Plan Your Next Cycling Adventure

Whether you’re looking to go on your first singletrack or to learn how to fix your own bike, we’ve got the guides and resources to help you plan the perfect ride.

Are you new to road cycling or mountain biking? We’ll tell you what to expect and what gear you need to make the most of the experience. We can even help you plan to take the kiddos along.

Not a newbie, but looking to upgrade your experience or for some cool new trails? Our guides below can help you take your bike rides to the next level.

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Is Kent A Good Bike Brand?

If you are shopping for bikes for yourself or your family, you may have stumbled across the budget brand Kent, which is a company that sells all different kinds of bicycles in the USA. For those new to cycling, this may be the first time you’ve encountered this brand. This article will discuss the benefits

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Can A Woman Ride A 24-Inch Bike?

If you’re shopping for a new bike for a woman, and you’re not certain what size you need, then you may be curious about the smaller 24-inch bike. Typically, 24-inch bikes are designed for preteens and teens to ride because they are made for shorter body types. But yes, a woman CAN ride a 24-inch

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BMX Serial Number Chart: What You Should Know

Whether you’ve inherited an old BMX bike, found a decent looking BMX frame that you want more details on, or you’re just curious about how to decipher BMX serial numbers, we got you. We did a deep dive into all things BMX serial numbers to help you find the details you need to know about

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Hybrid Bike vs Mountain Bike: What’s The Difference?

If you’re planning on buying a new bike and know that you want to do some cycling on rougher terrain, and not just pavement, then you may be looking at both hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. Both types of bikes perform well in “off-road” conditions, but there are some distinct differences between the two. If

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Hybrid Bike vs Road Bike: What’s The Difference?

If you’re in the market for a new bike, then you may not be sure which type of bike to choose – a road bike or a hybrid bike. At the end of the day, there are some distinct differences between these two bike types that you should know about before buying one. Below I’ll

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What To Wear Cycling (Beginner’s Guide To Cycling Attire)

While many cyclists choose to adopt a cycling kit for their riding – with good reason, bike shorts and bike jerseys are ideal for mobility and temperature regulation – you don’t need designated biking attire to start cycling for fitness. When it comes to bikewear, you simply have to keep those two things – mobility

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The Essential Road Bike Must-Have Accessories

When you start out on a solo bike ride, it’s just you and the road or path ahead for as long as your route takes you. Ideally. While solitude can be great for your cycling progress (and your mental health), it’s always riskier to ride solo than to ride with others. Riding solo doesn’t have

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Inspirational Cycling Quotes

Riding a bicycle is, perhaps, the most relaxed form of exercise there is. It’s lower impact than walking or running and, therefore, easier on your body. It can carry you long distances and serve as transportation through a hectic, gridlocked world. Despite the effort it takes to make a bicycle move, many people consider bike

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How To Learn To Ride A Bike As An Adult

Learning to ride a bike as an adult is exactly the same as learning to ride a bike as a kid. There is no quick and easy way to do it. You just have to build up your courage and climb aboard. But while the skills required are the same for kids and adults alike,

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What To Wear To Stay Warm Winter Mountain Biking

The winter season is upon us and if you’re in a cold landscape, keeping warm will be vital to continuing your mountain biking adventures. Otherwise, your time out on the trail will be cut short due to the discomfort from the cold. Fortunately, the 21st century has brought us advanced materials that will help keep you comfortable

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Don’t Go Mountain Biking Without The Right Shoes

If you’re new to mountain biking, then you probably have just been wearing your sneakers when you hit the trails. But, a good pair of mountain bike shoes will improve your experience out there, which is why you should consider upgrading your kicks to ones made for trail riding. It’s okay to start out with

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Bike Puns To Give Cyclists The LOLs

Want to be punny while you pedal? We’ve cranked out a few bike puns we hope will leave you rolling. We’re not trying to bonk you over the head with them, and we don’t want to derailleur day, but if you can breakaway for a minute, sit in, take a brake, and unchain. Sorry if our

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A Cyclists’ Guide To Biking In Indiana

Cycling is serious business in Indiana. There are three designated bike routes that traverse the entire state for a total of 610 miles. As well as many more trails, including old rail beds, areas in state parks, and Indiana cities are becoming more bike-friendly. Basically, it’s a great place to be on two wheels, no

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A Cyclists Guide To Biking In North Carolina

When it comes to biking in North Carolina, there’s something for everyone. Trails wind through the mountains in the west, paths run along the beaches in the east, and there are plenty of paths and routes for two wheels in between. Many North Carolina cities, like Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, have been working to make

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A Cyclists Guide To Raleigh Biking

The City of Raleigh started taking bicycling seriously in 2009 and has been growing in this area ever since with no signs of slowing down. The city was recently named a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists. Raleigh has developed a lot of biking areas, and many more are in the planning

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Connecticut Biking: The City and State Park Bike Trails of CT

Most areas of Connecticut have bicycling trails, both in the cities and the countrysides. Some abandoned railroad tracks have been made into long trails, while there are many shorter ones in and around cities. State parks are also a great place for cycling in Connecticut. Many trails connect with each other, so, with a little

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Mountain Biking Tricks For Beginners & Experienced MTBers

The closest you will ever get to feel like a superhero on a bike is by doing tricks. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mountain bike rider, it is always cool to learn some new tricks. It can be annoying to ride among a group of mountain bike riders who always seem to

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What Is MIPS? Does My Bike Helmet Need It?

If you’ve shopped for a mountain bike helmet recently you might have noticed a little yellow sticker on either the box or the helmet that said “MIPS.” Just about every major helmet manufacturer is offering helmets with MIPS these days, and it’s popping up in more and more applications outside of mountain biking as well.

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Are Fuji Bikes Any Good?

When it comes to bicycles, Fuji is one of the most respected name brands in the world. Founded in Japan over one hundred years ago, Fuji still makes an impact producing high-quality bikes for all levels. However, are Fuji bikes good? Do they live up to the hype? Let’s dive into the history, features, and

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Mongoose vs. Schwinn: Which Is The Better Cheap Bike Brand?

Are you looking to invest in a bike? Whether you’re new to biking or have been riding mountain bikes for a long time, you may have stumbled upon the Mongoose vs. Schwinn bike debate. This question, as timeless as the riddle of the Sphinx, is indeed worthy of such discussion.  Both Mongoose and Schwinn offer

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schwinn bikes

Huffy vs. Schwinn: Which Is The Better Affordable Bike Brand?

Both Huffy and Schwinn are two very well-known bike companies. They are both affordable bikes that are good for beginners and casual bike riders. But many people who have come across both Huffy and Schwinn bikes may be wondering, which bike brand is better? We’re going to compare Huffy bikes to Schwinn bikes to see

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huffy bikes

Are Huffy Bikes Any Good?

If you are shopping for bikes, you may have stumbled across the brand Huffy, which is a company that sells all different kinds of bicycles. While coming across these bikes, you may have wondered, “are Huffy bikes good?” This article will discuss the benefits of a Huffy bike and if they are worth the purchase.

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How Far Is Too Far To Bike To Work?

Leaving your car at home and biking to work is a great way to get in some exercise. You’re also doing your part to reduce carbon emissions in the environment. Before you ditch your car keys and grab your bike, you want to consider a few things. The most important being distance, so how far

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Can You Store Your Bicycle Outside In The Rain?

You’ve left your bike outside, and it rains. That’s ok, life happens, and you can’t control the weather. Maybe you left it out on purpose. That’s ok too. Your bike is resilient and can survive the rain, which means if you don’t have covered storage, a garage or indoor storage for your bicycle, you don’t

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Why Your Bike Tire Keeps Going Flat (And How To Fix It)

If you are an avid cycler, you have probably experienced a flat bike tire before. Most of the time, it’s pretty obvious why your tire has gone flat. You can usually spot the problem, whether it is a puncture, tear, or something else.  However, sometimes there are other reasons why your bike tire keeps going

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Should You Ride Your Bike With Or Against Traffic?

Heading out on the road with your bike can be nerve-wracking, especially for beginners who may not feel comfortable sharing the road with cars and trucks. One of the most common questions is which way to ride. Whether you’re cycling as a hobby or to get fit, it’s essential to know whether to ride your

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How To Protect Your Pants When Riding A Bike? [7 Tips]

You’re on a long bike ride through the city or out in nature, enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and the wind wisping against your face. The birds are chirping, and you’re on cloud nine, cruising out on the open road. All is right in the world, and then all of a sudden, you hear a

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Why Don’t Road Bikes Have Kickstands?

Kickstands may seem like an essential accessory for bicycles, but most road bikes do not feature the stabilizing tool. You may be wondering why that’s the case because kickstands seem like they’d be a useful addition, but most road racers, cyclists, and hobbyists would agree that they’re not as functional as they may seem. In

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How Much Do Road Bikes Weigh?

Whether you use a road bike to commute to work or compete in a road race, at some point, you have probably thought about its weight. Your road bike’s weight doesn’t just determine how fast you go, it also plays a factor in how easy it is to hoist your bike up a set of

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Getting Started With Cycling (Cycling For Beginners)

Cycling for fitness can be a frightening prospect even if you already know how to ride a bike. While a recreational ride may be leisurely, when it comes to fitness, cycling is about time, effort, and, most importantly, maintaining a beneficial heart rate that changes your physiology and leads to improvements in overall health. That

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Get a Triathlon Watch. Your PR is Waiting!

If you’re reading this, chances are you have already crushed a few hills and swam plenty of laps. You’re ready to take the next step and milk the most out of your multi-sport training. Keep your eyes on the sweet prize of crossing the finish line as you browse the triathlon watch options, while keeping

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What Happened To Bike Nashbar And Their Discount Gear?

If you’ve been into cycling for a while, then you probably remember Nashbar bikes and how awesome Bike Nashbar was for buying discounted and cheap bikes and related gear. In fact, the Nashbar Flar Bar road bike was one of my favorite and most recommended bikes for new cyclists for quite some time. But you

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Bike Gears Explained: Guide For New Cyclists

In most cases, you can find new riders rotating their pedals manually and tediously as they grind their way on the trail or road, almost unable to push the bicycle to it’s destination. These people’s riding experience would be great if they could learn how to use their gears in the right manner. Are you

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Why Am I So Bad At Cycling? 7 Common Cycling Mistakes

Whether you are a new cyclist or a professional wondering why you’re not doing better, you should always look to improve your cycling. This includes figuring out if you are making any mistakes and work on correcting them. It might be a good idea to start looking at the basic mistakes before you look at

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woman on mountain bike in forest

How To Ride A Mountain Bike Uphill (7 Climbing Tips)

If you’re relatively new to mountain biking, then you might have noticed what a challenge it is to ride that bike uphill. It’s definitely more difficult to cycle uphill on a mountain bike compared to a road bike. But, with the right tips and training, you’ll improve your mtb climbing when you’re out on the

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Can I Use A Mountain Bike On The Road?

If you’ve got yourself a good mountain bike, but interested in doing some road cycling, then you might be wondering if you really need to get a road bike for that. Maybe you don’t have the space for a second bike or don’t have room in your budget. You might just want to ride your

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How To Bike Uphill Without Getting Tired (5 Tips For Easy Climbs)

Whether you’re cycling for fitness or fun, biking uphill is never an easy endeavour. Steep inclines require a bit of determination, strength, and training to master without feeling spent afterwards. If you try to avoid hills, and groan when you cannot avoid them, then you might be interested mastering those climbs without getting tired. Sure,

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Do Bike Trainers Wear Out Tires?

If you are planning for a race or live in a region with poor weather, a bike trainer can be a lifesaver. Trainers provide easy indoor biking by turning your regular road bike into an indoor training bike. A bicycle trainer is basically just a frame with a clamp to hold your bike in place

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How Much Does A Good Mountain Bike Cost?

Whether you’re buying your first mountain bike or looking to upgrade your starter mtb, you might not know how much you have to spend to get something good. The bad news is that high quality mountain bikes can cost you as much as over $2,000. The good news is that you can get a pretty

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5 Great Biking Trails In Philadelphia (And Where To Eat After)

The Greater Philadelphia Area offers a network of recreational trails with something to please everyone — serious road cyclists, weekend mountain bikers and tourists alike have access to an unprecedented network of trails. Many of the these trails can be found in Philadelphia’s diverse park system. But because they touch on urban and suburban neighborhoods,

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How To Lock Your Bike Without A Bike Rack

If you commute with your bike, then you might be a bit anxious about it getting stolen whenever you have to lock it up to go inside. This anxiety, and theft threat, increases where there is no bike rack available for you to lock it to. So, what you do when you need to lock

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Last Minute Shopper? These Make Awesome Gifts For Outdoorsy People

Got someone active and outdoorsy on your gift shopping list? Whether you’re shopping for a mountain biking enthusiasts or a snowshoer, there are a few gift options out there that are perfect for all outdoor lovers. It doesn’t matter the occasion – Christmas, birthdays, or some other special day – the gift ideas below are

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Best Good, Cheap Road Bikes For Budget Cyclists (2022)

Riding a bike seems like a great way to get outside and get active, right? But have you seen the prices for some of those bicycles? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend more than my rent payment on a bike. Luckily, there are some quality bike options that won’t bust

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How Can I Strengthen My Legs For Cycling?

Whether you’re new to cycling or looking to boost your performance and speed, getting stronger legs is a great way for an overall better experience out on your bike. Strength workouts focused on your legs is the perfect way to build up those leg muscles. In addition to normal strength training, you’ll also want to

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What To Look For When Buying A Used Bike

Are you currently in the market for a used bike—a bike that you will either use for recreational purposes or as a transportation source? Do you know exactly what to look for when buying a used bike, along with the questions you will need to ask? Buying a used bike can be a very exciting

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How To Train For Uphill Cycling

If you intend to cycle, whether recreationally or competitively, there will come a time when you need to tackle a hill or two during the course of your ride. Unlike cycling on flat or downhill roads, uphill cycling requires incredible stamina and drive. Because of this, it is absolutely crucial that you train extra hard

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Replace Your Everyday Bike With One Of The Best Folding Bikes [2021]

Folding bikes are becoming increasingly popular for commuting and traveling, and bike manufacturers have taken notice. A few years ago, someone who wanted a folding bike would have had only a handful of choices built almost exclusively for urban streets. Now, there are dozens of folding options available targeting many different riding styles. Whether you’re

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Where To Go Hiking and Biking in Saratoga Springs, NY Area

Saratoga Springs, New York offers beautiful natural spaces for hiking, biking and other recreational activities. Here are some of the best nature trails in the area for you and your family to enjoy. Ballston Veterans Bike Path This walking trail, which is flat, straight and paved with asphalt, is perfect for hikes, skating and bike

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Is Biking Better Than Running For Fitness?

Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health—both physically and mentally. Exercising helps you burn fat, improve muscle and bone strength, sleep better, and feel happier. However, it’s important to make sure you’re getting your exercise the right way. While all forms of exercise are healthy to some degree,

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How Fast Can A Road Bike Go? and How Do I Increase My Cycling Speed?

In the sport of cycling, there is always a drive to increase speed, as speed and distance steer the motivation for cyclists. Before a cyclist can learn to increase their speed, they must have an understanding of road bikes and what their average performance includes. How fast can a road bike go? When purchasing road

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Road Bike Knee Pain – What You Need to Know

Road bike knee pain is a very common lower body problem that cyclists can experience. According to one study, almost 65% of cyclists can experience it. One of the common causes for it overdoing it while riding. When training, you can ride harder and longer than your body is used to, which can strain the

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How To Increase Your Cycling Endurance Like A Pro

No matter why you want to build your cycling endurance, whether it’s to keep up with friends on weekend rides or compete in a triathlon, the path to get there is the same. In order to increase cycling endurance and stamina, you need to progressively increase the load on your cardiovascular system to help make

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Biking While Pregnant – What You Need to Know

Exercise is important for pregnant women to help maintain mental well being and physicality. Bicycling does have its risks, so while it’s okay to continue biking while pregnant, there are things a woman needs to keep in mind. Biking isn’t considered a high-risk activity to avoid during pregnancy, such as downhill skiing or horseback riding.

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How To Wash Cycling Clothes Without Damaging Them

Washing your cycling attire properly can extend the life of them so you can spend more money on your bike, plus cycling clothes are expensive so you probably want them to last a long time. However, there is some debate about the best way to wash cycling clothes and not a lot of information on

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How To Get Better At Biking: 6 Tips To Improve Your Cycling

There are many different forms of exercise; however, one of the most popular forms is biking. People can take a bike anywhere. This includes on the road, through trails, and even mountain biking. Unlike other forms of exercise, biking does not place as much stress on the joints, allowing people to preserve the cartilage in

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Is Biking 10 Miles Per Day Enough For Weight Loss?

There has been a significant focus on diet and exercise in recent years. This has largely been because a significant part of the country is overweight or obese. Excess weight can lead to numerous health complications including heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and added stress on the joints. One of the ways

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Wanna Cycle With The Family? You Need A Bike Trailer for Kids

If you’ve always enjoyed cycling and don’t want to give it up just because you have kids, then you need to get a bike trailer to haul around those kiddos. This is the perfect solution for a family that wants to cycle together when there are little ones who can’t ride a bike, or who

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Reviews: Best Value Hardtail Mountain Bikes (2021)

If you have done your homework and chosen hardtail when it comes between the hardtail vs full suspension mtb style, then it’s time to start shopping for that new mountain bike. As a refresher, remember that this style gives you the more rigid traditional frame is without rear suspension so that you get all that

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9 Good Budget Folding Bikes For Your Commute (2022)

Though I haven’t seen a lot of them in the United States (yet), when I was in Europe it seemed like everyone was riding a folding bike. In fact, I can’t recall seeing anyone in Dublin on any other type of bike when I was there in December! After seeing so many people riding these,

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Health Benefits of Bike Commuting

Considering taking up commuting to work by bicycle? Well, if you’re ready to ditch that car, then you’ll be excited to learn that bike commuting is a great choice for you. There are several benefits of bike commuting to work. Here’s what the team at Driving Geeks has to say about it (and they love cars!).

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Make Travel With Your Bike Easy With A Good Bike Bag Or Case

Traveling with a bike can be cumbersome, especially without the proper carrier. And we’ve all been there taping up an old cardboard bike box for protection, but that’s seriously not the way to go.  A bag or case specifically designed to protect your bike when you’re traveling with it allows you to travel in a way that is more convenient for you and safer

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Off-Season Training: Best Mountain Bike Indoor Trainer (Our Reviews)

There are many trainers to choose from on the market that can offer the challenge you need. There are bikes on the market that provide wind resistance; as you go faster the fan in the back creates a stronger wind resistance. There are fixed resistance options, as well as fluid resistance. With various features to

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Room For Two: Riding The Best Tandem Bikes This Summer

New to tandem bikes and not sure if you need one? These things are crazy long compared to a regular bike since they fit two riders and come replete with two handlebars, two seats, two “engines” or modes to generate power with two sets of pedals. When you hear the term – doing anything in tandem- it means

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Are Schwinn Mountain Bikes Good?

When I was growing up, my first bikes that my dad bought me were Schwinn bikes that we rode on all over the neighborhood. It was a bright metallic blue bike with a banana seat. Man, those were the days! Y’know, back then the Schwinn name was one that was highly thought of when it

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Intro to Mountain Biking for Beginners

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active outdoors and get in some great exercise, then mountain biking might be just what you’re looking for right now. And don’t be put off by the name – you don’t have to actually have a mountain nearby. In fact, you can find trails to ride

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Top 15 Best Trails For Fall Bike Rides In The US

With the weather getting cooler and the leaves starting to change, there’s never been a better time for a scenic bike ride to check out that awesome fall foliage. So, get the road bike or mountain bike out of the garage, put on that helmet and take your pick from one of the scenic bike rides

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5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in New Jersey

For anyone thinking about mountain biking in the wonderful state of New Jersey, you could not have made a better choice. Nicknamed the “Garden State” for its acres of lush greenery, New Jersey is situated in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic region of the United States, a location that offers a wide variety of terrains and

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5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Pennsylvania

Known in official circles as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the state of Pennsylvania is situated in the mid-Atlantic and northern regions of the United States—a location which provides mountain biking enthusiasts a wealth of great riding opportunities. Pennsylvania is bordered by the states of New Jersey to the east; New York to the north; Maryland

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Maryland

Nicknamed the “Free State” (among other nicknames), Maryland is a state situated in America’s Mid-Atlantic region—a location that makes the state a true haven for mountain biking enthusiasts. Maryland shares borders with Washington D.C., West Virginia and Virginia to its west and south; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east—a landlocked state with

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Lincoln Woods State Park in Rhode Island

5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Rhode Island

Nicknamed the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island—officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations”—is a state located in the New England region of America and a wonderful locale for pursuing the passion of mountain biking. A coastal state, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union by total area and the eighth-least

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in New York

Nicknamed the “Empire State,” New York is one of the most cosmopolitan states in the world and a great place to pursue the passion of mountain biking. From the bustling streets and beautiful skyline of New York City to the rugged hills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, the state of New York offers an

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5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Vermont

Appropriately named the “Green Mountain State,” Vermont is a breathtaking state that plays host to some of the most scenic mountain biking trails in America—trails designed to test riders of all ages and ability levels, while also providing miles upon miles of the gorgeous scenery that makes Vermont such a popular locale for recreation enthusiasts.

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in North Dakota

North Dakota is a breathtaking upper Midwestern state whose nickname, the Roughrider state, gives you a small hint as to the fantastic mountain biking opportunities this region has to offer. Bordered by Montana to the west, South Dakota to the south, Minnesota to the east and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Massachusetts

Known as the “Bay State” (for the Chesapeake Bay), Massachusetts—officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—is the most populous state in the New England part of America’s northeast region, and a wonderful place for all sorts of recreational pursuits, including mountain biking.  Massachusetts is home to many mountain biking hotspots, from challenging mountain courses to city-based trails

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Wisconsin

Located in the north-central portion of the United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, Wisconsin is one of the country’s most beautiful states and the ideal locale for the sport of mountain biking.   Wisconsin is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to

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Clear Creek Canyon Trail

5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Nevada (Not In Vegas)

Located in the American West, Desert Southwest and Mountain West regions of the U.S., Nevada is a true gem as a mountain biking locale—a place with a variety of different trains to suit all styles of riding.  By total area, Nevada is America’s seventh-largest state, but with a population that ranks 35th nationally, it is

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Montana

Nicknamed the “Big Sky State,” Montana is one of the largest and most breathtaking states in the U.S., and a great locale for those looking for technical, challenging and scenically beautiful trails designed for the sport of mountain biking. Located in the northwestern region of the United States, Montana is the fourth-largest state in the

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Ohio

The “Buckeye” state of Ohio is situated in America’s Midwest region, although it is one of the northernmost states in that area.  While its total area is only larger than 16 of the 50 U.S. states, ranking 34th in that category, it is currently the 7th most populous state and one of the most densely

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Missouri

With a nickname like the “show me state,” you can bet that Missouri takes great pride in the number of recreational opportunities it offers, including a superb collection of exciting and often challenging mountain bike trails. Located in the Midwestern heartland of the country, Missouri, which boasts 114 counties and the large independent city of

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Washington

Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the far northwest corner of the United States, Washington is one of the country’s best known secrets as an outdoor utopia—a state that consistently draws millions of visitors each year.  Washington is situated just to the north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota, situated in America’s northern Midwest, is home to an abundance of fabulous mountain biking trails, each with its own set of obstacles, challenges and natural beauty.  From its western prairies to its deciduous forests to its sparsely populated North Woods, this “Land of 10,000 Lakes” offers a wide range of terrains

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Kentucky

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state of Kentucky can be found in the south-central region of the United States, a region that offers a wealth of off-road recreational opportunities for the state’s growing number of mountain bikers.  Nicknamed the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is rapidly becoming a hotbed for mountain biking — a

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Mississippi

When it comes to mountain biking, the U.S. state of Mississippi, located in the American South, is truly a hidden gem. A small to mid-size state in terms of area and population, Mississippi is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta, and within these forests one will find an abundance of entertaining and challenging mountain

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Virginia

One of the country’s most popular destinations for mountain biking, the Commonwealth of Virginia is located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. It is home to hundreds of monuments and other sites of historical importance, many of which can be explored along the state’s many outdoor trails. The geography and climate of

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Texas

The second-largest state in the U.S. (after Alaska) in terms of total land area, Texas boasts an incredible number of mountain biking challenges, through terrains that include rocky deserts, slippery slopes and miles of swamps and coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Although a populous state in certain areas, Texas offers plenty of peaceful and

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in South Carolina

Situated in the far southeastern corner of the U.S., South Carolina is a quaint and picturesque state that consistently draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year looking to tackle the region’s many thrilling off-road cycling trails. Ranging from wide meandering courses that are perfect for novice riders to expert-rated, steep and treacherous single tracks, South

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Maine

Located in the northeastern most corner of America, Maine is a mesmerizing state that consistently draws millions of tourists each year, including a sizable contingent of outdoor recreation enthusiasts looking to tackle its many exciting and scenic mountain bike trails. Bordered by New Hampshire, the Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in North Carolina

Nicknamed the Tar Heel State, North Carolina is situated in the Southeastern United States, and is bordered by South Carolina and Georgia to the south; Tennessee to the west; Virginia to the north; and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  The state of North Carolina boasts a varied geography, highlighted by

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