Topic: biking

Health Hack: The Health Benefits Of Biking To Work

Health Hack: The Health Benefits Of Biking To Work

In honor of it being “Bike to Work Day” today in New York City, here’s an infographic on the health benefits of biking to work. Did you know the average person loses 13 pounds the first year they switch to commuting by bike? What’s more, bikers tend to have lower blood pressure, better insulin sensitivity and higher self-reported levels of well-being, confidence and stress tolerance. More »

If Lance Armstrong Wasn’t Already In Up To His Ears, Now The U.S. Department Of Justice Is Suing Him, Too

If Lance Armstrong Wasn't Already In Up To His Ears, Now The U.S. Department Of Justice Is Suing Him, Too

Lance Armstrong may have tried to soften his image with his nationally televised doping confession on Oprah, but he’s officially getting into more trouble, not less. Today’s latest Lance Armstrong news is that the U.S. Department of Justice will be joining a civil suit against Armstrong for his use of performance-enhancing drugs while on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team, pressing charges in hopes of getting up to $100 million from the former cyclist. More »

David Byrne’s Bike Racks Public-Art-You-Can-Sort-Of-Lock-Your-Bike-To Get Mixed Reception In NYC

David Byrne's Bike Racks Public-Art-You-Can-Sort-Of-Lock-Your-Bike-To Get Mixed Reception In NYC

David Byrne loves bikes so much, he’s written a book about riding his bicycle all over the world. And he loves biking at home in New York so much, he designed some bike racks to go up around the city. A few went up in Brooklyn (pictured above), but the New York City Design Commission rejected others that were supposed to go up around the city, supposedly for political reasons (according to his personal blog). We’re not sure what their problem with them is, but we just wish they were a little more functional. More »

Sheryl Crow Finally Reacts To Lance Armstrong’s Doping Fiasco, and Keeps It Classy

Sheryl Crow Finally Reacts To Lance Armstrong's Doping Fiasco, and Keeps It Classy

Sheryl Crow has stayed mum about her ex-fiance, Lance Armstrong, since USADA reports revealed the truth about his use of performance enhancing drugs and pretty much left his career in ruins. But she finally broke the seal of silence when an Entertainment Tonight reporter asked her what her reaction was to Lance’s doping confession on Oprah last week. She kept it classy. More »