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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. 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.
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. Miles from Nowhere – Book Review
23,000 miles, 25 countries, 2 years. Miles from Nowhere chronicles Barbara and Larry Savage’s global bicycle odyssey in this not-to-be-missed award-winning book authored by Barbara.
4. Bicycle History – Draisines and Velocipedes
Bicycles have been on the scene in one form or another for nearly 200 years. Draisines and velocipedes were two of the earliest types.
5. 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.
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. League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. Learn how you can help fulfill this important mission.
8. 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.
9. Wheels of Change - Book Review
Wheels of Change by Sue Macy describes the history of the bicycle and the role it played in advancing women’s rights through historic photographs and artwork featuring bicycles, as well as glimpses into the lives of those important to the development of bicycles and women.
10. Be Brave, Be Strong - Book Review
Whether you’re an armchair adventurer or a veteran two-wheeled traveler, you’ll be thrilled to go along with Jill Homer down the spine of North America in her second book: Be Brave, Be Strong – A Journey Across the Great Divide.
Be sure to visit the Cycling Archives for all the articles!
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