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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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.

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.

5 Cool New Tech Products Making Bicycling Safer

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

22 Weird & Somewhat Useful Bicycle Facts for Staying Green on 2 Wheels

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.

Cycling Tip of the Week: How to Change Lanes and Make Left Turns

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.

How to Choose a Bike for College

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.

How to Ride a Bike: The Most Basic Cycling Tip of All

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.

Is a Fixed Gear Bike Right for You?

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.

How to Use Google Maps Cycling Directions

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.

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.

5 Tips for Traveling by Bicycle

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

Do I need a high-end mountain bike?

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?

How do I stay hydrated while mountain biking?

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?

How Mountain Biking Gear Works

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.

How Mountain Biking Works

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.

How Mountain Bike Trails Work

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?

Top 5 Tips for Mountain Bike Training

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.

What PSI should my mountain bike tires have?

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?

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.

How to Choose a Mountain Bike

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.

How Mountain Bike Accessories Work

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?

Are Kevlar mountain bike tires worth the cost?

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?

How to Repair a Bicycle

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.

How Mountain Bikes Work

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?

How Bicycles Work

Lance Armstrong has won yet another Tour de France, breaking the cycling record for consecutive victories in that race. Bicycles are incredibly simple machines, and the "inner" workings are right out in the open for you to see. Find out how all those


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