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Cranksgiving is Saturday

By     |    Nov 17, 2014
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Cranksgiving, the annual two-wheeled food drive, is this Saturday, November 22. This event has been happening in New York since 1999. Don’t live in New York? There are sister events across the country. Find one here. Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in New York City since 1999. Bring a bike, a bag, a […]

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How to Arrive by Bike to a Job Interview (Without Looking Like You Biked There)

By     |    Nov 13, 2014
Posted in: Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking. Even more stressful than the interview itself might be the thought of biking to a job interview. You may worry about appearing sweaty or disheveled upon arrival. But rest assured, with some careful planning you can show up looking as presentable as anyone else in the office. The biggest way to put yourself at ease is to give yourself plenty of time to travel without rushing and to know your […]

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Planning a Seaway Trail Cycling Trip

By     |    Oct 15, 2014
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Need an inspiration for a great ride? The Northeast’s Seaway Trail skirts 518 miles of shoreline along two Great Lakes (Erie and Ontario) and two major rivers (St. Lawrence and Niagara) in New York and Pennsylvania. Named one of the nation’s first scenic byways, highway signs clearly mark the Seaway Trail as it wanders through sleepy villages, bucolic terrain, and unique attractions. As its name denotes, the Seaway Trail follows […]

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Chainlinks: Best of the Bike Web, September 25, 2014

By     |    Sep 25, 2014
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Jens for the Win Jens Voigt broke the hour record last week. How cool is that? He rode 205 laps, 31.76 miles, 51.115 kilometers. It was not a disaster. Awesomely, Trek streamed the entire thing. Watch the replay here: [via Bike Hugger] Follow his retired tweets right here. Who’s Next? Well, Bradley Wiggins has his eyes on the record now. Jens may not be top man for long. Interbike Wrap-Ups An informative one […]

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How To Lock Your Bike: 8 Tips

By     |    Sep 4, 2014
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Shit happens to cyclists. We crash, so we wear helmets. We get thirsty, so we carry water. And we get our bikes stolen, so we use locks. You can’t make your bike thief-proof, but you can put the odd in your favor with these tips. 1) Don’t be the least-secure, nicest bike. Having a bike stolen is a probability thing. If your bike is under-secured and nice, it’ll be more attractive […]

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Holiday Hangover for the Deal Domestique

By     |    Sep 2, 2014
Posted in: Bike Gear, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Given the Labor Day sales, we’re taking a breather this week publishing the best cycling deals available on the web. If you can’t wait, check out an old Deal Domestique post and cross your fingers. Chain Reaction Cycles is still running their Epic Summer Sale, though they’ve changed the free shipping threshold to $99. See our earlier rundown here. Jenson still has some deals and Backcountry seems to add new stuff […]

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Chainlinks: Best of the Bike Web, July 31, 2014

By     |    Jul 31, 2014
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TdF is Over In case you missed it, Le Tour has concluded. Check out RKP’s wrap-up. Head over to The Inner Ring to see how Nibali pulled it off. But Don’t Miss … How the TdF is the ultimate test of endurance eating. Le Tour’s unofficial rules. How Nibali used needle stabbing to win. Meanwhile, Panniers You may have read this post a few weeks ago about bike commuting. Need […]

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Tour de France 2014, Wine Edition Part 3

By     |    Jul 27, 2014
Posted in: Nutrition, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Each year the Tour de France winds its way around some of the greatest wine country in the world. Some stages pass through world-renowned regions such as Champagne and Bordeaux. Others include underappreciated gems like the Languedoc and the Savoie. This year the Tour also went to England. We may not all get a chance to ride the route, but we can all drink the wines grown along the way. […]

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Tour de France 2014, Wine Edition Part 2

By     |    Jul 21, 2014
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Each year the Tour de France winds its way around some of the greatest wine country in the world. Some stages pass through world-renowned regions such as Champagne and Bordeaux. Others include underappreciated gems like the Languedoc and the Savoie. This year the Tour also went to England. We may not all get a chance to ride the route, but we can all drink the wines grown along the way. […]

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Tour de France 2014, Wine Edition

By     |    Jul 10, 2014
Posted in: Nutrition, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Each year the Tour de France winds its way around some of the greatest wine country in the world. Some stages pass through world-renowned regions such as Champagne and Bordeaux. Others include underappreciated gems like the Languedoc and the Savoie. This year the Tour also went to England. We may not all get a chance to ride the route, but we can all drink the wines grown along the way. […]

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