Nutrition Guide for Cyclists

Good nutrition can be the difference between a strong day in the saddle or watching others fly by you. Here are some tips on eating well on and off the bike.

Twirlie Hot Dogs to the Refueling Rescue

Twirlie Hot Dogs to the Refueling Rescue

On long rides, cravings for more than gels or energy bars can lead to a convenience store pit stop. But how do those hot dogs and candy bars stack up nutritionally?

Maintain Your Lean, Mean Racing Machine

Maintain Your Lean, Mean Racing Machine

Being a healthy athlete involves a combination of training and solid nutrition habits. Here are ways to succeed when you feed.

Determine Your Century Nutrition Plan

Determine Your Century Nutrition Plan

Completing a century takes more than just logging the miles--you also need a nutritional plan. Try this step-by-step plan for perfect fueling.

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Drop It: 10 Steps to Achieve Your Optimal Performance Weight

Drop It: 10 Steps to Achieve Your Optimal Performance Weight

Looking to slim down for the upcoming race season? Here are 10 healthy tips for shedding excess pounds.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Even a really talented and hardworking pro can't make it to the top of the podium without following a strict race-ready diet. Here, two top cyclists share nutritional tips.

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Make Your Own Homemade Energy Gel

Make Your Own Homemade Energy Gel

A quick trip to the grocery store and a fondness for experimentation leads to a homemade alternative to energy gel supplements.

Fueling Up for the Ride

Fueling Up for the Ride

Whether it's the race season or the offseason, pre-ride meals, snacks and fluids are an important part of ensuring a strong outing on your bike.

Caffeine and Cycling

Caffeine and Cycling

If there's one thing that fits hand-in-hand with cycling culture, it's coffee and caffeine. Before Gatorade ever came along, diluted and de-fizzed cola was (and often remains) the sports drink of choice.

Carbohydrates: Fuel for Your Cycling

Carbohydrates: Fuel for Your Cycling

The energy boost you get from eating a sports bar or gel before or during exercise comes primarily from its carbohydrates. Here's the scoop on this vital performance enhancer.

Dropping Weight, Not Performance

Dropping Weight, Not Performance

Can a cyclist seeking to lose weight burn more calories than they take in and not suffer a drop in performance?

10 Ways to Manage Offseason Weight Control

10 Ways to Manage Offseason Weight Control

A big concern for competitive cyclists is weight control during the fall and winter months. Apply these tips to your diet and you'll be ready to ride strong when the new season approaches.

The Metabolic Equation: Do the Math and Get Faster

The Metabolic Equation: Do the Math and Get Faster

Eating less but can't lose weight? Or struggling to add some extra pounds to your frame? It's time to study up on how to make your metabolism work for you.

The Pistachio Diet: Weight Loss for Cycling Success

The Pistachio Diet: Weight Loss for Cycling Success

Have unwanted pounds found their way onto your body's frame? It's time to take a new approach to looking at nutrition labels, eating and weight control.

Feed Your Head: Brain Food for Athletes

Feed Your Head: Brain Food for Athletes

Lack of focus can derail performance as much as an injury can. Stay sharp and keep your head in the game with these nutrition guidelines.

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