Three years ago I purchased a fully rigid Salsa El Mariachi Single Speed 29er, and am often asked why. There are three main reasons I went single speed: simplicity, trail cred, and becoming a better rider. Let’s discuss the first … Continued
Come on, admit it. You had at least one of these questions when you first got into cycling. Much of this post is tongue in cheek but it actually does answer a large number of questions that many new cyclists … Continued
Etiquette, rules, and safety can vary from group to group. Let’s start off by saying that if you don’t know how a particular group does things, it is really your responsibility to ask before the ride gets underway. The following are some guidelines for pacelines with the Boulder Cycling Club, but should work for most other group rides.
If you have never been on a group ride in Boulder, please first read about Your First Group Ride. It is totally ok if you’ve never ridden in a group or a paceline before. Boulder Cycling Club is open to all riders of all abilities and not all of our members like to ride in a paceline. We’d love to show you the ropes and teach you some good habits and skills to help you become a better cyclist.
Buying a road bike can be really overwhelming. There’s a joke that with bikes your options are weight, strength, and price. Pick two of them. Seriously though, everything has a trade-off. Special thanks to Pinarello, Fuji, Specialized, and Mavic for … Continued
The Boulder Cycling Club is an open club for all skill levels. We see a number of new faces on many rides and we are happy that you have joined us. Many new cyclists in Boulder have never ridden in … Continued
We all know the importance of staying hydrated while riding, but most of us do a less than stellar job replenishing carbs and electrolytes. This is one of the reasons why we bonk halfway through a ride. A 165 lb cyclist riding a … Continued
We have reserved the Boedecker Theatre at the Dairy Center for two private showings of Bicycle Dreams. This award winning film by Stephen Auerbach follows the stories of riders of the 2009 Race Across America (RAAM). Called the most difficult … Continued
On Saturday, a number of us took a ride up to Jamestown after the road opened back up on May 1. The weather was near perfect. While my personal experience was somewhat somber, we saw many smiling faces from the residents … Continued