Hydration for Cyclists

Water is crucial to the function of your body. Water-enriched blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and whisks waste away from them. Water is also expelled as perspiration–the process your body uses to cool itself. When you exercise, it is essential to replenish water and other nutrients at regular intervals to prevent these…

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Improve Your Cycling For the Summer

After a winter of semi-hibernation, stodgy comfort food and inconsistent riding, cyclists emerge blinking into the sunshine in a less than highly-tuned state. So, we’ve been thinking about pre-summer preparation and how to Improve Your Cycling For the Summer Clean up your diet During the winter months, we often turn to sugary and carbohydrate-dense foods to…

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An Important Word on Bike Safety

The number of Americans who ride bikes are increasing all the time. With more and more riders on the roads, bike paths and trails we put together our top 5 tips for beginner cyclists on bike safety that will help you ride better and safer.  Wear a helmet. Statistics state that head injuries are the cause…

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Bike Tours Jamestown – Island Loop Drive

Join us in October for our easy bike tours  Jamestown Virginia. Located in a flat part of the state known as the Tidewater area, our Virginia bike tours are perfect for solos, couples, even families. Click here to learn more! Image courtesy of NPS Now a National Park, Jamestown Island was formed many thousands of…

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Otago Central Rail Trail, New Zealand

Otago Central Rail Trail – New Zealand’s Original Great Ride is open all year round. It’s all off-road, no traffic, just Central Otago’s big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy. Come and experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring Otago Central Rail Trail at a leisurely pace. Whatever your interests are, there’s something…

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WINTER CYCLING: TRAINING TIPS FROM THE PROS

Don’t want to drag the back of the spring cycling pack? Keep your edge this winter with these pro-approved training routines. Excerpt from Men’s Fintess.com By Nick Davidson If you’re wintering where the roads are icy and the cold air oppresses your lungs, you likely haven’t been outside on the bike in a while. But…

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Vermont & New England – When to Visit

 The Season The well-worn joke about the climate in northern New England is that it has just two seasons — winter and August. Though this bromide might have originated as a ploy to keep outsiders from moving up here (and it worked, partly), there’s also a kernel of truth to it. But don’t worry. The…

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A Great Bike Tour Makes You Happy & Melts Away Stress

We all know that cycling improves your fitness… well now it’s been demonstrated (see the recent research cited by Bicycling Magazine) that cycling can have emotional benefits too. Cycling sharpens your thinking, elevates your mood, melts away stress, and can even banish the blues. Here’s the science behind it:   Cycling boosts the production of…

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10 Great Biking Destinations in Key West

1. Garrison Bight The views from the bridge are stunning! Colorful house and fishing boats fill this busy waterfront at the gateway to Old Town. You can watch many fishing vessels departing daily from Charter Boat Row offering easy access to both the Gulf and Atlantic. 2. Key West Cemetery Located in Old Town on…

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