Bicycle Times

How To: Avoid Cycling Burnout

We’ve all experienced the feeling: it’s cold, rainy and dark outside. Getting out of bed becomes progressively harder even though the days are actually getting longer. Old man winter seems to be dragging his feet on forever and that burnt out mood you experienced at the end of 2017 won’t go away. What can one ...

Book Review: “Descent” by Thomas Dekker

In the late summer of 2005, Lance Armstrong had just won an unprecedented 7th Tour de France, a feat that will likely never be duplicated. As the professional peloton weaved its way through the Paris streets for the final stage of the tour, I rode side by side with a newly encountered neighbor on our ...

Review: Yakima Dr. Tray & EZ+1 add-on hitch rack

Hitch racks are becoming the de facto standard for transporting bikes, and with good reason. As someone who carries dozens of different bikes on my car throughout the year, I am stoked to never need to deal with adaptors with different axle standards or wheel sizes. I’ve also used almost a dozen hitch racks, and ...

Bikeshare.com offers international bike share directory and more

Bikeshare.com is a website designed to help connect users, system operators, sponsors and suppliers and to inform those interested in bike share on the latest trends and developments in the industry. Bikeshare.com takes pride in being a supporter of bike share systems around the world and will make launching new bike share systems more accessible for ...

Review: RockyMounts MonoRail Platform Hitch Rack and Single Bike Add-On

The  MonoRail  may be the RockyMounts lower-tiered platform hitch rack, but the way I see it, why pay for a bunch of extra functionality if you don’t need it. This rack is perfect for that user who prefers a lightweight, simple platform rack and won’t be carrying the entire neighborhood’s bikes to the park and back. ...

Are mobile bike shops the future?

By Jeffrey Stern You’ve seen them around town, at events across the country and with their own Instagram accounts complementing their nomadic lifestyle and serving as a business development tool. It’s a trend that goes hand in hand with the direction our society is heading towards. When we want things these days, we want it ...

Apply for the QBP Equality and Diversity Internship by January 11!

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), a host and distributor of many bicycle-related brands, launched an Equity and Diversity Internship in December to help contribute to “a larger culture shift in the bike and outdoor industries — a shift toward inclusivity, embracing new and different ideas, and amplifying diverse perspectives.” QBP is no stranger to promoting inclusivity – in the past the ...

Review: Women’s Club Ride Tour Pant

Club Ride Apparel specializes in bike-centric, functional clothing that is also fashionable and comfortable for everyday living. As the brand’s website pronounces, “Life doesn’t stop after your ride, and neither should your clothes.” While a change of clothes after a wet, muddy, sweaty mountain bike ride is more than welcome, there are plenty of instances when riding bikes ...

San Diego Bikeway Village now open for business

By James Murren Looking for somewhere new to bike, while also possibly getting in a few surf sessions or world-class craft beer pints?  Do you enjoy sun and sand, with temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit most of the year?  How about a cycling route that requires a ferry ride across a bay to complete it? ...

Bikes and Beer: A Natural Match

By Jeffrey Stern What started as a simple, off-the-wall, one-time-only proposition has turned into a passion. A passion born in the gritty, adventure driven sport of mountain biking and washed down with what’s surely the greatest recovery meal to ever come out of a draft’s tap. And by recovery, I mean the best way to ...

Review: Axiom Annihilateair G200 Floor Pump

Cyclists of all levels can benefit from a good floor pump. The Annihilateair G200 Floor Pump from Axiom Gear is one such pump. It is constructed with an alloy body and a wide base for stability. Speaking of the base, the footrests for this pump have metal pins, like those found on quality flat pedals, which is great for ...

Review: Axiom Cartier Trunk EXP19+ Bag

I like the term Trunk Bag. Not sure why, but it makes me laugh, and we all need to laugh at things just for the heck of it sometimes. The Cartier Trunk EXP19+ bag weighs 1.8lbs and has four velcro straps, making it useable for almost any rack style. The main compartment is insulated and expands from 9.9 liters ...

Shop talk with Fastrack Bicycles, Santa Barbara, CA

By Jeffrey Stern It’s a crowded market and selling bikes isn’t getting any easier. With the industry clearly on the decline, changes are happening all-around. From bike shops offering more than just sales/repair (beer anyone?), to mobile “van life” type services hitting the road across the country, the industry is changing and so are the ...

Gift Guide: Four books for the cycling enthusiast

Unsure what to get that friend who loves bikes and books? Combine the passions with these four cycling-related publications for all types of both riders and readers. Pedal Stretch Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling By Kelli Refer This quick read is a handy guide to some of the best yoga practices and stretches that can ...

New Bicycle Friendly Communities announced by League of American Bicyclists

Recently, the League of American Bicyclists announced 65 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) for 2017, making the total 430 BFCs in all 50 states. The Bicycle Friendly Community program aims to provide a roadmap to improving conditions for cycling and guidance to make bikeable communities a reality. The program identifies 10 Building Blocks ...

Review: Rocky Mounts Carlito U-Lock

Locking up your bike is super important. Everyone knows this, right? Still, sometimes you don’t need your big, honkin’ “Mega-Lock”; you just need something that will stand up to a bit of scrutiny and act as a visual deterrent, and doesn’t weigh a million pounds. Weighing in at just 0.87 lbs, The Rocky Mounts Carlito lightweight U-lock could ...

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