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Bike Safety Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bike Safety Equipment.

Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

Winter Workout Safety Tips

Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Biking to Work

It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s...  Read more

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

Exercising with High Cholesterol

Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b...  Read more

Biking Challenge....July 2014
Updated 7/9/2014 8:07:45 PM

This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to...  Read more

Bike Shorts
Updated 6/3/2014 12:00:02 AM

A question for any of the ladies out there who bike...is it possible to find plus sized padded bike shorts out there somewhere? Nowhere in town here has anything remotely close to fitting me.......  Read more

Biking Challenge...June 2014
Updated 7/1/2014 8:30:41 AM

This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to...  Read more

First bike ride in 15 years!
Updated 5/29/2014 12:28:20 PM

I used to love riding my bike all over the neighborhood as a kid, and when I was in college it was a great way to get from my apartment to campus. After not using my bike for a couple years I sold it in a garage sale. Since then I've contemplated buy...  Read more

adult learn to bike
Updated 5/31/2014 8:55:02 AM

I have run well over 50 road races, including 9 marathons. The natural assumption is I can bike, swim and multisport is the natural progression. My dirty secret is that I can't swim or bike. I never learned as a child. In 2008, I took a 3 hour ad...  Read more

Making outdoor walks easier as it grows dark...

I bought several of those little belt-attachment or keychain-attachment battery-powered bike lights (the ones that bikers use to ride at night; they're sold in bike shops and outdoor equipment stores), and I keep one in each of my carrybags, so that...  Read more

Why i am excited about SparkPeople

Finding so many resources I can access from home; learning to set small achievable goals and measurable goals, support from great teams ; exercises that start you out as slowly as you need to start with super encouragement from the SP coaches; wonder...  Read more

Spark Motorcycle Club

Do you like to ride or ride with a partner? Love cruisers, sport bikes, off-roads, and everything in between? Want to get and stay fit with fellow riders? Then this is the place for you!...  Read more

5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe around Home Exercise Equipment

When I heard the story about Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter dying in a freak treadmill accident, I assumed this kind of thing was pretty rare. I was surprised to learn that thousands of young children are treated in hospitals for treadmill-rela...  Read more

Consumer Reports Names Top 6 Workout Machines

Despite New Year's resolutions to get fit, sales of gym memberships are taking a downturn. That doesn't necessarily mean that people aren't exercising. In fact, home workout equipment sales are up, according to Consumer Reports. Their February 2009 i...  Read more