COVID-19 Operating Update

BIKESPORT IS OPEN! BikeSport has been deemed an “essential service” and continues to be open during this difficult time. BikeSport is following state and county guidelines to mitigate spread of COVID-19. BikeSport values the safety of both staff and customers, and as result, BikeSport operating hours have changed to the following: CLOSED MONDAY for deep cleaning and sanitizing Tuesday –…

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DIY Get Your Bike Ready Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

7 Tip Checklist from BikeSport – good for anytime! Wash off dust and grime that accumulates over time with low water pressure from a hose. (High-pressure sprayers can force water where it shouldn’t go) Check the shifting and braking during test ride. Shifting should be smooth; Chain noise should be minimal. Braking should be reliable, smooth and quiet. Inspect brake…

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How to fix a flat tire - Video by BikeSport

How to Fix a Flat Tire [Video]

Never changed a flat on your bike or need a refresher course? Well, here is our “how-to” video on how to fix a flat tire. CLICK VIDEO TO PLAY. Feel free to share!   If there is a particular how-to you’d like to see, send us a note and we will consider it. We hope to do more, and would…

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Cycling Lingo A to Z

What’s the hardest thing about riding a bike? Talking about it! If you can’t tell a sprocket from a Schrader or refer to every random bike part as a whatchamacallit, then it’s time for a quick lesson in cycling lingo. Enjoy! The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Cycling Lingo aero – Short for aerodynamic, the adjective is used to…

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How much to drink in HOT weather

It’s HOT outside – How much do I need to drink?

Some Guidelines for how much you need to drink while riding in Hot Weather Recreational Rides of One Hour or Less Drink 8 to 10 oz of water before your ride. During the ride drink 8 oz or water per half hour of riding. Drink 8 to 10 oz of water after the ride. Vigorous Rides longer than One Hour…

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Hydration tips when riding in the heat

Tips for Hydration when Riding in Hot Weather

Bike Riding in the Heat Consuming the right amount of water and electrolytes is one of the keys to healthy comfortable riding during hot weather. How much water should I drink when riding my bike? Follow these tips to stay hydrated: Drink fluids before, during and after your rides. Before, so you start properly hydrated. During, so you replace some of…

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Secrets to BEST Tire Pressure

Learn the Secrets to BEST Tire Pressure

Optimizing Your Tire Pressure for Your Weight This is the best article we have found suggesting proper tire inflation for a bicycle and the reasons behind it. While this article was published in 2006, many other studies have been published in the meantime by Continental Tires and others, validating this information. Most recently, Lennard Zinn, renown bicycle mechanic, published a…

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Paceline Types, Safety Practices and Paceline Etiquette

Cycling Paceline Etiquette Pacelines are a great way to ride efficiently within a group of cyclists. Unfortunately, many cyclists do not know or understand the [unwritten] rules of riding in a paceline – speed, where to ride, signaling and distance to name a few. For most cyclists, a group ride is a fairly informal event – show up to a…

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Dress to Ride Comfortably in the cold

Dress to Ride Comfortably at 55 Degrees

Too cold to ride?  No Way! HERE’S HOW… Dress to Ride Comfortably at 55 Degrees.  By: Mike Tomlinson, BikeSport Bicycles Forecast temperature for tonight’s ride was 55 degrees. Too cold to ride? No way! I ride COMFORTABLY at this temperature by dressing for it. For those of you who don’t ride when the thermometer dips, think about it like snow skiing. We…

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winter bike

Cycling Winter Gear Chart for Dummies

Yes, even in Florida, it can get cold! OK, so if you’re not from Florida, this may seem a little silly, but truth be told, with wind chill figured in, and when your moving along on your bike… sometimes quite quickly, you’ve got to dress properly to stay warm (or not too warm), for best efficiency on the bike!  So,…

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