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Recovery drinks for steamy summer ridesAt the end of a long ride, particularly if you are planning on riding the next day, you really need to replenish your glycogen stores - glycogen being the fuel for your cycling.  By consuming carbohydrates in that optimum window...

How to do a long bike ride on your own  If you're used to doing fully-supported bicycle rides with the help of a SAG (support and gear) vehicle, the idea of a long solo ride might seem daunting. But with a little bit of preparation, you...

Ohiopyle is a small town, a large state park and an ideal destination for outdoor fun, 20,000 acres of playground await you. Bike, hike, climb and float, whatever your style, there is something here to entertain you and get your outdoor groove on....

Demystifying rear derailleur repair  The rear derailleur is the heart of most mountain bike drivetrains. As the 1x drivetrain (one chainring in the front with a big cluster of gears in the back) becomes standard issue on cross-country, trail and enduro bikes, there's just one shifter,...

How to improve your cycling this spring   Finally winter is over! Time to come out of hibernation and step out in the sunshine to ride your bike! Maybe your first ride feels a little slower than you’d like, but don’t worry. Here’s your guide to getting...

Here are the daily elevation charts for the San Juan Island Bike Tour. They can look very intimidating with the jagged lines. Take a close look at the elevation chart on the left vs the miles on the bottom. You will see jagged lines even...

Our San Juan Islands Bike Tour travels around this gorgeous archipelago in Washington state. The San Juans are known for their iconic Pacific Northwest landscapes and wildlife. The horseshoe-shaped Orcas Island, one of the main isles, is home to Moran State Park's old-growth forest and...

The best season for cycling is finally here! Gone are the muggy dog days of summer, replaced with crisp autumn air, changing leaves and blue skies. Riding in September and October gives you gorgeous weather and fantastic scenery, especially if you’ve registered for one of...

Maryland might seem small, just two miles wide at its narrowest point. But the state's whole 250-mile span has an enormous diversity of ecosystems: coastal saltmarshes, the Chesapeake Bay, forests of northern hardwoods, hemlock, and white pine and Appalachian Mountain highlands.[caption id="attachment_19738" align="alignleft" width="387"] Wilderness...

Many cyclists are used to fueling their rides with manufactured energy foods like Clif Bars, chewy sugar blocks and electrolyte drinks like Gatorade. Many cyclists are also familiar with nagging, uncomfortable stomach issues during long rides or workouts. But by using your own homemade energy...