Category Bicycle Tips

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

Hydration Planning for Dirty Kanza

For the 2019 Dirty Kanza (halt pint) I had some concerns about how I was going to handle hydration for the event (be sure to read our 2019 Ride Review)....

Bike Tip: Check Your Valve Stem

So this site is called BicycleTips.com for a reason, because at one point in time we planned to post tips… Well, guess what, that’s back.

Mountain Biking at Howell Island Conservation Area

We’ve been back in Missouri for just over 5 years now, and in that time I’ve taken my mountain bike out to Howell Island Conservation area three times. Howell Island...

Boone Bridge Bike Trail to the Katy Trail–NOW OPEN!

In case you missed the news, the bike path connecting the Monarch Levy trail, and the Katy Trail opened up last week (week of June 10th, 2016).

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can’t believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

Bicycle Riding in Colorado, Group Ride!

I am heading to Colorado next week for work, a week of onsite DotNetNuke Training in the state that is my former, if short lived, home. I booked my flights...

500 miles in 2011? 500 Miles in 2012

So my goal for 2011 was to hit 500 miles, I started in early June and hit it around the end of November, I thought that was pretty good. Well...

Is bicycle riding video boring?

One of the things that I’ve been trying to do while riding is figure out how to record my rides, for a couple of reasons. 1) To create cool creative...

Planning a ride with SF2G

As I get more and more into cycling I am looking for more and more things to get my cycling. I live in Half Moon Bay, and while my wife...

Early morning bicycle ride, Lesson: Always check Sunrise times

I set my alarm this morning for 6am, with plans to get in a 45 minute ride before I took a shower and came in to work. I went to...

Bike riding in Half Moon Bay, the Video

The weekend before Thanksgiving I decided to strap one of my new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras on to my bicycle helmet and take it with me for a ride. I...

My first impression of MapMyRide

So I finally got around to trying out the IMapMyRide application on my Android phone today, along with my Garmin ForeRunner 305 which I always use when I ride. Overall,...

What are Bicycle Legs?

So this website has been up for a few weeks now, and after looking at the Traffic here on the site, we're getting incoming search links for the term Bicycle...

Staying safe while riding your bike, be identifiable

So as a new bike rider I am highly concerned about being safe while I ride. I also don’t like the idea of carrying my wallet with me while I...

Biking at night, prep for the trip

So today is the Fourth of July, and what is everyone going to be doing tonight? Going to watch Fireworks of course. The wife and I are as well, though...

Category Electronics

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Is bicycle riding video boring?

One of the things that I’ve been trying to do while riding is figure out how to record my rides, for a couple of reasons. 1) To create cool creative...

Early morning bicycle ride, Lesson: Always check Sunrise times

I set my alarm this morning for 6am, with plans to get in a 45 minute ride before I took a shower and came in to work. I went to...

Bike riding in Half Moon Bay, the Video

The weekend before Thanksgiving I decided to strap one of my new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras on to my bicycle helmet and take it with me for a ride. I...

Riding with a GoPro and losing your Garmin Forerunner 305

Last Wednesday I went for a ride at lunch time with a coworker of mine. I decided to take the GoPro Camera along with me for the ride, though not...

My first impression of MapMyRide

So I finally got around to trying out the IMapMyRide application on my Android phone today, along with my Garmin ForeRunner 305 which I always use when I ride. Overall,...

Tracking your rides, what do you use?

So this isn’t going to be a long tip, as this topic will likely fill out future tips as well, but for now I will raise a question.

Planning your weekend rides? Taking video with you?

So what all does everyone have planned for their weekend rides? Personally I’m hoping to take the Cannondale Quick CX1 out for a ride on both Saturday and Sunday. If...

Biking at night, prep for the trip

So today is the Fourth of July, and what is everyone going to be doing tonight? Going to watch Fireworks of course. The wife and I are as well, though...

Category Equipment

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

New Gear: Salsa Woodchipper Carbon

Note: This is not a paid advertisement, these bars were purchased by BicycleTips.com via our local bike shop at retail.

Gravel Bike Saddle Thoughts

Earlier this year I had a Retul Bike fit done at Trailhead Bicycles in Ellisville, MO. One of the changes made during that fitment was to my saddle. At the time...

Hydration Planning for Dirty Kanza

For the 2019 Dirty Kanza (halt pint) I had some concerns about how I was going to handle hydration for the event (be sure to read our 2019 Ride Review)....

BlackFriday/CyberMonday deal for Outbound Lighting

As you (I) prep for 2020, well, wait to get over my sinus thing I’ve got going, I’m starting to figure out everything I’m going to need for the rides....

Mountain Biking at Howell Island Conservation Area

We’ve been back in Missouri for just over 5 years now, and in that time I’ve taken my mountain bike out to Howell Island Conservation area three times. Howell Island...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Is bicycle riding video boring?

One of the things that I’ve been trying to do while riding is figure out how to record my rides, for a couple of reasons. 1) To create cool creative...

Early morning bicycle ride, Lesson: Always check Sunrise times

I set my alarm this morning for 6am, with plans to get in a 45 minute ride before I took a shower and came in to work. I went to...

Bike riding in Half Moon Bay, the Video

The weekend before Thanksgiving I decided to strap one of my new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras on to my bicycle helmet and take it with me for a ride. I...

Riding with a GoPro and losing your Garmin Forerunner 305

Last Wednesday I went for a ride at lunch time with a coworker of mine. I decided to take the GoPro Camera along with me for the ride, though not...

My foray into (clipless) clipped pedals

First things first, I had no idea why they are called clipless pedals, and I still doubt the reasoning I read. I am actually going to call them CLIP pedals,...

Pulling a baby in a bike trailer

So today was our first time taking Jacqueline out for a bike ride. She loved it! If by loving it, I mean, she pretty much slept through the whole thing....

My first impression of MapMyRide

So I finally got around to trying out the IMapMyRide application on my Android phone today, along with my Garmin ForeRunner 305 which I always use when I ride. Overall,...

Planning your weekend rides? Taking video with you?

So what all does everyone have planned for their weekend rides? Personally I’m hoping to take the Cannondale Quick CX1 out for a ride on both Saturday and Sunday. If...

Staying safe while riding your bike, be identifiable

So as a new bike rider I am highly concerned about being safe while I ride. I also don’t like the idea of carrying my wallet with me while I...

Biking at night, prep for the trip

So today is the Fourth of July, and what is everyone going to be doing tonight? Going to watch Fireworks of course. The wife and I are as well, though...

Category Tips

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

The Mid South 2020 Ride Review

The Mid South 2020 was held in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 14th, 2020. Team Bicycle Tips was represented by Chris^3 (Chris Cubed, Chris Hammond, Chris Lybarger and Chris Wagner).

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

Hydration Planning for Dirty Kanza

For the 2019 Dirty Kanza (halt pint) I had some concerns about how I was going to handle hydration for the event (be sure to read our 2019 Ride Review)....

Hotel Info for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas

As the registration opens up for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville Arkansas later this week (Friday at 8am CST) you might want to start thinking about accommodations. We learned last...

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Information

The announcement about Big Sugar Gravel just dropped a couple of days ago and there is already a change! The registration was originally announced as this Friday, the 1st of...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Planning a ride with SF2G

As I get more and more into cycling I am looking for more and more things to get my cycling. I live in Half Moon Bay, and while my wife...

Early morning bicycle ride, Lesson: Always check Sunrise times

I set my alarm this morning for 6am, with plans to get in a 45 minute ride before I took a shower and came in to work. I went to...

What are Bicycle Legs?

So this website has been up for a few weeks now, and after looking at the Traffic here on the site, we're getting incoming search links for the term Bicycle...

Staying safe while riding your bike, be identifiable

So as a new bike rider I am highly concerned about being safe while I ride. I also don’t like the idea of carrying my wallet with me while I...

Biking at night, prep for the trip

So today is the Fourth of July, and what is everyone going to be doing tonight? Going to watch Fireworks of course. The wife and I are as well, though...

Category Fitness

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Katy Trail Plan

This is the initial plan for #KatyTrail2017, as posted on the internal ClubReady Slack before the ride. This was our plan, prior to taking off, for our route. The First...

2017 Bicycle Goals

2016 was a fairly down year for my biking, I think I only commuted to the office a handful of times, and my total mileage for the year was well...

Setting goals for 2014

I've debated for the past few weeks if I was going to set any goals for 2014. I'm didn't really complete many of my goals for 2013, but I have...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can’t believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

Tracking your rides, what do you use?

So this isn’t going to be a long tip, as this topic will likely fill out future tips as well, but for now I will raise a question.

Planning your weekend rides? Taking video with you?

So what all does everyone have planned for their weekend rides? Personally I’m hoping to take the Cannondale Quick CX1 out for a ride on both Saturday and Sunday. If...

Category LSCDavis

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

500 miles in 2011? 500 Miles in 2012

So my goal for 2011 was to hit 500 miles, I started in early June and hit it around the end of November, I thought that was pretty good. Well...

Category Strava

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Day 4 of 30 Days of Biking

Another weak day for Day 4 of #30DaysOfBiking. It is a busy week, too much going on, road trip to Temecula for Easter. We’re taking the bikes though, so hopefully...

Day 3 of 30 Days of Biking, Karma Strikes Back

Here we are, day 3 into 30 days of biking (the month known as April). I came home from the office early today, left at 5pm, missing the Bay Area...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can’t believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

500 miles in 2011? 500 Miles in 2012

So my goal for 2011 was to hit 500 miles, I started in early June and hit it around the end of November, I thought that was pretty good. Well...

Category Site News

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

BicycleTips.com Event Calendar

As 2019 comes to a close (in a couple of months anyways) registration for 2020 events around the world are starting to open up. We've already had the registration for...

Setting goals for 2014

I've debated for the past few weeks if I was going to set any goals for 2014. I'm didn't really complete many of my goals for 2013, but I have...

Bicycle Riding in Colorado, Group Ride!

I am heading to Colorado next week for work, a week of onsite DotNetNuke Training in the state that is my former, if short lived, home. I booked my flights...

Is bicycle riding video boring?

One of the things that I’ve been trying to do while riding is figure out how to record my rides, for a couple of reasons. 1) To create cool creative...

Category Travel

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

The Mid South 2020 Ride Review

The Mid South 2020 was held in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 14th, 2020. Team Bicycle Tips was represented by Chris^3 (Chris Cubed, Chris Hammond, Chris Lybarger and Chris Wagner).

2020 Prairie Roubaix 100k Rural Assault Ride

It is already the second week of February, how much riding do you have in? Personally, we started out January strong, got a few outdoor rides in, and quite a...

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Sold Out

The team at Big Sugar Gravel is probably very happy, and a little less stressed out this morning! The registration for BSG opened at 8am central time this morning, and...

Hotel Info for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas

As the registration opens up for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville Arkansas later this week (Friday at 8am CST) you might want to start thinking about accommodations. We learned last...

The Dirty Kanza team comes to Bentonville with Big Sugar Gravel

Update 10/27/2019: Updated registration date from 11/1 to 11/15 as it appears to have shifted (we'll still be up at 7am on Friday the 1st to try, and be safe) ...

2019 Lunar Kanza Ride Review

A few months late, but here it goes! Back in July, I headed out to Emporia again, this time with my buddy Wagner. We planned for a few weeks to...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Katy Trail Bike Trip Supplies

A list of supplies I planned to take on my Katy Trail bicycle ride, will eventually update this to show what items I actually needed and which items I shouldn't...

Katy Trail Plan

This is the initial plan for #KatyTrail2017, as posted on the internal ClubReady Slack before the ride. This was our plan, prior to taking off, for our route. The First...

2017 Bicycle Goals

2016 was a fairly down year for my biking, I think I only commuted to the office a handful of times, and my total mileage for the year was well...

Boone Bridge Bike Trail to the Katy Trail–NOW OPEN!

In case you missed the news, the bike path connecting the Monarch Levy trail, and the Katy Trail opened up last week (week of June 10th, 2016).

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can’t believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

Bicycle Riding in Colorado, Group Ride!

I am heading to Colorado next week for work, a week of onsite DotNetNuke Training in the state that is my former, if short lived, home. I booked my flights...

Category Trips

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

The Mid South 2020 Ride Review

The Mid South 2020 was held in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 14th, 2020. Team Bicycle Tips was represented by Chris^3 (Chris Cubed, Chris Hammond, Chris Lybarger and Chris Wagner).

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Sold Out

The team at Big Sugar Gravel is probably very happy, and a little less stressed out this morning! The registration for BSG opened at 8am central time this morning, and...

Hotel Info for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas

As the registration opens up for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville Arkansas later this week (Friday at 8am CST) you might want to start thinking about accommodations. We learned last...

2019 Lunar Kanza Ride Review

A few months late, but here it goes! Back in July, I headed out to Emporia again, this time with my buddy Wagner. We planned for a few weeks to...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Katy Trail Bike Trip Supplies

A list of supplies I planned to take on my Katy Trail bicycle ride, will eventually update this to show what items I actually needed and which items I shouldn't...

Katy Trail Plan

This is the initial plan for #KatyTrail2017, as posted on the internal ClubReady Slack before the ride. This was our plan, prior to taking off, for our route. The First...

Bicycle Riding in Colorado, Group Ride!

I am heading to Colorado next week for work, a week of onsite DotNetNuke Training in the state that is my former, if short lived, home. I booked my flights...

Category 30 Days of Biking

Day 4 of 30 Days of Biking

Another weak day for Day 4 of #30DaysOfBiking. It is a busy week, too much going on, road trip to Temecula for Easter. We’re taking the bikes though, so hopefully...

Day 3 of 30 Days of Biking, Karma Strikes Back

Here we are, day 3 into 30 days of biking (the month known as April). I came home from the office early today, left at 5pm, missing the Bay Area...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can’t believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

Category LIVESTRONG

Dear Lance, I want to be a fan, but can’t

It is funny how two months can change things. On August 23rd I posted a blog entitled “I still support Lance Armstrong”, and at the time I meant it. But...

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Category Industry

Unbound Gravel 2021 Deferral Registration

Today is November 16, 2020, why is that an important date? If you registered for the Dirty Kanza in 2020 and chose a deferral option, today is the day that...

Dirty Kanza is Unbound

Hot off the presses, Dirty Kanza is no more, long may those who are unchained live Unbound! 

New Gear: Salsa Woodchipper Carbon

Note: This is not a paid advertisement, these bars were purchased by BicycleTips.com via our local bike shop at retail.

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

BicycleTips.com Event Calendar

As 2019 comes to a close (in a couple of months anyways) registration for 2020 events around the world are starting to open up. We've already had the registration for...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Dear Lance, I want to be a fan, but can’t

It is funny how two months can change things. On August 23rd I posted a blog entitled “I still support Lance Armstrong”, and at the time I meant it. But...

Category Bike Packing

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

BlackFriday/CyberMonday deal for Outbound Lighting

As you (I) prep for 2020, well, wait to get over my sinus thing I’ve got going, I’m starting to figure out everything I’m going to need for the rides....

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Category Camping

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Category Gravel

Unbound Gravel 2021 Deferral Registration

Today is November 16, 2020, why is that an important date? If you registered for the Dirty Kanza in 2020 and chose a deferral option, today is the day that...

Dirty Kanza is Unbound

Hot off the presses, Dirty Kanza is no more, long may those who are unchained live Unbound! 

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

The Mid South 2020 Ride Review

The Mid South 2020 was held in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 14th, 2020. Team Bicycle Tips was represented by Chris^3 (Chris Cubed, Chris Hammond, Chris Lybarger and Chris Wagner).

New Gear: Salsa Woodchipper Carbon

Note: This is not a paid advertisement, these bars were purchased by BicycleTips.com via our local bike shop at retail.

2020 Prairie Roubaix 100k Rural Assault Ride

It is already the second week of February, how much riding do you have in? Personally, we started out January strong, got a few outdoor rides in, and quite a...

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

Gravel Bike Saddle Thoughts

Earlier this year I had a Retul Bike fit done at Trailhead Bicycles in Ellisville, MO. One of the changes made during that fitment was to my saddle. At the time...

Bike Tip: Check Your Valve Stem

So this site is called BicycleTips.com for a reason, because at one point in time we planned to post tips… Well, guess what, that’s back.

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Information

The announcement about Big Sugar Gravel just dropped a couple of days ago and there is already a change! The registration was originally announced as this Friday, the 1st of...

The Dirty Kanza team comes to Bentonville with Big Sugar Gravel

Update 10/27/2019: Updated registration date from 11/1 to 11/15 as it appears to have shifted (we'll still be up at 7am on Friday the 1st to try, and be safe) ...

2019 Lunar Kanza Ride Review

A few months late, but here it goes! Back in July, I headed out to Emporia again, this time with my buddy Wagner. We planned for a few weeks to...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Category Missouri

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

2020 Prairie Roubaix 100k Rural Assault Ride

It is already the second week of February, how much riding do you have in? Personally, we started out January strong, got a few outdoor rides in, and quite a...

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

Pedal The Cause 2019

It is (past) that time of year, Pedal The Cause 2019. Here in St. Louis Pedal The Cause is one of, if not the, biggest charity bike rides you can...

Riding the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens #KatyTrail2017

Two of my three cycling goals were completed in the past few weeks. First, I rode Pedal The Cause 2017, the century again. I didn’t walk any this year, though...

Category Dirty Kanza

Unbound Gravel 2021 Deferral Registration

Today is November 16, 2020, why is that an important date? If you registered for the Dirty Kanza in 2020 and chose a deferral option, today is the day that...

Dirty Kanza is Unbound

Hot off the presses, Dirty Kanza is no more, long may those who are unchained live Unbound! 

New Gear: Salsa Woodchipper Carbon

Note: This is not a paid advertisement, these bars were purchased by BicycleTips.com via our local bike shop at retail.

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

Registration for the 2020 Dirty Kanza Lottery is open!

If you’ve been asleep for a few days you might have missed that registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Kanza lottery. Lottery you say?Yes, lottery. There is SO much...

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

Hydration Planning for Dirty Kanza

For the 2019 Dirty Kanza (halt pint) I had some concerns about how I was going to handle hydration for the event (be sure to read our 2019 Ride Review)....

BlackFriday/CyberMonday deal for Outbound Lighting

As you (I) prep for 2020, well, wait to get over my sinus thing I’ve got going, I’m starting to figure out everything I’m going to need for the rides....

Hotel Info for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas

As the registration opens up for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville Arkansas later this week (Friday at 8am CST) you might want to start thinking about accommodations. We learned last...

The Dirty Kanza team comes to Bentonville with Big Sugar Gravel

Update 10/27/2019: Updated registration date from 11/1 to 11/15 as it appears to have shifted (we'll still be up at 7am on Friday the 1st to try, and be safe) ...

2019 Lunar Kanza Ride Review

A few months late, but here it goes! Back in July, I headed out to Emporia again, this time with my buddy Wagner. We planned for a few weeks to...

Category Big Sugar Gravel

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks in to the new year and we’re back with a post! Life got in the way of our plans of having more posts here early on in the...

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Sold Out

The team at Big Sugar Gravel is probably very happy, and a little less stressed out this morning! The registration for BSG opened at 8am central time this morning, and...

Hotel Info for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas

As the registration opens up for Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville Arkansas later this week (Friday at 8am CST) you might want to start thinking about accommodations. We learned last...

Big Sugar Gravel Registration Information

The announcement about Big Sugar Gravel just dropped a couple of days ago and there is already a change! The registration was originally announced as this Friday, the 1st of...

The Dirty Kanza team comes to Bentonville with Big Sugar Gravel

Update 10/27/2019: Updated registration date from 11/1 to 11/15 as it appears to have shifted (we'll still be up at 7am on Friday the 1st to try, and be safe) ...

Category Unbound Gravel

Unbound Gravel 2021 Deferral Registration

Today is November 16, 2020, why is that an important date? If you registered for the Dirty Kanza in 2020 and chose a deferral option, today is the day that...

Dirty Kanza is Unbound

Hot off the presses, Dirty Kanza is no more, long may those who are unchained live Unbound!