01/25/15

Pre Biking Adventure On Striders

To give kids a pre biking experience nothing can be better than buying striders. Striders are bikes with balance but without pedals. They are similar to bikes but just that they do not have any pedals in them and kids have to push the bikes using their legs to move forward and backward. These striders are best for children you are learning to ride bikes and cycles for the first time. These Strider bikes have adjustable seats and saddles and so people might adjust them according to the needs of their children.

Strider bikes

The strider Pre bikes are for kids ages from two years to 12 years. There are mostly two types of strider balance bikes according to age of the kid who is riding it. There are many online stores in Calgary who provide these strider bikes. The strider Calgary bikes are mostly love by all children. Unlike other stores Calgary online strider bikes are usually available in different color. These bikes found online are perfect for both boys and girls. The different colors of the bikes like red, blue, yellow, green, black and pink colors of these bikes attract most of the children there. Unlike other high street and online stores the Calgary online bike stores other than keeping the various colored bikes also they have a good collection of the spare parts like the various colored saddles and also various colored balances.

Why strider bikes

These pre bikes are a must for kids whose parents want them to learn biking in the future. These strider bikes Okotokes is a way to give the little leaners confidence. The enjoyment they get riding this pre bike light a fire in them so that they get an enthusiasm to learn biking. With the adjustable seats which these bikes have kids can easily put their legs on the ground so they get a sense of security and safety. This way the kids get accustomed to riding a cycle and also balancing. These strider bikes are the first step toward the riding experience. The striker bikes must be followed by the bicycles with pedals. After leaning the concept of balancing they get accustomed to paddling thereafter.

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01/25/15

Beginner’s Guide to Biking on BART

Friends Annemarie and Scott are recent converts to cycling as serious transport. They’ve been meeting me at Lanesplitter’s Pizza and such on their new bikes for a while now. Nevertheless, Annemarie still had some anxiety about taking her bike on the subway (e.g. BART; Bay Area Rapid Transport) to get to work. Among her questions:

when can you use the bike where can you put the bike on the train how do you get it to the platform Given that the goal for this site is to encourage non-cyclists and cyclists alike to cycle more, I thought it would be good to post a primer for those who are considering biking to work but have some of anxiety about showing up at the BART station uninitiated.

First thing is obviously to work out when bikes are allowed on BART. The answer is most of the time for any line. The exception is basically any line that passes through downtown San Francisco during rush hour. This exception is, of course, a sad irony because it disallows bikes during the exact time of day that cycling could be most beneficial to car traffic. Nevertheless, that’s the reality until BART’s forthcoming makeover supports unlimited bike access. Here’s the BART schedule. It includes shaded times where bikes are disallowed. Check that out before you ride.

Assuming you are traveling in a direction or at a time at which bikes are permissible, the next task is to obtain a ticket. There are two options. One is to simply buy a ticket at a station kiosk like my friend Scott here. Cash, debit, or credit are accepted.

The other is to use TransLink. This system provides access to a number of transit systems around the bay and BART is now included. Here’s Annemarie demonstrating using her TransLink pass.

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01/25/15

Mountain Biking Has The Slickrock Bike Trail In Moab

Every mountain biker worth his or her salt will want to try the Slick Rock Trail, located in Moab, Utah – one of the most challenging mountain biking trails in the world.

Every sport has its “ultimate” challenge. Golf has the Augusta National – host of the Masters tournament, Tennis has the grass courts of Wimbledon, car racing has the Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500.

Mountain Biking has the Slickrock Bike Trail in Moab, Utah.

The Slickrock Bike Trail is a 9.6 mile trail which most experts consider to be “the ultimate mountain biking experience.” There’s plenty of “easy and scenic” bike trails as well, but for the ultimate ride, Slickrock is it.

Moab is located in eastern Utah, about 230 miles east of Salt Lake City, or 350 miles west of Denver, Colorado. The origin of the name of Moab for this once small town (incorporated in 1902) are unclear, but now the name is iconic for great mountain biking.

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01/24/15

Learn More About The Biking Opportunity At Bike Hotel In Finale Ligure

If you are looking for an adventurous trip during your vacation then you may opt for cycling tour that allows you to enjoy a true vacation. In bicycle touring you get a chance to explore the area and learn more about bikehotel finale. As compared to the other adventure sports like, for instance ballooning trip or rafting, cycling vacation is more relaxing and delectable. It allows you to explore the cultural aspect of the destination and it increases the meaning to your vacation. It is fun filled way to spend your holiday.

There are different types of bicycle trips that may be chosen for your vacation. For a simple and relaxed bicycle touring, road biking trips are: racing cycle spring plus autumn, mountain bike spring plus autumn, route wheel spring plus autumn, wheel walk spring plus autumn. These are generally self guided trips. You can travel and explore the chosen destination.

In case you are looking for challenging cycling trips then the mountain biking trips are more appropriate. Here you can cover off road difficult trails so it is required a little expertise is required for this type of bicycle touring vacation. If you want your biking tour to be exciting and relaxing as well then the biking trips are the best.

You can choose online many destinations in Italy or Spain in autumn or spring. Bike hotel in Finale Ligure can be very relaxing. The Italian places are wonderful and you will definitely like to ride your bike in those remarkable areas.

Mountain bike tours are easy to find especially in Italy or Spain. The well organized bike hotel finale tour is wonderful for many different reasons. The main reason is that it will offer you the opportunity to visit places in a way that you never have so far. This type of healthy activity will also offer you a chance to exercise, have adventure and have a lot of fun.

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01/23/15

Downhill Mountain Biking With The Rough Riderz

I first got into downhill mountain biking whilst living in Tenerife, about 6 months before a motorbike crash left me paraplegic and permanently on wheels. I have always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie though, so one year after my accident I traveled to Colorado to try 4 wheeled downhill (Fourcross) for the first time!
As the sport didnt even exist in this country at that point, I returned home and started Rough Riderz in December 2004. Our aim is to spread the word nationwide and create an all inclusive culture so that able-bodied and disabled riders, on 2 or 4 wheels, can meet and ride together on an equal basis. We also hope to enter 4 wheeled bikes into some of the regular events and competitions enjoyed by other UK riders.
Membership of the club has grown to over 150 people and having raised enough money to buy a spare bike and safety gear we started a Taster Day programme this summer. These days allow other club members to try the sport before they run the risk of bankrupting themselves trying to buy their own bike. Fourcross bikes are currently only built in Canada and the US, costing around 6500 to buy, which makes them very expensive to import. Ideally we need someone to develop a UK bike with the same high end specs as the current models available.
The Taster Days, held at Whinlatter Forest in Cumbria, have proved very popular. Our riders are guaranteed a minimum of 6 runs, with my LWB Vito van being put to good use as our uplift service. Its the perfect vehicle for the job, enough room to carry 2 bikes, easy access from 2 side loading doors and plenty of umph for climbing forest roads. We have also adapted the rear with a 3 point seatbelt system, so riders can stay in their bikes en route to the top! We would love to see more clubs for downhill mountain biking springing up so we can all compete together at different venues around the country.
Two other favourite trails are The Shredder and Omega Man at Ae Forest, near Dumfries. The venue has loads of TTFs, so its great fun drifting the bikes around berms and getting air off the jumps, but its a real challenge, so we are always close to crashing too! Thats downhilling though, eh?
We are also able to ride at Laggan Wolftrax, Glentress and Innerleithen and a few weeks ago were invited to test the World Cup DH track at Fort William! This really was extreeeeeeme, definitely not for the faint-hearted! After some minor tweaks next spring, we can ride the whole course when it re-opens next season. Ive also been back to Tenerife (with my bike) twice to ride the volcano with some of my old amigos and it feels so good to still be able to scare myself a bit!