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Yoga for the City Rider: Restorative Yoga Postures

After a long ride or a challenging commute, try these postures and observe how different you feel when you resume your day. more »

Dec 8, 2014 12:13 PM Features

Yoga for the City Rider – Hip Openers

Pigeon pose is a favorite among yoga lovers; I find it to be a deeply relaxing pose, and, as a cyclist, the pose can be incredibly freeing for hips that get tight from pedaling, sitting, and standing in such linear ways. more »

Oct 14, 2014 11:27 AM Features

Photo by Megan Hodges

The Girl with the Purple Cane: Liz Jackson

Meet Liz Jackson, the honest, strong, and funny author behind the blog "The Girl with the Purple Cane." more »

Oct 7, 2014 7:21 AM Features 7 Comments

Happier, Healthier, and Biking to School

How one year of riding transformed 16-year-old Keishawn Blackstone. more »

Oct 7, 2014 6:36 AM Features 1 Comments

The Mighty King Arthur Thigh Stretch

This yoga posture is the King of thigh stretches. more »

Aug 11, 2014 1:39 PM Features

Pedaling Through the Pain

For Charis Hill, movement is crucial and her bike is central to this need. more »

Aug 5, 2014 12:10 PM Features 7 Comments

Photo by David Niddrie

Yoga Lesson – Front Body Openers for the City Rider

Doing these front body opening poses sporadically throughout the day – and especially after riding – helps you feel more awake and part of the world around you. more »

Jun 13, 2014 10:20 AM Features

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Can Everyday Bicycling Make You Happier?

Everyday cycling improves more than physical fitness – it also aids mental wellness! more »

May 30, 2014 11:13 AM Features

Photo by David NIddrie

More Yoga for the City Rider

Just as you oil your chain and pump your tires, yoga is body maintenance for riding. more »

Jan 9, 2014 6:11 AM Features

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Is Bicycling a Form of Preventive Health Care?

Recent studies continue to shed light on how everyday cycling is not only good for our cardiovascular health but also a way to save billions in health care costs. more »

Jan 6, 2014 7:18 AM Features 4 Comments

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Seniors Discover a Bicycle Life

Bicycling around the country was a dream Jim and I shared. We asked ourselves, “Was now the time for us to realize our dream? Could we afford to retire and travel for an indeterminate amount of time by living with less?” more »

Dec 18, 2013 8:29 AM Features 2 Comments

Good Reads: Winter Book Club

Whether a gift for a city rider in your life or to take your own escape into the wide world of bicycling, these reads are sure to please. more »

Nov 19, 2013 1:10 PM Features 1 Comments

Photo by David Niddrie

Standing Balance Yoga for the City Rider

Develop patience, breath awareness, humbleness, and focus with these three yoga balance postures demonstrated by Ryan Leech. more »

Oct 7, 2013 6:17 AM Features

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Gaining Strength and Building a Better Community Through Recovery

Diagnosed with the incurable, but treatable, blood cancer Multiple Myeloma, Mat Goldman credits his passion for bicycling as being essential in assisting his relatively early diagnosis. more »

Sep 16, 2013 7:24 AM Features

Illustration by Ruth Munro

Melancholy is Incompatible With Bicycling

People who commute by bike are the happiest. more »

Sep 9, 2013 7:46 AM Features 5 Comments

Photo by Mathew McCarthy/Waterloo Region Record

Answers to Excuses: Time To Get On Your Bike

Diane Freeman gives answers for some of the top excuses people use for not getting on a bike. more »

Aug 29, 2013 6:42 AM Features 1 Comments

Albert Einstein Bicycle

Albert Einstein Rides a Bike

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." more »

Aug 11, 2013 7:38 AM Features

Battling Diabetes One Pedal Stroke at a Time

A diabetes diagnosis helped Wendi McDonald make drastic life changes – changes she’s now inspiring other women to make too. more »

Jul 24, 2013 10:25 AM Features

Yoga for the City Rider

Yoga is a glorious and accessible complement to cycling. Try some post-ride yoga and see how great you can feel. more »

Jul 22, 2013 8:32 AM Features

Top 5 Symptoms of Bike Love

You may be in love with bikes if you display these common symptoms. more »

Apr 24, 2013 12:00 AM Features 3 Comments