Three strategies turn commute into workout By GINA OVERSHINER

People ride bikes for many reasons. I ride for transportation because it’s fun, fast, inexpensive and it lets me exercise without having to set aside time to work out — win, win, win, win. So, I am often flummoxed that more people don’t commute by bike. A common reason I hear is that bike commuting is “not really exercise.” This usually comes from folks who only bike to “get a good workout.” This means a spinning class or setting aside a few hours to bike on rural roads. Personally, I rarely — if ever — have time for these types Read more

By |January 28th, 2016|

A Study Finds Cyclists to Be Six Times Healthier than Other Commuters

It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for your health. Around 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week can boost energy, improve sleep patterns, increase resilience to disease, control weight, and have a significant positive impact on a person’s mental health and overall mood. When many people consider the health impacts of cycling, they think of the sport-oriented form of cycling that involves long-distance, fast rides and lycra, or at the very least a pair of sneakers and a workout shirt. Casual commuter cycling is better for you than sitting in a car or on the bus, sure, but Read more

By |January 24th, 2016|

Rhonda Martin loses 277lbs on Ebike.

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 -- When Rhonda Martin bought her first Pedego electric bike in 2012, she weighed 457 pounds. "Riding an electric bike was my first form of exercise," she said. "I could barely walk 150 steps at a time.  With my Pedego, I began a journey to a new shape and a new life."  To date, Martin has lost more than 270 pounds and has brought her fitness to a level she never dreamed of in the past.  In two-and-a-half years, Martin has gone from hardly being able to move to being an active, award-winning triathlete. Today, Read more

By |January 9th, 2016|

Should I buy an electric bicycle? Here’s everything you need to know!

A few months ago, Graham Hill (the founder of the site you're reading this on) asked me for some help in choosing an electric bike. I wanted to help, but I knew that my knowledge was limited - there are so many models, with progress being made all the time in battery tech and power electronics - so I pointed him to someone who I knew was a real expert: Court Rye, the e-bike demigod behind But Graham's question also made me realize that he certainly wasn't the only one trying to figure out if an electric bicycle was Read more

By |January 6th, 2016|

Opinion: Plenty of pie for all

by Bicycle Times Contributor / December 24, 2015 8:00am Bicycle Culture, In Print, Opinion Words: Anna Schwinn Photos: Katherine Fuller From Issue #37 Man, I love bikes. I love that I get to live and work in an industry that promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the world through cycling. Smiles for miles. But every so often something starts a debate that highlights what a selfish and insecure community of enthusiasts we really are. Many of us cling to cycling as an identity, which is dangerous because we often define that identity in opposition to everyone else. We have subconsciously Read more

By |December 30th, 2015|
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