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Posted in Blog on March 3, 2018

5 Amazing and Untold Moments in Cycling History

A lot has changed over the centuries since the first bicycles were invented in 1817 by German Baron Karl von Drais. There’s no doubt that the invention of the bicycle has brought about much social change, freedom and fun to the masses, with people able to get from A to B w ... Continue Reading

Posted in Featured Posts on January 31, 2018

Cycling’s 5 Top Tech Trends for 2018

The world of cycling is ever evolving, with bikes being made more aerodynamic, smoother to ride and much more comfortable. Think back to your very first bike! Really, how much has it changed since then. Hard saddles and downtube shifters are no more, and there are some prett ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on December 7, 2017

Training for Your First MTB Tour: 5 Best Tips to I ...

By Amanda Wilks / Image Source Before taking off for your first mountain bike tour across beautiful countryside or grueling mountain trials, chances are you’ll want to have your pedaling technique properly practiced. Knowing how to pedal is a simple task that can take y ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on December 5, 2017

Europe or America? 7 Reasons to Cycle the American ...

The American West: a land of soaring spires, monumental mountains, colossal canyons, and so much more. These landscapes are the backyard of Lizard Head Cycling Guides. You can seek out the West’s off-the-beaten track locations and explore these iconic landscapes on the regi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on November 13, 2017

Colorado by Two Wheels: Which Bike Tour Should I C ...

Lizard Head Cycling Guides are Colorado locals and the Centennial State is our backyard. Colorado offers a diverse mix of mountains, lush valleys, and river canyons for both road and mountain bike riding. It’s a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and many professional cycli ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on October 26, 2017

9 Destinations That Will Make You a Better Cyclist ...

Are you looking for your next challenge? Tired of the same old cycling routes? It’s time to pack your bike and take a flight to one of these destinations. When it is all said and done you’ll come back both a stronger and smarter cyclist.   1. French Alps The Frenc ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on September 11, 2017

The Hayduke Trail with Chris Solomon on NPR

Listen to long-time Lizard Head Cycling Guides friend Chris Solomon talk about his week-long experience on our Hayduke Trail MTB Tour with Rick Steves on the NPR show Travel with Rick Steves. Chris joins Rick at around the 32 minute mark in the audio from the show which origi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on September 4, 2017

A New Mexico Journal – Riding the Norte de N ...

Please enjoy this journal and first hand account of the tour from a guest on our recent New Mexico Bike Tour. I arrived at 3:15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico after an uneventful trip from Atlanta. Checked in, made a liquor store run and waited to meet my riding friends for supp ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on September 1, 2017

Special Telluride to Taos Tour

We were saddened to learn that Cycle Oregon 2017 was canceled due to increasing regional wildfires. We ran a very similar route in late June and it was a fantastic tour, so we are sorry many folks will miss out on this one this year. We wish a speedy end to these fires and ho ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Featured Posts on August 14, 2017

10 Things Cyclists Do That Normal People Don’t

If you’re a cycling enthusiast yourself (or you’re close to someone who is), you probably know they have a lot of unusual habits and quirks that “normal” people just don’t understand. Because cycling isn’t just a hobby, it’s more of a passion—even a way of lif ... Continue Reading