Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.
This weekend, Femke Van den Driessche, a 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer, lined up at the U-23 World Championships. She’d previously won the Euros and the Belgian championships, and she was the favorite to get herself a set of rainbow stripes. But she had a bad race, and was forced to exit with a broken chain one…
Scary news out of Spain this afternoon, as half a dozen Giant-Alpecin riders were hospitalized after a car going the wrong way smashed into them on a training ride. Spanish outlet Informacion reports that John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Max Walscheid, and Ramon Sinkeldam were all taken…
Biking through a city scares a lot of people. Perhaps it’s the lack of safe cul de sacs, or maybe just the idea of cars whizzing by and crushing you into pulp. Urban cycling sounds terrifying, but it’s not as complicated or dangerous as it seems.
Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, leaving you feeling vulnerable as you cross busy lanes of traffic. Now a new type of intersection might keep cyclists safer and more visible. And it was created by a designer…
Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.
Irish rider Matt Brammeier was seriously injured when he collided with a car during yesterday’s Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah. I could tell you the timestamp when it happens in the video, but the anticipation is gnarly—and you’ll see it (and hear it) coming before it goes down. And keep watching for the motorcyclist who…
Il est une tradition à nulle autre pareille.
The third stage of the Tour de France was halted for about 15 minutes after a pile-up that brought down around 20 riders and caused four to withdraw.
As most of you may know, I live in Austin, TX. I am originally from Rhinebeck and Kingston, NY. Different cultures, different driving styles, different on many levels. Not only am I rabid car enthusiast, I am also a long time cyclist. That’s right, I’m one of those spandex wearing, leg shaving guys on a bike worth…
As many of you know, I recently moved to Philadelphia, a wonderful American city that’s home to excellent restaurants, and thrilling history, and beautiful architecture, and a wide range of bicyclists who received their training from the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
Getting doored—that is, having a driver or passenger open a car's door into you as you ride by—is a constant, looming threat for urban cyclists. The point-of-view video above, shot near New York City's Union Square, shows exactly what it's like when it happens, but the real drama comes after the crash.
The streets are not safe. Lurking around every corner there is an asshole cyclist or a maniacal UPS driver ready to plow into anyone in sight. In our parks, children and the elderly are routinely yelled at by runners, cyclists, and stoners on longboards (watch out, breh). And in our cities, uniformed officers are a…
You're only as old as you feel, right? Well, Benjamin Piovesan is about to celebrate his "fourth 20th birthday," and he's still cycling as much as he can. What's your excuse?
So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding.
E-bikes are much-maligned by the cycling community and non-riders alike. They're for lazy people. They're so ugly and clunky looking. But Specialized has come up with an answer for both crowds. You will want to hate the Turbo. You will fail.
The uproar over New York’s new bike share system is mostly due to very human shortcomings (one crotchety human in particular, actually). But it can also be blamed on the shortcomings of city infrastructure, which hasn't quite caught up to the demand for new, more efficient ways of storing velocipedes.
Yoann Offredo would like a re-do. Yoan Offredo would have been better riding offroado. A guy on a bike hit a sign.
Peter Sagan came in second in yesterday's Tour of Flanders, a one-day event that saw a thrilling duel come down to the last few miles. It's not Fabian Cancellara's victory that's making news today, though; it's Sagan's move to pinch the behind of a podium girl.
Ever heard the phrase "share the road?" This Colorado SUV driver apparently hasn't, and decided to vent frustration about cyclists being on the road by tailgating and honking and honking and tailgating.