THE BEST DAYS START WITH FRIENDS

WRITTEN BY JORDAN SMITH

APRIL 22, 2019

Double Your Chances of Making It to 85

Here’s another reason you don’t want to slack off on your workout routine as you get older: High levels of fitness in your senior years can help predict your lifespan, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found.  Researchers had over 6,500 patients with an average age of 75 perform a treadmill stress test, where they ran as hard as they could until exhaustion. Their stress test results were measured

10 brilliant inventions that changed the bicycle

The spark of genius that started it all landed in the head of German inventor Karl Drais in about 1817.  Europe had had several years of poor harvests, pushing up the cost of oats and making it it prohibitively expensive to keep horses for transport.  Searching for a replacement that didn’t need feeding, Drais hit upon an idea he called the Laufmaschine (running machine), later also known as velocipede, draisine, hobby horse or dandy horse.

WRITTEN BY JOHN STEVENSON

APRIL 28, 2020

Bike Racing Goes Virtual, But Will It Stick?

At the time, no one could know that a worldwide coronavirus pandemic would put a halt to almost all real racing worldwide, but in early March, that was exactly what happened as races were called off and the entire sport was sidelined indefinitely. The new reality is that the only competition happening these days is online.

WRITTEN BY JOE LINDSEY

APRIL 23, 2020

WRITTEN BY JUSTIN LANDIS-HANLEY

APRIL 21, 2020

Bicycles are the new toilet paper

bike sales boom as coronavirus lockdown residents crave exercise

“We’re the new toilet paper and everyone wants a piece,” Grant Kaplan, manager of Giant Sydney, a bike store in Sydney’s CBD, tells Guardian Australia.

“We can’t keep up with sales. Literally the phone is ringing nonstop,” he laughs, as another call came through in the background.

WRITTEN BY BORIS SUCHAN

Why Don’t We Forget How to Ride a Bike?

Most of us learn how to ride a bike during childhood. But as we grow older, many of us stop riding and put those once-beloved bikes in storage. Years later, when we discover these relics and hop on, it’s as if we never stopped biking.

This is surprising because our memories let us down in so many other instances, such as remembering the name of a place or a person we once knew or where we put our keys. So how is it that we can ride a bicycle when we haven’t done so in years?

WRITTEN BY LAURA KILLINGBECK

APRIL 6, 2020

How Exercise Keeps You Healthy

Physical activity is a cornerstone of human health. According to the WHO, “Regular physical activity of moderate intensity — such as walking, cycling, or doing sports — has significant benefits for health.” The WHO recommends that adults of all ages do at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity throughout the week.

Yep, Exercise Can Increase Brain Function

—and May Help Reduce a Marker of Alzheimer’s

BEING ACTIVE INCREASES BLOOD FLOW TO YOUR BRAIN, A BENEFIT FOR THOSE AT RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.  A recent study published in Brain Plasticity found that aerobic exercise may help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially in at-risk populations, by improving brain glucose metabolism—a marker of risk for the disease.

WRITTEN BY JORDAN SMITH

MARCH 27, 2020

WRITTEN BY LlOYD ALTER

COVID-19 may change the way people think about bikes

They are not toys, they are transportation, and they can be a big help in this crisis.

The doors are locked at my local bike shop, but they are very much open for business, and tell me that they are actually not doing badly at all. They are selling a lot of kids' bikes (we are still allowed outside as long as we keep 6 feet away from non-family members). But most of their work is doing service and tune-ups for people who are dragging their bikes out of basements and garages after years of being ignored.

APRIL 6, 2020

WRITTEN BY ALEX STRICKLAND

MARCH 24, 2020

PEDALING IN A PANDEMIC

In these fast-changing weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, guidelines change by the minute. So before you set out awheel, make sure your jurisdiction has OK’d cycling (at the time of this writing, most  U.S. readers appear good to go, but those in Italy and Spain need to wait a while longer). And focus on the “bike” part of bike travel — this is the time to stay close to home.

WRITTEN BY JOE LINDSEY

MARCH 25, 2020

HOW TO SUPPORT STRUGGLING CYCLING BUSINESSES

How You Can Support Bike Shops, Event Organizers, and Cycling Non-Profits

COVID-19 HAS DEVASTATED SMALL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS; HERE’S WHAT THE CYCLING COMMUNITY NEEDS.  The speed of the global onslaught of the COVID-19 health crisis has been matched only by its impact on the economy. That’s been sharply felt among small businesses, and the cycling world has been deeply affected.

Cycling During Coronavirus: Habits Cyclists Should Avoid

How does coronavirus affect cyclists? You might be wondering what you should and should not be doing and how this will impact your training routine.

Let’s go through some important points and answer some crucial questions that you have been asking these days.

WRITTEN BY JEFF BALTON

MARCH 23, 2020

lOVING BIKES IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

At times like these our little bike hobby can seem a bit trivial. I’ve written acerbic columns in the past about such esoterica as my least favourite bottom bracket standard and the evils of poorly thought-out cable routing

WRITTEN BY MATTHEW LOVERIDGE

MARCH 19, 2020

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