I have an electric bike and I love it! But you need to do some careful research to make sure the one you choose will fit your needs properly. I did about 6 months of research before I bought mine. It’s a small, foldable, fat tire electric bike — the Lectric XP E-Bike. I compared it to the Rad Power E-Bike and I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve got some tips to help you choose your first electric bike. Here’s what you need to know about e-Bike tires, fat tire ebikes, electric assist, pedal assist, electric bike range, maximum speeds, eBike classes & laws regarding where you can ride an electric bike.
Unique and helpful running, biking & swimming tips for those who like to run, bike, or swim just for fun - not necessarily on a competitive level.
A Weehoo bike trailer gives your child an open-air experience while cycling. Here’s my review of the Weehoo Turbo bike trailer, the features we like best, how to install it on your bike, and how to find the best deal on a used Weehoo trailer.
I wanted to go cycling with my toddler. Working within a tight budget, here’s how I chose the best child bike seat for our needs and an affordable used bike for me. All of my best advice to start family cycling adventures together — including the bike accessories we use most and a comparison of the various ways you can bike with a toddler.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike online AND in your local area!
See how I made a cell phone bike mount for my Android phone. You can do the same with any other smartphone as well. Then, using an app and a GPS-enabled phone, you can track just about anything you want to know about your bike rides. This DIY bike phone mount cost next to nothing!
For the muddy-minded, adventure-seeking lady, there’s no shortage of dirty fun events in the U.S. and beyond. How fun would it be to give one of these women’s mud run events a try for an upcoming girls weekend getaway?!
You don’t have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy the freedom of being on two wheels! You can ride solo, in a big group, or with your family. And ride in different areas — like in a city setting, on mountain trails, or on the road. What cycling trips are on your cycling bucket list?
Thinking of running a half marathon? Don’t let these 4 challenges derail you like they do most new runners. I’ve got some tips to help you overcome these hurdles
I successfully endured (and finished) this horrible, transformational, very bad, epic race! See what it’s like running A Race For The Ages in Manchester TN.
I ran 100 miles in the Holston River Endurance Challenge. This 100 mile race was difficult, eye-opening, life-changing. See what I learned + My 5 best tips.
I like to walk. But these 5K training tips helped me improve my pace and physical endurance. They’ll help you too, if you’re preparing for your first 5K!
If you’re wondering what it’s REALLY like to participate in a mud run obstacle course race, here’s the inside scoop. What you can expect and how to prepare for your first mud run event.
Preparing for your first mud run? These tips from experienced mud runners will be super helpful! Who knows what you can expect better than someone who’s actually participated in a mud run …or 2 or 3 or 4? Here are some little-known secrets that will help you prepare — and have more fun — at your very first mud run.
If you’re setting your sights on a breast cancer walk like the Komen 3-Day Walk – or one that’s similar – you might appreciate these tips that I’m eager to share with future participants. See what it was like for me… and what you can expect.
Even if you’re a brand new runner, yes you can do a half marathon within 6 months! You don’t have to remain a couch potato forever. Here’s everything you need to be ready for your first half marathon.
Thinking of participating in a fundraising walk or some other long walking event? Here are some helpful training tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.
Wondering what are the necessities that you absolutely must have for a multi-day walk like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure? Your training manual will include an excellent packing list of things you will need on your walk. Here, I’ll explain the importance of most of those things, along with some of my own helpful tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first 3-day walk for charity.
60 miles? I can do that! That’s the motto from the commercials for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure 60-mile fundraising walk. And it became my motto when I began training and fundraising for my first charity walking event. Here’s what I learned…
Bike hoists are a great storage solution to free up floor space in your garage or apartment. If you’re considering a bike hoist as your bike storage solution, here’s what to look for plus how to install a bike hoist.
Here are the answers to the most common questions that new 5K runners have…
You’ve got your heart and mind set on a goal: you want to run a half-marathon race. The problem is that you’ve never accomplished anything like this before. First and foremost, congratulations on making a decision that will inevitably change your life. You have made a goal for yourself, and regardless of who you are, how old you are, or how much you weigh, you can accomplish your goal if you use these 4 tips.
Here’s an overview to get you ready for the biggest cycling event of the year, with lots of fun ways to stay in the loop with all things Tour de France. Plus, interesting trivia and race facts for Tour de France spectators and fans.
If you are interested in exploring the world of endurance sports beyond or as a complement to triathlon, here are some areas worth investigating.
The Ride of Silence is an annual bike event that honors cyclists who have died in accidents with motor vehicles. It seeks to raise awareness of cyclists’ right to the road. Participants ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and they maintain silence as in a funeral procession.
I decided to close out one year and start a new one on The Fun Times Guide to Triathlons with some special triathlon awards. Here are Jim’s Fun Times Guide Triathlon Awards for the year.
If you are a triathlete and want to complete a marathon, go for it! Marathons are a great way for the off-season triathlete to build and maintain aerobic endurance for the next season. Here are some marathon training tips for triathletes…
Are you ready for the 2008 USA Olympics?! With just a few days to go, I thought it might be helpful to break down the details on the 2008 Beijing Olympics triathlon competition.
My best tips for new — or returning — cyclists are perfect for newbies in training, as well as those who are looking for a fun new way to get fit, and cyclists who’ve been away from the sport for awhile. Whether you’ll be doing short- or long-distance rides, if you’ll be riding on the road — rather than a bike path or offroad — then these tips will come in handy.
I used to be a long-distance cyclist. Not a great one. Nor a fast one. Just an average one — who had a ball every time my wheels were spinning. Fast-forward to today. And even though I’ve biked a bit around here since we moved to Tennessee, as I kept getting busier and busier, I kept pushing my bike farther and farther into the corner of our garage. Here’s how I got re-motivated to get back into cycling. Lots of great tips.
I’m not a triathlete — just a long distance cyclist who enjoys biking for the fun of it. It’s also a great way for me to stay in shape! I share my newbie biking experiences here with the aim of helping to motivate other newbies, in much the same way that I’ve been motivated through […]