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Category 2021

2021 Year in Review and 2022 Coming Into View

It’s January 10th already? I’ve only been on the bike once so far this year? Sounds like last year, but I can’t fall into that hole again…

Category 2022

2021 Year in Review and 2022 Coming Into View

It’s January 10th already? I’ve only been on the bike once so far this year? Sounds like last year, but I can’t fall into that hole again…

Category 2023

Coming in 2024, and 2023 a year in review

So here we are, another year later. 2023 wasn’t much in terms of riding, but I’ll get to that in a bit. 2023 was quite the adventure from a family...

Category 2024

What to look for at Unbound Gravel 2024

I won’t be at Unbound Gravel this year (I’ve been on the bike all of 2 times since December 31st) but I am getting the itch to be in Emporia...

Coming in 2024, and 2023 a year in review

So here we are, another year later. 2023 wasn’t much in terms of riding, but I’ll get to that in a bit. 2023 was quite the adventure from a family...

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 Bicycle Tips

Katy Trail Trip 2020 Trip Report

2020, the year that took away bicycle events, gravel rides, get togethers. The year that took away interactions with coworkers, friends, family. The year that took away jobs.

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...

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

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.

2019 Dirty Kanza Half Pint (100) Ride Review

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next...

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

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).

Benefit of cold weather cycling, Clearing The Sinuses

There are many obvious health benefits to riding your bicycle, and by riding your bicycle year-round, you can work to keep your body in shape for the prime riding in...

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 Big Sugar Gravel

The 2021 Big and Little Sugar Gravel Ride Review

Where to start on this one, it’s been an interesting year, not the best to be honest with a variety of things causing turmoil this year, I question how much...

Bicycle Tips Gravel Plans for 2020

Two weeks into 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 year,...

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 Bike

What to look for at Unbound Gravel 2024

I won’t be at Unbound Gravel this year (I’ve been on the bike all of 2 times since December 31st) but I am getting the itch to be in Emporia...

Coming in 2024, and 2023 a year in review

So here we are, another year later. 2023 wasn’t much in terms of riding, but I’ll get to that in a bit. 2023 was quite the adventure from a family...

Unbound Gravel 2024: Your Guide to Registration Options

So Unbound Gravel 2024 is coming up, with registrations opening already (depending on your status and distance).

Bicycle Maintenance Tips and Instructions

Bike Maintenance Instructions:

Getting into Unbound Gravel 2023

Did you know that the Lotto for entry into Unbound Gravel 2023 opens today? (January 5th, 2023). If you are interested in getting into the event, you should definitely check...

Finding a place to stay at Unbound Gravel

So you’re thinking you might want to go to Unbound Gravel 2023? The lottery won’t open up until January 2023, but if you haven’t booked a hotel already, you’re out...

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

Ordering a bike from Canyon

For the past few years I’ve had dreams of buying a new bicycle. I went back and forth on what to get, where to get it, etc. Last year when...

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 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! 

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

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 into 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 year,...

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.

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...

2019 Dirty Kanza Half Pint (100) Ride Review

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next...

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

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 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...

Benefit of cold weather cycling, Clearing The Sinuses

There are many obvious health benefits to riding your bicycle, and by riding your bicycle year-round, you can work to keep your body in shape for the prime riding in...

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 GoPro

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...

Category Gravel

What to look for at Unbound Gravel 2024

I won’t be at Unbound Gravel this year (I’ve been on the bike all of 2 times since December 31st) but I am getting the itch to be in Emporia...

Coming in 2024, and 2023 a year in review

So here we are, another year later. 2023 wasn’t much in terms of riding, but I’ll get to that in a bit. 2023 was quite the adventure from a family...

Unbound Gravel 2024: Your Guide to Registration Options

So Unbound Gravel 2024 is coming up, with registrations opening already (depending on your status and distance).

Getting into Unbound Gravel 2023

Did you know that the Lotto for entry into Unbound Gravel 2023 opens today? (January 5th, 2023). If you are interested in getting into the event, you should definitely check...

Finding a place to stay at Unbound Gravel

So you’re thinking you might want to go to Unbound Gravel 2023? The lottery won’t open up until January 2023, but if you haven’t booked a hotel already, you’re out...

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

Ordering a bike from Canyon

For the past few years I’ve had dreams of buying a new bicycle. I went back and forth on what to get, where to get it, etc. Last year when...

How to enter Unbound Gravel for 2022

So you think you want to try to take on Unbound Gravel, but you aren’t sure how to get in?

2022 Unbound Gravel Details - October 2021

Details for Unbound Gravel 2022 are starting to be shared, I’ll try to make it a point to update this post with info as it becomes available.

The 2021 Big and Little Sugar Gravel Ride Review

Where to start on this one, it’s been an interesting year, not the best to be honest with a variety of things causing turmoil this year, I question how much...

The 2021 Unbound Gravel Weekend Review

While we were at Unbound Gravel we took almost 2k photos, not all of those live up to our standards, but here is a link to each of the four...

The Mid South 2021 the incredibly socially distanced

So what’d you do this past weekend? Did you ride The Mid South? They shifted things up this year, went to a virtual “incredibly socially distant” version of the event....

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...

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

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 into 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 year,...

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.

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...

2019 Dirty Kanza Half Pint (100) Ride Review

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next...

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

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 Industry

How to enter Unbound Gravel for 2022

So you think you want to try to take on Unbound Gravel, but you aren’t sure how to get in?

2022 Unbound Gravel Details - October 2021

Details for Unbound Gravel 2022 are starting to be shared, I’ll try to make it a point to update this post with info as it becomes available.

The 2021 Big and Little Sugar Gravel Ride Review

Where to start on this one, it’s been an interesting year, not the best to be honest with a variety of things causing turmoil this year, I question how much...

The 2021 Unbound Gravel Weekend Review

While we were at Unbound Gravel we took almost 2k photos, not all of those live up to our standards, but here is a link to each of the four...

The Mid South 2021 the incredibly socially distanced

So what’d you do this past weekend? Did you ride The Mid South? They shifted things up this year, went to a virtual “incredibly socially distant” version of the event....

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 into 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 year,...

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.

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...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

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](/i-still-support-lance-armstrong)", and at the time I meant it. But...

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](/i-still-support-lance-armstrong)", and at the time I meant it. But...

I still support Lance Armstrong

Today is the day that Lance Armstrong packed up camp and went home. He has publicly announced that he is no longer going to battle with the USADA over the...

Partaking in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012

First things first. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to every one of the individuals and companies that sponsored our fundraising for the event. Without your help Team ITM America...

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...

Riding from Parker to Denver in Colorado

This post is a couple of weeks late, my fault, I know, been a busy time getting caught up from my trip, taking another trip, and planning a trip later...

Category LSCDavis

I still support Lance Armstrong

Today is the day that Lance Armstrong packed up camp and went home. He has publicly announced that he is no longer going to battle with the USADA over the...

Partaking in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012

First things first. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to every one of the individuals and companies that sponsored our fundraising for the event. Without your help Team ITM America...

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 Life

2021 Year in Review and 2022 Coming Into View

It’s January 10th already? I’ve only been on the bike once so far this year? Sounds like last year, but I can’t fall into that hole again…

Category LifeTime

Unbound Gravel 2024: Your Guide to Registration Options

So Unbound Gravel 2024 is coming up, with registrations opening already (depending on your status and distance).

Getting into Unbound Gravel 2023

Did you know that the Lotto for entry into Unbound Gravel 2023 opens today? (January 5th, 2023). If you are interested in getting into the event, you should definitely check...

Finding a place to stay at Unbound Gravel

So you’re thinking you might want to go to Unbound Gravel 2023? The lottery won’t open up until January 2023, but if you haven’t booked a hotel already, you’re out...

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

The 2021 Big and Little Sugar Gravel Ride Review

Where to start on this one, it’s been an interesting year, not the best to be honest with a variety of things causing turmoil this year, I question how much...

Category Maintenance

Bicycle Maintenance Tips and Instructions

Bike Maintenance Instructions:

Category Missouri

Katy Trail Trip 2020 Trip Report

2020, the year that took away bicycle events, gravel rides, get togethers. The year that took away interactions with coworkers, friends, family. The year that took away jobs.

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 into 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 year,...

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...

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

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 Mud

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

Category Online

Ordering a bike from Canyon

For the past few years I’ve had dreams of buying a new bicycle. I went back and forth on what to get, where to get it, etc. Last year when...

Category Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

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 Strava

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

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...

Partaking in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012

First things first. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to every one of the individuals and companies that sponsored our fundraising for the event. Without your help Team ITM America...

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 The Mid South

The Mid South 2021 the incredibly socially distanced

So what’d you do this past weekend? Did you ride The Mid South? They shifted things up this year, went to a virtual “incredibly socially distant” version of the event....

Category Tips

Bicycle Maintenance Tips and Instructions

Bike Maintenance Instructions:

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.

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...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

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...

Benefit of cold weather cycling, Clearing The Sinuses

There are many obvious health benefits to riding your bicycle, and by riding your bicycle year-round, you can work to keep your body in shape for the prime riding in...

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 Travel

Katy Trail Trip 2020 Trip Report

2020, the year that took away bicycle events, gravel rides, get togethers. The year that took away interactions with coworkers, friends, family. The year that took away jobs.

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...

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

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 into 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 year,...

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.

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...

2019 Dirty Kanza Half Pint (100) Ride Review

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next...

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).

Partaking in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012

First things first. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to every one of the individuals and companies that sponsored our fundraising for the event. Without your help Team ITM America...

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...

Riding from Parker to Denver in Colorado

This post is a couple of weeks late, my fault, I know, been a busy time getting caught up from my trip, taking another trip, and planning a trip later...

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

Katy Trail Trip 2020 Trip Report

2020, the year that took away bicycle events, gravel rides, get togethers. The year that took away interactions with coworkers, friends, family. The year that took away jobs.

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...

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

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.

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...

Riding from Parker to Denver in Colorado

This post is a couple of weeks late, my fault, I know, been a busy time getting caught up from my trip, taking another trip, and planning a trip later...

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 Unbound

Unbound Gravel 2024: Your Guide to Registration Options

So Unbound Gravel 2024 is coming up, with registrations opening already (depending on your status and distance).

Getting into Unbound Gravel 2023

Did you know that the Lotto for entry into Unbound Gravel 2023 opens today? (January 5th, 2023). If you are interested in getting into the event, you should definitely check...

Finding a place to stay at Unbound Gravel

So you’re thinking you might want to go to Unbound Gravel 2023? The lottery won’t open up until January 2023, but if you haven’t booked a hotel already, you’re out...

Unbound Gravel 100 2022 Ride Review

Unbound Gravel 2022, was awesome…

Category Unbound Gravel

How to enter Unbound Gravel for 2022

So you think you want to try to take on Unbound Gravel, but you aren’t sure how to get in?

2022 Unbound Gravel Details - October 2021

Details for Unbound Gravel 2022 are starting to be shared, I’ll try to make it a point to update this post with info as it becomes available.

The 2021 Unbound Gravel Weekend Review

While we were at Unbound Gravel we took almost 2k photos, not all of those live up to our standards, but here is a link to each of the four...

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! 

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...