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National Bike Month and Bike Month Challenge

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try…

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It’s the Bike Month Challenge!

This May is all about sharing your love of biking. Join forces with others to ride in teams, encourage new riders, climb leaderboards and even win prizes like a new bike worth $1,500!

Once you’ve registered, create or join a team and hop on your bike. Go team!

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What is the Difference Between Biking and Cycling?

Bicycle aficionado or not, you’ve probably encountered the terms ‘biking’ and ‘cycling’ many times. Biking and cycling normally involves the same thing – a bicycle. If these two words supposedly have interchangeable meanings, then why do some people prefer to use one over the other? In this article, we break down the differences and put iron out the confusion once and for all!

Biking is an activity that involves a bicycle. You can ride the bike on a road, bike path, a mountain trail, or rough terrain. Some use the term “biking” to refer specifically to a mountain biking context, and it is often associated with riding a heavy duty bicycle on rougher terrain…

Cycling professionals usually use both of these words depending on the context. Cyclists and bikers can both ride bicycles, but what about other cycle types like unicycles and tricycles? Before we talk about the different ways these two words are used, let us first take a brief look at the history of the bicycle….

Cycling is an activity that involves a two-wheeled bicycle, unicycle, or tricycle, either for recreation, as a sport or as a mode of transportation. The following are some popular forms of cycling…

With the given definitions, it seems as though biking and cycling almost have the same meaning. However, there are subtle differences between the usage of the two words…

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Help Shape the Future of Cycling and Walking in Delray Beach

Calling all Delray Beach bicyclists… Please help shape the future of cycling and walking in Delray Beach by taking this city survey… CLICK HERE!

For more info, visit https://walkbikedelraybeach.com/

The purpose of this project is to develop a citywide Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan based on a collaborative and inclusive planning process that reflects the needs and desires of the community. An overarching project goal is to integrate bicycle and pedestrian modes as part of the City’s overall mobility strategy. This Master Plan will serve as a blueprint for the City of Delray Beach to create a robust, safe, comfortable, and convenient network of bicycle facilities and sidewalk network throughout the city as well as provide connectivity to regional non-motorized transportation network.

The development of a Master Plan (Plan) is a result of a collaborative, consensus-building process.

Go to https://walkbikedelraybeach.com/

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Best Bike Trails in Delray Beach – Health Benefits of Cycling

Best Bike Trails in Delray Beach

Wakodahatchee Wetlands. 3.7 mi. 192 reviews…
Gulfstream Park. 4.0 mi. 37 reviews…
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. 4.6 mi. 575 reviews…
Caloosa Park. 2.4 mi. Parks. …
Pondhawk Natural Area. 5.1 mi. Hiking, Parks…
Barwick Park. 2.0 mi. Parks…
Green Cay Wetlands. 4.9 mi…
Spanish River Park. 5.7 mi…

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Health Benefits of Cycling

Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.

Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work…

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It’s Bike Month in Delray Beach!

It’s Bike Month in Delray Beach!

Bike Month in Delray Beach

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Biking Safety Tips – Learn How to Cycle on the Road

Biking Safety Tips: 31 Ideas for Staying Safe While Biking

Wear a helmet. A helmet can’t be 100 percent guaranteed to save your life, but it’s always going to give you better odds than going bare headed. You can also look into airbags for your bike.

Be seen. Dress like a fluorescent peacock—wear bright colors and reflective clothing, especially in the early morning, late at night, or on cloudy days.

Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, especially on the back of your neck. Wear long sleeves with breathable fabric. Wear sunglasses.

Know the weather forecast. Wear waterproof gear as needed. You might even carry a small backpack to hold lightweight extra layers and other essentials for every ride…

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Rules of Road Cycling : Learn How to Cycle on the Road : Cycling Rules

In this video, you will learn the basic rules & etiquette of road Cycling. RULES OF ROAD CYCLING. Greetings all the fellow cyclists out there. Today we are going to talk about a few rules that you should follow if you’re out cycling. These rules are meant to keep you and the people around you safe while maintaining the excitement of the sport…

 

How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay. Be sure you know what’s going on in your area and if there are any restrictions or mandatory self-quarantines. And, if you’re sick or at-risk of spreading the virus, you shouldn’t go out or exercise…

Before meeting up with others for a ride, assess key risk factors such as the level of community spread in your area, if you’ve been exposed to coronavirus and could be at risk for asymptomatically spreading it, and what your training partners have been doing to stay safe. Riding with a training partner or small group of two to three that you trust is likely safe, depending on the area you live in and the precautions you all take…

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Bike Loving Couples – Couples Who Ride Tandem Bicycles

Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Bike Loving Couples

The couple that bikes together, stays together, right? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share our favorite photos and videos that show how the freedom of bicycle can spread joy – and romance. Visit our Pinterest Valentine’s Day board for more photos, and gift ideas too…

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Valentine’s Day deals and Activities for Couples looking for an Out-of-the-(chocolate) Box Experience in South Florida

Love is always in the air in South Florida, but this Valentine’s Day we’ve got something for every couple looking to celebrate their love – from a retro-romantic afternoon tea to special hotel packages and dinner menus. Check out our list of swoon-worthy deals and activities below..

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Double Happiness: Couples Who Ride Tandem Bicycles

For some, the tandem bicycle is as close as it gets to love on a bike. The machines with two seats and one pair of wheels have often conjured thoughts of everlasting bliss and pedaling in union…

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Bike Rentals

Richwagen’s Bicycle Shop is family owned and operated which has been serving the Delray Beach community for over Fifty Seven years. We have everything you need from kids to carbon fiber racing bikes and everything in between.

We offer a huge selection of clothing and accessories. We have a hi~tech repair shop. With 2 hour, daily and weekly beach cruiser rentals, to high performance street bikes. Come visit us for all your cycling needs at our 4000 sq. ft. showroom.

CALL 561-272-BIKE.

 

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6 Tips to Start Bicycling and Enjoy the Ride – Local Bicycle Races and Events – Things to do in Delray Beach

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Things to do in Delray Beach

I fell head over heels in love with Delray Beach. It’s the perfect beach town with it’s own style and vibe that’s hard to find elsewhere. From sandy toes to boutiques and art galleries, there are so many things to do in Delray Beach!

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Zen Your Commute: 6 Tips to Start Bicycling and Enjoy the Ride

Every weekday morning, I set off from my back gate on my bicycle, pushing away from the safe shore of home and entering the unpredictable current of urban life. Every morning, I look forward to the adventure.

Over the course of the ride to work, I watch the city wake up. I feel the particular nuances of the day’s weather—perhaps humid, with a storm building over the mountains, or maybe a faintly warm breeze crosscuts the morning chill, carrying a hint of spring…

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Local Bicycle Races and Events – Delray Beach Run/Cycle Community Resource Directory

Sign up to receive Delray Beach racing news and the MyRaces web app, used by Delray Beach runners and cyclists to track their race itinerary, results, personal records, and goals…

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Delray Beach Water Sports Rentals has the right water sports toys for you! The best part is all the equipment is located directly on the sandy beach daily “No waiting for deliveries” It’s all handpicked to be user-friendly and fun.

You couldn’t ask for a better location for renting water sports on the Atlantic Ocean, and Delray Beach offers some of the nicest wide sandy beaches and warm waters to do it. Without a doubt, fun in the sun and surf is ready and waiting for you at Delray Beach Water Sports Rentals.

Call Delray Beach Water Sports at (561) 279-0008

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How to Choose the Right Bike for You

Bicycle Types: How to Pick the Best Bike for You

So Many Choices…

If you are buying a bike to ride with a group of friends, buy something similar to what they ride. You will not be able to keep up with road bikes if you are on a mountain bike or cruiser. And a road bike cannot go on the dirt or the sand.

If you enjoyed a three speed as a child, you may find this a fun bike again. If you disliked the road bike you bought a few years ago, perhaps a mountain bike would be better…

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How to choose the best bike for you – Part 1

 

How to choose the best bike for you – Part 2

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

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