How to clean your bike without spending a ton of money or time

It did not occur to me that cleaning my bike was something I needed to do until one of my coworkers mentioned he spent a Saturday doing just that. Considering I’d been riding around the grimy streets of Denver for over a year without cleaning my bike a single time, I set out to rectify…

Beginner’s Gear Guide: Best lightweight gloves

Winter is coming, and I may not watch Game of Thrones but I do know that chilly mornings are already in full swing here in Colorado. I’ve had two great pairs of lightweight gloves that I love, so I’m pitting them against each other to help you decide for yourself. It’s The North Face’s Women’s…

Bike to work essentials for beginners

Yes, I know, I’m on a bike kick these days with the blog. But it’s prime bike to work season, so I just can’t help it! I already got up on my soapbox about why you should bike to work, so now let’s talk about what you actually need to get out there (besides a bike, of…

Why I bike to work

When I signed up for the free women’s bike maintenance class at REI, I was surprised to see it was only half full just a few days out from the event. Once I got to class, I quickly realized I was the only woman there that biked primarily for commuting, not recreation. And the more…

Why you should go to REI’s Women’s Bike Maintenance class

This spring, REI launched the #ForceOfNature campaign to close the gender gap in the outdoors. Part of that movement is a huge selection of free intro classes specifically for women. As a lady who rides her bike to work, but has not ever cleaned said bike and should probably know how to do that, I…