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PHOTOS: 10 Best American Cities For Cycling

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Pedaling through a major U.S. city is not just the province of daredevil bike messengers. With warmer weather and rising gas prices, there's never been a better time to hop on a bicycle.

Amsterdam By Bike | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel

If ever a city were made for cycling, Amsterdam -- with its miles of safe bike lanes on flat, canal-skirting roads -- is it.

Be Like a Kid About Exercise

Nancy Deville | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

It's really sad, in my opinion, that kids don't engage in the kind of playful and imaginative exercise that was typical for children before computers and smart phones took over their imaginations.

Fitness After 50: Executing My New Goal

Leslie Mellet | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

My new goal was to do a triathlon. Was it different from other fitness goals, or just a bunch of fitness goals combined together? No, this goal was far out of my comfort zone and the question became, "How can I motivate myself to train for a triathlon?"

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Punk's Not Dead

Keith Brown | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

The sun, wisely, was still sleeping when I arrived for the ride, my headlight leading the way to the start line where a growing gaggle of cyclists lin...

Why Miami Is a Dangerous Deathtrap for Cyclists

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The beauty of Key Biscayne, that makes it so desirable for cyclists, is also a distraction for motorists. Immediate action needs to be taken before Miami loses another cyclist to a careless driver on Key Biscayne.

Ben Hurt: Portland's Bike Warriors Battle In A Makeshift Arena

AP | TERRENCE PETTY and NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — Looking like punk gladiators, teams of young adults on junk bikes pulling chariots made of junk parts frenetically chased each ...

It Was Around 2 p.m. When I Got the First Call...

Keith Brown | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

I had just dismounted my bike at the third rest stop along the New York Century Tour, my first ever long-distance tour. I was about 60 miles into the 100-mile event when my cell phone rang.

Can Your Bike Seat Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Chicago Reader | Posted by Sparky Malone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

While companies pushing drugs like Viagra and Cialis keep stalking their middle-aged male audiences with commercial after commercial on NFL Sunday--ha...

How Did The Dutch Pave The Way For Bike Paths?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

From Shea Gunther and Mother Nature Network: I'm fascinated by the bike culture of Amsterdam. It's part of an larger transportation city network th...

Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air

Seth Engel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

Academic competition isn't inherently bad, but the earlier the pressure to outdo one's classmates begins, the more damage it can potentially cause.

Biking With Alligators

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

So the boyfriend and I are on our way to the Everglades to bike the Everglades' Shark Valley Loop Trail. I love the outdoors, I love exercising: this was perfect. And then I realized I was going to be biking 15.4 miles. With alligators.

The Ubiquitous Bike Culture Of Copenhagen

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Copenhagen has ambitions to increase the number of two-wheeled-commuters to 50% by 2015, and I hope they achieve it. Even more, I hope their progress sends a message far beyond Denmark and encourages the rest of the world to adopt pedal power, the ever-renewable-energy source.

Spinning to Learn: Bikes to Power a School in Rome

Claudia Santini | Posted 02.05.2012 | Weird News
Claudia Santini

When the police seized the generators used to give power to the protestors' camp in Zuccotti Park, the Occupy crowd started pedaling. A school in Rome is doing exactly the same, only on a stable basis.

Biking to the Gates Foundation

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

I picked up full time bike commuting again in the absolutely worst time of year. Fortunately, however, I'm lucky to have stellar cycling facilities at work that make commuting through the rain and dark a bit more tolerable.

Cause Marketing That Moves

Andrea Learned | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

Given how many societal and environmental ills there are to worry about today, it's exciting to think that the creative collaboration could inspire attitude adjustments that might just lead to longer term behavioral shifts.

Lynne Peeples

Swapping Tail Pipes For Pedals: Small Changes Could Pay Huge Dividends For Public Health And Economy | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

Like a growing number of Americans, Jonathan Patz rides his bike to work. He even drags a wheeled blue bin behind his bike for trips to the grocery st...

Is There A 'Best' Exercise?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

There is no Silver Bullet. What you want -- what you need -- is a healthy lifestyle.

RENEWing LA Through CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The partnership between RENEW and CicLAvia is a natural fit -- two critical parts of the solution to LA's epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

Exercise And Pain: What's Normal

Ruth Zukerman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Zukerman

Does the old adage "no pain, no gain" hold any truth when it comes to effective exercise

A Summer of Bicycle-Focused Transportation Policy for Chicagoans

Renee Patten | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Chicago is an ideal city for riding a bicycle. It's flat, people are generally respectful of other users of the road, and there are alternative options for commuting if you get stuck in the rain.

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

Pedal to a Healthier Future

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Our children are growing up in an increasingly sedentary culture, and physical education programs are being cut from schools across the country. Encouraging biking is one simple, immediate way we can help.

Bikers vs. Drivers vs. Pedestrians: The War Wages On

Keith Ecker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

For Chicago bike riders, there is one rule of the road: bikers are always right. At least that's the impression you get from many in the cyclist community.

46 Days Of Cycling Through Iceland. With Kids.

Charles Scott | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel
Charles Scott

We ate lunch amid vast lava fields strewn with black boulders and belching sulfur vents. We rode sturdy Icelandic horses, camped in the wild and awoke to the cries of Arctic terns hunting above the softly lapping ocean surf nearby. And my son told me, "A kid can do a whole lot more than most adults think."