I sat down with Bryan Hance, co-founder of Bike Index, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to talk about their universal bike registration service, the rise in bike thefts, and dive deeper into that fascinating report.
March 8th marks the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness against bias and takes action for equality. And March 5-8th marks the 3rd annual International Women’s Day – Together We Ride™. This year the goal is to make it bigger, better, and farther reaching than previous years. Dawn Piech,Continue reading “Together We Ride”
45NRTH Draugenklaw Drop-Bar Pogies Review I always suffer from cold hands and feet when the temperature dips. I’ve thrown the flat bar pogies on my fat bike, but I never tried them on drop bars until 45NRTH sent me a pair of their new Draugenklaw Drop Pogies. The pogies were simple to install, and IContinue reading “Never complain about cold hands again”
Back in April, a video of two fun-loving, adventurous female cyclists hit social media by storm. People shared the link to this video sensation with all their cycling friends and me via email, text, and Facebook. What made this video go viral? The fact that Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser are fat cyclists, embracing theirContinue reading “Fostering a size inclusive bike community”
An interview with Jenn Dice, president and CEO for PeopleForBikes
In the era of automation and standardization, especially in the bicycle industry, custom wheels are a rare find. Nowadays, wheel builders are few and far between, let alone female. Recently, Leah Sanda at PSIMET built a set of carbon fat tire wheels for my boyfriend. He mentioned Leah was someone I should interview. And heContinue reading “Why You Should Consider a Custom Wheel Set vs. Production”
Katie Visco may not be a household name, but her ultra-running accomplishments are mind-blowing. In 2009, Katie ran 3,132 miles solo across the United States from Boston to San Diego. At the age of 23, she became the second youngest and 13th woman to run that route. Ten years later, Katie ran 2,112 miles over 119 days across Australia. Her husband Henley Phillips was her support vehicle, but human-powered, on a bicycle. Henley had to haul their food, water, and gear through the Outback, which at times weighed up to 400 pounds.
One of the most frequent questions women ask me is about discomfort while cycling. It can range from chafing and saddle sores to soft tissue pressure.
Every road cyclist has a story of their close call with a vehicle. With distracted driving on the rise, I worry about the possibility of getting hit every time I swing my leg over the saddle. Wearing bright colors, using front and rear daytime running lights, as well as a rear radar, contribute to a safer ride. But sometimes, your luck runs out.
When launching Sunflowers and Pedals, my vision was to share my knowledge and love for cycling with those new to the sport and long-time cyclist of all ages, sizes, and abilities. When I ‘met’ Joan Denizot, founder and CEO of ZIZE Bikes, on a Zoom call a few weeks back, she was someone I wantedContinue reading “ZIZE Bikes: Building bikes and fun for heavier rider”