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Cycling to Save the World - Earth Day 2019

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Monday, April 22, 2019 is Earth Day. Many are celebrating Earth Day by bringing awareness to how we can contribute to doing our part to save the environment. Every. Gesture. Counts. Choosing to use a reusable aluminum water container instead of single use plastic bottles, choosing to use sustainable products, simply being more conscious of waste, every gesture counts. The gesture we're here to talk about today is cycling. You being a cyclist is more impactful than you may know and here is how. 

  

  

Fossil Fuels 

No more fossil fuels- cycling just a 5 mile commute everyday can save up to 100 gallons of gas per year. Using your bike to run errands, the mileage adds up and the effect just one single person deciding to cycle instead of drive has is phenomenal. 

  

  

Pollution

Cycling drastically reduces noise pollution, air pollution, water pollution and traffic pollution.

Fact: cars are noisy. People are noisy. Noise causes stress.  

Gas guzzling automobiles all have exhausts that spit out poisonous carbon monoxide and particles that turn into smog.

Cars leak motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, all of which goes onto our roads and get washed off into our oceans. 

Traffic pollution is the accumulation of all of the pollution caused during traffic hours by automobiles.  

  

  

Money CAN Grow 

You save money: Car repairs vs. Bike repairs / Parking / Fuel costs / Upkeep / Car Insurance / Healthcare 

Yes, a car is more comfortable than a bike. But do you know what's more comfortable than a car? Healthy finances and a healthy body. Cycling improves your health. Fact. Being a healthy person will cut costs on health issues, especially if you continue to use 

  

  

Resources

Takes less to make a bike. The resources used to create, run, and maintain a car are exponentially more damaging to the environment than the same for the life of a bicycle. 

  

Pop Culture Gets Involved

Celebrities such as Jason Momoa, of Game of Thrones and Aquaman fame, shaved his beard to bring awareness to how aluminum is 100% recyclable while plastic is incredibly damaging to the environment as well as our own health. Rapper and comedian Lil Dicky has just released his music video of his song "Earth" featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Bad Bunny, PSY, Zac Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Snoop Dogg and countless other celebrities. 

8 Bikes for Spring 2019 That Put the "Cruise" in Cruisers

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Spring 2019 is the time to head outside and enjoy superblooms, longer days, and gorgeous, temperate weather. Is there a more picturesque way to appreciate Spring than cruising outside on a cruiser?    Bianchi: Venezia Dama  For the Venezia Dama, Bianchi dug out the old 1950s design plans from their Milano. A classic steel tube set make up [...]

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If You Like Indoor Cycling, You'll LOVE Outdoor Cycling.

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Almost everyone in a metropolitan area of the United States has heard of spin classes. For those who haven't, it's an exercise class that has indoor stationary bikes, usually led by a "spinstructor" or spin instructor. These classes are all the rage for people looking to burn off calories and extra weight. They're intense, they're [...]

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Tips for Buying A New E-Bike

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Tips for Buying A New E-BikeYou are finally taking the leap and are opting to buy an e-bike. You like the idea of getting outdoors and getting exercise, but you also want to do so without the added stress on your joints and muscles. It’s a great idea. However, there are several things to consider [...]

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Today Celebrate Women. Celebrate Cycling. Badass.

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Today is International Women's Day. We're celebrating females bossing it up in the cycling world. Here are a few noteworthy women both current and historical handling their business and their bikes. Hell yeah.      Modern Women:Female Cyclist Forced to Wait After Catching Up to Men's Race27-year old cyclist Nicole Hanselmann had a 2 minute lead when [...]

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5 Cycling Hacks to Make Your Ride More Comfortable

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These hacks will make your ride better and more enjoyable, and most of them meant to save you money!!     Duct TapeWe've all been there "Ack! I wish i had some duct tape on me!" Imagine how wonderful it would feel to be able to produce a strip of duct tape when you need it out on [...]

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Washing Your Bike in the Winter

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You're going to need to wash your bike twice as often in the winter. Especially in places where there is ice and snow, there are a lot more elements that will damage your bike if it's not taken care of properly. We've still got a couple months left of winter in the northern hemisphere, and your [...]

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Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?

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Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?Which bike maker is in business since 1885?Which bicycle manufacturer has the longest cycling history and why?Which bicycle manufacturer holds the title as the longest running producer of bicycles in the world and is still going strong today?The answer is: Bianchi is the oldest bike maker in the world and is still [...]

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Must Have Athleisure Personal Care Products

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In an age of snap filters, insta-worthy moments and selfie camera lights, we need to keep up appearances by taking care of our bodies. Exercise and healthy eating are the two most important things you can do for yourself to stay healthy. For everything else, we've got some recommendations.   SPFThe American Academy of Dermatology says "Dermatologists recommend [...]

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2019 Cycling Resolutions

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Welcome to 2019!One of your new year's resolutions should be to be healthier and more active than ever before! Let's get specific. We've got some detailed suggestions for all you cyclists out there on how to up your 2019 cycling game. Let's ride!   Learn Bike MaintenanceKnow how to do the basics, doing so will [...]

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