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Mountain Bike Safety Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Mountain Bike Safety.

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Tips for Buying the Right Bicycle

Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t...  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

Return to the Outdoors with Your Bike

With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th...  Read more

Try a New Sport this Freezin' Season

The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice...  Read more

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

first hike of the year! I climbed two mountains! L
Updated 3/21/2015 9:13:26 PM

first hike of the year! I climbed two mountains! Literally: I had to use a rope to get me up one, it was so steep! So sore right now!...  Read more

At planet fitness,,,manage to ride the bikes for a
Updated 3/18/2015 8:13:30 PM

At planet fitness,,,manage to ride the bikes for a total of 5 miles, my knees won't let me do anymore, they are killing me, so now sitting here waiting on my daughter,,,,wish I could do more,,,...  Read more

A very brisk but much anticipated bike ride to cla
Updated 3/18/2015 2:53:19 PM

A very brisk but much anticipated bike ride to class, today!...  Read more

bought myself a bike today!!! So excited to try th
Updated 3/17/2015 4:55:29 PM

bought myself a bike today!!! So excited to try this out!!:)...  Read more

New to the recumbent bike
Updated 3/16/2015 7:30:34 PM

Hi All. As I mentioned somewhere else, I have access to a recumbent bike because my dad had his knee replaced, so I can use it for free! (Yay for not having to pay for gym fees!) Here's the issue: I am 4'11", so I have to move the seat all the...  Read more

Raisins are nature's candy bar-- good for preventing the BONK

Biking high intensity, taking a raisin break, and then biking the second half is what keeps me going. I'll eat 1.5 ounces of raisins which are loaded with fructose. It's great for taking a break on the mountain bike trail, and not only motivates me...  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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Inspiring Stories: Ditching the Training Wheels, at 26

Riding a bike is a rite of passage. When you're still a little tyke, Mom and Dad surprise you with a shiny new two-wheeler for your birthday, plus a helmet (and maybe knee/elbow pads if you're as clumsy as I am). You're so excited! It's just what you...  Read more

Poll: Why do YOU exercise?

There are lots of good reasons why people exercise. We all know that itís something we should do because itís good for our health, helps us stay active and enjoy life longer, and burns extra calories for weight loss or weight maintenance.But most peo...  Read more