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 :)

You probably remember how your mom fussed over you when you were just starting out on the bike. Well, your mom is probably going to faint when she hears about extreme Mountain Biking. Extreme Mountain Biking is a sport for those who are brave enough to try out new and challenging terrains. But not just that, the sport also requires a lot of patience, practice and great deal of self-reliance because just imagine – you’d be handling a two-wheeled beast, riding it across bumpy and sometimes unsure terrain. Yes, you can say that you know how to ride a bike…

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Maintain flexibility in muscles prone to tightening through a simple set of key stretching exercises which should be practiced everyday for maximum benefit. Cycling is an exhilarating sport that can be enjoyed by anyone but it also has its problems if practiced regularly. The main issue is that leg muscles lose flexibility, as they do not go through a full range of motion. This results in shortening and tightening of the muscles, in particular the hamstrings, which can, in turn, lead to lower back problems. Practicing some essential cycling stretches on a regular basis can prevent such problems from occurring…

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No matter what kind of bike you ride, it’s a good idea to know how to do basic maintenance and repair. One of the best skills to learn early is how to change a tire. While a 3-speed bike uses a different shifting system than most road bikes, you don’t need to worry about that when you change a tire. So, whether your bike is a mountain bike, road bike or 3-speed cruiser, this skill will save you a trip to the repair shop, or maybe even from getting stranded on a lonely road. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need:…

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Buying a car rack is really the best way to transport your bike to trails, races and roads that you can’t simply bike to. You could go through the trouble of breaking the bike down and stuffing it in the trunk, but this risks damaging parts on the bike as well as your vehicle, and some vehicles simply won’t accommodate a bike. A car rack is a necessary accessory for any biking enthusiast and purchasing one is a big decision. There are several different types of racks on the market and it can be difficult to determine which one is…

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Without an easy-to-use bike storage rack, bikes tend to end up leaned against your house or lying in your yard. Although this isn’t bad for the bikes, unless they are thrown down, having bikes everywhere creates chaos. If you have basic woodworking skills, constructing an outdoor bike storage rack should take only an afternoon. This rack will help keep your yard organized. And it’s portable, so you can take it along on your next trip. Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: 2-by-4 boards 1-by-4 boards Saw Deck screws Paint Sandpaper 2-by-4 boards 1-by-4 boards Saw Deck screws Paint Sandpaper Step 1…

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Surf’s up. But before you paddle out, it will be necessary to devise a safe way to transport that surfboard down the road while riding a bicycle. A bicycle surfboard rack is the perfect answer and it is easily accessible. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: Hacksaw Screwdriver Drill 3/8-inch drill bit Razor knife 4 Hose clamps Old bicycle inner tube PVC glue 2 one-inch PVC tees 6 one-inch PVC elbows 1 five-foot length of one-inch PVC pipe 2 bungee cords Step 1 Cut the top third off the two PVC tees using the hacksaw. These tees will mount directly…

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It’s fun to own and ride bikes, but storage can be an issue. Just leaning a bike against the wall takes up a lot of floor and wall space in the typical garage. This simple bike-storage scheme lets you rack your bikes easily and with a minimum of storage space. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make and only costs a few bucks in materials. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: 2×4 lumber Hand or power saw Measuring tape Hammer 10D nails Rubber-coated utility hooks (at least 2-3 inch size) Step 1 Cut a 5-foot length…

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Bike racks are available in different configurations including trunk racks, roof racks and hitch-mounted racks. As of January 2010, hitch racks are available from several manufacturers including Yakima and Thule and are designed to carry from one to three or more bikes. Hitch-mount bike racks require a receiver hitch to be attached to the vehicle. The rack is designed with a 90-degree angle at the bottom with the end fitting into the receiver of the hitch. Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: Vehicle Receiver hitch Adjustable wrench Socket set Box-end wrench Step 1 Determine that the correct model of receiver hitch…

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Sure, almost everyone can ride a seat on two wheels. If you have a taste for flair and find nothing spectacular with simply sitting on a mountain bike and pedaling away across the dirt paths, perhaps it’s time to learn a few tips and tricks. A word of caution, though: it’s highly recommended to try out these tricks for the first time on safe grounds like soft grass, wearing protective gear. It’s no fun getting hurt early on. Wheelie This trick shows off your balancing skill by making you ride on the rear wheel alone. To do this, pull hard…

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Knowing how to take a corner properly may be the difference of winning or losing the race or staying alive or crashing out. Cornering is a little bit more complicated to learn. Once practiced and learned, cornering at high speeds will become very natural. Types of Corners Before taking a corner, you should ask yourself what type of corner you are approaching and then adjust your your braking techniques. For example, if the turn is banked, you need to brake a lot less than if it is off-camber. If the radius is tight, set up quickly, be prepared to apply…

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