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Group exercise may be even better for you than solo workouts – here’s why
L. Alison Phillips, Jacob Meyer (The Conversation)
Published on: 1/3/2021
Group exercise is very popular: Nearly 40% of regular exercisers participate in group fitness classes. In advance of the coronavirus pandemic, the American College of Sports Medicine predicted that group fitness would be one of the top three fitness industry trends in 2020 – for good reason.
The Lost Art of Winter Cycling: It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)
Eben Weiss, Outside Online
Published on: 12/18/2020
The Lost Art of Winter Cycling
It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

While the joy and beauty of cycling may be timeless, tempus does fugit, and certain practices that were once routine for the cyclist are now becoming lost arts. Gluing tubulars, adjusting cantilevers, and drilling strategically placed holes in your bike are all going extinct as trends change and technology evolves. But while there’s little reason besides nostalgia to cling to obsolete knowledge (it’s unlikely you’ll need to overhaul a rod brake anytime soon), there are certain skill sets we need to preserve for posterity, and chief among them is riding in winter.
When You Really Need to Replace Your Bike Helmet
Consumer Reports
Published on: 11/29/2020
You should always replace a helmet after a crash, but there are several other key reasons to replace an old helmet
Sports Technology Buyers Guide: Winter 2020-2021
Published on: 11/25/2020
It’s that time of year again – the Annual Sports Technology Buyers Guide. One of these years I might even publish it more than once per year. Still, this is when I try and cover a wide range of sport gadget areas. My goal here being to give my specific recommendations – exactly the same recommendations I’d give to my own friends and family. This post isn’t here to list every option on the market in an effort to make every manufacturer happy. Of course, as more and more companies get into the market, there ends up being more and more possible scenarios as the products expand in functionality.
League of American Bicyclists Benchmarking Report
League of American Bicyclists
Published on: 9/21/2020
In 2019, the League published the "Benchmarking Report", a compendium of data on biking and walking. Last week, we launch in order to make that data more accessible. This new portal allows you to find statistics and make comparisons on a variety of biking and walking data from multiple federal, state, and local sources.
Stark Rd bike path to connect Livonia to Hines Dr
David Carey
Published on: 8/7/2020
Next year, it'll be a little easier to be a cyclist in Livonia.

In partnership with St. Mary Mercy Hospital and Healthy Livonia, the city plans to build a biking path or lane along Stark Road. The planned pathway would stretch between the Stark Road recreation area, which includes Ford Field, and would lead into Hines Parkway.

Once on the Hines trail, cyclists can head into Northville, Westland, Plymouth or Dearborn Heights.

“I think Hines is a pretty popular area and something we want to link up to in our regional trail network," said Ted Davis, the city's parks and recreation superintendent.

Unlike some of the city's popular park trails, like those at Rotary Park or Clements Circle, the Stark Road pathway would connect cyclists to a larger trail network. The project is park of the city's Bike and Walk Plan, which is meant to foster more non-motor travel throughout the city.
AABTS Refugee Bike Give-away
David Carey
Published on: 6/8/2020
AABTS member, Lynn Babcock, spearheads charitable program to provide bikes to Afghan refugees