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 :)

Bike hitch racks are popular for transporting bikes to trail heads, parks and other destinations. Hitch racks are designed to be used with the receiver hitch installed on a vehicle. The base of the rack fits into the square receiver hole of the hitch and is secured with a hitch pin. Bikes are loaded onto the support arms of the hitch and secured. Hitch carriers are available to carry one or several bikes and may be purchased direct from the manufacturer or through distributors. Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: Bike Bike rack Bungee or shock cord Bike Bike rack Bungee…

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If you have a pickup truck you may be accustomed to laying your bicycle in the back of the bed when you take it out to go for a ride. But when you lay it in the back of the truck you risk damaging the components of the bike if it happens to slide in the truck bed when you’re driving. A simple bike rack for your truck bed will give you a safe way to transport your bike. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: Measuring tape Pressure treated lumber, 1 by 6 inch Saw Power drill Drill bit, 1/2…

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Since more cities are becoming bicycle conscious, bicyclists in some urban areas have the option of placing their bike on a bus rack before the rider pays the fare and enters the bus. Cyclists will find the bike rack attached to the front bumper of the bus. It is important to unhinge the bus rack and the load the bicycle quickly so as not to hold up the efficiency of the bus operator. Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: Bike helmet (may be required by law) Loading the Bike Step 1 Remove all extraneous items from your bike because the bus…

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Jeep vehicles are popular among many outdoor enthusiasts for transportation to and from areas of recreation. Often times this recreation involves cycling activities such as mountain biking. Jeep owners may use their vehicles to transport their bikes to forests, parks and other areas where trails and paths allow bike use. Many Jeep vehicles feature rear-mounted receiver hitches that make mounting a bike carrier to a Jeep vehicle a simple process and one that most owners can easily accomplish. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: Jeep with rear-mounted receiver hitch Hitch mount bike rack Hitch pin with clip Step 1 Unpack…

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A Bell bike rack offers cyclists a safe and moderately easy way to transport a bicycle. By following a few simple instructions, you can mount your bicycle to a Bell bike rack and carry it to your destination without worry that it will damage the trunk of your car. Bell bike racks are attached at the lip and bottom edge of your trunk lid to protect your vehicle and offer stability as you travel over rough terrain. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Step 1 Stand the Bell bike rack upright so the tubes with black foam pads are on the bottom. Pull…

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Your bike ride is finished and you are feeling rejuvenated. Now it is time to store your bike until the next outing by propping it against a lawn chair in the garage. This is not a good storage solution because your bike is an investment in not only money but your health. Take the time to construct an easy to make bike rack that will elevate your trusty investment above the clutter and provide a safe and secure means of storage until your next ride. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need: 2 by 4 inch lumber (4 feet long) Bike…

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Your first 24-hour race will be a challenge. No matter how hard you have trained, there is nothing quite as grueling as riding for a full 24 hours. This is not the kind of race you decide to do at the spur of the moment. Much planning is required to be able to stay the course through the 300-plus miles you’ll be cycling. Training and Rest Start training months in advance. Increase your distance gradually and participate in several longer races. Spend some time trying out different food or liquid options while riding your bike. While training, eat a snack…

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There are a few differences between a road bike and triathlon bike. Before making a decision on whether to buy a road bike or triathlon bike, keep individual needs in mind. You decision should be based on the sport in which you participate, your size, including height and weight, and your level of fitness. Diversity The road bike is made for different courses. It can handle inclines, curves and close-quarters riding. The seat position makes it easier for the rider to increase pedaling power. The triathlon bike is usually meant to go faster over shorter distances, since riding in triathlons…

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Omnium is defined as a collection of things. In the world of cycling, omnium refers to a group of back-to-back races held on indoor tracks (velodromes) or on the road. Course: Track The modern track omnium is held on an oval-shaped indoor cycling track, or velodrome. This track is steeply banked. The omnium, as regulated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), consists of five events: a 200m flying start time trial; a 5 km scratch race; a 3 km individual pursuit; a 15 km points race; and a 1 km time trial. Track omniums are held as one-day events with…

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For many of us, the racing season is about to begin and I suggest that you complete a few basic tasks to prepare for your 1st event. Race Bag Let’s start with your race bag. If you do not have a racing bag as yet, start with any old sports bag. Either way, time to throw out those 1-year old Powerbars! Here is your check list of your race bag requirements: Full set of riding clothing including Gloves, Sunglasses, Shorts, Shirt, and Socks (this list can be expanded as you replace your old Helmet, and Shoes, etc add them to…

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