The Greatest Party on Two Wheels
They say you never ride alone at RAGBRAI. This year, 14,000 riders daily took part in 41st Annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), a non-competitive race stretching across Iowa. With riders stretching out from the Missouri River to the Mississippi, life operated a bit differently than normal: bikes outnumbered cars, people were friendlier, food tasted better, and, well, life was just good.
Inside the Largest Unsanctioned Bike Race In the Country
We go shoulder to shoulder in Los Angeles’s Marathon Crash Race, a 4,000-strong underground scrum
Legends of the Tour
We round up the living legends of the Tour de France.
The Tour in Black and White
A photographic history of the Tour de France in white and black.
Forget about Lance Armstrong. These ten scandals rocked cycling to its core.
Will Fewer People Be Watching the Tour this Year?
Do doping scandals dampen TV turnout for the Tour, and should you watch this year’s race in light of Armstrong’s recent downfall? Ian Dille says, not really and, yes.
Tour de France: How to Watch
Want to watch the Tour de France but don't have premium cable? Try these nifty alternatives.
2013 Tour de France Preview
The Tour makes for great viewing, but not everyone has the time to watch all 21 stages of the race. Here are the key stages to tune in for this year.
Drink Your Way Through the Tour de France
For this year’s race, course designer Jean-François Pescheux mapped out one of the more unique routes in tour history, including a trip to the island of Corsica and a night finish under the Parisian lights - both firsts. The following stages are not to be missed, and like most spectator sports, they’re best enjoyed with a drink in hand. Which is why we asked former pro cyclist and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey, co-owner of the Boulder, Colorado, restaurant Frasca Food and Wine, to suggest pairings to help heighten the action in the peloton.
Tour de France Doping All-Stars
After testing positive for the veterinary steroid clenbuterol in 2010, Alberto Contador offered a bad-meat defense and then lashed out. “I believed in the anti-doping system,” he said. “I no longer believe.” The controversy didn’t prevent him from racing in the 2011 Tour, but it did earn him a spot on our list of the most insane excuses for doping in cycling history.
The 5 Best Tour de France Moments
To celebrate the tour's 100th edition, we picked the race's five most iconic moments.
The Tour's Most Colorful Characters
Honoring the colorful, slightly unstable characters who have helped define the Tour
5 Tips For Downhill Mountain Biking
Aaron Gwin, two-time World Cup overall champion, on the finer points of going down
The Young Americans: Taylor Phinney
The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of U.S. riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is another in the series