Cycling Philanthropists | Barton Haynes

When cycling and philanthropy are combined, beautiful things can happen. I always tune in when I hear about cyclists doing wonderful things with their time, energy, and money to help others in need. On par with another recent article I wrote titled Cycling Nonprofits | Barton Haynes, I’m going to be writing about three outstanding…

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What is Cyclocross? | Barton Haynes

Today, we’re getting into a category of cycling that has peaked my interest lately. Though my expertise lies in road cycling, I read an article about a cyclocross bike on bicycling.com that propelled me to further research the sport of cyclocross. For those of you who were like me a week ago regarding their knowledge…

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Doping in Cycling | Barton Haynes

Since it’s been some time since I’ve posted a “Bicycle History” article, I thought that I’d write a little bit about the history of a hot topic in the cycling world: doping in cycling. What is doping? According to Wikipedia, doping in sports is defined as ” [the] use of physiological substances or abnormal method to obtain…

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Fun Bicycle History Facts | Barton Haynes

Hi, fellow cyclists! Today, I’m sharing 8 fun bicycle history facts with you all. If you follow the content on my picture-based blog (at bartonhaynes.com), you saw that my latest post was titled 19th Century Cycling | Barton Haynes. Furthermore, if you’ve followed my blogs for a longer period of time, you’ll know I’m a bit…

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Chris Froome Scandal

A while back, I published an article titled “Who Is Chris Froome?” This might be a relevant article to revisit due to the popular headlines in this week’s news. If you’ve been tuning into the news, you’ve probably seen headlines that look like this: Tour de France Winner Chris Froome Failed Doping Test Tour de…

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Top Female Cyclists

A reader recently pointed out that my website is heavily geared towards male cyclists. This, of course, is due to the fact that I am a male and that’s the cycling world I ride in. However, it goes without saying that there are wonderful resources out there for women cyclists. A few notable cycling bloggers out…

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Who is Chris Froome?

In the world of cycling, there are laymen and there are gods. Like in any sport, a small group of untouchables hover above the rest and achieve greatness amongst mankind. Chris Froome is a part of that elite club. An idol amongst the millions of cyclists around the world, he won the Tour de France in…

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The History of Bicycle Tires

“[Bicycle wheels] can hold about 400 times their own weight on a regular basis and they won’t collapse until roughly 700 times their own weight, which makes them one of the strongest man-made structures on the planet.” -Paolo Salvagione Any cyclist knows that bicycle tires make all the difference in a ride. Early in my…

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History Of BMX Racing

Abbreviated as BMX, the Bicycle MotorCross is a type of cycle sport that is performed on the BMX bikes. The BMX racing is an off-road racing that is performed by bicycles. The BMX format was originated from the motocross racing. This type of racing started when some young cyclists took part in the motocross tracks…

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