Essential Summer Reading List

The weather’s getting warm, the bike lanes are bulging with riders, and it’s not even officially Summer yet! Before you hit the road, check out this handy reading list to make the most of your sunny spins and help you conquer the season, Pure Cycles style.

Beat the Heat

Get the skinny on everything warm-weather related. From sun protection, apparel, water, and hauling all your stuff without breaking a sweat! Find out what to expect, and be prepared!

Body Maintenance: Hydration


Determined to beat dehydration and want a more detailed look at the wetter side of riding? This post has everything you want to know water-wise and will walk you through staying hydro-happy on the road this Summer.

PFTV 3: Lycra, Kits, Bibs, and Beating the Heat


Tired of reading? Give this video a go to get Amanda’s take on lycra, spandex, and the magical heat-busting properties of all those stretchy bike clothes! One ride and you’ll wonder how you ever made it through last Summer in those jeans.

Commuting by Bike: Getting Started

The rise in temps always means a boost for bike commuting! After all, is there anywhere worse to be during a heatwave than stuck in traffic? Get yourself geared up for the workweek with this handy guide for starting your ride-to-work regime. 

Night Riding

Hot days mean hot nights, and hot nights mean late-night ride action. But don’t tackle the darkness unprepared. Get the scoop on all things night-ride, and you’ll be pedaling happily ‘til sunrise!

That’ll get you started, and we can’t wait to see how you and your bike conquer Summer together! Drop any Summer-specific questions in the comments and, if you’re snapping seasonal pics, be sure to enter the Ride into Summer Photo Challenge! We’ll see you in the sun!