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By Jennifer Olson on May 21, 2013
A properly fitting bike is key to a woman’s efficiency and comfort during a ride. The bottom line of a good fit is whether the rider is in a powerful and efficient position and whether he/she is comfortable.
By Jennifer Olson on May 16, 2013
The more you ride, the more you’ll want to ride. The more you want to ride, the comfier you’ll want to be on your bike. And so on. Your bike life will progress as it’s supposed to—at your speed and according to your style.
By Jennifer Olson on May 14, 2013
In part three of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling offers health tips and encouragement for the everyday cyclist.
By WAm on May 13, 2013
Ladies, we’re leading the cycling realm’s trends; it’s time we go into bike shops with confidence in our goals and an idea of what to consider when bike shopping.
By Jennifer Olson on May 12, 2013
In part two of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling lends her training secrets and tips for aspiring pro cyclists.
By Jennifer Olson on May 10, 2013
In part one of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling tells us how she got into the sport and why she’s sticking with cycling.
By WAm on April 30, 2013
Disclaimer: This gallery might inspire a girls’ getaway! So go ahead and plan your own. Try centering it around Utah’s Mighty 5, the state’s five national parks—Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion. The state is offering a variety of packages, photo tours, and excursions in the parks.
By WAm on April 9, 2013
Improve Your Performance, Eliminate Pain, and Strengthen Your Core with Foundation Training
By Jennifer Olson on March 26, 2013
“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” –H.G. Wells
By Adventure Moms on March 19, 2013
Get ready for spring with these timely tips from the Adventure Moms: Bike Care, Ski Care, and Some Climbing Encouragement.
By Jennifer Olson on March 4, 2013
Highlights of the Spring 2013 issue: Forage for Food. Train Like a Pro. Cast Your Line. Dive a Shipwreck. Retreat in Texas Hill Country. Try Canyoneering, SUP Racing, Fly Fishing, Road Biking, and Poi!
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By WAm on February 20, 2013
Here’s a bicycle tune-up checklist video from Liv/giant and Women’s Adventure with a few timely tips!
By WAm on January 8, 2013
She works for the Municipality of Anchorage, wrote a bicycle plan, created a map of safe roads for bicyclists, and is a League of American Cyclists bicycle safety instructor. But, she wasn’t a commuter cyclist. So, what changed for Lori?
By Jennifer Olson on November 28, 2012
Candace Shadley, founder of the Trek Dirt Series, is not your average mountain bike coach. She’s also a world traveler, kite surfer, and powder-phile. “It’s a really good time to be a woman in outdoor sports,” Candace says.
By Camrin on October 31, 2012
“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill
By Camrin on October 17, 2012
Life is a beautiful ride.
By WAm on October 15, 2012
Cross racers are the kind of people you hear say, ‘Cold rain and mud? Miserable conditions? I’m in!’
By WAm on October 12, 2012
Linsey Corbin wants to transcend the boundaries of triathlon and represent the importance of a sound mind, body, and diet in achieving dreams. Let’s all watch at the crux of her efforts and track her during the Ironman World Championship 2012 in Kona, Hawaii.
By WAm on September 27, 2012
As we rolled into the finish, my new-to-cycling 13-year-old daughter said, “It’s already over?” and proclaimed her desire to tackle a longer route next year—somewhat for the challenge, mostly to up the fun.
By WAm on September 18, 2012
GORP was originally the acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts.” This is the new-school, gourmet version, with whole nuts, seeds, and coconut.
By WAm on September 6, 2012
At age 49, I look forward to whatever adventure I will tackle when I am the same age as my grandmother on her first group bike ride.
By Jennifer Olson on September 5, 2012
Cycling is about fitness, me time, and that I’m-a-kid-again rush. Our fall Trek Cyclist of the Season, Traci Liebig, embraces all those reasons to ride and many more.
By WAm on July 11, 2012
Don’t know your crank from your derailleur? Trek provides us with a handy-dandy illustration so you know what to call that whirly thing when it starts squeeking.
By Jennifer Olson on July 10, 2012
The new Stinger Waffle Lemon feels like the yummiest 160 calories of organic energy I’ve ever eaten out of a wrapper.
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By Jill on July 5, 2012
Think that wheelies are just for pro’s and young adventurous kids? Think again.
By WAm on June 18, 2012
There are so many benefits to riding your bike to work. It’s a way to wake up and get the blood flowing, it’s exercise, it’s green (no carbon footprint), and, most importantly, it’s fun.
By WAm on June 5, 2012
The wrong saddle can make you feel a bit like Goldilocks, trying to find the right bed. Trek offers some simple tips about choosing a saddle and adjusting it to fit.
By WAm on June 5, 2012
Attending The Teva Mountain Games can make a confident athlete feel like a novice, comparatively. But use that feeling as a source of motivation. The women who graced the podium at The Teva Mountain Games are just like you: passionate, driven, and inspirational.
By Jennifer Olson on May 22, 2012
Kelli Emmett is a professional cross country racer for the Giant Factory Off-Road Team. Her years of racing have allowed her to criss-cross the country multiple times, giving her a unique perspective on awesome mountain bike trails in various regions. These are her favorites.
By Jill on April 26, 2012
Liv/giant just debuted its first women’s-specific 29er mountain bike, the first full-suspension 29er for women. Watch pro-rider Kelli Emmett demonstrate how the Anthem X 29er W gives women XC riders boosted confidence and performance.
By WAm on April 16, 2012
Bikes are a great alternative to motorized commuting. They’re economical, environmentally friendly, and best of all, fun!
By WAm on April 16, 2012
What’s your perfect ride? To start your search for the perfect WSD (women’s specific design) bike, ask yourself: where do I want to ride?
By The Eastern Frontier on March 27, 2012
Eastern Mountain Biking Rocks! Trails easy enough for kids but challenging for adults abound.
By WAm on March 20, 2012
My initial reaction: “It’s pretty.” But I know from experience that functionality is the priority. Made by a small Seattle company, this pannier passes my functionality test, and I love the fun design and bright, springtime color!
By Jennifer Olson on November 17, 2011
Specialized athlete Lea Davison, a 5-time national mountain bike champion and co-founder of a program to help girls realize their potential through mountain biking, is mostly fun and games. But she can really shred. Here, she dishes out great riding tips. Watch and learn.
By Becca on September 20, 2011
I’ve been riding mountain bikes for more than 20 years and have had my share of crashes. They come with the territory. The bulk of my accidents have been minor “diggers” that resulted in a few scratches or bruises. But then there have been those memorable ones, one of which happened this past weekend.
By Jennifer Olson on September 16, 2011
When I asked for some adventure racing tips last week, you all stepped up to the plate and offered up your best advice and encouragement. Your suggestions were simpler than I expected, and this seeming simplicity made me wonder whether the race is more straightforward or, on the contrary, tougher than I imagine.
By Jennifer Olson on September 8, 2011
I did it. I roped a friend into teaming up with me for an adventure race. It’s coming up on September 17th, but we just signed up yesterday and have got to get it together ASAP. Help!
By WAm on May 26, 2011
May being Bicycle Safety Month is the right time to learn a thing or two about it, which can be summed up in three simple rules: 1) helmets are required, not optional; 2) ride with traffic, not against; and 3) body-sized sign language communicates to motorists that you are turning.