HOW I LEARNED TO RIDE THE BICYCLE

From my earliest recollections, and up to the ripe age of fifty-three, I had been an active and diligent worker in the world. This sounds absurd; but having almost no toys except such as I could manufacture, my first plays were but the outdoor work of active men and women on a small scale. Born …

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Cycling Cities

Executive Summary Bicycling is New York City’s fastest growing mode of transportation. Today, three-quarters of a million people regularly ride a bicycle in New York City, and that number is growing faster than the economy, or the population. At the start of his first term, Mayor Bill de Blasio set a goal for 2020: Double …

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Cycling sport

When you see the huge pack of riders in full flight coming into a stage finish of the Tour DE France, see us suffer over the high mountains or empty ourselves in a time trial…   It’s the training that gets us there that you don’t see!   Training for five, six, seven hours a day in all weathers …

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Bike Share over the world

Summary As successful bike sharing programs explode all over the world in cities such as Paris, New York, Minneapolis and Chicago, the question emerges, “Can these models work on a smaller scale with less population density?” The purpose of this study is to assess if the physical environment of La Crosse, Wisconsin can support and …

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Best 5 Beach Cruiser Bikes

From models perfect for beginning riders to lightweight bikes for older cycling fans, here are five beach cruiser bikes we recommend. Enjoy a ride along the sand on these easy-going cycles Florida’s shores await you and your beach cruising bike. Florida’s vast coastline was meant to be explored by foot and by bicycle. There are …

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ROAD RACING BIKE

This is a road bike similar to the ones professional riders use. A bike with top-of- the-range components and lightweight wheels will cost the same as a hatchback car, although it requires far more looking after, and replacement parts and ser- vicing can cost a fair bit. However, a perfectly balanced bike like this one will ride superbly. The …

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Mountain Bike Training

Developments in Mountain Biking When in 1974 the first enthusiasts, notably Gary Fisher and Tom Ritchey, started riding down the mountains around Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco on old, classic cruisers, they had no idea of the boom that would follow with the invention of the mountain bike. A little later, these enthusiasts added gears to their bikes, thus …

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Mountain Bike Skills

For me, riding is everything – it makes me who I am. I have ridden a bike for as long as I can remember and started racing way back in 1988. I used to race 100cc karts nationally but I was always frustrated at how inaccessible the sport was, whereas mountain biking was available 24/7. While I was …

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THE MOUNTAIN BIKE

The mountain bike was one of those ideas that was bound to happen eventually.  Riding bicycles off road is a very old idea – they came along before Tarmac roads,  after all, and cyclocross racing has seen bikes competing in the mud for nearly a  century. Over the years, various people have cobbled motorbike handlebars …

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