Author: Dari Abdurehm

Cycling has been a part of my life since I was young, and it's what inspired me to create BiketoWorkdayWinnipeg.com in 2022! Growing up among the breathtaking trails here in British Columbia really set me on this path that led to beyond just riding - I even became a bike mechanic at our local shop back in 2006! When i'm not raising kids or working on new projects, you can usually find me out exploring some of favorite mountain biking trails...or building them myself as trail building is something else I've become quite passionate about these days :)

With spring approaching, bicyclists everywhere will look to their local shops for tune-ups. Here’s a primer to help the recreational rider get the most bang for the buck. When shopping for a tune-up, many recreational cyclists are bewildered by the wide range of services available and the fees charged for those services. While many bike shops offer a similar tune-up menu, often the less tangible things make the difference. The best shops will strike a balance between making a fair profit and cultivating their customers’ loyalty for years to come. The Bike Shop Many cyclists already have a favorite shop…

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Mountain Unicycling or MUnicycling is seen by many as an extreme sport but keen unicyclists often buy a MUnicycle (mountain unicycle) just to get fitter. Once the basics of unicycling are mastered, what comes next? Learning simple tricks like cornering and free mounting a unicyle are essential to actually go anywhere on one wheel, but once those skills are in the bag, what is the next challenge? Whilst some riders stick to street performing and juggling on their unicycles, others take up team sports like unicycle hockey or simply go road touring. But if all that sounds too boring, then MUnicycling may be just…

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Bicycling is fun! More people want to bike to stay fit and cut pollution. New programs are aimed at making bicycling a safer and more attractive form of transportation. Bicycling for 30 minutes 2 to3 days per week can help you loose weight, increase energy, and reduce stress. It is also a great way to save money on gas and to cut carbon emissions. Yet, there are hurdles to be overcome to make bicycling safer and new programs are aimed at getting more people to bicycle. More People Want to Ride But Face Obstacles Many people are hesitant to get out…

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Mountain bikes have come a long way (in some cases literally) since the first mass-produced MTBs appeared in the early 80s. Today there are many different styles of riding and competitive disciplines within mountain biking, and many different varieties of bike tailored for each of these specialisms. However, all of these wildly different bikes belong to one of three classes, according to the amount of suspension they have. They’re either rigid, hardtail or full suspension. Rigid Rigid is a term that applies equally well to almost all road bikes as well as many hybrids. The simple definition is that a…

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Learning the difference between a road bike and a triathlon bike will help you decide which bike suits your needs. Designed for efficient riding on pavement or pavement-like surfaces, road bikes and triathlon bikes share many qualities, including their frame materials and basic composition. However, differences between the two bikes can be vast. Design Road bike frames and components come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but most are round. Road bike frame designers often aim for overall performance. Triathlon bike frames are designed for shorter rides and seek to maximize efficiency through increased aerodynamics. Elongated frames, tubes and…

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Determining the correct fit is important when considering the purchase of a new road bike. Accessories and paint will mean nothing if the bike is not properly sized to you. A frame that is too small or too large will result in an uncomfortable ride. Choosing a bike correctly sized to you involves taking measurements of your body and matching the results to a frame size that will provide a good fit. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: Tape measure Paperback book Pencil Step 1 Measure your inseam using a tape measure and a paperback book. Remove your shoes and…

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Biking down great descents generally means that you face a long, uphill climb before you can enjoy the ride down. Long climbs present a challenge for many mountain bikers but learning how to best approach them can make them a bit less intimidating. Whether you’re a novice or experienced biker, you want to be comfortable while you spin up the climb. Instructions Difficulty: Easy Step 1 Decide on the gear you need as you approach the hill. Factor in your speed, steepness of the hill and the length of the climb. With some hills, you have enough speed to start in…

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Road bike tires come in a dizzying array of sizes and styles. Background Pneumatic tires were invented in the 19th century and were quickly adapted to bicycles. Since then, better materials and manufacturing processes have improved performance and durability, but the general design, a durable rubber casing supported by pressurized air, has remained the same. Basic Types Most road bikes use clincher tires, which are held on the wheel by grooves in the rim. A separate inner tube is filled with air. Clinchers are common and inexpensive. Some road bikes use tubular tires, which consist of a tube sewn into…

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Hitting the singletrack on two knobby tires is a passion mountain bikers share. Making sure the ride is not derailed by unwanted knee pain only takes a little knowledge and some preventative measures. Iliotibial Tissue and Knee Pain Mountain bikers who suffer knee pain are typically afflicted with inflammation of the illiotibial tissue, or “band.” This fibrous tissue runs between the knee and hip. With the piston-like up and down of cycling, this tissue becomes swollen and tender. Doing ITB stretches before and after bicycling will reduce knee pain and swelling. Proper Bicycle Fit Another cause of ITB swelling is…

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When purchasing a new bicycle for either sex, comfort should be the foremost consideration. Without comfort, a new ride can quickly become a nightmare, leading to pain in the cyclist’s groin, wrists, back, neck, and knees. Cycling should be a pleasurable activity. Selecting a proper frame size for a girl is just a matter of taking a few careful measurements. With these, you can avoid the hazards of poor fit, and ensure a comfortable ride. Instructions Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You’ll Need: Measuring tape Step 1 Put on your cycling shoes. These are the shoes you’ll be wearing when riding your…

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