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 […]

Skiers! Combine Riding that Bike and Cross-Training

Skiers! Combine Riding that Bike and Cross-Training

By Bill Roland –  Nearly all of the cyclists throughout the mountain states are most grateful for the wonderful weather we have had since the lifts closed. But as fall weather arrives, a great percentage of the riders are thinking more and more about skiing. Precisely, what can they do to start the ski season […]

Six Important Lessons Learned Over Decades Experience

Six Important Lessons Learned Over Decades Experience

By Tom Noaker with Mark Deterline –  Editorial staff note: This month we considered the importance of asking Coach Noak a big question of our own. As many athletes now gradually say goodbye to the temperate time of year in the West, they reflect upon their respective sports and their own personal performance and achievements. […]

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). […]

A Guide to Bicycle Insurance – Is it Worth the Cost?

A Guide to Bicycle Insurance – Is it Worth the Cost?

By Russ Hymas and Ken Christensen –  As bicycle accident attorneys, we often discuss the importance of carrying uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on cyclists’ automobile insurance policies in the event they’re hit and injured by a motorist with minimal limits of coverage, or no auto insurance at all. But incidents involving bicycles are not limited to […]