It’s Not Always So Clear

Posted on by Carol M

Often at intersections, cyclists will call out “Clear!” or “All clear!” when they’re about to cross. This means they have looked both ways and are confident they can safely cross. But calling out “clear” for someone else can be dangerous! Just because it’s clear for you doesn’t mean it will stay clear for those behind . . . read more

Practicing Safe Intercourse*

Posted on by Carol M

Let’s talk about side-by-side riding. As a recreational club with social rides, we understand engaging in verbal intercourse on rides makes them more enjoyable. While we do want you to have fun on rides, safety must always come first! Therefore, only ride side-by-side when there is enough room on the shoulder or bike path for . . . read more

Colorado Safety Stop Legislation Passed!

Posted on by Jan Borstein

Most of us probably know of an intersection where we wish we weren’t legally required to come to a complete stop at the stop sign. Perhaps it’s a spot where there’s rarely any traffic, or where cyclists have a dedicated bike lane that traffic never crosses anyway. In these cases, I wish it were legal . . . read more

Riding in the Wind

Posted on by Sandra Vannice

Wind: the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction The National Weather Service (NWS) defines BREEZY as wind sustained at 15 mph and WINDY once winds reach 20 mph or more. No doubt about it, riding in the wind is hard work. . . . read more

Need help selecting a new bike?

Posted on by Maggi Friend

Recently while I was getting my bike fit, my fitter showed me a website that I wish I’d known about before I bought my bike. If you’re in the market or even window shopping for a new ride, check out https://geometrygeeks.bike/. Enter your current bike and then add bikes you’re interested in to see how . . . read more

What to wear for cool weather riding

Posted on by Sandra Vannice
Riders in cool weather gear

Ever look at all your riding gear and wonder what to wear when the temperature in the morning is in the 50s but could be much warmer by the end of your ride? Layering is key to staying comfortable. Consider clothes that wick moisture, insulate to keep you comfortable but not hot, and a wind . . . read more

What in the world is “Average Speed?”

Posted on by Sam Clark

This blog post is based on an article originally written by Venus member Gordana Dukovic. We’ve edited it for 2022.  The Venus Bike Club is a supportive biking community, serving women cyclists of a wide range of abilities and experience. To meet our members’ needs, each weekend we offer rides at several distances and speeds. . . . read more

Become self sufficient on the road, Pffft … FLAT TIRE!

Posted on by Doris Cheung

Once again we‘re asking all our riders to come prepared and be self-sufficient by carrying the proper tools and equipment needed to fix a flat and take care of minor (easy fix) mechanical issues. Everyone should carry a multi-tool to fix that loose bottle cage or for when a seat post slips. Unless you have . . . read more