Cycling is Fernando Gallard's favorite way of achieving fitness,
having fun, and relieving stress - essential in light of his job
fielding media queries for the Philadelphia School District.
When the weather is clement, Gallard, who lives in Wallingford,
cycles four days a week, including jaunts of 40 miles or more on
weekends. A cherished annual ritual is a birthday tour in May, when he
and his buddies may pedal 200 miles.
When cycling's top rider, Alberto Contador, failed a drug test at the
Tour de France last year, he joined a long list of athletes who have
blamed positives on something they swallowed , from veal to whiskey to
Whether cycling officials think Contador is lying with
his claim that tainted steak caused him to flunk his dope test will
soon become clear. Spain's cycling federation says it should announce a
decision within days or weeks.
Want a latte with that tune up? London is the epicenter for cycle cafes serving cyclists with bike washes and beverages. Some have large TV screens and gardens as well has bike workshops and maintenance. The recent cycle superhighways have added to the bike culture of the city and ridership and the chances of grabbing a great cup of joe are up.
“There’s No Scientific Data Indicating Helmets Reduce Risk of Injury.” Actually, there is.
But the data is fairly thin, and anti-helmet forces have seized on
this, arguing that the paucity of scientific evidence indicates that
helmets must not really do any good.
Lights, lights, and more lights. As the days get shorter the
amount of hours in the dark increases, therefore we have no choice other than
to ride in the dark. To go about this safely you must have at least a front
light and a rear light. I’ve seen all types of lights from high-powered LEDs to
dinky glow sticks wedged in people’s wheels. What I have not seen before is the
Learn how to ride in an urban setting at Elmira Jeffries Residence Hall Basement. This quick
course will teach you the basics of safety, laws of the road, and how
to conduct an equipment check. All attendees receive a biodegradable
Bike Temple water bottle. See you there!
Each year between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur
(the Day of Atonement), it's customary for Jews to travel to a body of
water and throw breadcrumbs in a ritual called tashlich,
symbolizing our casting away our sins from the previous year. It's a
spiritually cleansing process for anyone, whether they observe Jewish
law or not, recognizing the things you've done wrong and letting go of
them, making peace with yourself.
Advanced Sports, Inc. invites local organizations and bicycle enthusiasts to participate in the one-of-a kind bike forum! Special guest speakers include Alex Doty, Executive Director of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, respresentatives from Bikes Belong and League of American Bicyclists, and city of Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter. This is an event not to be missed, we hope to see you there!
Location: Advanced Sports International 10940 Dutton Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154