Michelle Matson has a nagging reminder of the cycling crash that could have killed her. A year and a half later, flecks of asphalt remain lodged in her skin.
Injured NY bicyclists accuse police of inadequate investigations after traffic accidents. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
You aren't heading to the gym anymore. That balanced dinner with veggies and grains seems not so appealing. And those New Year's resolutions? Who can remember what they are, let alone what you have failed to keep doing?
An Illinois woman died Monday after participating in New York City's Nautica Triathlon on Sunday, the second athlete to do so.
A 64-year-old man died Sunday during the swim portion of Sunday's Nautica New York City Triathlon, according to officials.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers a behind-the-scenes look at the CNN Medical Unit as it prepares for the NYC Triathlon.
The couple take a summertime spin through the Big Apple
From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.
The wind whistles by like a gentle caress, propelling you forward, as you build up momentum. Legs begin pumping. Scenery is whooshing by, yet you glide down the road as if one with the ground. You and your bicycle are operating in perfect harmony, literally balancing on two wheels.
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you.
Commuters in the U.S. capital can get to work by bus, subway and now -- more conveniently -- by bicycle.
A bike-sharing program in the U.S. capital offers commuters convenience and a way to beat pesky traffic.
From his home in Manhattan, the performer bikes his way to better health and cleaner air.
Professor Peter Furth has ridden his bicycle to work at Northeastern University each day for the past six years. The two-mile trip through the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts, is usually without incident.
Wife Tori Spelling takes their two kids to the hospital where he's recovering from a punctured lung
Biking for as little as five minutes a day can help women minimize weight gain as they enter middle age, especially if they're overweight to begin with, a new study suggests.
No one cares that the water is cold. The kids splash at the lake's edge, play on the small sand beach as older, daring ones splash in the water and peddle kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats. Our pup eyes them all curiously.
Some travelers are surprised when I tell them to consider biking in Europe. I explain that it's not only a cheap way to travel, but it gets you close to the ground and close to the people.
When writer-actor John Leguizamo shows up to do a show in New York, fans outside the theater are surprised to see him ride up on a bicycle. "People go, 'Hey, John, I thought you'd be in a limo.'
Ready to hobnob with the locals?
In Charlotte, North Carolina, commuters zip along a sparkling new light rail system into a booming downtown district.
My mountain bike hasn't seen a mountain in about two years. But it has seen a lot of Tokyo's jammed roadway, which I would argue on some days provides as much of a perilous track as any rugged, unpaved trail.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the pros and cons of biking to work in Tokyo.
Cities across the nation are aggressively bidding to be part of Google's new experimental high-speed fiber network.
Peter Smith was riding his bike down a particularly busy road in Austin, Texas, when, amid a frightening blur of big-truck traffic, a thought hit him:
Blind Pilot will be pedaling to a stadium near you in no time.
During a frantically busy trip to Europe, I hopped on a train and slipped off into Germany's dreamy Mosel Valley, figuring that a dose of quaint, cobbled towns and storybook castles was just what I needed. The Mosel, located near Germany's western border, is the Rhine's peaceful little sister.
Amidst the sea of jerseys and bike shorts at New Jersey's City to Shore -- a 150-mile bike ride to benefit multiple sclerosis research -- one unlikely rider stands out.
Another bright day breaks in Boulder. On most mornings Michael Jackson and his wife, Wink, would hop on their bicycles and ride the 15 miles to the office, but today they drive. The tanned and toned couple want to be fresh for their Makeover. Before they leave home, each grabs a pair of oversize sunglasses.
Hundreds of people answer Lance Armstrong's Twitter invite for an impromptu bike ride in Scotland.
Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong brought a Scottish town center to a standstill on Tuesday when hundreds of people joined him for a group bike ride.
We know your summer vacation time is precious: You want to land where you can truly relax, breathe fresh air, get in some exercise and eat well -- without breaking the bank. That's why we teamed up with a panel of travel and health experts to help us find the healthiest of the nation's most popular beach and lake towns.
At some point, the nightmare ends. Doesn't it?
Race fans have a big Memorial Day weekend ahead. Open-wheel cars at the Indianapolis 500. Stock cars at the Coca-Cola 600.
About a mile into the run, Ted Kennedy quickens the pace along the dirt trail, squinting hard in the bright Colorado sun. Next to him, CEO Shayne Macherowski briefly hangs on at the faster tempo, then drops behind. Even Kennedy is struggling to keep up with Manny Huerta, a member of the U.S. Olympic development triathlon team, who darts quickly ahead.
Sweaty, hot, and gross after biking to work? Cyclists in Minneapolis now have a better option than sponge baths in the restroom: The Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, where riders can take a shower, access lockers, lock up their bikes, and enjoy discounts on tune-ups and rentals.
French legend Julien Absalon took his status to new heights when he became the first rider to defend the men's mountain bike Olympic title.
A California man has decided to put his bike pedals to the test. KERO's Mark Christian reports.
Americans are seeking new ways to get to work, with soaring gas prices suddenly making their cars and SUVs uncomfortable -- or at least expensive -- places to be.
Susan B. Anthony once said, "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." A woman on a bicycle, the equal rights champion observed, presents "the picture of free and untrammeled womanhood."
When Mike Sinyard started importing Italian bike parts in 1974, his toughest challenge was finding space to store them inside his eight- by 30-foot trailer.
Hudson and Wilson take her son Ryder and another tot cycling around South Beach
In 2002, at the ages of 62 and 48, Pat and Catherine Patterson decided to leave it all behind. They sold their real estate business and their cars, gave their furniture to their children, and put their home up for rent. Strapping their remaining possessions to two bicycles, the couple set off to bike around the world.
President Bush declined Saturday to promise more U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq before he leaves office
The last day of the sponsored cycle sees the riders reach Musoma and take part in World Disability Day activities.
On day two the riders cover 100 km and travel through the Serengeti National Park.
Lizzie along with 24 people from the Lake Victoria Disability Centre set off on a charity bike ride.
Heading for the Massachusetts Turnpike, a Mercedes sedan closes in on the back tire of my bicycle with an aggressive honk. Less than a mile of Boston's streets have designated bike lanes, and Commonwealth Avenue - where I'm trying to avoid construction sites and deep trolley tracks - is not one of them. "Stay close to me - this traffic circle might get hairy!" shouts Andrew Prescott, one of my guides. Dodging rush-hour traffic isn't easy, and with a few hours still to go on his Paul Revere Ride to Freedom tour, I'm wondering if I'd be happier straddling a horse.
Lindsay Lohan's latest rehab stint is bringing her closer to nature, with bicycling and whitewater-rafting excursions.
It's so hard to choose.
With six months to train for Europe's toughest mountain bike race, it should have been a simple journey from trembling sack of flab to whittle-thin cycling machine. It wasn't.
In a small town in Germany this month, 1,100 people dressed with complete disregard for fashion will climb aboard a fleet of finely tuned bicycles and begin riding south.
When Tracey Trumbull and his wife, Cathy, go for a bike ride, they don't have to worry about keeping up. They're always together, on a tandem bicycle.
Jose Antonio Hermida, silver medallist in the Athens Olympics mountain bike race, has been dropped from Spain's team for the world championship race in New Zealand, after his name came up in an anti-doping investigation .
Having recently explored the options available to the busy executive for summer relaxation, I was at a loss, I don't mind telling you.
The cherry blossoms are out, and lush green hills are beckoning from coast to coast. So now's the time to stop hibernating in musty hotel gyms and get outside. Whether your next business trip takes...
It's that time of year when kids are getting ready to put on their sports gear. And if you're a parent, your number one job is to keep them safe.
When Ray Petro started riding trails on his new mountain bike, he was looking for a way to keep in shape.
These coastal bike rides show off scenery at whatever pace feels comfortable. And they parallel pavement, so drivers can share the views.
When the weather turns Chilly, most mountain bikers push their bikes into the garage and keep them there until spring. For one biking devotee that wasn't good enough. Ray Petro, 39, a remodeling co...
Call it the Quest for the Holy Trail.
Although the Tour-de-France ended yesterday, the race may have inspired you to cultivate your inner Lance Armstrong.
President Bush said he was looking forward to another cycle ride after colliding with a British police officer during a pre-G8 summit ride Wednesday evening.
President Bush collided with a British police officer during a bike ride Wednesday evening, suffering scrapes on his hands and arms that required bandaging, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.
Two years ago Mark Dwight closed a deal that looked like a dream come true. The 45-year-old CEO was attempting a turnaround of tiny Timbuk2, a $4 million San Francisco-based manufacturer of urban s...
How does one go from writing screenplays and producing TV shows to hawking a cure for "road rash?" The connection, for Jeffrey Neal, was mountain biking.
There's something not quite right about the phrase "luxury hiking." Hoofing it through woods and up canyon trails is an unavoidably sweaty proposition, and the toilet "behind that big rock" is hard...
In the first major clampdown on protesters before the Republican National Convention, New York police arrested 264 people Friday night during a mass demonstration.
A Greek soldier has been shot dead while on patrol at the Olympic mountain bike course near Athens.
The cool fall weather may not have you thinking about getting on a two-wheeler. But if you're looking for a new bike, now's the time to buy. With 2004 models rolling into most stores in November, m...
What small business owner doesn't dream of making more with less? Lucien Orza of Briarcliff Bike Works has managed to do just that. After seven years of selling mostly recreational bikes at his sub...
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The first time Scot Johnson went downhill mountain biking, he thought he'd wandered onto the set of a Mad Max movie. Scruffy guys in motorcycle helmets and body armor were hoisting giant bikes up c...
Extreme sports are all about merging activities, the more simultaneously the better. Enter Matt Hanson, a 33-year-old skier, snowboarder, and mountain biker in Playa del Rey, Calif., who's doing hi...
Among bicycle purists, Cannondale has the brand cachet of a Mercedes. The company, based in Bethel, Conn., makes road and mountain bikes so ruggedly beautiful--with distinctively fat aluminum tubin...
Patrick Heaney comes wobbling up the road on a mud-caked bicycle, looking grim. His dirt-spattered body trembles with fatigue; his eyes are deep tunnels of red. In the past two days he has bushwhac...
Okay, you'd like to travel overseas. And you're weighing the exotic appeal of exploring a foreign country against the daunting task of planning such a trip. You want to get the most out of your vac...
If 1997's stock market madness, long hours in the office or your responsibilities at home have left you badly in need of a vacation but too exhausted to plan a creative one, we're going to tell you...
Hours before Grand Central Terminal starts humming, the economic engine that drives the stock market--and ultimately, the entire country--is already cranking up. The fuel is the energy and hope of ...
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With swimming, basketball, and other indoor sports maxed out in popularity, what will recreational athletes do next? Take a hike. Or a camping trip. Kurt Salmon Associates, a consulting firm, predi...
ON weekday mornings, Lawrence Perlman rises at 5:30 to run three to seven miles along the Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. Most days he then lifts weights for half an hour before heading to the co...
Q. I am 26 and love to travel. My problem is finding reasonably priced short vacations for the single traveler. I've tried Club Med, and I'm not interested in cruises like Singleworld's. Any ideas?...
What to do for summer vacation? Raymond Benton, founder of the biggest U.S. bicycle tour operator, has an alternative to that oh-so-typical fortnight at Martha's Vineyard. His company, Travent Ltd....
Attention, aging high school jocks with dreams of glory, ex-joggers with blighted knees, teenage racers with Olympic ambitions and pedal-pushers out for a sedentary spin. The bicycle for you is out...
With the evening sun glinting off Lake Michigan, 6,500 runners from 400 companies raced out of Chicago's Grant Park in August on a 3.5-mile course that led through the Loop, along Lake Shore Drive,...
Halfway through a nine-day bicycle tour of the Chianti region of Tuscany in Italy, Arthur S. Labatt, 51, president of Trimark Investment Management, a Toronto mutual fund company, was fully adjuste...
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