24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

My ear plugs aren’t working. Can I push them farther in my ear? Will they get stuck? They’ll send me to the ER. I don’t want to ride in an ambulance. Why can’t I fall  asleep. I’m tired. I wish they’d turn the music off.  Oh no, already! My tent shake wake up call. It’s […]

Share the Ride!

Yoga for Cyclists :: 3 Post Ride Yoga Poses

At mtbchick, yoga is an essential part of life. The energy, beauty and strength yoga imparts to the daily routine drives us to take better care of ourselves and our surroundings. Yoga is beautiful because it can be what each practitioner chooses– a religious ceremony, an athletic endeavor, a meditation, a stretch, a workout, a […]

Share the Ride!

Chamois Creme :: Lube for your shorts :: Women’s Chamois Cream

Chamois creme, or chamois cream is lube for your shorts. For a primer on Chamois, go here. There aren’t truly many Chamois in the world of cycling today, as synthetic materials have taken the place of natural. However, like Xerox and Kleenex, the term sticks as the go to word for the pad in your […]

Share the Ride!

Spinning :: Getting Started with a Heart Rate Monitor

Spinning is a great way to exercise and lose weight, but it is even better with the proper tools to take your workouts from aimless to scientific. If you are new to Spin, getting started early on with a heart rate monitor will ensure you train your body to burn fat as fuel and achieve […]

Share the Ride!

How To :: Choose a Bike Part I

Whether you are buying the first bike of your adult life, or you are upgrading your ride, choosing a bike can be a harrowing decision. Do you want cache? Or value? Both? According to experts, women do far more research and take longer to make a purchase decision than men (when it comes to bikes). […]

Share the Ride!

How To :: Buy Clipless Pedals

These two words, when said in this order together, strike fear in the hearts of all new cyclists: Clipless Pedals. These are just words, and should inspire confidence and comfort- not fear. Here is a very quick and dirty Clipless Pedal lesson. If you have further questions, ask away! It’s Clipless thus there are no […]

Share the Ride!

Girls Only :: Mountain Biking Tips for Girls :: Tip 1

This page is for the Girls, only! So you, young man, click on a link and go find another page! Hi, Girls, I am so glad you are here to learn more about the wonderful world of mountain biking! You can call it a lifestyle, a sport, an extra-curricular activity… call it what you will, […]

Share the Ride!

How2 :: Fix a Flat

Now is the time for all cycling Ladies to learn how to change a flat.  Now, I am not saying that you have to change your own flat tire, there will always be someone around willing to do it for you, and why not allow them?  You don’t want to get dirt under your fingernails, […]

Share the Ride!

How-To :: More to Come

We’re introducing a new How-To section to the site.  Look for simple ways to care for your bike, how to use chamois creme, and so much more! Share the Ride! Tweet

Share the Ride!