I’d just got divorced, and moved to a new city, and fallen in love again, and had a longer commute to work and a new dog in my life that needed walking in the mornings and evenings instead of just getting let out into the forest, and in that same year I changed up my job (working with Runner’s World and other brands, as well as still getting to hang in there with the supremely cool talented staff of Bicycling) and I had to be in the city a lot more, and... look, you know exactly what happened: instead of doing what I should have done and riding more when there was so much pressure, I did what we too often do and let the riding slip.
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WHAT WE CARRY IS WHO WE ARE
A PHOTOGRAPHER DOCUMENTS LONG-DISTANCE BIKE RIDERS-AND ALL THE MEANING THINGS THEY TRAVEL
The Year That Wasn't But We Made It Happen Anyway
How did that happen? Will our grandchildren believe us? Filter out the almost overwhelming doom and gloom from the most miserable year in recent memory, and there’s actually quite a lot to be cheerful about – if you ride a bike.
David Knee’s stripped-down single speed Niner SIR9.
Build A Better Home Workshop
With bike ridership soaring, and shops backed up with repairs, now’s a great time to set up or improve your home workshop. Here’s some practical advice from Shannon Leigh, who teaches bike maintenance through her company, Radiant Wrench, and also breaks down common repairs regularly on Bicycling US’s YouTube channel.
I'm A Fat Cyclist – And I Don't Need To ‘Fix' My Body
My weight doesn’t need to change. But the bike world’s attitude towards me does.
What Happens When Two Strangers Trust The Rides Of Their Lives To The Magic Of The Universe?
Once upon a road in Kazakhstan, two men converge in the desert. Strangers born an ocean apart, riding bicycles burdened like camels, they emerge from either horizon, slowly approaching a common point. Day by day, hour after hour, they make their way through the land as flat and featureless as a page without words. Thousands of kilometers spool out behind them. Thousands more lie ahead.
14 Fun Tour De France Facts You Can Use To Impress Your Friends
How do riders pee on the bike? Why is there no women's tour? Why is the leader’s jersey yellow? We’ve got the answers.
Alan Hatherly’s 2021 Specialized S-Works Epic
The Way Home
Home was not a place I wanted to be. My dad had an unpredictable rage that often exploded at my older brother. Anytime he got hit, I felt it too. I was terrified, never knowing when the grenade might blow. I escaped by exploring the woods and creating imaginary worlds down by a slow-flowing stream. Inside, I felt treated differently as the only girl, made to clear supper dishes while my brothers played video games. Outside, I could be anything. Nature is a level playing field.
The last time I got better on a bike was when I decided I would never get any better at riding anymore, that my best days as a cyclist were behind me.
A World of Adventure
Epic Trips on All Seven Continents
Christian Motorcyclists Association
Recently, I decided to get back on my bike, after a long time of not being in the saddle.
Yamaha WR250R Long-Ranger
Smaller bikes—in the West they’re something of a sacrilege. But in most parts of the world, a 250cc is considered “big.” I personally haven’t owned anything under 650cc in so many years that I’d become accustomed to manhandling big adventure bikes. I’d also forgotten just how practical smaller dual-sports can be. But… a recent extended trip to northern Thailand forced a re-think. While there I had so much fun on 250cc and smaller dual-sports that there was no way I could return without indulging.
Backcountry Discovery Routes
A Decade of Adventure
A Dane's Best Friend: Bicycling in Denmark
When was the last time that you rode a bike? Did you ride to school, or a park, or just to have fun with your friends?
Hells Angels Meet Housewives on Harleys
How bikers turned into their parents and turned off their kids
Danica - The Avalanche Legacy
We’re standing in the infield at Hesperia BMX, admiring Danica’s matching red Ssquared bikes, and I notice her front gear looks a tad larger than most.
Chasing A New Pack
Women-only motorcycle rallies are gaining speed—and anxious bike makers are finally on their heels.
Harley Davidson- The Hog ​​​​​​​of Tomorrow
Harley’s future looks nothing like its past.
Meet the Cycling Startup that's Reinventing Studio Fitness
Peloton did everything wrong - and still reinvented the studio fitness industry.