A collection of stories, news and information that we thought you might find interesting and relevant.
- Physical activity can promote a sense of purpose in life, creating a virtuous cycle that keeps you moving. Read about How Exercise Can Help Us Flourish in the New York Times.
- The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health. Read about How Food May Improve Your Mood in the New York Times.
- A traffic management professor in Germany has ideas that could revolutionize bike traffic control and she believes that cars should give up space to cyclists. Read “The car should give up space”: The bicycle professor wants to revolutionize bike traffic
- USA Cycling pulls marathon nationals from initial host state citing anti-transgender legislation, cycling’s national governing body seeks new venue in another state.
- Zahava Barwin discusses the changes cycling needs to make and the importance of listening to trans voices in a recent interview with Canadian Cycling Magazine.
- In the new short film Girls Gotta Eat Dirt, from indie apparel brand Ripton and Co., the three roommates/best friends/mountain-biking partners based in Boulder, Colorado, crush the trails of Silverton, in the state’s southwest. Giddy and gleeful, they ride each others’ wheels as they skid around corners and pop manuals. They joke. They laugh it off when they fly over handlebars. They are crusty and irreverent and carefree. If we want to make the sport more diverse, we need to support brands that break down gender barriers and celebrate this kind of energy and enthusiasm for the sport.
It all starts with the trail. The crunch of the dirt, the smell of a dewy morning ride, or the feeling of brushing away pebbles with a perfectly timed belly scrub. These are the happy memories of a trail dog’s life well lived captures in A Dog’s Tale produced by Shimano.
- The first BMX crew in Nigeria
- A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes
- The struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran
- A portrait of Bike Rides For Black Lives
- The story of Leo Rodgers
- Artist, designer, and BFF alum, Geoff McFetridge presents an insightful perspective on cycling