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Best energy bars for cycling: High-carb snacks for on and off the bike

No matter whether you’re riding, running, hiking or undertaking any other form of exercise, you need fuel, usually in the form of carbohydrates, to avoid the dreaded bonk. The best energy bars are designed with exactly this requirement in mind, and are typically packed with carbohydrates for this very reason. 

Bonking, also known as hitting the wall, is technically called exercise-induced hypoglycemia and it’s what occurs when your blood sugar drops and your body’s glycogen stores are depleted. Luckily, fuelling your workouts is an easy and effective way to prevent it from happening. 

Depending on the intensity and the duration of your exercise, there are different ways to go about it. Unlike the best energy gels, which are designed to fuel you like petrol would a flame, bars are often made using slower-release energy that fuels you for longer periods at lower intensities. 

However, with so many different options available

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REPORT: Colorado city among ‘best biking cities’ in nation

A recent data analysis conducted by LawnStarter sought to determine which American cities were the best for bike riding. In order to do so, the company compared 24 different metrics across the 200 largest cities in the country, focusing on five different aspects of biking – access, safety, climate, community, and events.

After the numbers were crunched, Denver ended up ranking seventh-place nationally and in first-place in the state of Colorado. Two categories of criteria where the city performed notably well were in the ‘access’ and ‘safety’ categories, with ‘access’ data points covering factors like the number of trails and bike shops, as well as biker-friendliness of local laws, while ‘safety’ data looked at factors like biker fatalities, bike thefts, and road quality. The only category of criteria where Denver ranked poorly was a still-decent 83rd-place rank in ‘climate,’ which makes sense considering the many cold days and poor air

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Bikes, beer and best friends: Mountain bikers continue Wednesday night race tradition at Riverside State Park

Each Wednesday this time of year, around 200 mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels hit the dirt at Riverside State Park.

Many adults then cap off the night with a beer while children drool over the prize table.

“The beer garden is like an English pub,” organizer Gino Lisiecki said. “Everyone talks about how good or bad they did.”

Lisiecki and Eric Ewing took over the event, dubbed Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Races, from the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department more than 15 years ago.

Ewing said they quickly learned they could set up a mountain bike course in a couple of hours at Riverside State Park that would take riders 30 minutes to an hour to complete. He said it took seven hours to set up a course at Beacon Hill, where the city hosted, that bicyclists finished in 20 minutes. Riders have pedaled at Riverside State

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Dirwin Pioneer Aims To Provide The Best Fat-Tire E-Bike Ride Experience

The US-based Brand Is Changing The Game With Its New Electric Bike Model That Features More Power And Smooth Pedal-Assist System

Dirwin Bike is taking center stage yet again in electric bike development with the launch of its new product line, the Dirwin Pioneer E-bike. Following the success of its predecessor, the Dirwin Seeker in 2021, the new model brings a new set of outstanding features particularly in terms of it’s high-powered, smooth pedal-assist system.

“The even more powerful and smooth pedal-assist system in the Pioneer creates a really enjoyable and natural riding experience” said company owners Richard Dirwin and Thomas Lee.

According to the e-bike expert duo, they developed the Pioneer to be a notch higher than other e-bikes of the same level and price range.

The newly released model was designed to take on any type of terrain. With its high performance 750 Watt rear-drive motor that sports

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