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Tips for Maintaining Your Bicycles

March 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Just like any machine, your bike needs regular servicing, adjustments, and repairs or upgrades as the years go by. But what should you be looking for? Where are some of the more problematic areas, and how can you ensure you’ll be ready for the road? Let’s take a look at some necessary and beneficial DIY bike repairs and services to keep your bike geared up and ready to go.  Chains and Sprockets When checking your bike, one of the first spots should be the chain. A neglected chain makes pedaling more difficult and can spread rust to your sprockets. It can also break at crucial times, leaving you stranded and walking.  Properly clean and lubricate your chain regularly. When you... View Article

Bike Theft Prevention

March 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Owning a bike can be a great option for many people. Not only are bikes fun to ride, but they can provide you with a great form of exercise and an efficient and affordable mode of transportation. While bikes can be a lot of fun to own and a great investment, there is always a risk that your bike could be stolen. While bike theft continues to happen regularly, there are some top tips for preventing bike theft that you could follow to reduce the risk of being a bike theft victim.  Park It Wisely One of the most important tips that you can follow to help prevent bike theft is to park it wisely. One of the mistakes that... View Article

How To Prep Your Bicycle for Spring

March 7, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that winter is almost gone, you may wonder, "How do I get my bike ready for spring?" It’s time to start preparing your bike now. Here is a handy checklist of things to do to get your bicycle ready for spring. Do Some Cleaning Spring bicycle maintenance should start with a good cleaning. It will help keep it running smoothly all season. A good wash will remove all the dirt and grime built up over the winter. Wash your frame, chain, and wheels — the whole thing. Use a mild soap and a soft brush to avoid scratching the paint. Inspect Your Tires Check for wear and tear. If your tires are looking bald, it’s time for new ones. The tires should... View Article

E-Bike Safety 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Riding Electric Bikes

January 24, 2022 9:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

E-bikes are the latest trend to hit the bike industry. It’s easy to see why: These motorized vehicles reach top speeds that far surpass those of traditional bicycles. Unfortunately, e-bikes have also proven much more dangerous. Cyclists can avoid future injuries and deaths by understanding what to know when riding an e-bike. Before hopping on your new ride, take a moment to review these electric bike safety tips. Anticipate how other people will react to you E-bikes are still relatively new to the market. Pedestrians, vehicle drivers and even other cyclists have grown accustomed to traditional bikes that move much slower than the surrounding traffic. Cyclists riding e-bikes for the first time need to anticipate how others on the road... View Article

The Best Weather Conditions to Ride a Bicycle

January 10, 2022 9:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The most hardcore cyclists will tell you all weather is biking weather. While this might be true, sunshine and blue skies are definitely safer than riding through a blizzard! Besides the obvious, there are some more nuanced factors of the ideal riding conditions that beginners might overlook such as wind, visibility and road surface. Here’s a brief overview of the best weather conditions for riding. Clear skies with lots of sunlight Bike rides are much safer when you have high visibility. Overcast days are fine, but the ideal riding conditions show up when there’s not a single cloud in the sky. If you live in Florida, then you’re in luck. The Sunshine State has the best weather conditions for riding... View Article