On my old steel mountain bike, dinged with the scars of past adventures, I loaded up all my gear and set off from the forests of central Mexico. My goal was to bike with monarchs, millions of them, from their overwintering forest to their summer range in Canada, and back again. The monarchs would fly because they were butterflies. I would bike because I was the self-proclaimed butterbiker…
Ever been chased by a dog when you cycle past its home?
Sooner or later every cyclist will encounter a dog “defending” its turf, playfully or aggressively. Either way it is an unpredictable and scary situation, and it’s best to be prepared ahead of time with some defensive strategies to prevent a dog attack, or reduce the risk of being bitten.
Here are our insider picks from the shelves at Terry – the crème de la crème of gifts for cyclists to give, to receive or to covet.
We asked the Terry team for creative cycling gift ideas, and ended up with a list of goodies sure to make almost anyone happy, cyclist or otherwise. Here’s what we plan on giving, might like to receive ourselves, or would recommend to anyone shopping for a cyclist on their list.
We’ve put cycling tights to the test in some pretty extreme conditions from wet road surfaces to frigid temperatures. And while the option always exists for layering a shell tight over bike shorts, our testers favor the integrated, dedicated cycling tights with chamois. The main reason is less bulk and therefore a reduction in the potential for chafing at waist, back of knee and through the crotch where multiple fabric layers can be extra problematic.
Years of development and sourcing have resulted in what we think is a pretty comprehensive array of options – and the best cycling tights for female cyclists. If you’re a serious rider trying to eke out every rideable day possible, you’ll get your money’s worth out of any one of these.
More and more cyclists are choosing to keep riding through the winter, thanks to better equipment, clothing, and a little know-how.
Good snow clearance on the bike lanes of cycling-friendly cities helps a lot too, but even without that you don’t have to stop racking up the miles, or take to a car, just because it turns cold.
In fact, winter riding can be really fun – there’s great satisfaction in defying the cold to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit.
On the other hand, winter brings some real hazards – some fairly obvious, some not so much – that call for a little preparation and common sense.
Here is a roundup of winter cycling tips to help you stay on two wheels, safely, through the deepest cold of the season.
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 […]
Like hills and mountains? You’ll love cycling in Corsica!
I spent a week exploring the many long ups and precipitous downs of Corsica – one of the world’s most beautiful cycling destinations.
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 […]
The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Oregon is a paved trail with a fascinating history. Built from 1913 to 1922 it was the first major paved highway in the Pacific Northwest and the first scenic highway constructed in the United States. Modeled after the great scenic roads of Europe, it was designed for a public who wanted to enjoy nature’s beauty from their Model T. With a maximum of 5% grades and 200ft turning radius it’s really a delight to bike.
The brighter the better…pocket free multi-utility…kits that zoom. The new season is IN and flying out the door already. We’ve electrified the palette to give you every advantage when riding through Fall. More Soleil options (check out the new pocketless Free), more thermal tops and tights, new performance partners like Showers Pass and lots of […]
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.
Aprés-ride Impressions of RAGBRAI 2019 “Anyone who has ever gotten on a bike should come to RAGBRAI.” – From a 79 year-old cyclist riding in his 43rd RAGBRAI. “Everybody’s Ride.” – From a Dad on a tandem with his 12 year-old daughter. “You don’t love it, you don’t hate it, you just live it – […]
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 […]
The party’s over for another year but if you didn’t get your fill and you haven’t entered the world of cycling-related podcasts, get yourself downloaded. Both of the following podcasts upped their game dramatically this year and the episodes are insightful, funny, educational and a great way to extend your cycle IQ. Download them […]
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.