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How To Get Into Mountain Biking: A Beginner’s Guide

Bike lover Amanda Wilks of Mountain Bike Reviewed has a vast knowledge has a vast knowledge about mountain biking and can give you advice on how to restore an old mountain bike, how to enjoy an epic mountain bike adventure at night and more. For the Bikemap Blog, the...

10 Amazing Routes for Cycling in the Alps

Will shares his top routes in the Alps Will, a Canadian who lives in Geneva, calls himself “happiest when cycling uphill” but only began cycling in earnest when he made a New Year’s Resolution to achieve 10.000 km on his bike in 2005. That got him hooked...

How To Beat The Summer Heat

This year, there were uncomfortably hot days even before the summer had officially started. Now, during the holidays, the heat sometimes becomes unbearable. The best solution is to cool off at the local pool. However, there's no need to completely renounce cycling....

7 Long-Term Benefits of Cycling

Everyone knows that cycling brings many advantages, but despite the obvious positive effects of cycling, such as health benefits, improving your immune system, saving money and protecting the environment by leaving the car at home, many still prefer to take the car or...

How many calories do I burn when cycling?

Counting calories isn't everyone's business - but paying attention to your energy consumption is good for you, no matter if you want to lose weight or prevent performance losses. Here are a couple of useful tips for cyclists. Basic facts about your energy consumption...

How to stay hydrated on long bike rides

Long bike rides can be quite challenging and test your limits, making it even more important to pay attention to taking in enough fluids in order to prevent dehydration, which can be life threatening. This post will tell you everything you need to know about how you...

Taking your Bike on a Plane – Tips & Tricks

Every world exploring bike traveller who wants to visit far-away destinations overseas or doesn't want to undertake the journey to the chosen destination by bike due to time constraints will at some point depend on planes as a means of transport for his bike. However,...

How To Choose The Right Frame Size

When buying a new bike, you naturally want it to be just right for you - which is exactly what you need in order to cycle economically and have long-lasting fun when out and about. The size of your bike frame is calculated according to the type of bike you're using....

Bikemap’s base maps – route planning made easy!

When browsing for routes or using the route planner, you've surely noticed the 3 buttons in the top right corner on the Bikemap website, which you can use to switch between different base maps and layers providing additional information. But what do the numerous...

Rusty Bike – What To Do?

Do you have the feeling that your bike isn't running as smoothly and that pedaling has become twice as hard since the winter has ended? One possible reason might be that you haven't lost the holiday pounds - or your bike isn't up to speed. Especially screws, spokes...

Sick Of Plastic Water? Drink Different!

Everyone knows of the importance of staying hydrated to be able to perform well, especially when doing sports. Luckily, you can always fix a bottle holder on your bike and bring a water bottle on every bike trip you take. But who doesn’t know the stale plastic taste...

Pros & Cons: Should Cyclists Shave Their Legs?

Many non-cyclists might shake their heads at the sight of the clean-shaven legs of many cyclists. Now, with the new cycling season drawing nearer and biker shorts exposing many men's taut calves, the question of whether to shave or not to shave becomes relevant again....

Bikepacking the Carettera Austral in Patagonia

Bikemap user Matteo Colizzi has embarked on many epic bike trips. In December 2017, he bikepacked 1247 km of the Carettera Austral in the Chilean Patagonia from Puerto Montt to Villa O’ Higgins, one of the most scenic road in the world that welcomes many bike...

Bikemap Guide To Buying Used Bikes

Why buy a new bike and spend a lot of money when there is a great selection of used bicycles available online? There are countless internet platforms where bikes can be bought and sold. Nevertheless, you should be careful as there is always the risk of getting scammed...