While only a select few of us will ever take in the view from atop a podium, we can all rejoice in the fact that no cycling skill is impossible to master. To that end, we asked coaches, mechanics, top racers, and other experts to help you improve your ride, whether you’re trying to set a century PR or just figuring out how and when to push that little lever on your handlebar. Here are the best bike-riding tips and advice they offered us.
14 simple tips that will have you riding better than ever
LeBron James, cycling superstar? He is, perhaps, in the eyes of kids at that much-discussed Akron school for at-risk students the NBA star opened last week. Each student, in addition to tuition-free education in a state-of-the-art public school facility, also gets a bike, in a more than symbolic nod to James’s association of his own childhood bike with the freedom it afforded him.