29 September 2011

Convert your favorite short-sleeve jerseys and shorts for Fall and Winter Riding

As we mentioned earlier this week in What Not to Wear: Dressing for a Fall Century, weather makes gear selection a key decision on rides. To quote Gary Medley, "The short-sleeve [jersey] arm warmer combo provides the same adjust-on-the-fly flexibility as shorts and knee warmers do. For example, on a long climb, with your body temp rising as fast as your heart rate, arm warmers can be pushed down over your wrists. This delivers instant cooling. Sadly, it has no affect on your pulse."

Two of BicyclingHub.com's perennial best-sellers that allow you to greatly extend your cycling wardrobe without putting much of a dent in your wallet are the Pearl Izumi Thermafleece Arm Warmers and Pearl Izumi Thermafleece Knee Warmers.

Our friends at Crossbikereview.com have served up product reviews for both, below.

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Scott Mares from Crossbikereview.com says:





 We Liked:

This fabric rocks! It is very warm and durable and has excellent wicking properties. The anatomical cut looks very Euro and is cool and functional. Durable elastic bands and silicone grippers keep the warmers in place.

We Didn't Like:
Limited reflective coverage on the warmers. Would benefit from additional 360 degree visibility.




 The Final Say:
Arm and knee warmers offer the most versatility for the variable weather conditions that racers will encounter. It is critical that every cyclocross racer have a set of quality arm and knee warmers in their race gear bag as they will serve them for years Pearl Izumi is known for their high tech cycling apparel. Over the years, their product and fabric technology has evolved. With the combination of the Thermafleece fabric and anatomical fit, they have set a new industry benchmark with the arm & knee warmers. Both warmers have been constructed with Pearl’s Thermafleece material which offers warmth, brushed softness and true fit to form. By utilizing anatomical cuts and flat seam stitching, they have produced the best fitting set of arm and knee warmers to date. Over the months of using the Pearl Izumi arm & knee warmers, I can say with confidence that these are the best warmers you can get.
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28 September 2011

Mark the Start of Cyclocross Season in Style

It's that time of the year again. Ahhhh, cyclocross season: where hard-core roadies tempered from a summer full of road racing try their hand at the dirty side of the sport, mountain-bikers bunny-hop the barriers with ease, and rabid fans ring cowbells and offer frothy beer hand-ups while heckling their favorite riders. Whether you show up to race, ride, or revel in 45 minutes of lactic-acid-building anaerobic threshold, it's important to pack a towel and a clean change of clothes after the mud, sweat and gear-thrashing is through.

Our friends at Crossbikereview.com have offered up the WC Ciclo-cross T-Shirt by Retro Image Apparel as an appropriate way to display your love of the sport. Product review below.


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Scott Mares from Crossbikereview.com says:

NOTE: this review was based on the 2010 Olive color. 2011 brings us back to BLACK!

We Liked:

So we got the shirt in the mail and one of the first things that we noticed was how soft it was. This will be a pleasant surprise if you are use to getting t shirts that don't have that silky feeling to them. So this was a score on the actual shirt itself. So with the softness and the color combined the shirt has a slight sheen to it. I am also happy that the shirt is preshrunk. I cant tell you how I hate getting a shirt and loving it only to pull it out and cant wear it because it shrunk 2 sizes... AAAArrrrrggggg.
Next we took a good look at the graphics. I am very happy with what is on the shirt. Even though the graphics are "Distressed" there is a lot of detail in the print. Some times when you distress the graphics you lose the detail.

We Didn't Like

You know there is really nothing not to like about the shirt that we got. But with that said I would be interested in having more of a color selection for this print. maybe a baby blue for the ladies that love cyclocross as much as we do.

The Final Say

So the bottom line is that this is a cool shirt to have in your dresser. Going out to the races you can show your love not only to the sport of cycling but you can set your self apart from the heard with this "back in the day" cyclocross shirt. There are very few cycling t shirts out there let alone a cyclocross one. Good job Retro!

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1965 World Championships Ciclo-Cross Cycling Jersey by Retro
NOTE:  Want a 'cross jersey you can wear DURING a race or training ride?  Look no further:  just in time for the 2011-2012 cyclocross season, Retro Image Apparel has released the 1965 World Championships Ciclo-Cross Cycling Jersey (shown right).

New and improved for 2011, Retro Image Apparel jerseys now offer improved fit, brighter sublimated graphics and a softer, rapid-wicking high-quality Euro Mesh fabric.  BicyclingHub.com staff love this design, are certain you will find the jersey very comfortable, and are proud to award it one of our STAFF PICKS.

27 September 2011

What Not to Wear: Dressing for a Fall Century

By Gary Medley, Albabici contributor and seasoned all-weather cyclist.

NOTE:  this article first appeared in the September 2011 edition of Bicycle Paper.  Abridged version reprinted with permission.

Pro Tech ST jacket. Photo courtesy of Showers Pass.
Weather makes gear selection a key decision on rides. In the Pacific Northwest, autumn announces crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, and a color palate unmatched by other seasons. Few cyclists would argue that fall is one of the best times of the year, as it typically stretches toward Halloween, and October riding can offer ideal cycling weather. Sure, our famous drizzles descend on occasion, but the mild temps make for enjoyable outings.

Moreover, opportunities to take part in organized rides are plentiful: centuries, gran fondos, tours, club rides, etc. — all beckon. Centuries, of course, have become the most popular long-distance format for recreational riders, presenting an endurance test as well as the chance to mix it up with participants of all abilities. Tucking into a 20-mph paceline can be a challenge worth taking. And if you drift off the back to enjoy a slower pace, well, no one’s the wiser.

That said, whether you’re hammering in an impromptu peloton or casually pedaling with your family, the clothes you wear can make the difference between an enjoyable ride or a frigid, soggy sojourn. Fall cycling, with its clammy climbs and wind-chilled descents, presents a mind- (and potentially finger- and toe-) numbing range of temperatures.

Photo by Jay Stilwell
Considering autumn’s schizophrenic forecasts, then, what’s the best combination of gear to wear on a century? One word trumps all: flexibility. Chose an ensemble that can be adjusted, removed or added to meet the conditions. Sure, you could tow a Burley with a closet full of gear, but that isn’t practical. Better to bring the fewest — and lightest — pieces of clothing as possible that can handle variable conditions.

Ed Dalton, president of Showers Pass, the Portland-based maker of rain gear, knows all about riding in the Northwest. His aptly named company offers a host of rain gear for commuters, racers and riders.

Yes, riding in the fall is a challenge,” Dalton explains. “You never know what’s going to happen. And nothing takes the fun out of a ride, particularly a long one like a century, than not having the right gear. This is the premise that goes into the apparel we design.

When planning for a typical fall tour, say the Harvest Century in Hillsboro, Ore., on October 8 (touted as the last organized ride of the year), you can count on temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to maybe high 60s, with a chance of rain. Here are some helpful suggestions on what to wear.

A Jacket for All Trades

Elite Pro jacket, now available in Black or
Goldenrod. Photo courtesy of Showers Pass
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The most important piece in your weather defeating arsenal is a lightweight, packable jacket that offers both wind and rain protection. You might only wear it the first few miles, only to need it later when that rain squall moves through. Gear that offers rain protection will block the wind as well. It should be packable and light, too, so it will wad up into a small package that fits in your jersey pocket. (You could also go “Euro” and carry your jacket in a water bottle with the top cutoff — de rigueur for gran fondo riders in Italy.)

Showers Pass makes two jackets that are ideal for autumn centuries, the Elite Pro and the Pro Tech. The Elite Pro weighs a mere 8 ounces with a sleek, contoured fit. It uses Elite™ Fabric, both waterproof and highly breathable. In addition, adjustable ventilating cuffs, water-resistant zippered core vents, asymmetrical front zipper and a rear exhaust vent allows maximum breathability. And finally, it can be scrunched into a tidy package for storage.


Even lighter is the Showers Pass Pro Tech. It weighs only 5.5 ounces, constructed with a nifty transparent stretch membrane that allows race numbers and kits to show through. The fabric is both windproof and waterproof-breathable, and packs down into a very small pocket-sized bundle. For milder days with just a chance of precipitation, this or something similar would be an excellent choice.

Castelli Sorpasso bib knickers and
bib tights are favorites amongst
BicyclingHub.com staff and customers alike.
Shorts and Knickers

Fall riding can usually be done in summer weight Lycra or mountain bike shorts. Choose shorts that you know fit you well and are comfortable over the long haul — because 100 miles is a long haul. If the temperature is too chilly for exposed knees, you have two choices, a pair of knickers or knee warmers. For days that are likely to remain cold, bibknickers are the way to go. However, if a warmer afternoon arrives, knee warmers can be removed, but you do have to carry them home.

Tops and Jerseys

For a fall ride, deciding on what to envelope your torso with is straightforward: baselayer and a jersey. The big decision is long-sleeve or short-sleeve jersey with arm warmers. If you are convinced the temperatures will remain brisk, the long-sleeve option is the way to go. But the short-sleeve arm warmer combo provides the same adjust-on-the-fly flexibility as shorts and knee warmers do. For example, on a long climb, with your body temp rising as fast as your heart rate, arm warmers can be pushed down over your wrists. This delivers instant cooling. Sadly, it has no affect on your pulse.

If no rain is forecast, you could leave the jacket at home, then start off with a jersey, arm warmers and a lightweight packable vest — which can also be used on cold descents.

Hands and Feet

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Cycling Glove
Those who ride in fall and winter know one indisputable fact: If your hands and feet are warm, your entire body is warm. Unless it is guaranteed to be cold and wet, you’ll probably want to carry both long-finger and short-finger gloves. If it promises to rain all day, bring two pairs of long-finger gloves, waterproof, of course, as they will inevitably get soaked, and a dry backup pair will save the day.

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Toe Covers
Keeping your feet warm and dry is important, too. Wool socks are a must, as they provide warmth even when wet. To keep the cold and moisture out of your shoes, there are three options. For dry, medium temperature rides with no rain, go with toe covers, which block air from flying into the mesh toe box, adding unexpected warmth. These things really do work. Next up are full booties that wrap the entire shoe and ankle, warding off wind and water. They are a pain to put on, but if you expect a deluge, you have little choice. Some companies offer lightweight shoe covers — like you see the Pro riders use during a time trial. They will fend off some moisture and block the wind, and they make your shoes more aerodynamic — always important on recreational rides!

The Head

Castelli Wool Cycling Cap Grey Plaid
As anyone who has taken a class on hiking or skiing knows, much of your body temperature in cold conditions can escape though your head. So, what to wear under your ANSI/Snell-approved helmet? The simplest option is the standard short-billed cycling cap. It provides warmth and the bill can flip up and down, keeping moisture off your glasses. If it is really cold, a skullcap with ear flaps can keep your noggin toasty, but perhaps too toasty during a climb, and there is no neb to block the rain.

Events such as the Harvest Century are a great way
to test our your gear as well as your legs.
Non-cyclists laugh at the plethora of gear that overcrowds our closets. But few sports dish up such a variety of weather conditions and ever-changing temperatures and windchill, and fall is the most challenging. Rebecca Miller, event director for the Harvest Century, knows this all too well.

“This will be our ninth Harvest Century,” she explained, “And we’ve probably had every possible weather occurrence ... Last year it drizzled for most of the event, which could have dampened the fun. But it didn’t. Most riders had the appropriate gear and had a great time. The right apparel made the difference.”

Comfortable fall riding is all about preparation and flexibility. The above tips can help you make the most of your autumn century experience.

23 September 2011

Why Give Diamonds When You Can Give PEARL?

Pearl Izumi Spring 2012 Designs Sneak Peak!

Jill Kislia, Pearl Izumi, congratulates the mannequins on looking so good
in the new P.I. Elite LTD "Honor and Valor" line, offering a patriotic twist.
Pearl Izumi Account Executive Jill Kislia took BicyclingHub.com staff on a whirlwind tour last week during Interbike, showcasing some of the best and brightest the brand has to offer for 2012. Our predictions, based on what we've seen thus far? Their future's so bright they have to wear shades.

First off, what impressed us most was Pearl's embrace of technology to construct, test, refine and then re-test new technical fabrics such WXB,  In-R-Cool and Minerale Fabrics. Both In-R-Cool and Minerale were introduced to receptive audiences in 2011 and continued over into 2012 lines of production.

A side-by-side comparison of regular polyester and Transfer Minerale fabrics
Transfer Minerale (™) Fabric:  Fully integrated Minerale Fabric features 15 times greater surface area that dries 50% faster compared to performance polyester and provides odor absorption.
You know Pearl's serious about technology when they utilize heat guns and thermal sensors to
more accurately gauge In-R-Cool's ability to keep riders cool and comfortable.
In-R-Cool Technology: Transfer fabrics with In-R-Cool feature built-in technology that reflects the sun's rays to reduce fabric surface temperature by up to 35 degrees F/14 degrees C under direct sunlight. In-R-Cool technology makes a dark fabric the same temperature as a white fabric and reduces perspiration by up to 58% while providing 50+ UPF protection.


Pearl Izumi's (Waterproof X Breathable) WxB Fabric offers superior wind and water protection for cold and wet weather rides.  Here, Pearl Izumi demonstrates the effectiveness of the material with an underwater pump blowing air through the yellow fabric.  Note the bubbles rising, visibly showing its breathability as well as waterproofing properties.

2012 Improvements and Upgrades

"Our PRO line is simply amazing," enthuses Jill. "The elastane material, silky stretch fabric, non-binding sleeves [on the jerseys]....amazing quality." Another key favorite across the PRO and Elite product lines for both genders?  "Check out the flow of kit designs: long continuous line of pattern/color from shoulder, down through jersey and into the shorts pattern."

2012 Pearl Izumi PRO and Elite jerseys for men and women will sport new EZ Vent Zippers for on-the-fly temperature regulation control. Flip-up: one-handed pull easily opens the jersey to where you want it. Flip-down: stays in place.  Easy, right?  Another new feature: the location of elastic gripper exclusive in rear of jersey to hold the back in place. Extraneous grippers in front have been removed to ensure a better, more comfortable fit without "creep up" over torso; this is especially important in women's jerseys for a proper fit that won't ride up over the hips.



Leg bands on Pearl Izumi's line of cycling shorts and bibs have been re-tooled to offer a wider, rather than narrow, gripper on the leg cuff, combating the "sausage effect" too much compression can have on the thigh. Still constructed to provide a truly anatomic feel, Pearl's line of bottoms for both men and women offer more comfort and less constriction for those long days in the saddle.

Speaking of long days in the saddle, Pearl Izumi's "insanely anatomical" Seamless 4D chamois is worth noting.  Rather than constructing a flat chamois, the 3D and 4D chamois (found in both the PRO and Elite versions of men's and women's cycling shorts and bib shorts) are pre-formed and curved for precise anatomic shaping to the rider, then sewn directly into the short. And new foam technology allows for 35% lighter foam chamois, while retaining maximum comfort.



Let's Give Them a HAND

Gloves also received an upgrade for 2012, with small but important changes to the location of the gel padding on the palm. As a means of combating cyclist neuropathy, numbness and tingling in the hands and forearms of riders, Pearl Izumi got together with an orthopedic surgeon and changed the design of their gloves to line the padding directly up with the bony pillars of the hand . This creates a channel for nerves to run through; pressure is now diverted away from the ulnar nerve, decreasing intensity on key pressure points and resulting in a more comfortable, higher-performing cycling glove.



And finally, one last comment about Pearl Izumi's 2012 Women's Elite LTD line: "Our women's kits look and feel amazing," notes Jill as she pulls some of her favorites, such as the Cyclists Femme jersey, off the rack. "[They represent] Fit, Function, and looking' FINE."

20 September 2011

Viva Cross Vegas 2011

MORE COWBELL!
Cross Vegas un-officially kicked off Interbike 2011 in style with a freshly rain-doused course, fiercely competitive fields in all 3 categories, and huge crowds that came out to cheer/heckle (?) fellow riders on. Wheelers and Dealers kicked off the event, followed by the Elite Women and then the Elite Men.

"Viva Las Vegas!" croons Elvis. "Viva BIKE Vegas," we say.

BicyclingHub.com staff member Jenn Clunie caught the shuttle to the venue just in time to see returning champion Katerina Nash (Team Luna Pro) charge to victory, followed closely by Amy Dombroski (Crankbrothers) and fellow LUNA Chix teammate Georgia Gould.










After Elvis came on stage to sing a lively version of "Viva Las Vegas" to whip the crowds into a fervor, 109 Elite men lined up to start. Bystanders were not prepared by the speeds and gusts of wind generated by cyclists blowing by at 20+ mph in energy-sucking wet grass, off-camber patches and technical tight turns. At the end of 60 minutes, U23 Cyclocross World Champion Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) sprinted to a win with a capital "W," with Christian Heule (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) taking second and Rob Peeters (Telenet-Fidea) scooping up third.




Returning Cross Vegas champion Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) relaxes after a job VERY well done. According to an interview afterwards posted on CrossVegas.com, Nash recounts: “Georgia [Gould] and I were working together keeping the gap,” stated Nash. “Perhaps I was keeping a faster pace than Georgia could maintain today. Georgia and I didn’t talk before the race. We have raced together enough times to know what to expect from each other. We did talk during the race though. We talked about working together to maintain a gap.” Katkja maintained that gap and rode on to victory.

Racers came flying down the hill into this tight corner at full speed. NO BRAKES! was the motto of the evening--at least for the winners :)





12 September 2011

Join BicyclingHub at Interbike 2011 September 14th-16th

Follow BicyclingHub team members on a virtual tour of Interbike 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada with live updates to our Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages as we scour the showroom floor September 14th-16th, bringing our customers the latest and greatest in the bicycling industry.

09 September 2011

Honoring the 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11 with a bike ride in Glacier National Park

Most people won't ever forget where they were on September 11, 2011 upon first hearing the news of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers and learning the United States was under attack. Now, on the eve of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, a small group of dedicated cyclists are about to commemorate the occasion with a bike ride beginning in one of America's most beautiful national parks, while simultaneously raising funds and awareness for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Montana.

CASA Park-2-Park from Up a Creek Films on Vimeo.

55 cyclists from around Montana and across the country are gearing up to ride 400 miles in five days on Park-2-Park Montana, a fully supported tour showcasing some of the most beautiful areas of "Big Sky Country." Gathering this weekend, participants will be leaving St. Mary’s KOA on the eastside of Glacier Park early Monday morning after a blessing from the Blackfeet Elders on their tribal lands. They will ride through the reservation to Browning and onto Dupuyer the first day and Great Falls the second. They ride more than 100 miles Wednesday from Great Falls to White Sulphur Springs and finish the ride Friday at Gardiner near Yellowstone Park.

A local doctor, two nurses and a VISTA supervisor are among the bicyclists who will take off from Glacier Park this weekend. Dr. Michael Hay is riding his multi-day tour. He’s excited about his new carbon fiber bike, but a bit nervous about the ride. Joining him are nurses Heather Lambott and Renee Bonanini. They all work together at the Helena Surgery Center and will be biking together. “I’m bouncing off the walls right now,” said Renee. “I’m like a kid going to Disney World. It’s nine days of endorphins and all for a good cause (raising money for CASA)."

CASA of Montana offers the 15 local CASA programs education and networking opportunities to help volunteers who speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children. More than 450 CASA volunteers are advocating for more than 1,000 children in the child welfare system. Last year’s ride raised $60,000 for CASA of Montana and local CASA programs. This year’s goal is $65,000.

(Photo, left: Susen Marie and Doug Duguay on the 2010 P2P Montana ride.) Doug Duguay, owner and Sales Manager of BicyclingHub.com, will once again be joining the riders on tour and documenting the experience. Be sure to visit BicyclingHub's Facebook Fan Page each day next week for a photo journal documenting the day's highlights and stay in touch with your fellow riders.

08 September 2011

Team WILD Ready to Take on Ironman Wisconsin September 11th

Photo source: Team WILD.

11 members of Team WILD (Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes) are preparing to compete in Ironman Wisconsin this weekend, taking exercise with diabetes to new levels and visibly demonstrating a diagnosis with Type I diabetes does not need to equal the end of athletic and/or competitive pursuits. A sponsor of Team WILD, as well as the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure in Portland, Oregon, BicyclingHub.com is committed to supporting healthy livestyles and fostering a passion for cycling.



Come September 11, 2011, each team member will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.3 miles--all in under 17 hours. 10 of 11 Team WILD team members live with Type One diabetes, hail from four states (plus New Zealand) and range in age between 29 to 47. Team WILD has supported these athletes with cutting-edge diabetes education, mental skills training, nutrition guidance and peer support during the past 8 months of focused Ironman training. 8 of the 11 women have been members of Team WILD since it began three years ago.

Karyn Brown, age 36, first time IMer who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 21 years, is planning to dedicate each mile of the marathon to a teammate, friend or family member. She has made a list of the names of her inspiration that she will carry with her as she runs each of the 26.2 miles to the finish line where she will hear her name announced, “Karyn Brown, YOU are an IRONMAN!”

Karen Lipinsky, age 45, also a first time IMer and the Team WILD Ironman Team Captain, has lived with type 1 diabetes for 18 years, has a mantra she will use for each section of the race. For the swim she will chant to herself, long and strong.” During the bike as she remembers to consume 50 to 60 grams of carbohydrate each hour, she will smile and chant, I am strong and tough. I can do this thing!” During the run, all 26.2 miles of it, she will focus on encouraging other athletes and she will periodically say to herself, “Holy frijoles, I am about to complete an IRONMAN!!!”

The mission of Team WILD is to empower adult men and women with diabetes to take charge of their health by teaching how to be an athlete first, then a person, an athlete, with diabetes. We work with athletes of all fitness levels and types of diabetes. All you have to do is first decide to be an athlete. For more information: follow Twitter feed @teamwild.

01 September 2011

Time to Throw Down: BicyclingHub Team Kicks Off Bike Commute Challenge in Style

Pump up those tires! The Bike Commute Challenge starts today, September 1, and encourages cyclists in the greater Portland area to log trips by bike and foot to and from work for the month of September. Administered by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, every trip logged helps registered teams rack up a better-than-ever bike commute rate and gives both individuals and teams chances to win cool prizes in weekly drawings.


Boasting a nearly 100% bicycle or pedestrian commute rate (with the occasional use of public transportation), the BicyclingHub Team is facing a competitive showdown with some of locally-based and nationally-recognized brands we sell, including Showers Pass, Retro Image Apparel and Castelli USA. New-and-improved features on bikecommutechallenge.com boost the friendly competitive aspect of the Challenge, including the ability to search for friends and rivals under Standings and issue challenges to head-to-head competitions, compare progress to other individuals, teams, and organizations throughout the month, and form and compete in organized Leagues with rival workplaces, regions, or business associations.

According to the BTA, "The quality of the route to work is perhaps the biggest factor in determining whether or not a new rider will enjoy their first commute, (and therefore be willing to try it again), and finding a good bike route is not always intuitive for someone who knows only the major arterials that lead to their workplace."


Suggested Resources (courtesy of the BTA):

1. Bike Maps
Contact your city or county government to find out what bike maps are available in your area. Bring a stack back to your workplace to share, and post a bike map for all to use as a resource in your cubicle, break room, or parking garage.

2. Online Trip-Planning Tools
There are a number of tools available online to map and share routes.

Google Maps has a by-bike option that, though still in beta, can be a helpful tool. Sometimes the directions are great, and sometimes Google doesn't quite have the data or on-the-ground knowledge to steer users toward the routes experience riders know and love. Ride the City is another option for commutes within the City of Portland.

Map My Ride allows riders to log their favorite routes in any locale so that others can search for them.

Starting September 1, Metro will have a full digital version of the Bike There! map that will allow users to zoom in and out. The tool will not be a route-planner like Google Maps, but it will allow users to see and compare the most suitable bike routes for riding to and from work.

3. Bikers helping Bikers
Even with all these tools, the best way for a new rider to find the best route is to learn first-hand from another biker traveling the same way. A workplace bike buddy program can be as simple as posting a list of riders, organized by neighborhood or zip code, who are willing to help with route planning or even join new riders for their first bike commute.

Help grow the statewide network of bike mentors by registering with the Drive Less Connect rideshare program. The website allows users to find matches for both carpooling and bikepooling to work or for other trips. Larger workplaces can encourage all participants to register for the greatest possible number of ride matches.

NOTE: In order to better serve our customers, BicyclingHub.com provides FREE bicycle maps for both the greater Portland area (in traditional pamphlet size and folding pocket versions) as well as SouthEast Biking and Walking maps. Stop in our retail location at 642 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon 97214. OR simply request a copy with your next order in the "comments" section and we'll include a copy free of charge!



And don't forget:
Need good commuting gear to keep you riding throughout the Fall and Winter? Be sure to shop our One Day Clearance Sale Event happening Friday, September 2nd from 10-6:30PM at our Portland, OR retail location!

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