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Essential Bike Maintenance Class

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Essential Bike Maintenance Class

Even though the Ride to Conquer is fully supported with bike maintenance crews it a great idea to know how to change a flat as well as some key things you can do to your bike to increase its overall longevity.

Come down and learn a few vital items including changing a flat in less than 2 minutes!

  1. Clean, oil chain & why
  2. Brake cable adjust
  3. Changing a flat
  4. Gear adjustment

Date – July 24th

Time – 10am – 12pm

Location – 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

Notes:  Bring with you tire levers, rags, oil, pump or air cartridges, multi tool

Please RSVP if you are attending with number of people to info@ridersforryders.com

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

Trying to sum up the Ride to Conquer Cancer in a video is a really hard thing to do.

How to avoid weight gain while eating enough for cycling

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If you’ve just started training for a race or you’ve increased your riding lately, the chances are your body is craving more food than ever. It might come to you in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, or a couple of hours after your supper, but one thing’s for sure – hunger will come knocking when you least expect it.

To read more click the link below.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/cycling-nutrition-are-you-eating-enough-30327/

Why Do We Ride?

Want to know why we ride in the Ride to Conquer Cancer?

This program was started with ride dollars, the very funds we raised started this amazing and cutting edge program.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/blood-pressure-drug-shrinks-cancer-in-miracle-clinical-trial-1.2271586

How long should I wait before doing another hard workout?

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We received this questions on Twitter:

“I heard you should wait till your legs feel springy before doing another hard workout. I can wait a whole week and still not feel good, but my coach says to ignore it. Am I missing something? #askalp”

Read more here

Riders for Ryders sponsored by Bounce Energy Balls!

 

I’m very happy to announce that Bounce Energy Balls are our exclusive 2016 team sponsor.

This is a partnership made in heaven and if you haven’t tried them you should asap they are amazing.

Huge thanks to Philip at Bounce and the hard work Christine put in to make this partnership happen, we are super happy.

We really look forward to representing this brand and getting the word out about their amazing products. Come see our reserved tables at camp this year we might have a few samples for you to try.

http://www.bouncelifestyle.com/

Training Ride

Join Team OvCaRe for the 1st official training ride of the season! All levels welcome!

When: Wednesday April 1st, 5:45pm. Leaving at 6pm sharp! 8pm back.
Where to meet: Park at Fir and 10th, Vancouver
What we do: UBC Hill Repeats
Where we go? http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/644425754

Don’t give thieves an easy ride on your bike!

Stop your bike from getting stolen

Seems pretty simple advice to follow but thousands of bikes are stolen every year. Follow these guide lines to make sure your bike isn’t one of them.

The North Vancouver RCMP Property Crime Strike Force has been actively investigating recent bike thefts in North Vancouver. Investigators have noticed some commonality with these files and are passing on advice to the public to help reduce the chances of their valuable asset being stolen.

  • Never leave your bike unlocked or unattended, even for “just a minute”. It only takes seconds to steal an unsecured bike. Unlocked bikes are irresistible to opportunistic thieves.
  • Never lock your bike by the front wheel only. It will be too easy to steal. Always lock your bike with two quality locks; use a U-lock and a cable lock. By using more than one style of lock, it will take thieves two types of tools and twice as much time to steal your bike.
  • If possible, remove the seat of your bike. Without a bike seat, thieves are less likely to make a quick escape and ride away on your bike.

Police continue to receive complaints of bicycles being stolen from the owner’s home, commented Cpl. Richard De Jong, of the North Vancouver RCMP. Always lock your bike at home even when it is in your garage, storage unit or apartment. Be vigilant when returning from a ride. Keeping your bike out of view of prying eyes will also provide a deterrent to becoming a victim.

Go to the bc.rcmp.ca website to learn more on how to protect yourself against bike thefts.
Released by

Cpl. Richard De Jong

Media Relations
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.bc.rcmp.ca
147 East 14 St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L-2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-990-7450

Email: richard.dejong@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

Tip Of The Day! from our friends at velofix

The weather is getting nicer and we are finally moving into the spring here in the Lower Mainland. For many, this means that being on a bicycle will become a daily activity. Below we share some common Cycle Safety Tips to help you stay safe & enjoy the summer months!

Follow us this week on Twitter for #TipoftheDay from @thevelofix

Safety Tip #1: Pre-Ride Inspection

Before heading out on the road you should give your bike an inspection to e­­­­­nsure the safety of you and others on the road. Keep an eye out for:

–    Proper Tire Pressure
–    Brake pad inspection / brakes not dragging
–    Brake levers working
–    Damage to the frame or integral components
–    Lacerations or bulges on tire
–    Appropriately tightened quick releases
–    No big knocks or “play” i.e. loose headset/bars/saddle

Safety Tip #2: Sidewalks are Dangerous

Unless otherwise posted, you are not allowed to cycle on sidewalks in the Lower Mainland. Keep your bike on the road and follow the rules of the road to stay safe out there!

Safety Tip #3: Sticking to the Right

Cyclists on the road need to obey all the same traffic laws as cars. It is recommended that you stay in the right lane and find a position on the road that is a safe distance from the curb & any parked vehicles. If it makes you feel safer, take up the whole lane and respect the flow of traffic! Make sure you are visible & using signals to make your movements known to traffic around you.

Safety Tip #4: Eye Contact

Maintaining eye contact with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists is a must, especially at intersections where you need to rely on visibility to stay safe! These rules apply in every situation, even away from the city.

Example: When descending down Cypress, keep your eyes on the road! (Not your Garmin!!)

Safety Tip #5: Signals

On a bicycle you are burdened by not having a turn signal, or brake lights! When riding in a group, or commuting in the streets, you should familiarize yourself with a few simple gestures that signal others as to your movements.

Just to name a few:

–    Turning Right: Right arm extended out, or left arm at a 90 degree angle facing up
–    Turning Left: Left arm extended out, or right arm at a 90 degree angle facing up
–    Stopping: either arm at a 90 degree angle down, or directly behind the small of your back
–    Vocal signals: riders may say “car back”(meaning cars behind the group) or “car up” (cars ahead of the group)

In a group ride there are various other hand signals that assist in signaling hazards and other group actions you should familiarize yourself with.

Example: Signaling and pointing out obstacles on the road. The riders at the front generally do this first. Riders should point to the obstacle and announce it.

Safety Tip #6: Extra Care when Wet

Riding in the rain can be a hazardous venture; extra care should be given during turns & other normal actions as the traction between tire and road is reduced. Extra care is the rule of the day! Learn the limits of your setup; tires, brakes etc. will effect how well your bike handles.

Example: Lower your tire pressure on wet days to improve cornering and braking

Safety Tip #7: Regular Maintenance!

Keeping your bike well maintained and ready for the road is a must! Be sure to have your bike checked regularly to avoid any problems on the road.

Book our Mobile Bike Pro Shop today at www.velofix.ca & we will come to you and service all of your cycling needs!

Save Time. Ride More

– See more at: http://www.velofix.ca/cycle-safety-tips/#sthash.sNRRWpqT.dpuf

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