Biking

The 4 Best Yoga Poses For Cyclists

Double- and triple-digit rides on a road bike can lead to uncomfortable tightness in key areas on the body. Pedaling long hours astride the saddle with the neck up shortens the spine and causes...

The Best Yoga Poses For Cyclists: Cat/Cow

THE MOVES:1. Come onto all fours.2. Breath deeply and evenly through the nose.3. On an inhale, tip the head and pelvis up toward each other and drop the chest,...

Soft Contacts

SaddleGet a seat that’s fitted to your rear end, like Specialized...

Fuel for the Long Haul

PRE-RIDE“Start the day with a small, easy-to-digest meal,” says Kelli Jennings, a sports dietitian at Apex Nutrition in Golden, Colorado. “You need to...

Rockies Training Plan

With a master’s in sports science from the University of Texas at Austin, Derick...

Direction Sportif

1. HydrateAltitude won’t kill you just because of the lack of oxygen; it will also dehydrate you. (Many altitude headaches come from dehydration.)...

Getting In

GETTING INWhen: The race is June 9–15. Registration opens February 5 and closes on the 24th. (Too late? See “Tour Mania" for more tour options.)

The Course

The altitude is one of the most demanding features of Ride the Rockies. Research suggests that aerobic capacity decreases by about 2 percent for every 1,000 feet of elevation gained. According...

Tour Mania

Bicycle Tour ColoradoStarting and ending in Fort Collins, this 462-mile loop...

Yes You Can: Ride the Rockies

THE MOMENT will arrive in every multi-day bike tour when your backside is so sore and your legs so heavy that you’ll start to wonder where—as in “Where exactly do I abandon...

Your Personal Peloton

The bike equivalent of RunKeeper. Strava's user-friendly interface lets you track,...

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