2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Commute to Train

Patrick Colleran on February 26, 2014, 10:04 AM

Although you may not be able to get in a fifty mile ride during the work week, that doesn’t mean you can’t ride fifty miles throughout the week. A great way to get in extra training miles is to start commuting by bike.

It can be very challenging to find a two hour block during the week to get out and ride, so instead think about a half hour before and after work. This is much more realistic for most people. Plus there are multiple benefits to using your bike for…

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Seats Saddles and Sore Nethers

Patrick Colleran on February 12, 2014, 1:11 PM

According to the March 2014 issue of Bicycling Magazine, 43% of the 5,000 cyclists polled described their relationship with their saddle as “complicated."

Finding the right seat can be a lot like dating. Most cyclists need to try a few different saddles before finding one that works for them. Although some may seem great in the beginning, in the long run, they can become a real pain. Others, while a bit awkward at first, can become lifelong partners that you travel the…

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A Bike That Fits

Patrick Colleran on February 5, 2014, 11:58 AM

A very common question from Climate Riders is, “What type of bike should I ride?"

The long answer would require a debate between the pros and cons of steel, a cost benefit analysis of carbon fiber, consultation from an orthopedist to decide on drop or riser bars, and attending the thesis defense of this paper to determine the proper tire type.

The short answer is: a bike that fits. Riding a bike that fits properly has many near and long term benefits. If your bike fits…

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Why Train for Climate Ride?

Patrick Colleran on January 28, 2014, 1:23 PM

Maybe you ride a century every Sunday, maybe you commute 10 miles a day for work, or maybe you haven’t ridden a bike since you were 12. Regardless of how far or often you bike, training for the upcoming ride should be a high priority.

Although Climate Ride is not a race, the more prepared you are physically, the more fun you will have. Training will get you over those California hills, help push you through the headwinds coming off Lake Michigan, or help you finish the…

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Why I Ride: Cyclists Sound Off On Why They’re Here

Ashley Hunt-Martorano on September 24, 2013, 3:48 PM

From loving our planet, concerns about the climate, the love of riding, to bicycle advocacy and preserving resources for future generations, Climate Riders sound off on why they participate in Climate Ride.



























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