By order of the city, BCycle to keep downtown Houston kiosks offline u…

Seventeen BCycle kiosks in the downtown Houston area ordered shut by Houston police and emergency management authorities will remain closed until June 10, operators of the bike rental system said Friday. “As a nonprofit that seeks to serve as many riders as possible, we disagree with this order and apologize to those who wish to use BCycle during the protests, as well as for the lack of bike share access throughout downtown,” officials said in a release. The 15…

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A List Of The Best Cycling Books On The Market

Reading about your favorite sport can be another way to connect with others who have a shared passion for cycling. It allows you to be transported back in history, ride next to a record-breaking athlete, or hear an inspiring message from a world-class coach in the locker room. Books allow you to learn tips or gain motivation from those who have made their living cycling.  Out of the hundreds of cycling books in the world, here are just a…

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Electric bikes like GoCycle’s GX can get us out of our cars

As I sailed past the bloke on a racing bike, I felt slightly guilty. I was heading uphill on a folding bike with BMX-sized wheels and barely breaking a sweat, meanwhile my lycra-clad fellow cyclist was puffing away to travel at a far slower pace. To ease my conscience, I gently let go of the button I’d been pressing to give me a turbo boost up the hill and went back to just the standard level of assistance the…

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The Video Game Industry Has No Clue How to Respond to Protests

This article originally appeared on VICE US. As protests against police brutality and anti-Black racism have arced across the United States, the video game industry has been slow to show its solidarity with Black people in the community. When they do, some of these statements are shy of showing an actual commitment to the cause. Video game development studios were behind the curve in terms of releasing a statement about the protests, which started to trickle in on Monday….

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On your bike! Coronavirus boosts British cycling

LONDON In many ways, the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the world down. Every cloud has its silver lining, however, and one unexpected effect of the outbreak has been to speed up the adoption of cycling in countries around the world. The UN says that cycling is not only good for your health, but also reduces inequalities in society – the urban poor often cannot afford cars – while also being cost-effective for governments. This is all before mentioning the…

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On a ride with Peloton

Back in early March, I got a Peloton bike. I was going to do a story on the fitness company, so they gave me a loaner to try out. Then came the pandemic, and I was stuck at home – but I still had a job to do. It wasn’t easy. “I’m out of breath, and I’ve only been at this for a minute and 10 seconds!” Correspondent Nancy Giles on a Peloton stationary bike. CBS News You may…

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Best time of day to workout for maximum weight loss

If you have ever wondered what is the best time of day to exercise for weight loss, we hope you’ve had a good night’s sleep. If you want to lose weight fast and keep the pounds off, you’ll be glad to know that a group of researchers set out to answer this very question. Should you work out early morning, late morning, in the afternoon or in the evening? One thing is for sure: regular exercise and consistency will…

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Sale: Le Creuset, Theragun, Lululemon, Crocs, Supergoop 2020 | The Str…

Photo-Illustration: retailers This week’s Friday sales roundup is a true hodgepodge: from child-sized office furniture and a subscription to National Geographic Kids to half-off Gucci sunglasses and lightweight Lululemon leggings, even an in-stock exercise bike (and lots of things that would make thoughtful Father’s Day gifts). This weekend, Wayfair is having a sale on thousands of office essentials, like this Herman Miller–esque desk chair (that also comes in gray, red, white, even magenta). If your kid needs their own…

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Cincinnati Red Bike Reopens Its Bike Share Service Today

Photo: CityBeatOn direction from city officials, bike share nonprofit Cincinnati Red Bike shut down overnight on March 29 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. And today, they announced that shut-down is over.  Red Bike is reopening this afternoon (May 28) after submitting a detailed plan to the Cincinnati Health Department.  “Red Bike has been a great partner to the city and they have gone to great lengths to reopen safely,” said Mayor John Cranley. “Reopening Red Bike will bring…

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GTA 5 Now Has A Bike Mod That Works With Smart Bike Trainers

GTA 5 is the gift that keeps on giving. Despite coming out all the way back in 2013, this game still continues to put up impressive sales numbers. It’s probably one of Rockstar’s most successful games ever. It’s not hard to see why it receives so much fanfare. It just has so many great elements in an open sandbox world. From great characters to limitless online possibilities, GTA 5 always provides excitement each time you return to it. The…

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