Titanium Water Bottle Cage Comparison

There are many advantages to titanium water bottle cages. They offer incredible durability, corrosion resistance, and featherweight good looks.

There are only few main manufacturers of “name brand” titanium bottle cages, including King Cage, Specialized, and Blackburn. … More Titanium Water Bottle Cage Comparison


Eight drinks figure eight around Olympia

Cyclists love beer and food. This route is designed to take you past a variety of locally owned craft brewers, wineries, and food stops through Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and rural Thurston County! Due to hours of operation at these businesses, this trip is best started mid-morning on a Saturday. Distance: 49 mile loop Elevation: 863ft … More Eight drinks figure eight around Olympia

Centennial Trail – Arlington, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish

Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail is an fantastic example of a completed and well executed rail-to-trail conversion. The trail is justifiably popular with good signage and frequent maintenance. Distance: 30.3 miles one way Elevation: 499ft of elevation gain Time: Allow 3 to 4 hours Parking: The northern trailhead offers convenient parking at the site of the … More Centennial Trail – Arlington, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish

Update: Front Baskets for U-Locks

Oly.Bike’s previous post about Front Racks that hold U-Locks missed one good option. The Specialized Globe Front Basket is reasonably light, attaches to most bikes, and (unlike your familiar Wald Basket) has a U-Lock holder. I prefer the the looks of the newer Blackburn Local Basket, which also has a decent headlight mounting location. But the Globe … More Update: Front Baskets for U-Locks