Category: "Bike" Articles

A Conversation with Payson McElveen
April 1, 2022
Payson McElveen dipped the back tire of his modified bike into the northernmost coastal waters of Iceland in September of 2021. McElveen traversed the interior of Iceland to reach the southern coast in 19...
Athlete Spotlight: Cynthia Salazar
December 1, 2019
Cynthia Salazar never dreamed she would have the opportunity to run an international race. As a local Austinite working full time and owning her own physical training business, at 40 she decided to compete...
Thursday Night Social Ride
August 31, 2019
After a hard day’s work, Nik Hubbert loads up his bike, loads up his cooler, says goodbye to his dog and heads down to Festival Beach Park in Austin. Hubbert is one of many...
Five Adventure Travel Races to Add to Your Bucket List
June 1, 2019
There is something special about visiting new places. But for the adventurous athletes out there, there’s something even grander about pushing your physical limitations and competing in a new place. There are so many...
Start Cycling
April 1, 2019
Pointers to get you pedaling on the road or the trail
Like Riding a Bike
August 31, 2018
A perfect combination of outdoors, adrenaline, and fitness, the Mx Factory makes learning to ride motorcycles as easy as riding a bike.
Pedaling for A Purpose
July 31, 2018
The women who are fighting to put the brakes on human-trafficking by way of a bike
How High-Intensity Exercise Makes Me a Better CEO
March 1, 2018
As the CEO of a rapidly growing tech company, I prioritize and schedule high intensity exercise four to five times per week. It is not a luxury—it is a requirement to do my best...
Bearing My Cross—Cyclocross, That Is.
November 1, 2017
  Excuses, Excuses I don’t have the right bike. I don’t need another bike. I don’t want to get injured. I’m a triathlete so I’m terrible at bike handling skills.  I’m too old for...
Discover: Pease Park
September 1, 2017
Rediscover this tree-lined park and Austinites’ favorite refuge from the sun.
Austin’s Golden Girls: Christie Tracy and Carolyn Defoore
August 15, 2017
“I just love the feeling of adrenaline,” gushes Carolyn Defoore. “That 30 seconds to one minute before the race starts when the officials are going over last minute instructions and you’re standing toe-to-toe with...
6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making in Cycling Class
August 1, 2017
1. Not enough resistance Resistance is your friend! The flywheel on a spin bike typically weighs around 40 lbs, so you can imagine once you get enough speed going, the momentum without resistance is...
FML Workout: Brick
April 30, 2017
This month’s workout segment caters to your inner triathlete! Brick workouts combine two or more of the triathlon legs into a single workout.
Approach Your Off-Season Like a Pro
November 1, 2016
Athletes dream of the off-season and of all the relaxation, coffee dates, and trips to the farmers market it will grant us when weekends aren’t cluttered in between training and naps. Unfortunately, there is...
Weathering the Storm
October 1, 2016
I recently watched the documentary Touch the Wall that chronicled the meteoric rise of Missy Franklin to the 2012 London Olympics. At those games, she dove her way into America's hearts with five gold medals, a...
Worst Training Advice Ever
September 1, 2016
On Jan. 1, 2011, I attempted to start my year off with a 10-day Master Cleanse. That's right—10 days of drinking nothing but a questionable concoction of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne...
CREATE YOUR OWN CYCLING CLASS
June 1, 2016
If the number of new studios opening in Austin is any indication, indoor cycling is a trend that has people excited to get sweaty on a stationary bike. While indoor cycling may interest you,...
A Tourist in  Your Hometown
May 1, 2016
If you're itching to re-explore Austin while burning a few calories, take a tour with these two up-and-coming businesses.
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