Throw your leg over a bike because cycling season is here!
As you set out on your two-wheeled adventures, be sure to check out our list of the best rail trails in the U.S. to experience America’s wilderness by bike. But before you hit the open road, peruse the cycling collection in our shop for the latest gear from Assos and Outside—we feature a few of our cycling must-haves below, but check our shop regularly as our selection keeps growing. Of course, we all know riding kit is expensive, so we share these helpful tips to help you keep everything from clothing and shoes to helmets and hydration packs in top form to last for years.
Our note to you today ends with a dose of #cyclinginspo. Our buds at Beta and their camera contingent offer travel advice and inspiration to serve you this season. Enjoy a little Trail Magic in Hood River and ride hard.
25 Best Rail Trails in the U.S.
From a scenic path that extends the entire length of New York to a new route connecting Yellowstone to Grand Teton, here are the most scenic ways to experience America’s wilderness by bike.
Assos Trail Liner Bib Shorts
Whether you’re cruising easy singletrack or hopping big rocks, you’ll need a cushion—and these lightweight, breathable bib shorts deliver with ample impact protection and an efficient fit.
Based on the rallyBoxer design, slim dual pockets can hold keys, a water bottle, or a multitool. Hip pads add extra safety in case something goes awry on the road, trail, or track.
Buy Now ($129)
Outside Cycling 6-inch Sock
Socks might not be glamorous, but if you forget them on a ride, you’re basically effed. So you might as well up your style game by showing your love with these durable, moisture-wicking 6-inch versions that boast the classic Outside logo.
Made in the USA and sourced from recycled synthetics, these 4-season socks work just as well on hikes, runs, or while lounging at home.
Buy Now ($15)
Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop
Behind every pro peloton is an army of grease monkeys, each with hair-raising tales of last-minute fixes, secret hacks, and technical tomfoolery that comes with keeping elite cycling teams in the hunt.
Through gritty photographs and gripping interviews, this all-access backstage pass will supercharge your tuning game and give you an inside view of the world’s biggest races from the team truck.
Buy Now ($24.95)
How to Clean Your Cycling Gear
Riding kit is expensive. Here’s how to keep it looking, smelling, and performing its best.
72 Hours: Trail Magic in Hood River
Check out travel advice and inspiration from the BETA camera contingent. This week, from the Commerce Crew's backyard in Hood River, Oregon.