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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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​Top 5 Body Benefits of Cycling

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Medical experts state that the body requires at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise such as cycling every day to be able to function well. Exercise is good for the mind, body and soul and cycling is perhaps the most effective of all physical exercises.Photo courtesy of Steven Vacher via FlickrHere’s a look at the top 5 [...]

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5 Vital Things About Cycling with Dogs, 1 Thing about Cats, Also Pics of Dogs and Bikes

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There are over 300 (and counting) breeds of dogs in the world today, and an almost infinite variety of breed mixes. Each breed has their own signature look and behavioral type; we're not here to judge because they are ALL the best boys and girls. All dogs need exercise, whether low or high energy, and one [...]

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How Many of These Precautions Have You Taken Before Cycling at Night?

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Cycling at night is exponentially more dangerous than cycling during the daytime. As prepared as you can be for daytime rides, prepping for night rides has different rules. The majority of your prep should be focused on visibility, there are some, however that may not have occurred to you until it's too late. Photo Courtesy of [...]

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