Road Biking

You have likely heard of Google Glass, the futuristic, Internet-connected eyewear created by the search engine giant. Thing is, that’s just the highest profile example of a technology soon to appear in the world of outdoor recreation. This spring, Recon Instruments is releasing the Recon Jet, a pair of augmented reality sunglasses that displays real-time…

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Prior to breaking my wrist this winter cycling season, I had the opportunity to break in a pair of the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Lobster Gloves. Quick review: Warmest cycling handwear I’ve used. Fits large hands well. Worth considering for other cold-weather pursuits. Here’s the best snapshot of their capabilities: I left for an hour-long…

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I hit a patch of ice and crashed on my bike last week, fracturing a bone in my wrist in the process. The event has provided me with ample opportunity to reflect on the potential perils of winter cycling, and to take home (and share) a key lesson I learned about minimizing those risks in…

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Yesterday I rounded up the top 7 most viewed posts from 2013. Useful and interesting? Sure. But they weren’t my personal favorites from the past year. These were. Why? In researching each of these posts, I discovered something unexpected, something fun, and/or something particularly useful for my personal outdoor pursuits. I hope you do too!…

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Watch a narrated bicycle ride up Massachusetts’ tallest mountain, 3,491-foot Mount Greylock. This classic 18-mile round-trip ride, starting in Lanesborough, Mass., will test your stamina and reward you with breathtaking views at the top. Read the AMC Outdoors feature story “On the Rise: Peak-Bagging on Two Wheels” to learn more about cycling to the top…

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Parents have many options for bringing young children along on bike rides, even before the kids can pedal far—or pedal at all—by themselves. Here are a few ways to start biking with young children. Trailers Kids may ride in bike trailers as soon as they can hold their heads up independently. Trailers are low to…

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