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Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cycling.

4 Spinning Options that Scorch Serious Calories

These days, you can't scroll through your email without spotting an online coupon for a new type of indoor cycling class. Whether it's for a classic Spinning® class, SoulCycle, CycleBar, Peloton or a RealRyder bike, the options are practi...  Read more

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

What to Expect from a Spinning Class

I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn...  Read more

Anyone done carb-cycling? Gonna start Monday.
Updated 6/24/2016 11:16:00 AM

Anyone done carb-cycling? Gonna start Monday....  Read more

I always gain 4-6 lbs during each cycle. Of cours

I always gain 4-6 lbs during each cycle. Of course, we women can fluctuate 3-5 lbs/day. Lucky us...haha....  Read more

I cycle everywhere! Now that it's summer in Chica
Updated 6/22/2016 7:59:24 PM

I cycle everywhere! Now that it's summer in Chicago, I'm on out on my bike again. Cycled back and forth to Menard's 6.1 miles. I try to incorporate my cycling with my shopping for small items....  Read more

So nervous my menstrual cycle is coming up and I a
Updated 6/21/2016 9:40:29 PM

So nervous my menstrual cycle is coming up and I always get horrible cravings and just want to be lazy all week. This is my first period on my diet and not sure I can avoid the candy and sweets. Any advice? #panicbutton...  Read more

If it's an exercise like cycling that won't be pic

If it's an exercise like cycling that won't be picked up well by the tracker, you will need to manually log it on Fitbit so that your calorie burn can be corrected (this is why you want to know start time/duration or have an activity record)...  Read more


Get a bike and cycle as much as you can. We have several cycle paths off road around where I live...  Read more

Cycling not shopping

Ever since I started to cycle outside I find I spend less money. I choose to drive to an asphalt trail and cycle away. Keeps me from shopping when bored or doing other such nonsense. My Bonus is the exercise and I love cycling now! Find something you...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  Read more

Is the 17-Day Diet for You?

I first read about the 17-Day Diet at the start of the year. It was promoted as a way to lose weight put on over the holidays. Now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it has hit the promotional circuit again. Dr. Mike Moreno's best sel...  Read more

In the News: Armstrong Planning a Comeback

Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo...  Read more

Cycling, Cycling, Cycling

Getting pretty good at the tandem riding. Got a couple hundred miles in now and even have a whole new language. "Bump it up / down" means "move the back derailier up or down to stop the clicking." "Slide it up / down" means "move the front...  Read more

cycling is fun, cycling is fun

Repeat until believed! Yesterday I went out on my bike again. In the absence of being able to run (dodgy achilles) and unable to rollerblade (lost my nerve) I have decided to return to cycling. I used to be good at that. 11 years ago I was compe...  Read more