The Best Nutrition Products for Cyclists

Walking into the nutrition aisle of a grocery store—or even a vitamin and nutrition shop—is pretty intimidating. There are just so many choices.

While sports nutrition is a science, figuring out what works best for you is not. You'll need to experiment to determine your specific cycling caloric needs. This can be a trial and error process: How many calories per hour do you need to stave off bonking? What flavors do you like? What agrees with your stomach? What nutrition and hydration options are easiest to take in while riding? Experiment and be patient while you figure things out.

We offer some of our favorite sports nutrition and hydration options to help you make the smartest choices for your on-the-bike nutrition needs.

About the Author

Greg Kaplan,

A lifelong endurance sports athlete, Greg raced bikes on the road as a junior prior to changing his athletic focus to rowing. Upon retiring from elite rowing competition, Greg revisited his passion for racing bikes and also added some swimming and running into the mix, competing at the ITU Age Group World Championships on multiple occasions. He and his wife Shannon—also a rower, bike-racer, and triathlete—enjoy traveling, learning about wine and keeping up with their rescue cats when they are not training or racing.
A lifelong endurance sports athlete, Greg raced bikes on the road as a junior prior to changing his athletic focus to rowing. Upon retiring from elite rowing competition, Greg revisited his passion for racing bikes and also added some swimming and running into the mix, competing at the ITU Age Group World Championships on multiple occasions. He and his wife Shannon—also a rower, bike-racer, and triathlete—enjoy traveling, learning about wine and keeping up with their rescue cats when they are not training or racing.

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