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Wollongong’s new Bike City status is for cyclists of all skill levels: mayor | Illawarra Mercury

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Wollongong’s new status as a Bike City isn’t just about the best – it’s also for the rest. In the early hours of Friday morning the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded coveted Bike City recognition to Wollongong. While the city will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships next year, Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the Bike City honour wasn’t solely for the best cyclists. Read more: The sweet secret behind a Wollongong cycling family “It’s not just about the elite, the specialists in that space,” Cr Bradbery said. “It’s about recognising cycling as a lifestyle opportunity and facilitating it not only for leisure but for active transport and that’s what we want to head towards.” The honour came Wollongong’s way in part because in 2022 it will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships, an event Cr Bradbery said would be a boost for the city.

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The folding fat tire electric bike you need in your life

The Rad Power Bikes RadMini is the Swiss Army knife of the fat tire e-bike world. It offers all of the diverse riding advantages of fat tire e-bikes while providing surprising portability to take it just about anywhere.

Whether on grass, dirt, or asphalt, the RadMini can do just about anything most e-bike riders could ever need.

RadMini tech specs

  • Motor: 750W geared rear hub motor
  • Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)
  • Range: 45-72 km (25-45 mi)
  • Battery: 48V 14Ah (672 Wh)
  • Max load: 125 kg (275 lb)
  • Frame: 6061 aluminum, easy to mount
  • Suspension: 80 mm travel spring suspension fork with preload adjustment and lockout
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc brakes with 180 mm rotors
  • Extras: LCD display with speedometer, wattmeter, battery gauge, PAS level indicator, odometer, tripmeter, light status indicator, front and rear LED lights, 5 speed settings, half-twist throttle, USB charging port, bell, mounting for front and rear
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Trek Unleashes Hungry 2021 Allant+ 8S Urban e-Bike to Take Over City Streets

The fiery red electric wonder you see in the cover photo is known as the 2021 Allant+ 8S Stagger. If you’ve never heard of this city slicker, not a problem, but I can assure you that you have heard of its creators. After all, it’s the world-famous Trek we’re talking about.

Now, this beast may not be the most expensive bike from the Trek family, but being an urban e-bike from one of the best teams in the world, it still comes in with a hefty price tag of $4,299.99. Why so much? We’re about to find out.

One thing I need to mention from the start is that even though this bike comes in a bit on the expensive side for an urban e-bike, the frame is not carbon. However, you’ll see that what you’re really paying for are the components and not necessarily the frame. The latter is

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8 of the best spin bikes to help you smash your cardio goals from home

If you’re starting to miss your spin classes, or just want to up your cardio, the good news is that spin bikes aren’t just for the gym – you can get ones that are perfect for home workouts too.

It’s not as easy as just popping out for a run when it’s rainy and miserable outside. And if cycling is your cardio of choice going for a bike ride in those kinds of conditions can be downright dangerous. Getting a spin bike for the home makes it easier than ever to fit in a workout, whether it be before work, between meetings, or after the kids have gone to bed. Exercise bikes can be found to fit a variety of budgets and living arrangements, so keep scrolling through to see our top 8 spin bikes for 2021 you can buy on Amazon.

Weighing in at only 12kg and able to

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