Category: Cycling

How to Prep for Riding Your First (or 50th) Gravel Race

While most of us celebrate four seasons, Russians apparently go for six. Rasputitsa occurs twice a year, like two pieces of soggy bread sandwiching the frozen expanse of a ham-fisted winter. These rasputitsa mud seasons are so intense across the realm of the former USSR that they’ve earned special designation synonymous with quagmires, un-crossable roads,… Read more »

What Kind of a Fat Biker Are You?

Dear guy riding a fat bike in full Lycra kit in the middle of summer, Who are you? Props for riding your bike! Anyone who powers up two-wheels with their legs and lungs alone is cool in our book. But the 4-inch wide wheels, on dry pavement, in 55-degree temps, in full Lycra…? It’s a… Read more »

Have Kids Will Pedal: A Lesson from the Road Less Travelled

What is the most important lesson we learned?  TRY NEW THINGS!   The idea of cycling along the Andes started as a dream of an active journey in a new country. Before we left, some thought this trip was crazy, and there were many times when we too questioned our ideas. With limited experience biking,… Read more »

Gravel: The New “It” Road for Cycling

Move over, dirt. Hit the road, pavement. Gravel is all the rage for cycling now. Yes, you thought gravel was just the bouncy part of the road you tolerated en route to some greater majesty, or just the annoyance responsible for the scar in your knee from a childhood biking crash. No longer. Gravel is… Read more »

For the Love of the Ride

We’re supposed to be angry at professional cycling. We’re supposed to be disillusioned and downplay the accomplishment of pushing pedals over the Alps, through endless sunflower fields, and across the beautiful cruelty of the Pyrenees. We’re supposed to give up on an entire sport. “Supposed to” has never planted the seed of inspiration. “Supposed to”… Read more »

Ride Above Depression Cycles Toward Mental and Physical Well-Being

“To put it simply, cycling is therapy in motion.” – Jeremiah Reiner Since early March, Jeremiah Reiner and Elise Porter have been riding their bikes across the country – a tour that’s on just about every cyclist’s list. But these best friends and teammates are making it happen for more than just the joy of… Read more »

Midway Through Bike Month: A Guide to Better Bike Commuting

Thanks to a growth in cycling culture, infrastructure and outreach, the last decade boasted a small increase in people commuting to work and school by bicycle which we think is great news and something that inspires us. Closer to our home, we were also inspired by the story of our fellow Vermonter, 11 year-old, Griffin… Read more »

Rasputitsa Ride Vermont

Vermont is beautiful, quirky and addictive. Unlike more dramatic outdoor locations (think: the Oregon coast, Colorado’s continental divide, or Alaska’s Valdez mountains) that cut jagged holes into an adventurer’s consciousness, Vermont is more diligent. It seeps in and not just with its beautiful parts, its covered bridges, or its wholesome pastures. The ugly misshapen parts… Read more »

Celebrate National Bike Month, Win a Bike!

In celebration of National Bike Month, Tern Bicycles & Ibex Outdoor Clothing have partnered for the month of May to offer our Facebook fans this ultimate commuter giveaway. One lucky winner will take home a Tern Link D8 Folding Bike, Ibex Shak City Roller, Ibex Pulse S/S Jersey, Ibex Indie Arm Warmers, and a BioLogic… Read more »

A Family Cycling Odyssey Along the Chilean Cordillera, Part II

Here is part two of the Clark’s interview about their upcoming bike adventure in Patagonia. Read part one here. IQ: Let’s talk about the South American ride. Are you riding now as a family? Are you training? DC: No. [Ed. Note: We both crack up at this line.] Actually, one of the challenges of a… Read more »