06 November, 2015
With a few pieces in your autumn kit, you can ride between 'too hot' and 'too cold' smoothly with these essentials.
04 November, 2015
If you're looking for motivation and tips to stay on your bike and smiling, here are some ways to keep you on your bike and healthy during the seasons too.
29 October, 2015
28 October, 2015
23 October, 2015
Glady's bike shop is a women-first bike shop in Portland, Oregon. This is great news as a sign that the "industry" is moving forward on making bike retail more welcoming for women.
The bike community has fallen in love with this 90yr old cyclist who still rides in heels and dresses. I hope I grow up to be like her.
Our very own L.A. bicycle activist sweetheart Maria Sipin was interviewed on one of my favorite sites, Ravishly, check out her interview here.
People For Bikes demystifies the most common myths about cycling. "The more places we have to ride and the more accessible bikes and bike education becomes, the closer we move to becoming a society where biking is not only not fringe, it's commonplace."
Still have no idea what to wear for Halloween, Brooklyn Bicycle Co. has some creative Easy Halloween Bike Costume Ideas for your ride.
21 October, 2015
As much as we all love fall, early sunsets make cyclists a vulnerable party in changing temperatures and road traffic. So it is particularly useful that she/he prepares for cooler climates and knows how to maneuver through the rules that put her/him in safety from both the surprises of the road and seasonal transitions. In addition to knowing how to be safe on the road this fall, it’s also good to know what to dig out of your closet and gear up for the ride.
I’ve added some essentials to the mix of tips to ensure your fall closet and bike will still make the cool transitional move into the new season in style. Consider this a friendly reminder to cycle safely and warmer while you cool into fall.
19 October, 2015
While living in New England, I've loved spending my free time venturing out by bike into quaint towns and local diners to get a feel of the area. Riding through quiet back country roads dotted with peaceful villages and views of mountains, lakes, and ocean: New England has become my favorite cycle touring destination. Throughout North East states, abandoned railway lines are now cycle routes. There are also trails in conservation areas that can accommodate any style of riding terrain from road to mountain.
As I'm hopping on my bike and heading from town to town, the sounds of rushing air, chirping birds, and running water fills my ears as well as the appreciation for the quaint scenery. New England country sides with picturesque villages, farms, rivers, ocean views, and forests make a great weekend of bike touring adventure. To help you find your next bike tour destination in New England, I've rounded up a few sites to help you guide your next visit to the most picturesque states of New England.
21 September, 2015
31 July, 2015
22 July, 2015
Renting a bike here is so easy, there are rental stations almost on every corner just outside of Lucca that connect you to green bike paths around the city. Biking is truly the best way to navigate throughout as it is a city surrounded by walls with gorgeous views.
I don't want to make this post all about my experience in Italy, as there were so many and I have a lot of pictures. Please feel free to visit my Instagram where you can get a glimpse of my current travels.
08 July, 2015
06 July, 2015
It's summer time and the heat is on! Every summer I like to provide a little recap of how to say cool and fresh in the sun. For many of us ladies and gents who commute by bicycle in the city, we need to show up fresh on our bikes to our places of work or destinations. It's not always easy looking breezy but here are some tips to keep you looking commuter fab on two wheels.
01 July, 2015
29 June, 2015
07 May, 2015
If you are thinking about taking to 2 wheels this Spring be sure to ease your way in. You are then much more likely to enjoy it and stick with it, rather than ending up red faced and frustrated. Just a few tips to inspire you...
30 April, 2015
27 April, 2015
Now that Spring has sprung, I'm seeing lots of smiling faces on two wheels, my local bike shop/cafe filled with bicycles for tune ups and a home now currently filled with bicycles. Coming from a state that has no seasonal weather and 330 days of sunshine (I'm blowing kisses at you California), it's not easy to adjust to the extreme weather changes. What's harder is not having the ability to ride my bike almost everyday, not being able to physically endure the weather patterns regardless of the preparation and research. This makes life on two wheels a bit of a challenge during the cold seasons. And although I admire those who can ride in the snow, I won't do it. Call me a spoiled Cali girl, but this adjustment to the East Coast is a big eye opener on tackling bicycle lifestyle one season at a time. Adjustment isn't easy and I'm sure my friends from home are giggling at me but I'm just so excited for this sunshine and warm weather!
If you're on the same road (pun intended), here are some tips to help you get inspired and adjust to Spring's seasonal bike lifestyle...