Why I Ride

Why I Ride

By Joe Kurmaskie – The genesis of my entire life was experiencing the complete control, abandon and ecstasy of that first afternoon on a bicycle.  Even the streetlight’s flicker couldn’t bring me in. It opened me wide for everything after; love and reaching for things real and beautiful, trying even after the passage of hope, the […]

A Tour of Idaho’s Bitterroot 300K Trail

A Tour of Idaho’s Bitterroot 300K Trail

By Roger Crandall – The Bitterroot 300K is a must do cycle tour for your bucket list. Trail of the Coeur D’Alene I’ve heard the rumors that there were fantastic bicycle trails in Idaho and that they were around the Coeur D’Alene area; but where exactly and what they were like no one could tell me […]

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Bike Parts!

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Bike Parts!

By Tom Jow – Labor day has passed and I’m sorry to say it, summer is coming to a close. However, there are a couple of good things going on in September, the beginning of the fall riding season and Labor Day sales. This is the time when you can find some great deals on components […]

Report Says Americans Took 2.4 Billion Recreational Bike Rides in 2016

Report Says Americans Took 2.4 Billion Recreational Bike Rides in 2016

By Charles Pekow – Americans went for a recreational bike ride about 2.4 billion times in 2016, estimates the Outdoor Foundation, a Washington-DC based non-profit sponsored by the Outdoor Industry Association. Those who ride for fun went out an average of 53 times each, according to its 2017 Outdoor Participation Report. The foundation released the participation […]

Giving Up

Giving Up

By Lukas Brinkerhoff – Day 8. It’s hot. We’ve just wasted well over an hour waiting to be able to soak in a hot spring only to be told by some of the scariest people I’ve ever seen that that won’t be happening. Slightly dejected, we buy a couple of beers, gather our bikes and head […]

Riding through the Menstrual Cycle

Riding through the Menstrual Cycle

By Sarah Kaufmann – One aspect of training that is completely unique to women is managing training around a menstrual cycle. The hormonal symptoms you experience; lethargy, weakness, poor balance, lack of motivation, dehydration, etc., are not in your head. There are real changes in body chemistry occurring that are causing these issues. Fortunately, understanding what […]

Governors’ Report Looks at Bicycle Safety

Governors’ Report Looks at Bicycle Safety

By Charles Pekow – The downside of the bicycling boom lies in the parallel boom in bicycling fatalities. While bicycling deaths in the United States had been steadily declining between at least 1975 (when tracking started) and 2010, they have steadily increased since then, according to a study released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). […]