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10 Tips for Success and Fun in Your First Season Racing Bikes

Getting started with bike racing can be intimidating. It’s easy to overthink it, and convince yourself you’re getting in over your head. But in reality, your first few races are some of the most exciting experiences you’ll have as a cyclist. If you approach these events with an open mind and a sense of curiosity, you can lay the foundation for a long and successful future in the sport. These are our top 10 tips for your first season racing bikes.


How to Prepare For Steep Climbs

We’ve all been there—nearing the finish of a ride or race with exhausted legs and more steep hills yet to come. Facing steep climbs near the end of a ride is a challenge. But it’s one that you can overcome with training, planning, and these tips.


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Levi’s Gran Fondo 2021: 10 Best Tips to Prepare

We rode one of the most popular Gran Fondos in America, Levi’s Gran Fondo, to learn firsthand what riders need to do to best prepare for the race. Here are 10 tips for Levi’s Gran Fondo.


Road Racing is one of the most diverse and challenging disciplines in cycling.

Road Racing Guide: How to Be a Faster Road Racer

Road Racing is one of the most diverse and challenging disciplines in cycling. These events take many forms, and require a specific mix of skills and fitness. This article will explain the most common types of road racing, and consider how you can target your training for success in these events.


Criterium Racing

Criterium racing is a wildly exciting form of road racing. But what is a criterium, and what is the best way to train for one? In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of crits and how you can be successful as a criterium racer.


A cyclists ride the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo course

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Race Guide, Strategy, and Tips for Success

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is a wildly popular race that happens every year outside Tuscon, Arizona. 24-hour mountain bike racing is quite challenging because of fitness, nutrition, and equipment demands. This guide to 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo will help you prepare for the course, select your strategy, and provide tips for your race.


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Pro Tips for XC MTB Warmups and Starts

Here’s how professional mountain bike racer Alex Wild warms up for XC MTB races and preps his starts to make them as smooth and as powerful as possible.


Cancelled Races, Motivation, and Long-Term Goals

Cancelled Races, Motivation, and Long Term Goals

It’s a strange time for endurance athletes. With pandemic-related cancellations affecting events around the world, many of us face a question: What now?


Race Tactics for Small Fields and Large Fields

Race Tactics for Small Fields Vs. Large Fields

In road racing the size of the field plays an important role in the demands of the race. You can use the tactical principles of field size to adjust your tactics for different field sizes.


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Criterium Strategy with Legion of LA’s Justin Williams

Criteriums are fast, intense, and unpredictable. How can you use team tactics and sprinting strategies to up your crit game? We asked an expert.



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