biking is probably the most popular weekend activity for all ages
Whether you're traveling
solo, or with friends and family, bicycling is a great stress
reliever. Just ask any traveler who's returned from a travel
bike tour to discover what the world looks like from the seat of
a bike. It virtually puts a whole new spin on things.
Nearer to home, meanwhile,
biking is always a good excuse just to get out into the open air,
and hit a scenic bike path or trail either in major cities or
on backwoods country roads.
has always been the top choice for transportation in Europe, but
in the U.S., with movements like National Bike to Work Day, the bike is just beginning to replace the traditional
gas guzzler -- as America grows to realize the obvious environmental,
health, and cost-saving benefits of commuting to work by bike.
As a result, calls for
establishing official bike paths are also
on the rise in major cities.
More about biking around
Around the Web, feed your
need for speed with information on the best biking trails in your
neighborhood, how to keep your bike in peak condition, related
safety tips on commuting and recreational biking, how to's on
general bike maintenance and upkeep, plus lots more interactive
bike stuff in busy online discussion forums ...
Trails, Cycling Routes, Bike Maps - Like it says, with
a huge directory of information on how and where to find the best
bike paths in the U.S. and Canada, with related discussions at
the online bulletin board.
- Advice and help with bike repairs, training & nutrition,
discussions on family trips, commuting to work, folding bikes,
tours and long-distance bicycling, winter cycling and related
tips, with used bike seller and buyer trades.
Maintenance & Repair Tips - The online Bible of bike
upkeep, with expert Sheldon Brown explaining basic how to's on
using tools, making repairs, general maintenance and other bicycle
tinkering for do-it-yourselfers, with a great collection of related
links to more online info on bike frames, bicycling clubs &
organizations, and a directory of bike shops in the U.S. and worldwide.
Safety : How Not To Get Hit By Cars - That's it in a nutshell,
including illustrated tips on avoiding the the Right Hook, Rear
End, Crosswalk Slam, and Wrong Way Wallop, plus check out more
helpful info on reflective clothing and stickers, suggested reading
and related resources.
Helmet Safety Institute - Everything you always wanted
to know about helmet fit and sizing, safety standards and design,
related reports and statistics.
Free Air Pump.com - Need air? Check the interactive map or submit your own tip on where to find free air service for cars and bikes provided by gas stations throughout the US and Canada.
Bike paths, cycling maps & routes in major cities: