Exploring the Virtual Roads: Erik’s Journey into Smart Trainers and Zwift

Over the past year I’ve discovered smart trainers and Zwift, the online cycling ‘world’.  I’m probably a little late to the party but better late than never.  For those of you not familiar with smart trainers or e-cycling, a smart trainer is a device that allows you to ride your bike indoors.  These have been […]

Getting Started with Handcycle Racing [ Part Two]

3 handcyclists racing on a paved road

Okay, so you’ve done your homework and now you’re wondering how the rest of your journey will look. Let’s dive into the next part of what you can expect for your handcycling race. Getting there  Traveling with a handcycle can be a challenge, but is certainly possible. There are a few options, depending on your […]

Getting Started with Handcycle Racing [Part One]

Perhaps you’ve just gotten yourself a new handcycle and are raring to go. Or maybe you’ve been riding recreationally for some months or years and are thinking about getting competitive. Either way, handcycle racing is exciting, a chance to test your physical and mental fitness, and a great way to meet new friends. I’ve been […]

Erik’s Reflections on the 2023 Kelly Brush Foundation Ride

The first weekend after Labor Day has become known for the Kelly Brush Foundation(KBF) ride in Middlebury Vermont.  This was my third time taking part, the second time doing the 50-mile ride after doing 100 miles in 2022.  I’m not sure how they do it but in my experience, the weather is always beautiful that […]

Alicia Dana’s experience at the 2023 SBT GRVL

Alicia waves at the camera from the KÜHL stage

This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Steamboat Springs, CO, for the Steamboat Gravel (SBT GRVL) race, as part of a Bike-On.com delegation to this expo and race weekend. This is the second year there has been a handcycling division available for this event; last year I had wanted to do it […]

Erik Corbett’s Treacherous Climb up Mt Washington

Mount Washington is the tallest mountain in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 feet and I’m fortunate enough to live in the valley below it. The Mt Washington Auto Road is a steep, narrow mountain road with no guardrails. The climb into the clouds is known for its treacherous road and steep incline with an […]

Alicia Dana’s Experience Paracycling at the UCI Paracycling Road World Cups in Italy

The start of this handcycle season has been intense. The same day I raced the Boston Marathon (April 17), I rushed to Logan Airport and boarded a flight to Venice, Italy. Ahead were 3 weeks’ worth of UCI Paracycling Road World Cups, and the Paracycling Tour of Flanders, in Italy and Belgium. I worried that an overnight flight after a hard race effort where I got very cold and wet, might push me over the edge into getting sick (at worst) or just not fully recovered and race-ready (at best)

Alicia Dana’s Experience Hand-Cycling in the 2023 Boston Marathon

My handcycle racing season started with a bang on April 17th; the first stop was Boston Marathon. I had only raced Boston once before, the year of the cold, wet rain, and sleet – 2018. It was a miserable experience – although I won the Women’s division, my time was nothing to shout about, and I was just happy I survived it. This year, I was looking forward to better weather (I hoped) and a more enjoyable experience. 

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Recumbent Trike

Before purchasing a new recumbent trike it is important to consider the different factors that make these types of trikes unique. Consider what your needs and goals are before your purchase: are you looking for speed, comfort, ease in transporting the trike to-and-from trails? Are there medical factors to consider such as back or neck pain, or are you seeking more stability and balance than traditional trikes? There is a type of recumbent trike for you no matter what your needs are.