Detection programs, training for oncologists, and construction of new facilities. Those are just a few goals the organizers at Bike to Beat Cancer hope to achieve. Their rides also bring together cyclists, who zip through rides in a variety of lengths. The routes are generally dotted with mechanics, checkpoints, refreshments, and restrooms. The crew can help set riders up with training programs before the race, and afterwards they'll all feel better about helping those fighting cancer in Indiana and Kentucky.
Seven days a week, Jeffersonville Bicycle Company's fleet of cruisers stand at the ready. Hopping on one of the two-wheeled stallions, riders are free to explore the many sights and stops of Jefferson's historic downtown, where they'll find caf?s, restaurants, antique shops, and gifts, but unfortunately no Thomas Jeffersons. Rentals are available by the hour or by the day until 8 p.m., Monday?Sunday.
When Jason Reser isn't pouring his energy into advocating for cycling paths, he's sprinting between customers at his Newport shop, Reser Bicycle Outfitters, which was named one of America's best bike shops by the National Bicycle Dealer Association in 2013. At his store, which earned also a Second Best Bike Shop award in CityBeat, despite being located in far off Kentucky, he leads a team of spirited cyclists, proficient technicians, and SICI-certified fitting whizzes. Inside customers will find a plethora of road-, mountain-, city-, and kids' bikes, and the zenith of cycling, the omni-terrain Pugsley. The technicians service all makes and models in onsite repair shops, treating bicycles with everything from basic tune-ups to major overhauls to unproductive psychotherapy sessions. They also measure customers and frames at no more than 40 points to complete custom fittings.
In addition to sales and service, an onsite cycling studio offers coaching by Dr. Kathy Cunningham of Athlete Inside. After training or while you waiting on service, customers can enjoy a cup of Joe at the shop's full-service espresso bar, Trailhead Coffee.
Some athletes want to focus on endurance. Others want to unlock their competitive spirit. Still others hope to get their chakra energy flowing. At Cycle Bar, there's a spinning class for all those goals and more, each with its own light show and music. It's not just any music, either. Class playlists are high-octane, carefully-curated mixes of top 40 hits and indie tracks, starring artists from Iggy Azalea to Phantogram.
Regardless of theme and tunes, all sessions have one key thing in common: high-tech stationary bikes, which the Cycle Bar team dubs "intelligent." While not quite self-aware enough to be vain about their handlebars' symmetry, the cycles do store each athlete's workout stats, allowing for long-term fitness tracking.
Cincinnati Bike Center pursues a simple mission—to encourage bike riding for transportation and recreation. They pursue this goal on multiple fronts, uniting the cycling community through events, interactive platforms, and collaborations with bicycle advocacy groups to improve local bike culture and elect a bicycle as the city's next mayor. The organization also makes a difference in bikers' lives on a daily basis, managing bicycle-commuter centers on busy thoroughfares and aiding bikers with repairs, ride shares, rentals, and guided tours.