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Tips for Riding in Hot Conditions

Hot weather’s adverse physical impact on endurance performance can elevate the difficulty of any workout, race, or ride. Fortunately, you can improve your execution in the heat through heat acclimatization and mitigate its adverse effects with additional preparation.


The 15 Most Effective Ways to Lose a Bike Race

The 15 Most Effective Ways To Lose a Bike Race

We cyclists spend lots of time thinking about how to win bike races, but what if we should actually spend more time thinking about losing? Hear us out— maybe by better understanding what leads to an outcome we want to avoid, we can prevent common mistakes, and fine-tune our efforts to achieve better results. In that spirit, we present our top 15 most effective and time-honored ways to lose a bike race. Tested and perfected by generations of disappointed cyclists, these ill-advised techniques are guaranteed to work for you, too.


5 Best Workouts for Criterium Racers

Target the power fundamental to criterium racing with these five workouts for crit racers. Use them to fine-tune your established fitness, build essential skills, or introduce criterium-specific interval training to your schedule.


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Racing: New Season Checklist

An upcoming season of racing means it’s time to run through your pre-season checklist. Here are five things you can do before the first race of the year to round out your preparation and increase your confidence on race day.


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Long Solo Rides: Tips for Epic Days in the Saddle

There’s a variety of aspects to think about when you’re preparing for long solo rides. Whether it’s an epic time trial or even a long-distance mass start race, you can assume you’ll be riding alone for a good bit of time. Here are five tips to help you on those long solo rides.


Erica Carney's 6 Favorite Tips for Bike Racing Beginners

Erica Carney’s 6 Favorite Tips For Bike Racing Beginners

Erica Carney won the 2017 US national criterium championship, but like every racer she started as a beginner. We asked Erica what advice she wishes she’d received when she was just getting started racing bikes.


An athlete pins a number on during their first season racing.
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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.



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