8 Best Ponytail-friendly Bike Helmets You’re Sure to Love

Female cyclist wearing a blue helmet with a ponytail. She's drinking from a cup and holding a canteen.

No biking kit is complete without a helmet. The fact is, accidents happen, and in the event of a crash, a helmet can protect you from suffering potential serious injuries. Simply wearing a helmet can be the difference between suffering a minor scratch or a severe head or brain injury. For this reason, you need […]

Reflection on my first year of mountain biking as an over 50 rider

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I was persuaded that the idea of learning to mountain bike at well over 50 years old was not insane. I knew people my age rode, but I assumed they started much younger and stuck with it. I couldn’t imagine that people took it up as […]

An introduction to female mountain biking for 40+ women

Female Mountain Biking over 40

There are certain sports and activities that in my mind you don’t take up after a certain age. Some of them include snowboarding, skiing (water or snow), skateboarding, and mountain biking. The risk of injury seems high and aging joints don’t seem like they would be compatible with these activities. Sure, if you grew up […]

The 14 Best Smartwatches for Mountain Biking (2022)

Best smartwatch for mountain biking

Across the US, mountain biking trails are showing a 100-500% increased usage compared to 2019. It is obvious that mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular, with bike makers continuing to see a surge in sales. Serious mountain bikers like to use their mounted bike computers to track their routes, however, with the technological advancement in […]

The ultimate gift guide for adventurous female travelers

Holiday gift guide for the adventurous female traveler 2021

The pandemic has changed a lot about how we travel but it looks like things are turning around and people are taking to the air again.  This holiday gift list for the adventurous female traveler considers some of the ways travel has changed including the need to carry vaccination cards, a greater focus on hygiene, […]