Cyclocross Training for the Busy Cyclist

August 26th, 2017|

Is there anything more fun come fall than joining the local cyclocross series? Are you hesitant to join in the fun because you just don’t know how to fit cyclocross training into your busy schedule? We understand; the prospect can appear daunting when there’s work, kids, and countless other commitments. However, you don’t have to find THAT much time to train – you just have to train efficiently. Read our cyclocross training guide to learn how to get in competition shape in just 6 hours […]

Car racks for one more day of summer

August 7th, 2017|

#OneMoreDay of vacation means you get one more day on your bike! Make sure you’re ready to take your bike along on that final road trip of the summer with car racks from Asheville Bicycle Company. At Asheville Bicycle Company we’ve got a car rack for every car – from SUVs to sedans – and for every bike – from kids to mountain to road to all of the above. Read on about the pros and cons of different types of car racks!

Roof Racks
Roof racks […]

Gear combinations are not created equal

July 8th, 2017|

Modern bicycles present a potential buyer with an amazing multitude of gear combinations.  From single speeds to 30-speed triples, there is a bike out there for you.  With a bit of background info, you will be able to quickly recognize the pros and cons of any particular drivetrain layout at a glance.
Single Speeds
With only one gear ratio, single speeds are the simplest drivetrain arrangement possible.  The crank has one chainring that drives a single cog on the rear wheel.  It offers one ratio, which may […]

Top 10 Reasons to take up Cycling

July 4th, 2017|

Whether it’s for the sake of your physical fitness, health, or as an environmental choice, there are many reasons to take up cycling as a regular habit. In fact, the choice to take up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not convinced? Here are 10 significant benefits of cycling when it comes to health, relationships and the environment. What is your number one reason you ride your bike?

Reason #1: You’ll look younger
Did you know that scientists at Stanford University found […]

The fool proof method to teach your kid to ride a bike

June 26th, 2017|

Back in the day, the running-along-side method was the go-to technique to teach your kid to ride a bike. It’s probably how you learned. It still works. But one big thing to keep in mind–DO NOT tell your kid you’re not going to let go and then let go. If they crash, you break their trust and their confidence. However, there’s a newer method on the block. This method teaches kids to master a few different skills at a time, so they aren’t overwhelmed. It […]

Baby it’s cold outside – layer up!

February 1st, 2017|

We know. It’s cold. But that doesn’t mean your riding needs to stop! Come on in to Asheville Bicycle Company to find all the gear you need to stay warm, even on the coldest of days. Just because we’re all dreaming of spring doesn’t mean you have to wait until spring to get back on your bike.

What are the key layers for riding out in the cold?
A Hat: Modern helmets have helpful holes for venting in the summer that aren’t that great in the winter. […]

Winter Biking Advice

December 30th, 2016|

Have you tried winter biking? Dashing through the snow…on a two-wheeled bicycle. It just doesn’t have quite the same ring, does it? Let’s be honest, when the temps drop and white stuff starts to fall, we tend to pack away our bikes until the spring thaw. However, winter biking is quite possible, provided you have the right bike and the right gear. Not only will riding through the winter keep up your conditioning, we have a feeling it will make you even tougher. Don’t lose […]

10 Biggest Cycling Mistakes

September 15th, 2016|

The 10 Biggest Cycling Mistakes and How to Fix Them
No matter whether mountain bikers or road riders, cyclists are often their own worst enemies when it comes to training. Too much of one thing or too little of another can undermine all of your hard efforts. Repair your routine and get back on track by eliminating these ten common mistakes.
#1 Ignoring Sleep
When you train hard, your body needs some downtime to recover. Remember, it is not the training and tearing of muscle that makes you […]

Teach your kid to ride – without tears!

July 12th, 2016|

Back in the day, the running-along-side method was the go-to technique to teach your kid to ride a bike. It’s probably how you learned. It still works. But one big thing to keep in mind–DO NOT tell your kid you’re not going to let go and then let go. If they crash, you break their trust and their confidence. However, there’s a newer method on the block. This method teaches kids to master a few different skills at a time, so they aren’t overwhelmed. […]

Gear Combinations are not Created Equal

July 9th, 2016|

Modern bicycles present a potential buyer with an amazing multitude of gear options.  From single speeds to 30-speed triples, there is a bike out there for you.  With a bit of background info, you will be able to quickly recognize the pros and cons of any particular drivetrain layout at a glance.
Single Speeds
With only one gear ratio, single speeds are the simplest drivetrain arrangement possible.  The crank has one chainring that drives a single cog on the rear wheel.  It offers one ratio, which may […]