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10 Quotes by Historical Greats and Celebs You Never Knew Loved Cycling

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By White House Press Office (WHPO) - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Public Domain, 

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike" - John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

 

 

  

 

 By Nationaal Archief 

Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short and you feel. But ride. —Eddy Merckx, Greatest Cyclist Ever, Winner of 11 Grand Tours, 5 Monuments, and 3 world championships. 
   

 

  

 
  
 

By Lloyd Arnold, Public Domain

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them" - Ernest Hemingway, American novelist
  

 

 

 
 
 

By minds-eye - Rat Dog Bob Weir, CC BY-SA 2.0

“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.” — Bob Weir, Grateful Dead singer, songwriter and guitarist
 
  

 

 

 
 

By Mathew Brady - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cwpbh.04761.

“Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” — Mark Twain, American author and humourist

 

 

 

  
  
 

By Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3f06148.

“Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” — Charles M. Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

By George Charles Beresford - National Portrait Gallery: NPG x13208

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race.” — H.G. Wells, English author
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

By Engraved by G.E. Perine & Co., NY 

“The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” — Susan B. Anthony, US women's rights activist
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

By Ferdinand Schmutzer, Public Domain

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist, genius
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

By Montclair Film Festival - https://www.flickr.com/photos/montclairfilmfest/3... CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/montclairfilmfest/3...

"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym." — Bill Nye, US celebrity scientist

Starting Cycling at Age 50 and Up

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Most children attempt to ride a bike. Sometimes it takes and they're a cyclist for life. Oftentimes, children don't pursue it and it becomes years, even decades before they try hopping on a bike again. The great thing about cycling though, is that you can pick it up at almost any age.   Everyone is supposed to [...]

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Essential Gear for Beginner Cyclists

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As awesome as it sounds, its really not a good idea to just hop on and go. Having these essentials will ensure you a happy and well prepared ride so that you're self sufficient to take on anything that comes your way. Photo courtesy of RLevans via Flickr5. Flashing Red Rear Lights and Bright Head LightAbsolutely [...]

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Bike Gears 101

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Photo Courtesy of Ricardo Cuppini via FlickrWhy are there different bike gears? Using the right gear will help you navigate different types of terrain and hills with ease and make for a seemingly effortless ride - so you can be out longer and conquer more distance. Bicycles have four general types of gearing systemsSingle Speed : [...]

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10 Things Cyclists Should Not Do (but some do anyway)

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Photo Courtesy of Mollybeee via FlickrRiding Without a HelmetYour head is the most important part of your body, why wouldn't you protect it as much as possible?! WEAR YOUR HELMET folks!! You could be the best cyclist in the world, but that won't protect you from the countless terrible drivers or freak accidents waiting to happen. [...]

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How to Fly International or Domestic With Your Bike

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Cyclists love to travel, it's in the very nature of cycling. It follows that many cyclists are avid jetsetters and want to conquer paths around the world. You can cycle from anywhere to ALMOST anywhere, and for everywhere else across the oceans, the most efficient way is by plane. Here are some tips on best [...]

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Bike Parking and Location

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Bike Parking and Location!The most important aspect about bike parking? Locks! The second most important? Let's find out about bike parking and location.Look for Parking RacksIdeally, you should park your bike in a specified "parking rack." These metallic structures feature several slots, each of which is intended to fit a bike tire. You can ride your bike [...]

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Cycling: The New Fountain of Youth?

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Photo courtesy of Farrukh via FlickrNo matter who or where you are right now, you, me and everyone else have one thing in common: we're aging. Some of us, according to a new study, are better at it than others, these people are called cyclists and we've got the science to back it. New studies published [...]

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Choosing the Best Bike Lock for You

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Recently, the folks at Bike Attack Playa Vista learned about a young boy's stolen bike and decided to replace it for him with a brand new Marin city bike, compliments of...well, us. This got us thinking, how do our clients protect their bikes?  Bike theft is on the rise and that's primarily due to an increase [...]

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The Laws of Cycling: What You Need to Know

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Cycling law in the United States is broken down from Federal to State and City. We must abide by all of them, and it is important to know that each state and city's laws differ and many times do not align with each other. We've put together a very basic outline of what to know. [...]

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