Please Join Me… Something wonderful happened in 2008. An iconic women’s cycling event, the Wild Goose Chase, was created by Terry and Gore Bike Wear. I first bicycled at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in 2006 when a family wedding brought me to Maryland. Cycling at Blackwater is magnificent. Miles and miles of lightly traveled flat […]
When Spring arrives and the heady scent of thawing earth and emerging blooms is in the air, the lure of a bicycle ride is overwhelming. Best to make sure you and your bike are ready for the enjoyable hours of riding to come. Human bodies and bicycle bodies aren’t really all that different when […]
Hosted by Terry Bicycles and GORE BIKE WEAR™ Join us on October 14th for a fundraising ride around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It’s a spectacular way to enjoy fall cycling while contributing to a great cause! There are events going on all weekend, so come to Cambridge and be […]
In the early days of Terry, I can remember spending hours with a photographer who wanted an edgy photo of me surrounded by bicycle wheels. I have so little patience for sitting, smiling, raising my chin a bit, turning my head this way then that way and waiting for lighting and backgrounds to be adjusted. […]
A lot of riders feel a little uncomfortable the first time they use bar end shift levers. Here’s a technique to keep you from wandering all over the road when you’re shifting.
Our most recent winner is Lori Scheel, who nominated Bicycles Plus in Folsom, California: “Why do I love Bicycles Plus in Folsom? Because they treat me like I am the most important customer they have, every time I walk through their doors. They happily change my flats, fix my gearing issues, and address my fit […]
All about the Valkyrie Tour and its versatile features that can’t adequately be explained with words. I’ll walk you through all its unique aspects. If you’re thinking about purchasing a Valkyrie, this is a great way to learn more about it.
Verna Bell submitted the story of her daughter, Sara, who volunteers for Ride2Recovery. We couldn’t think of a more deserving cause and we’re thrilled to present a Symmetry bicycle to Verna and a Susan B. bicycle to Ride2Recovery. Here’s Verna’s entry: Ride2Recovery is a not-for-profit organization that promotes rehab for those heroes who have been […]
Leaving my house, I turn out of my neighborhood and onto a lightly traveled, recently chip-sealed suburban road which makes me really appreciate the comfort of wider tires and a compliant frame. Within a mile, it’s decision time. Continue straight on a flat-ish route or turn right up a small hill. Wondering whether a recent […]
I make rubbings of tire sidewalls and I like to doodle — hence this very stylized tracing of the Schwalbe Durano tire used on my Valkyrie Tour. You can see from this that the maximum recommended inflation pressure for this tire is 115 psi and the minimum is 85 psi. Do you think it’s always […]
No matter what you call it, “chip seal”, “oil and stone”, “tar and feather” or “aargh, not my favorite road”, it affects all cyclists. When faced with a freshly chip sealed road, I try to be as pragmatic as possible. The more I know about chip seal, the more I’ll appreciate it. Maybe. I’m sharing […]
Those of you who follow Terry know we recently instituted “Ride It Forward”, an opportunity to reward a woman who encourages other women to ride through her own inspiring story. Our very first, and very deserving winner of a Terry Symmetry bicycle is Amy Petty. She was nominated by her friend, Laura Holt. I’ve had […]
Women everywhere will have a voice in recognizing—and rewarding bicycles to—inspirational women. Together, we’ll build a women’s cycling community that celebrates the joy and transformational experience of cycling, while inspiring others to Ride it Forward. Recent winner: Amy Petty’s Inspiring Story Those of you who follow Terry know we recently instituted “Ride It Forward”, an […]
When I first started building bicycles for women some 25 years ago, it took only a quick glance at a man and a woman of the same height to see that her legs were longer than his. Her shorter torso was clearly the reason why she felt “stretched out” on a bike and had to […]
Based on a quick review of bike manufacturers’ websites, women’s bikes don’t seem to have gone anywhere, but a little probing shows the industry might to be in retrograde mode. Having made so much progress in the last 25 years, it would be a shame to lose sight of the goal: bountiful offerings for all […]
Small tweaks here and there can make all the difference. This interactive drawing will explain all.
An oldie but a goodie. A fine lugged steel frame that’s still going strong, as steel is wont to do.
I carry all kinds of things. The last thing I want is to be stuck without the right tool. Here are my secrets:
Lots of people can’t figure out how to get air into a presta valve. Here’s the secret:
Quick release levers confuse a lot of people. But once you understand how they work, they’re a cinch.