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Biking is a great way to get outdoors, whether on a cycling road trip or biking in the mountains. Learn more about cycling in the Biking Channel.

What are mountain biking categories?

Have you seen those skiing events where skiers dodge around poles at breakneck speed? Replace the snow and the skis with dirt and a mountain bike, and you have dual slalom mountain biking. And that's just one crazy type you can try.

Bike Helmets That Look Like Toy Hair Could Get More Kids to Wear Them

In an effort to encourage kids to wear helmets, designers looked to the iconic, Lego-esque plastic hair of Playmobil toys. See more »

Bike Helmet Airbags Could Keep Your Head Safe

New research finds that bike helmet airbags are pretty darn effective at protecting your noggin from traumatic brain injuries. See more »

5 Cool New Tech Products Making Bicycling Safer

Meet the technology-driven products helping bicyclists take aim at safer riding conditions. See more »

You don't need me to tell you that bicycles are good for the planet and good for your health. Learn more aobut the 22 weird and somewhat useful bicycle facts for staying green on 2 wheels. See more »

How to change lanes and make left turns on a bike. In this article, learn how to change lanes and make left turns while on a bike. See more »

It will soon be time to go back to school for most college students. Many live on campus and can simply walk to class, but others live too far for that and have to find something faster than feet. Learn more about choosing a bike for college. See more »

I didn't learn how to ride a bike until I was an adult. Yeah, it's kinda embarrassing to admit but I'm sure there are plenty of you out there in the same boat...I mean, bike. Learn more about how to ride a bike. See more »

I know that a lot of Planet Green readers are cyclists (no big surprise, the bicycle is still the greenest way to get around), and this probably means that some of you are curious about fixed gear bicycles. Learn more about a fixed gear bike. See more »

Do you want to learn how to use Google Maps cycling directions to plan your bike route? Learn how to use Google Maps cycling directions in this article. See more »

10 Tourist Attractions to See by Bicycle

Cycling affords you the opportunity to get some great exercise and take in the sights at the same time. Here are some of our favorite destinations for tourists on two wheels. See more »