| Jul 7, 2014
All the fitness freaks are pouring it on in July as they acclimate to the heat, and there is plenty of gear they can utilize on their quest to be healthy and fit. Outdoors-minded people can take a page from the fitness craze to stay properly hydrated...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Downers Grove officials and residents celebrated the return of a competitive cycling race over the weekend following a five-year absence.
The final stop of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series kicked off at Main and Grove streets on...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Downers Grove will play host to a competitive cycling race this weekend for the first time in five years.
The downtown area is the last stop on the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, an eight-day event throughout the Chicago area that...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:04 PM
While the Tour de France brings together the best cyclists from around the world for a brutal test of endurance, the Junior Tour de Naperville's goals are a bit more down-to-earth: promote the sport of cycling for kids.
The second annual event organized...
| Jun 6, 2014
Craig Snyder isn’t really a runner, but as an athlete, he faced one of the worst and most nagging problems of all: plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful heel and sole of the foot problem that is caused by straining the ligament that...
| Mar 18, 2014
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center will host seven UCI races, all in June, to kick off the 2014 World Series of Bicycling international professional racing season. VPCC executive director Marty Nothstein said that the seven UCI races will be sprint-...
| Sep 22, 2013
This summer, as I began my second journey to the Ironman, a 140.6-mile triathlon, I set three goals for myself: 1) To finish faster, stronger and healthier; 2) To maintain a strength training and yoga routine; and 3) To have more fun during training....
| Jul 14, 2013
MONELLS, Spain — Almost every year since 1996, I have organized a week-long, early summer bicycle tour in a foreign country for a group of friends. So far we've biked in 10 countries from New Zealand to Italy, including three tours in France.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:41 PM
In 2008, only eight years after taking up biking, Jim Long decided to do a bike trip in conjunction with the legendary Tour de France, a trip he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"It was so much fun," he remembered, "we decided it was a twice-in-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:03 PM
MEKONG DELTA, Vietnam — "Hello! Hello!" they say cheerfully in English.
The children run to the edge of the dirt path, grinning and waving and shouting.
Sometimes it's an adult calling out a greeting accompanied by a smile.
Even the occasional...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Hey, pro cycling: Move over on that trash heap so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track's credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....
| Oct 4, 2013
Re "Can L.A. be a cyclist's town?," Editorial, Sept. 29
Along with government investment in cycling infrastructure, individuals can invest in their own cycling capacity.
If you don't have a bike, get one. If you do, modify it for transportational...