I haven't ridden a pumptrack in what feels like ages but today certainly made me want to ride them more often. I just love their fun, playful, social nature - just hanging out with friends and riding bikes. Bellingham is getting its first public pumptrack in a few short months here and I can't wait. The one I rode today was a converted equestrian arena so while it was raining all around us, it was no worry to us. :)Read More
There has been a lot of chat in the air lately about clinics. You may be on the fence about whether to sign up for one or not. My answer? ABSOLUTELY YES. I feel like I am riding my bike today - for a living - because I got a solid foundation. I was not a natural cyclist by any stretch of the imagination but I loved it and I wanted to learn so I put the time in. I surrounded myself with people that were better than me, challenged myself regularly and opened my mind to learning. Whatever your aspirations are with cycling - getting better is FUN.Read More
This time of year can get pretty wet and cold in the northern hemisphere and motivation can be hard when you are battling the elements. I really love riding in the wet, nasty stuff but I HATE the clean up. Muddy bike. Muddy clothes. Dirty Car. Uhhhh.
I came up with a solution to ease the pain which I live by - although you still have to clean up, it really minimizes the mess and the hassle.Read More
Although this video is a little old, a few people recently told me that they used this how-to to learn how to pack their bike for a trip (I think I did a little dance of excitement hahaha) so I thought I would re-share it. While I don't travel with a cardboard box anymore (new tutorial coming soon), I did for 10+ years and it totally works - especially if you follow these tips. Follow this and save yourself the little heartache from a damaged bike. I used this one box for an entire year of travel!Read More
I was a total beginner at urban riding before my trip to NYC and DC. I learned a toooooon. Check out my guide to locking your bike safely each and every time.Read More
Bikes make city travel much more efficient but you can make your trip even more efficient (or avoid bad weather) with the help of the subway. I made a guide and a video over at Liv, have a read. :)Read More