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Carefree pedaling starts with a great kit

Everyone says modern lids are better than ever. But because of outmoded testing and unreliable information, it's never been harder to figure out whether that's true.

With the help of the nonprofit BikeMaps.org, we analyzed the data we collected on bicyclists killed by drivers in 2020 and found some surprising takeaways

Nearly 700 people on bikes have been killed by drivers this year. This is who we lost.

It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

The pandemic has led to an unexpected positive—people reclaiming streets in ways that have made urban America more bikeable, walkable, and enjoyable. Preserving that will take work, but it’s worth it.

You can tell a lot about a person by the bike they ride

A team of Black cyclists will traverse the historic Underground Railroad on a mission to empower and inspire

Here's the gear that will get you outside and pedaling in no time

Cleaner air, quieter streets, more people riding—there's an opportunity here for cities and cycling advocates willing to grasp it

Being involved in a crash with a driver while on a bike or on foot is bad enough, but the trouble doesn’t always stop when you get yourself to safety. Navigating the justice and insurance systems afterward can also be an ordeal.

Gravel may be all the rage, but nothing teaches you more about being a cyclist than riding on the road

When the sun goes down, they take to the streets

Seduced by the idea of turning my hobby into a paycheck, I led bike tours across the U.S. throughout my twenties. As I learned, some passion pursuits are best left pro bono.

Block the wind and beat the heat with this ultra-light shell. The Featherlight has ventilation panels to dump heat on tough climbs and a wind-protective panel in the front. And the jacket has a water-repellent finish, so you can stay on the saddle no matter the weather.

On the bike, laws are secondary and survival is paramount

“Booties are dorky and they take forever to put on. But they will change your life,” we wrote in our staff picks roundup of winter gear. We especially like the waterproof fabric and reflective elements to keep you drier and more visible on the road.

These gloves are among our favorite pieces of bike safety gear. “Buy these gloves and stow them in a rear pocket or pack for extra protection,” writes our tester. The neon back and reflective hits keep you visible while the waterproof fabric helps protect your hands on wet commutes.

The Urban 1000 is the light you need to winterize your bike. It emits 1,000 lumens of LED light on its max setting, which is ideal for early morning or evening rides. It’s waterproof and impact resistant, so it’ll work in the rain or after a fall.

Fall is actually the best time to ride to work

In 2016, this flannel was our top pick for bike commuting. This upgraded version still has the moisture-wicking polyester and underarm mesh vents that we love and has added reinforced flannel patches on the elbows and shoulders for style and durability. Plus, the shirt has two chest snap pockets…

Cycling is already mainstream. It’s time for the media to catch up.

'Rapha Rides: NYC' follows Olympian Evelyn Stevens as she reflects on why riding in the Big Apple is so enticing

Featured in our roundup of the best bike commuting gear from our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide, the Quito is “made from a water-repellent Cordura fabric, with a cinch-top hood flap and water-resistant media pocket.” Simple, sleek, and lightweight, this pack is ideal for commutes or easy days on the…

Why drive a car when you can saddle up on one of these?

A subjective look at where we prefer to shred

How do we settle on the best roadie each year? Round up 25 of the most promising models and start racking up the miles.

If recent testing has taught us one thing, it's that versatility is king

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

When I'm biking to work in the rain, I need my gear to stay bone-dry. Here's why I grab this bag first.

Why telling people you ride elicits serious bike-splaining—and what you can do about it

Sometimes the best offense is none at all

According to the League of American Bicyclists, more cyclists died on U.S. roads in 2016 than at any other time in the past quarter-century. But that doesn't show the whole picture.

The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

When it comes to killing with cars, anything goes as long as you’re sober

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