Albert Einstein once said he thought up the theory of relativity while riding a bicycle. Here are eight articles written for other bike lovers out there, whether you ride as part of your sport or for leisure and transportation.

 

Sportive Cycling Events: What They Are, Why To Do Them, and How To Prepare (Simon Kidd)

Sportives are becoming highly popular cycling events. While not classified as races, they are a great way to challenge yourself and see a new part of the country.

 

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The Bicycle Collective: Salvage Your Bike, Save Money, and See the World (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

Wish there was a cheap and easy way to repair your unused bike? Find your local "bicycle kitchen" to get used parts, help from volunteers, and hook into the cycling community in your city.

 

How to Reduce Lower Back Pain From Cycling (Simon Kidd)

Back pain can ruin your enjoyment of cycling, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some things to know about your body, and how to set up your bike properly to prevent back issues.

 

The What the Hell Effect: How I Trained in 3 Months for a 7 Day, 1000km Ride (Andrew Read)

After not cycling in 4 years, I decided to sign up for a 1,000km ride with only 3 months to train. I made some mistakes and learned a lot. There were good days and bad. But overall, it was amazing.

 

High Intensity Running Increases VO2 Max in Cyclists (Katherine Derbyshire)

For endurance athletes it is a fine balance between volume and intensity in their training. New research looks at helping cyclists increase their VO2 max with high intensity running intervals.

 

The Importance of Macronutrients in a Cyclist's Diet (Simon Kidd)

The are many claims of improved performance by using different mixes of sugars and fats for cyclists, but it’s the small things (like micronutrients) that can make a difference.

 

How I Fell in Love With My Bike: Bike Commuting Basics (Becca Borawski)

Upon my moving to Portland, people started asking me the question. “Are you driving your car?” Here, bike commuting is part of the culture and it is a phenomenon growing around the country.

 

CicLAvia: How One Bike Event Does the Impossible (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

It seems impossible that The City of Angels, where we act like cars are the angels, would ever allow ten miles of streets to be completely free of cars for five hours on a Sunday afternoon.

 

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