cycling

Jersey Girl Triathlon

July 11, 2018

Coming August 4, 2018. Head to the Jersey Shore for a premier women’s only triathlon! The Jersey Girl Triathlon starts off in the usually warm waters of Long Branch with a 300 yard swim in the Atlantic Ocean, followed by an 11 mile bike ride through a scenic flat course along Ocean Avenue with some of the […]

World Bicycle Day

May 30, 2018

Coming June 3, 2018. It’s official…the United Nations has declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day! Approved earlier this year, June 3rd is set aside to encourage the use of this 2 wheeled mode of transport that is over 200 years old as a clean, affordable, simple, healthy way to get around. So hop on […]

Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race

April 2, 2018

Coming April 7, 2018. They’re blooming in the nation’s first county park! It’s the cherry trees! And what better way to enjoy them than to participate in the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race at Branch Brook Park. This New Jersey park dates back to the 1800s and was designed by the landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted […]

GeoOrbital

March 16, 2018

They reinvented the wheel! GeoOrbital is an innovative way to convert your regular bike into an electric bike. Exchange your front wheel for the GeoOrbital wheel, clip the throttle to your handlebars, and in no time at all (and with no tools either!), you’re set to go! The tire is solid foam and will never […]

Blossoms by Bike

March 15, 2018

Starting March 18, 2018. It’s that time of year in the Nation’s Capital…the Cherry Blossoms are blooming! Join Bike and Roll for their seasonal Blossoms by Bike tour. This is a two hour guided ride through areas of Washington DC that are filled with beautiful flowers from the more than 3,000 cherry trees gifted to the […]

ShamRock ‘n’ Ride Burger Tri

March 13, 2018

Coming March 17, 2018. A completely different kind of triathlon! It’s burgers, bikes, and beer with the ShamRock ‘n’ Ride Burger Tri! The setting is Macon, Georgia, and your challenge starts with coffee shots. Then hop on your bike, and it’s off to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Your next challenge is a juicy burger followed by what […]

Tourissimo Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour

March 1, 2018

Coming June 4, 2018. Cycle and eat your way through Italy! The Tourissimo Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour sounds like a delicious escapade through the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. On this weeklong journey, cohosted by two talented chefs, get ready to cycle to castles, quaint villages, picturesque vistas, and food, food, food! Visit the dairy farm […]

BikeBus

February 1, 2018

Wheels on wheels! BikeBus is a novel gym on wheels in Boston, Massachusetts. A seemingly ordinary city bus has been converted to an indoor cycling studio. The exercise bikes are secured to the floor of the bus as it tours past various sightseeing landmarks around the city. Cycling shoes are not necessary, but if you […]

WinterBike Fatbike Festival

January 19, 2018

Coming March 3, 2018. Cycling in the winter? Yes, as long as you have a fatbike!  Head to Kingdom Trails in Vermont for the 7th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival. Kingdom Trails is an all-season location with 25 miles of groomed trails for biking, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing in the winter and about 100 miles of […]

Women V Cancer Ride the Night

January 10, 2018

Coming May 5 or May 26, 2018. Looking for a challenge? The Women V Cancer Ride the Night is a 100km cycling effort that helps to raise funds to fight women’s cancers. Starting in the heart of London, this all women event has you cycling a circular route starting and finishing at the Royal Windsor […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Most Innovative Adventure Items

January 5, 2018

We reviewed a lot of innovative adventure items in 2017, so our TrailblazerGirl editorial team had a difficult time deciding on the top 3 items, but here are the ones that really stood out. First, the summer in one of our favorite cities, Vancouver, offered a unique, aerial dining experience with Dinner in the Sky. […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Celebrating the Cold Weather!

January 4, 2018

Burrrr…with incredibly cold weather hitting much of the nation, the team at TrailblazerGirl got together and came up with their top 3 picks from the 2017 reviews for ways to enjoy and celebrate this cold weather. First off, be prepared with the Volt Resistance Women’s Thermal Half Zip. This stylish top has a soft and […]

Top Bike of 2017

December 5, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Bike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Topeak Aero USB 1W Combo, a set of front and back lights that are […]

Toko Convertible Glove

November 20, 2017

Gloves or mittens? Now, you don’t have to choose. You can have both with the Convertible Glove from our friends at Toko! It’s a poly/Lycra glove with a nylon, windproof cover that tucks into a pocket at your wrist when you don’t need that extra protection. The glove portion has external finger seams for added […]

One80 Trek Bundle

November 15, 2017

Hands free lighting and visibility! The Trek Bundle from our friends at One80 is a rechargeable band of 20 LED lights that can either be worn as a headband or around your waist. The name of the company is aptly descriptive; the band provides 180 degrees of semicircular illumination. The bundle comes with a stretchy headband and Trek […]

Glenmorangie Original by Renovo

September 22, 2017

Savor the ride! The most recent collaboration between Renovo, the Portland company that pioneered the concept of building engineered hollow hardwood bicycle frames, and Glenmorangie, creators of the award winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, is a beautifully crafted bike call the Glenmorangie Original. Yes, you guessed it, the frame of this bike is made from those very same casks […]

Topeak JoeBlow Twin Turbo

September 22, 2017

Wow, this baby is big! The new JoeBlow Twin Turbo from our friends at Topeak is a significant floor pump with significant power. Those smart engineers at Topeak designed proprietary twin turbo technology to optimize your time and effort in filling those tires so you can hit the road and the trails more quickly. At […]

Granfondo Campagnolo Roma

September 22, 2017

Coming October 6, 2017. The grandest of the Granfondos! Held in the Eternal City of Rome, the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma is a challenging ride of 122 km with 2,025 m of climbing and 4 timed hills. Amazing scenery awaits as you take in such sites as the Colosseum, the Appian Way, Fori Imperiali, Castelli Romani and Lake Albano. And, […]

7mesh Quantum Jersey

August 24, 2017

Yet another winner from the folks at 7mesh! We’ve shared some of their cycling pieces with you before, and their latest and greatest is the new Quantum Jersey. Construction of this jersey includes features that are clearly from a company that knows cycling. A full length zipper makes getting this jersey on and off easy. There […]

Women V Cancer London to Paris Bike Ride

August 24, 2017

Coming October 4, 2017. Cycle from London to Paris for three worthy charities. It’s the Women V Cancer London to Paris Bike Ride that raises funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. This women-only event is a three-day challenge, traveling about 240 miles. Your journey starts in central London and takes you through the rolling hills […]

LumaGlo Crossbelt

August 23, 2017

The latest in wearable safety gear. LumaGlo Crossbelt is a bright idea (hee-hee, pun intended!) that will help keep you safe when you are doing your TrailblazerGirl thing at night. Just released this month, LumaGlo is a practical safety device that ensures you will be seen from all angles, front, back, sides, or as they […]

Elite Fly Bottle

August 4, 2017

Hydrate like the pros! The new Fly Bottles from the cycling experts at Elite are the crème de la crème, and it’s easy to see why the 2017 World Tour pro teams are using them. These 550ml bottles are hyper-lightweight at only 54 grams, and with most standard bottles weighing over 80 grams, they are reportedly the lightest […]

Wonderwoman Ride

August 4, 2017

Coming September 16, 2017. Channel your inner Wonder Woman for the Wonderwoman Ride in southern Utah! This women-only, fully supported ride has a route for riders of all abilities and fitness levels: 15 miles, 30 miles, 70 miles, or 100 miles. Expect gorgeous rolling hills, aid stations with all the essentials, even a lunch stop […]

Princess Pedalfest

July 27, 2017

Coming August 5, 2017. Don your tutu and tiara…it’s the Princess Pedalfest! This is a fun, non-competive ride just for us ladies held in Hayden, Idaho. All skill levels are welcome with 4 route distances to choose from: 12.5, 25, 45, and 60 miles. The ride is fully supported with “Motivation Stations” along the way, complete […]