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. 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.

2. Copenhagen Wheel
Did you know your bicycle cculd help you navigate, tell you how polluted your riding environment is, and even give you a boost getting up hills? MIT's new Copenhagen wheel can do all this and more!

3. Bicycling Advocacy Organizations
Those of us who bicycle owe a great deal to the many organizations around the country that promote cycling, find funding for trails, and encourage communities to welcome cyclists. The organizations in this article are just a few worthy of your attention.

4. Bike Trainers
It is an unfortunate fact of life for most of us that nature eventually throws weather in the way of our cycling habit. We can stay fit and ready to ride, however, by using bicycle trainers indoors during the off season. This article describes the basic types of trainers available.

5. 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.

6. Bicycle Brake Types
One of the most important components of our bicycles is the brakes. This overview describes the three most common types of bicycle brakes: rim, disc and drum.

7. Choosing a Bicycle Tour Company
Going on a bicycle tour can be a big commitment of time and money. If you’re choosing to go with a tour company, choosing which one is right for you may seem overwhelming. This article will provide a few helpful hints on what to consider when making your choice.

8. Essential Bike Tools
While it’s not necessary to have an entire bike mechanic’s shop on hand when you ride, there are a few tools that every cyclist needs in order to handle emergencies on the road.

9. 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.

10. Iditarod Trail Invitational Race
Consider the possibility of racing 350 or 1000 miles across Alaska’s wilderness along the historic Iditarod Trail. Read this article to find out how.

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