It’s no wonder that the biking industry has experienced a massive surge due to coronavirus. It’s an activity that makes social distancing easy, it provides a solid workout and it’s really fun. If you want to get plugged into Birmingham’s cycling community, start by checking out these shops, trails and groups to help you experience Birmingham on two wheels.Continue reading “Biking in Birmingham: Trails, shops and local groups to join”
Did you know May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, Birmingham’s cycling community is participating in the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20. Keep reading to learn more about this international event and how you can get involved.Continue reading “Join Birmingham cyclists in the Ride of Silence on May 20 to promote safety + honor injured or killed cyclists”
If you know Ignite Cycle, you probably know Tabby Brock. She’s one of their fiery founding instructors known for her love of bass that’ll make your bones shake (don’t believe me? check her Spotify playlist.) and her press/tap move.
With Ignite Cycle instructor auditions being just around the corner, I wanted to get the scoop on the instructor experience from Tabby herself. So keep reading for our Q&A + alllll the deets about Ignite Instructor Auditions happening Oct. 3.Continue reading “How Tabby Brock found her fit at Ignite Cycle. Instructor auditions happening Oct. 3”
On Saturday, March 24th, more than four hundred cyclists rolled away from UAB’s Kirkland Clinic for the 4th Annual Magic City Cycliad. Be sure to check out the photo gallery at the end of this post!
Do you have a message you need to get out? Care for an environmentally friendly, innovative way to do that? Shawn Fitzwater tells us about advertising by bike in this week’s small business focus.
What happens when a person’s love of cycling and desire to help others merge? Marcus Fetch tells us all about Redemptive Cycles, his non-profit business focused on providing transportation for all and a comfortable place to find friends.
All week there are fun and exciting activities happening around the Birmingham area. Find what fits you this week and get active. Continue reading “Get Fit this week with these fun activities in Birmingham”
Get ready for another ride cycling through the surrounding Birmingham area. This weekend, grab your bike and gear up to cover up to 100 miles of beautiful scenery through Alabama.
This Tuesday and every Tuesday, take a social bicycle ride that tours through the fun parts of Birmingham. See what cycling in the ‘Ham is all about. All biking abilities are welcomed, no spandex required. The ride will follow a 12-mile loop through the Magic City.
Continue reading “Join Le Tour de Ham and ride through Birmingham this Tuesday”
Running is not the only form of exercise that can keep you in shape. There are countless ways to exercise and not even realize it. Here in Birmingham there are other options to reach your fitness needs. Let’s explore some other types of exercises that will keep you fit. Continue reading “Five Non-Running Workouts to try in Birmingham”
Today and every Monday Redemptive Cycles Yoga hosts a yoga class at 6:30 P.M. with a revolving teacher roster. This Monday, Sally Mander, will lead the class through 60 minute Vinyasa Flow practice. Continue reading “Redemptive Cycles Yoga classes on Mondays”
When it comes to public transportation, you know I’m all in. Anything to keep us from driving so much is a win in my book.
So, how about a new idea from some locals looking to tap into the city’s growing tourism market?
Check out this husband-and-wife team working to bring a new way to cruise around town without driving.
While many people enter a new year with a resolution to lose weight, James Fowler’s goal is to put some of the roads within the UAB campus on a diet instead. As the Director of Planning Design and Construction at UAB, Fowler is working with Birmingham city officials to reduce the amount of vehicle traffic on campus streets by improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The idea is to decrease the area of the existing surface streets dedicated to cars, a process Fowler calls “road diets.”
“This allows us the flexibility to add things like bike lanes, wider sidewalks, better crosswalks and landscaped mediums,” Fowler said.
“It will help us create a more livable, attractive campus.”
You anxiously check your phone. It’s 4:45 PM. You’re feeling the pressure of how you’ll get your ride in before it gets dark. This is the time of year when the sun sets early and occasional frigid temps can threaten the cycling routine you worked so hard to keep the previous months. Some retreat indoors and some hit the darkness, head-on.
Continue reading “Would you cycle at night in Bham?”