_dsc0593_w1024

A Simple Guide to Fitting and Wearing Bicycle Helmets

Properly wearing a properly fitting bicycle helmet helps keep your brain carrier (head, for those who prefer the monosyllabic) both safer and more comfortable.  The least expensive helmets come in "Universal Size."  That ...

More
row_logo

Advocacy Updates and Action Items (12/23/14)

DNR Trail Advisory Board Openings, City of Indianapolis 2015 Reconnecting to Our Waterways initiatives, Upcoming Cultural Trails/Pacers Bikeshare Photo Shoot opportunity, and National Advocacy news in our latest Advocacy Updates. DNR Trails ...

More
_dsc0689_w1024

Cyclocross Season Winding Down

Ft. Harrison State Park recently hosted the final event in the Ohio Valley CX Series.  If you have not yet participated or spectated at this series, put it on your calendar for next Fall.  Cyclocross is one of the most spectator ...

More
acromion

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Optimal Handlebar for your Road Bicycle.

Try walking around while holding your hands 12 inches from your hips.  You'll notice well before lunchtime that your upper back and trapezeus muscles are quite fatigued and sore.  Using handlebars that are too wide will produce ...

More
partridge_in_pear_tree

The Twelve Bicycle Days of Christmas

  The Twelve Bicycle Days of Christmas       On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Park Tool in a Pear Tree On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me Two Lightweight Tubes On the third day of ...

More
weightliftingart

Quick Clips: Cyclists & Weight Training, Functional Gyms, Foam Rollers

Are you a cyclist wanting to perform better?  Would weight training help?  Join in the discussion weighing the pros and cons specific to cycling.  If your strength tool of choice is a functional gym, hear about the newest features ...

More
magnetic_pedal_cleat_patent_illustration_fr

Cleated Bicycle Shoes, Their Proper Use – Key to Better Climbing

On level ground, your bicycle is propelled forward only when your pedals are moved by your feet.  That means, with regard to cycling, where your feet touch the pedals are your most important bicycle contact points.  Sounds sort of ...

More
acsm_hiit

HIIT Workouts – The Hottest Training Regimen for 2015

HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.  I think of it as intervals on steroids.  Why?  Well, as you may already know, interval training involves alternating periods of harder aerobic work followed by recovery periods. ...

More
businesschart

What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?

If you are scrutinizing the dollar return on employee wellness programs, why don't you begin with two of the bigger programs.  Johnson & Johnson and MD Anderson Cancer Center have invested significantly into their corporate wellness ...

More
indycog_200px

Year End Giving – IndyCog

"Although IndyCOG may be one of the newest groups in this list, they have continued to make a huge impact: creation and distribution of Indy Ride Guides, extension of greenways hours and expansion of bicycle parking. In addition, ...

More