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Recommendations and Resources

PEDAL DANCER RECOMMENDATIONS

I am pleased to offer recommendations of resources and reading for cycling enthusiasts and fans. The great thing about cycling is that the learning is endless. Topics include professional bike races, local races, race results, bike frames, bike equipment and apparel, tech reports and reviews, updates on riders and pro teams, cycling history, race routes and dates, and perhaps most intriguing - current cycling news and opinions. I hope you will find links below to expand your knowledge and interest in the sport of cycling and the joy of riding a bike. (*** indicates favorites. The remaining links are presented in alphabetical order)

Cycling News Sources

These cycling journalists spend their life bringing you in-the-moment or topical news about the sport of cycling, professional races and results, riders, teams, and equipment reviews. Basically it is an incessant group that pats each other on the back a lot, and retweets one another's news, but in such a small sport - support is important.

Cycling Network (news through video)

Livestream race coverage - links to watch cycling races live online

Websites for cycling news links, video links, photos, routes, team rosters, race results

When you are looking for the latest on each specific race, these sources are the place to go for all links on professional racing.

Cycling statistics

Including team rosters, calendars, race rosters, race results, and rankings.

Cycling news bloggers

These bloggers cover day to day or weekly news about the sport of cycling: pro teams, European continental teams, races, and pro riders.

Bike equipment review websites and blogs

The bike industry is constantly offering innovations or remodeling of cycling equipment. To help spend your dollar wisely and keep up on bike technology - read the bike equipment reviews and tech reports from these websites.

Online cycling magazines & newsletters

Interested in subscribing to online periodicals? These cycling magazines offer subscriptions to a variety of bike related topics.

Online cycling newspapers (paper.li)

Cycling columns

These individuals write for cycling magazines or newspapers, but write a steady column voicing their opinion and vantage point on varied topics of concern to themselves and to their readers.

Area cycling blogs or websites

Follow news in your area, these blogs follow local teams, local rider results, and local stories.

Pro rider blogs

It is always fun to see the view from the inside as pro riders write about their training preparations, travels, races, off-season fun, friends, and family.

Bike blogs

These cycling bloggers not only ride but write about their adventures and their love of the bike. These are real people turning the pedals and sharing their joy, and opinions(!). They will keep you informed of excellent rides, bike equipment reviews, current news, plus opinions galore. From the list below, you are guaranteed to find at least 6 bike blogs you will enjoy reading regularly to expand your view of the world. (active blogs; updated 01/12/12) (*** my favorites)

Cycling race route news

If you are looking for updates on upcoming race routes, Velowire and VeloPeloton make annual guesses at the routes prior to official route announcements. These sites help those planning to travel to the Grand Tours and other races plan travel in advance of travel and tour dates. If you are planning to go to the Tour de France, these sites are must reads for trip planning

Cycling humorists

Need a laugh and/or the realization that someone else out there thinks just like you?

Travel blogs

Nothing is better than travel tips from a local who is happy to share their favorites tips with the rest of us, for free. Especially when the reading is entertaining and comes with pictures! (*** my favorites)

Travel sites

Cycling Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, that phrase is more than true when it comes to photographs of the high action sport of cycling. Even the still photos are well appreciated so that fans may learn the distinct character and traits of individual athletes typically seen mostly in matching uniforms in a large peloton flying down the road. You can expect photographs of the sport of cycling to frequently include magnificent backdrops of landscape. Please enjoy the work by these photographers, but please don't steal the photos.

Tumblre

For lots and lots of photos of all things cycling, tumblres are a fine resource to see what you normally might miss in conventional news sources.

Podcasts

If you cannot get enough bike talk on your local group rides, and have a lot of free time on your hands, why not pop a podcast up in the background while cooking your next fabulous recovery meal or working quietly at your desk.

Nutrition, health and training blogs

Learning about nutrition and training for the active cyclist is an ever-evolving art form. As much as I think I know, I always learn more every time I read about nutrition and training tips from those who really know their topic.

Cycling coaches

I say leave training in the hands of those who really know how to get it done and can motivate. You will find tons of good information on their websites about training for cycling, sometimes for free, but mostly for big bucks.

Bike Shows

Bike Tour Companies

Want to save hours of time yet still pedal in the most fabulous locations around the globe? These professional cycling tour operators and bike guides will create a great bike trip for you in various countries.


Cycling Accommodations

All a cyclist needs are a few good meals, an open road, and a fine place to lay their head upon the pillow at night. Warm hospitality,plus knowing how a cyclists travels, helps a lot as well. (by area)

Good Deeds to Do

Links, Directories, Forums

Note from Pedal Dancer: I am accepting recommendations for additions to this list. If you would like to be included in this incredible list of amazing people doing great things in the world of cycling (I apologize if I missed anyone crucial), please submit your name and website url to moi, please also include one additional recommendation to your favorite website for good will. I will personally review your request and respond promptly. Please send your plea plus recommendation to pedaldancerblog @ gmail . com