Tag: cycleing

How to Warm Up for a Bike Race | Road Cycling

Warming up for a bike race is a lot like warming up for any other sport. You don’t want to just go into it cold. You want to spend at least an hour, spinning your legs, breaking a sweat, warming up. You don’t want to start the race completely dead. Shorter bike races, you want […]

5 Bike Race Steering & Cornering Tips | Road Cycling

Cornering is very, very important in any sort of competitive cycling. So rather than turning the bike with the handlebars, you want to be more conscious of turning the bike with your hips, leading into turns. The idea is to look where you plan on turning, and your body will follow through. The most important […]

Bike Race Riding Positions | Road Cycling

So there’s three main hand positions you’re going to be in when you’re road racing. The first is going to be when you are riding pretty easy in the pack. Nothing is really happening. You’re recovering. It’s pretty chill. And that position is going to be up here. You’re going to be most upright in […]

How to Throw Bike When Finishing a Race | Road Cycling

Bikers can be won either by a mile or a centimeter. There’s certain techniques bikers use to win a race, and one of them is a bike throw, and this is how you do it. A bike throw occurs in the final moments of the bike race, usually within the last few feet. A sprint […]

What Should You Eat during a Bike Race? | Road Cycling

Eating while you’re riding is just as important as a meal you have before getting on your bike. When you’re riding recreationally and not racing, you have more options to choose from. You can make a sandwich, you could eat nuts and fruit; you could have bars such as this, which are a little bit […]

2 Bike Race Climbing Strategies | Road Cycling

Climbing can be a really challenging aspect to competitive cycling. There’s two basic ways of climbing. One is seated and the other is standing. Both are very important to learn. When you’re seated, you’re going to find that your cadence is going to be a little bit faster. What I mean by cadence is your […]