Tag Archives: cycling

finding the fun in fondo

This past weekend, thousands of cyclists took to the Sea to Sky Highway here in Vancouver to ride the third annual Whistler GranFondo. We’re talking about a 120K, mostly uphill climb. One of our writers, Ella, rose to the challenge and shared the ten things she was thinking about between moments of telling her legs […]

highlights from the sidelines

Cheering on hardcore athletes could almost be considered a professional sport in itself. Here are some of Jaime’s highlights from her past four days exploring the Cool Global Sporting Event currently happening in the capital of Great Britain. highlights from the sidelines After an intense weekend of opening ceremonies and cheering on our ambassadors at […]

cycle faster. do yoga.

Relaxed and ready to take on cobblestones at the Tour of Flanders! In March we rolled up our yoga mats and travelled to Belgium (via Amsterdam) to support Team Specialized-lululemon at one of the most epic cycling races ever, the Tour of Flanders. Flanders is known as epic because of its 100-year history and course […]

yoga in amsterdam

When you’ve been travelling, your body can get confused. How do you explain “missed flight” and “jet lag” to your joints and ligaments? Our mission when we landed in Amsterdam last month (en route to Belgium to support the Specialized-lululemon cycling team): find yoga. vondelpark: yoga found us The scene: a misty early morning in […]

meet the bmc men’s cycling team

The life of a professional cyclist is hardly a glamorous one – it’s physically exhausting (try roughly 80 serious races a year) and mentally exhausting (and here I thought riding the seawall on a sunny Saturday required a strategy). In January we said “hasta la vista” to Vancity and headed to Denia, Spain to hang […]

we bike it like that

There is nothing (literally nothing) that could make us want to bike to work like the prospect of looking this chic on our wheels. While we’ll leave biking in a maxi dress to the Europeans (aka the pros) our commuting capsule has got us inspired to saddle up. Looks a side, we asked University Village […]

meet the specialized-lululemon team

The minute we mixed all-star athletes and badass bikes we were bound to develop a schoolgirl crush (sweat is the way to our heart, after all). We are beyond stoked to support the Specialized-lululemon cycling team so we jumped at the first chance to spend a little one-on-one time with them. We headed down to […]

find your cadence: spin studios

In Toronto, spin studios are a dime a dozen so when I moved to Vancouver this summer and learned that the city’s first spin-specific space was opening up, I was both shocked (how has this city lived without this for so long?) and relieved (I had after all, just started getting into the activity). Robson’s newest ambassador, Mike Porter and I must have been on the same page. He quit his 9-5 to pursue his passion and opened the doors to his new studio, Cadence, just two months ago.

bike helmets: safety or style?

Let’s face it; no-one wants to wear a helmet when they ride. We’d much rather sport a summery straw number or a jauntily angled fedora; or better yet, let our waxen, flaxen hair flow behind us like streamers from our childhood handlebars.

spring bicycle checklist

In the absence of a vespa, a convertible porsche or a chestnut stallion, a bicycle is a wicked way to get around and feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair this summer. Make sure everything’s still in fine fettle after months in the stable.