Study: Why Don’t More Women Cycle?

Study: Why Don’t More Women Cycle?

By Charles Pekow — Safety and perceptions of safety keep women from cycling. At least in San Francisco. A survey done by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Why Don’t Women Cycle? A Case Study of Women’s Perceptions of Cycling in San Francisco (https://safetrec.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/whydontwomencycle_9.3_v2.pdf), found only 29 percent of survey […]

More Funding For Cycling Could Transform America

More Funding For Cycling Could Transform America

By Charles Pekow — Active transportation (biking, walking, etc.) could potentially give the U.S economy a boost of $138.5 billion a year – if we invest in it. So concludes a study by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, (RTC). The investment will require a major overhaul of federal transportation policy and a major change away from a sedentary […]

Bike Friendly Land and Water Conservation Fund on Path to Reauthorization

Bike Friendly Land and Water Conservation Fund on Path to Reauthorization

By Charles Pekow — Legislation working its way through Congress would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Committees in both chambers have favorably reported and sent to their respective floors very similar versions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act (S. 1081 and H.R. 3195). The act would restart the expired […]

Cycling on a Plant-Based Diet

Cycling on a Plant-Based Diet

By Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D. — Cyclists’ training has always included riding their bikes often and a lot. In the 1990s cyclists started using performance supplements as basic as Power Bars to electrolytes. Today every bicycle shop has an array of nutrition supplements including electrolyte tablets, carbohydrate gels, gummy-type drops or chews, energy and protein […]

Planning Your Year of Riding, Training, and Racing

Planning Your Year of Riding, Training, and Racing

By Sarah Kaufmann — Winter is here and many riders are hanging up their bikes. As your riding time comes down, it is a great time to start outlining and planning your next year of riding, training, and racing. What are the goal events or races you would like to target with your best fitness for […]

Iceland’s Rift Gravel Race Report

Iceland’s Rift Gravel Race Report

By Cimarron Chacon — The inaugural Rift Gravel race held on July 27, 2019 in Iceland was unworldly. Presented by Lauf Cycling and managed by Utah’s GRO Races, the event takes place on a remote 200 K gravel route. The course circles the active Volcano Hekla in the southern region of Iceland and incorporated 5 major […]

The Current State of National Bike Advocacy

The Current State of National Bike Advocacy

By Charles Pekow — So who is fighting for better policy and conditions for bicyclists on a national level? A variety of groups; some with a broad focus, some with a narrow one. And they sometimes work together to advance bicycling interests, with an emphasis more on legislation than implementation. But such cooperation and coordination could […]

Tips for Winter Bike Commuting

Tips for Winter Bike Commuting

By Lou Melini — Commuting to work from early November to late February has unique challenges. Shortened daylight hours, cold temperatures, precipitation in the form of snow along with packed snow or ice on the roads are the primary reasons that most bicycle commuters find alternative transportation during this time period. As I discussed in a […]

A Cyclist’s Winter Reading List

A Cyclist’s Winter Reading List

Winter can be kind of rough for cyclists sometimes, at least for those who don’t have a winter sport that gets them outside. Winter can also be a good season for a little downtime, to either recover from the year’s efforts, or to take your mind off the mind-numbing chore of riding a trainer indoors. […]