Biking

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.

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North Yungas Road in Bolivia was dubbed the "World's Most Dangerous Road" in the 1990s, thanks to the hundreds of people who lost their lives each year on its twisting narrow path with a 2,000-foot drop. But what's it like today?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

By Jonathan Strickland

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

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.

By Andrew Posner, Planet Green

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.

By Michael Graham Richard, Planet Green

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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.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

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.

By Michael Graham Richard, Planet Green

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By Thomas Moore

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Traveling by bicycle is good for your mind, body and the environment. But before you set out to see the world on two wheels, you'll want these insights

By Thomas Moore

High-end mountain bikes often have better features and higher-quality parts than standard models do -- but for a heftier price. Are all the extra features and improved performance worth the investment?

By Tom Scheve

Biking while dehydrated is a recipe for poor judgment and low energy. So how much water should you guzzle before, after and during a ride?

By Julia Layton

Mountain biking is serious business and bikers need certain things to get through their rides in one piece. Here's a rundown of all the mountain biking gear any serious rider would ever need.

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For many, mountain biking evokes images of a mud-splattered young rider flying over impossible obstacles or a pair of bikers racing down a near-vertical descent. While it can be a thrilling sport, mountain biking is also a leisurely pastime for a growing number of participants.

By Bambi Turner

Mountain biking is fun, but it's not all about hopping on a bike and jumping over tree roots. You should pick a trail that will be challenging and fun; but how do you build a mountain bike trail, anyhow?

By Stephanie Crawford

Mountain biking is an intense sport in which riders need to be committed and prepared to take on rough terrain. Check out these training tips before you hit the trail.

By Stephanie Watson

Mountain bikes have fatter tires to give your bike a better grip on the trail. If you overinflate your tires, they could give you a bumpy ride. Underinflate them and they may tear. How much air should you use?

By Jonathan Strickland

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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.

By Caitlin Uttley

Mountain biking can be incredibly exciting, but finding the perfect mountain bike can be a real trial. Here's a little help in choosing the mountain bike that works best for you.

By Ed Grabianowski

Cruising your mountain bike through rough terrain can be unpleasant and even dangerous without the right equipment. What accessories do you need to improve your ride and keep you safe on the trails?

By Tom Scheve

Mountain bike tires made of Kevlar are more durable -- but also more expensive -- than regular tires. Does the difference in quality make up for the difference in cost?

By Tom Scheve

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You can repair a bicycle yourself instead of relying on a repair shop. If you want to save some money and learn some new skills, find out what materials and tools you need to make common repairs and get your bicycle back on the road fast.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

If you've been on a biking trail in the last few years, you've probably seen all kinds of crazy-looking bikes. Mountain bikes just keep accumulating more gears. Today, some bikes have as many as 27 gear ratios. What do they all do?

By Karim Nice