Ten Tips for Cyclocross Success

Some people say that cyclocross is a blend between mountain and road cycling, but it really is an entirely unique discipline with unique characteristics. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you take part in this challenging sport: The start is KEY! It is worth it to push yourself a little more than …


How to Get Faster on the Bike with No Additional Saddle Time

Almost everyone wants to go faster on the bike, but not everyone has the additional time (or motivation) to dedicate to more training. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to actually get faster without doing harder or longer workouts! Skills: A confident, comfortable rider that knows how to handle a bike is a fast …


Strength Training for Endurance Sports

Strength training is a component of fitness often overlooked by endurance athletes. The excuse often heard is, “I’ve got limited time to train and don’t want to take time away from my sport.” The irony is that by incorporating strength training into your training program, you can make big gains in your desired specific sport, …


Group Ride Etiquette

Cycling does not have to be a solo endeavor. In fact, one of the best ways to get better is to ride with people faster than you. However, before you go out to your first local group ride keep these tips in mind! Ask Questions: Prior to the start of the ride, ask the regulars …


One Gear to a Better You!

Some people think that only crazy people or people who do not understand bike mechanics would ride a single speed mountain bike, but these are bikes are for EVERYONE. Shedding excess equipment offers a unique, simple, and challenging ride. Riding a single speed will make you a better mountain biker while simultaneously increasing the “fun …


Top 5 Strength Movements for Endurance Athletes

The relationship between strength and performance is well-documented, but for endurance athletes focused on performance that relationship represents a balancing act.   The trick is to incite muscle gains while also maintaining range of motion and retaining flexibility. This means focusing simultaneously on the “how” as well as the “what”.  By doing the right exercises in …