For riders who like it hot, the Hotter’N Hell Hundred doesn’t disappoint! It sounds like one of the most uninviting challenges in the cycling calendar, but it seems cyclists can’t get enough punishment – this event is the biggest century ride in the U.S.! Proclaimed as the THE CENTENNIAL RIDE FROM HELL, and A TEXAS […]
We rounded up our favorite cycling gear to get you ready for Fall’s variable conditions.
Crisp air and turning leaves make for delightful cycling, but early nightfall and surprise frosts also bring challenges. Here are some top picks to prepare you for the ups and downs of the season…
Terry customer Debra Hoover, and her husband, Charlie, recently completed a week’s tour through some of Maine’s most interesting cycling country. The BikeMaine event is now an early Fall tradition, each year exploring a different part of a state with very diverse regions. This year the tour centered on Maine’s mid-coast region, with a loop encompassing the valley where the state’s organic farming tradition took root, and plenty of picturesque Down-East coastal villages. As Debra put it, “We had a great trip, but who knew the mid-coast could have soooo many hills…
It’s hard enough to choose clothes online, since you can’t touch and feel the fabrics, or see how a print or style looks and feels on your body rather than on a model’s. When you add in all the complexities of specialized athletic apparel or equipment, it can be quite a challenge to find the right items.
It’s important to get it right, and not just to avoid dealing with returns. Choosing gear that’s well suited to the activity you are doing is a big part of enjoying it – when it’s the wrong thing, or it doesn’t fit you properly, it can really ruin your ride. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to make it easier for you to find exactly the right gear for the riding you will do, and get the right fit for your needs.
We recently added new features on our website to help you narrow down the options to the ones that will work best for you. Now you can see much more easily what colors are available when there is a choice, and filter down our extensive array of cycling bottoms by the product attributes that matter most to you.
Climbing the Cols of the Tour de France through Provence and the Pyrenees Contributed by Terry Ambassador Karen Marshall Featuring lots of lavender, Lord of the Rings landscapes, and some of the toughest riding you may ever do. After a riding adventure with a too heavy bag last summer I made a vow: pack […]
Hot weather cycling is a lot more appealing than setting out for a ride in cold, gray, wintry weather. Longer days, no restrictive layers of clothing, easier pedaling with relaxed, warmed up muscles. But hot weather brings another set of challenges, and really hot weather can bring real danger.
High temperatures don’t have to stop you enjoying a good bike ride. Just follow these tips and guidelines to stay cool and safe when the mercury climbs higher than Mont Ventoux.
Today the Tour de France winds up in Paris, after three weeks of intense struggle, and surprises all the way. The parade into Paris is always the most widely watched stage of the Tour. It’s designed for TV, with a flat course highlighted by loops around the Champs d’Elysées, and tight sprints against the backdrop […]
Where do all those cool Terry cycling jersey designs come from? Every jersey pattern starts with a creative idea – a doodle or spark of inspiration in a designer’s imagination. Where do those ideas come from, and how are they transformed into the sophisticated jersey designs of Terry cycling apparel – appealing patterns that work […]
RAGBRAI 2019 – Notes from the Road We rode ’til there was no more road, and found friends old and new, pork served more ways than we ever thought possible, and yes, uni-corns… Terry returned to Iowa for RAGBRAI 2019 – after far too long a break – in the form of Customer Service Ace […]
After another week of exciting bike racing, with plenty of heroic efforts, unfortunate setbacks, some mystery and even tragedy for a few riders, the mood of the Tour has shifted. In the first week riders had commented that the race felt more relaxed than previous years. Now the stakes are clear and the remaining contenders are doing battle…
The key stages in the second week of the Tour de France 2019 seem to have been Stage 10, classed as a flat stage, the Individual Time Trial, and Stage 14, to the summit of Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees. These stages included surprises, and produced swings in the rankings that sealed the deal against many of the riders hoping for a podium finish.
Hills, let alone mountains, are surely the number one obstacle for new cyclists, as they are associated with hard work and pain and all that. This makes climbing hills one of the most daunting and challenging parts of riding a bicycle, especially for beginners who may try to avoid hills at all costs.
On the other hand, conquering difficult climbs on a bike gives you a sense of achievement and success that’s hard to equal any other way. Many times, you get the additional reward of incredible vistas that you feel you have truly earned.
With the correct gearing, technique, and attitude, you can learn to love the hills — to seek them out, challenge them, defy them — because hills can be a vital part of your cardiovascular training program, and that feeling of accomplishment at the top of the climb can be addictive!
This round up of our favorite cycling tips for climbing will help any cyclist ride up hills better. Whether you’re just setting out as a cyclist or you’ve been riding for ages, there’s no need to be daunted by the prospect of those steep hills. These cycling climbing techniques will help you conserve energy and enjoy the uphill ride a lot more.
There’s a side of the Tour de France that people watching on TV or streaming the race might not ever see. Only the spectators who put up with all kinds of inconvenience to watch the race flash by in person get to fully appreciate this aspect of the Tour.
It’s the Tour de France advertising caravan – a pre-race party parade that follows the route soon to be ridden by the teams.
Long time Terry customer, Jodi Smee, shares some great tips on beating the heat, and reveals a veritable museum of Terry cycling tops. We were delighted when Jodi reached out recently to let us know about her extensive collection of Terry bike clothing. Even better, she’s a very interesting lady with great stories to tell. […]
Tour Crazy – We take a look at the first week’s racing and what’s coming up next . Highlights of the first week of the Tour de France 2019 One week down, two to go, and the race is taking its distinct shape. So far the story is about Julian Alaphillipe emerging as a serious […]
Recent Customer Feedback Focuses on Cycling Apparel That Beats The Heat.
We love it when we can stop tooting our own horns and let our wonderful customers tell their own stories about our products.
Some recent comments and photos seemed to follow a very important theme at this time of year – beating the heat, and were so good we had to share
Introducing The Gritty Girls Mountain Bike Club! This all-girls program aims to get girls on the trails with basic skills and promote confidence through games, group rides, and fun challenges.
Gritty Girls was pioneered by Shelley Lutz, coordinator of our Wellness Revolution program in Rutland, Vermont. The series of rides and workshops was supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, and the girls had a blast. We were happy to support the effort with bike clothing for the participants.
Get ready – it’s our Summer tradition here at Terry! If you’re near Burlington, Vermont, on August 1st & 2nd this year, pop in and join us under our brand new Terry tent. There will be bargains galore, freebies, old friends and new faces. Come shop our annual cycling blow out sale in Burlington, Vermont. […]
The Terry Mini-Guide to the Tour De France 2019 Features of the 2019 Tour de France This year’s Tour de France will be among the most interesting of recent years. Not just because the race features some celebrations of notable anniversaries, but because recent crashes have removed several pre-race favorites, leaving the race wide open. […]
Ordinary Dads are great, but cycling Dads are something special! We’re delighted to share and celebrate some of the Dads here on planet Terry. Tell us about yours! Cheers, Dads! Serena W. thanks Andy Cheers to a great dad who loves sharing adventure with his children and partner! My partner Andy has two wonderful boys […]
How a slow-learned lesson from my mis-spent youth can now help you find the right bike seat quickly and easily. As many of us know from hard, painful experience, with the right saddle on your bike you barely think about your seat at all. When it’s not the right one you can barely think of […]