for cyclists and runners?
Review: Rokform iPhone bike phone mount
Rokform's iPhone case and mount bills itself as a sleek, durable holder that puts your iPhone right on your handlebars. But does it live up to its promise?
Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The...
Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the hamstring curl, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.
Slime Skabs Tire Patch Review
Slime Skabs tire patch review -- This is a review of the Slime Skabs tire patch kit.
Virtual Pedaling: The Best Free Online Bike Games
Best free bike games on the web - here's your list of of the top free online bicycle games on the internet. Mountain bike, BMX, road bike racing and more.
Raleigh Sports 3-speed bicycle
Raleigh side. Bicycling.
Raleigh 12-speed: Diamond in the Rough
Raleigh 12-speed. Bicycling.
Dynamo Lights Mean No More Batteries
Commuter and all-weather riders should consider giving dynamo-powered lights a try. Here's why ditching batteries for your bike lights in exchange for a little generator mounted in the hub that you power when the wheels go around might be a good idea.
BMX Protective Gear
What kind of protective gear do you need when riding BMX? Here's a discussion of the types of protective gear you need when riding BMX.
Best Bike Photos - Funny Bike Photos
Best Bike Photos - Funny Bike Photos
Review - Topeak MTX TrunkBag
This is a review of Topeak's MTX TrunkBag DX.
Cheating - Steroids in Professional Cycling
Improper use of steroids has been a problem for professional cycling. Learn more here about cheating through steroid use in bike racing.
A Review of the Redline Metro Disc Bike
This is a review of the Redline Metro Disc bike. We've rated the Redline Metro Disc bicycle, a hybrid commuter type bike and you can read our review to see what we think
Oakley Jawbone sunglasses
Oakley Jawbone sunglasses review. The Jawbone sunglasses by Oakley feature interchangable lenses with an anti-streak coating and high definintion optics. Read a full review of this performance eyewear here.
Mashing the Pedals: a definition
Are you a masher? Find out what it means to mash the pedals, and if this is a good thing or not.
BMX Gear Worn by the Olympic Riders
Here's a photo of the bike used by BMX athletes in the Olympic games. Page 2.
Front Derailleur
What is a derailleur? Find out here what a derailleur is and what it does.
Louis Garneau XR Air Gel Bike Gloves
Review - the Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gel XR Bike Gloves - This is a review of the XR Ergo Air Gel Bike Gloves by Louis Garneau
All About the Bicycle Commuter Benefit
What is the bicycle commuter benefit act? How can you save money through it? Find out more here.
Top 5 Features of a Great Bike Path
Great bike paths have certain distinct traits. Here's a list of five things to look for when considering where to ride.
Thule Announces Recall of Several Rack Models
Thule has announced the recall of several models of its bike rack. Find out all the details here on the recall announcement from Thule.
Parts Taken Off the Bike
Parts Taken Off the Bike. Bicycling. Page 4.
Stars on Bikes - Famous People Riding Bicycles
Stars on bikes - here's an interesting collection of photos of famous people riding bicycles

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