Today, every sport is troubled by violence on and off the field, sexual predators, illegal drug usage, and corrupt practices. In the United States alone, one need only mention names - Bonds, Sandusky, Armstrong, Rice - but the list is endless.
I previously reviewed the Cannondale SuperX cyclocross bike and noted it was a potential category killer. Which is to say it excels at commuting, road riding, and dirt. In fact, the latter is its one weakness.
Yes, not all cyclists are maniacs but the overall biking culture in NYC has become stupidly aggressive and chaotic, and that won't change until we confront the problem honestly.
Wild. Wild? Not a word you'd typically associate with Ireland. Pubs? Check. Shamrocks? Check. Guinness? Oh definitely, but wild? Yes! It's the sea, you see.
Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.
Ciclovias Recreativas, known as Open Streets in the US, are specifically called out as effective strategies to promote physical activity.
What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?
I'm not a cyclist. Which is why my 400-mile bike trip was more of a learning experience than the athletic endeavor I'd imagined when I agreed to ride from Manhattan to Montreal. But from the four flat tires, two skinned knees, poison ivy and collection of nasty bruises, I learned some valuable lessons about the sport.
I went to Wimbledon earlier this year and I was also lucky to have watched the bikers in the Tour De France cycle past me at an incredibly fast clip. ...
Cycling vacations aren't just for top-tier athletes. Many of the world's most beautiful bike trails take in the countryside on gentle paths that favor scenery over strenuous pedaling. Bonus: You won't feel guilty sampling the local cuisine after you've spent a day burning calories on a bike trail.
"In the end...we are only cyclists." To describe this year's STIHL Tour des Trees in words is like trying to write about a color or describe a sound....
If my legs could talk, they might tell you that they sincerely dislike the person they are attached to and desire a transplant to a more sedentary being. In absent remembrance of my recent efforts, they might break out in song.
My goal this year is to push myself on the rides but still enjoy every minute. I find motivation from other Tour riders and share their dedication and support for those having a hard time getting time in the saddle.
You have to give your body the attention it needs post-biking so that it can perform at its best. Try these four stretches before and after your next ride and you'll hopefully find your legs, neck, and hips feeling looser and less sore.
Professional cycling represents more than just elite athleticism. Cycling represents movement and freedom. Around the world, bicycles can make the difference in a young girl getting to school, or villagers getting to a polling station.
Cultural institutions are best discussed over a flaky bite. And the fastest way to follow the trail of crumbs is a rented bike.