Top Ten cycling Articles

Here are the top ten articles for the Cycling Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Starting Over as an Adult Cyclist
Are you way past childhood, but want to get back on a bike? Read on for motivation and helpful hints to get you back in the saddle and riding again.

2. Bicycle Size and Fit
It’s very important that your bicycle fits you properly in order to ride comfortably, safely and without hurting yourself. This article provides information on choosing the right size bicycle for you and making sure it fits you properly.

3. Fireweed 400 Bicycle Race
Imagine pedaling your way across 400 miles of Alaska, enjoying some of the finest scenery, encountering wildlife, and seeing few cars. Now imagine doing all this in less than 24 hours. Welcome to the Fireweed 400, Alaska’s longest bicycle race.

4. Bicycle Tour Types
There are just a few basic types of bicycle tours, with infinite variations on the themes. This article describes those basic types to give you a starting place for beginning your trip planning.

5. Ghost Trails – Book Review
Jill Homer’s account of her February 2008 bicycle race along 350 miles of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail, as well as her history as an unlikely athlete, makes for riveting reading and fantastic fantasizing.

6. Warm Showers
For cyclotourists on a budget, as most of us are, finding inexpensive places to sleep can be one of the hardest parts of the trip. The generous members of Warm Showers may be able to help you out.

7. Be Visible on Your Bike
Be as visible as possible while you ride. The primary reason cyclists get hit by cars is because motorists didn’t see them. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can be seen while you’re on your bicycle.

8. Bicycle History - High-Wheels
After the Draisine and the velocipede rose and fell in popularity, manufacturer’s appealed to the well-to-do with the high-wheel or penny-farthing bicycle, the first to be called a bicycle.

9. How to Drive around Cyclists
Have you ever noticed that motorists tend to copy the behavior of the driver in front of them? Do your part in keeping cyclists safe on our roads by being a bike-friendly driver and following the tips and techniques in this article.

10. History of the Tour de France
It’s been 107 years since the first Tour de France, and the race shows no signs of slowing down. Read on for more information about the beginnings of this great race, as well as highlights from the years.

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