Most Interesting and Strangest Cycling World Records

From fastest cyclist to longest bicycle wheelie, deepest cycling underwater to longest distance cycling backwards. Here is a list of bicycle Guinness World Records you might not know about. Can you guess the highest paid cyclist in the world? Deepest cycling underwater: 218′ 2.11″ and was achieved by Vittorio Innocente (Italy) in Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy, on 21 July 2008.  Longest distance cycled in a lifetime: From 1922 to 25 December 1973 Tommy Chambers (UK, 1903-84) of Glasgow, rode a verified total of 799,405 miles. Youngest person to cycle the Pan-American highway: Emmanuel Gentinetta (USA / Argentina), was 18 years 266 days old when …

Yes, in February you can still ride!

Time to bundle up, pack extra tubes and run through your bike checklist, because… there are plenty of winter bike events on tap for February. Are you up for the challenge? Let’s do this!  Bike Banter: Here’s a great read from Carmichael Training Systems (CTS). Learn about the most common mistakes cyclists make during early-season training. CTS highlights 11 routine flaws and provides a solution for each. Check it out! Bike Maintenance Checklist Routine bicycle maintenance checks are crucial for the upkeep and safety of your bike. We partnered with Veloflix to produce one heck of a handy maintenance list for every rider. …

Winter Riding Tips

Although it may seem a bit daunting, the onset of winter should not stop you from riding your bike as long as you are prepared for the weather and conditions. Here in Colorado we are spoiled by temperate conditions along the Front Range, allowing for great riding almost year round; however in higher elevations, winters can be rough and present a number of obstacles, which will admittedly have you longing for fat bike or warmers seasons ahead. That being said the benefits of winter riding are plentiful and can be quite enjoyable. Here are a few tips for your reading and riding …

Tech Podcast: Indispensable gear for riding indoors

Riding indoors doesn’t have to be a tedious affair, especially when you have the right clothing and accessories to make it comfortable. You have the bike and you have the trainer. What else do you need to make riding indoors effective, fun, and comfortable? VeloNews’ Editorial director Ben Delaney and tech editor Dan Cavallari have the answers on this week’s podcast episode. Listen to the full podcast here. As it turns out, when you make indoor trainer sessions comfortable, it becomes less of an arduous process to convince yourself to get on the trainer regularly. For Ben, that means piling …

Interview with Local Bike Shop – Campus Cycles

We sat down with our close friend and Co-Owner of Campus Cycles, Michael Bowers to catch up and learn first hand what it’s like running a bicycle shop during a pandemic. Here is what Michael had to say. BS38: Because bicycles are considered essential, your shop was not required to shut down during the pandemic, correct? What were the major changes and steps the shop had to take in order to keep your employees and customers safe? MB: That is correct, we have remained open throughout the pandemic, though we have been operating under modified hours and procedures. Our front door remains locked at …

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