With tires twice the width of a standard mountain bike, fat bikes are made for snow. Some ski facilities are embracing the bikes as a way to keep business booming when there’s not quite enough snow to ski. Jon Kalish has this story from Vermont.
Ji Cheng, the first Chinese rider to compete in the Tour de France, will likely finish in last place. But Ji isn’t upset about his position. Ian Austen of The New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
This year the Tour de France began in the United Kingdom, which is why Bill Littlefield, who’d gone to London for a break from sports, came to witness the spectacle.
The 2014 Tour de France begins Saturday in Leeds, England. This year’s race, which falls on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, will include a number of tributes to those who were killed.
In recent years, hit-and-run accidents have been increasing. Kevin Ferguson shares a story about Damian Kevitt, a victim of a hit-and-run who has embraced his situation and is working to raise awareness for cycling safety.
Tim Lewis joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book, ‘The Land of Second Chances,’ and to explain how a bicycle can change lives in Rwanda.
Facing a federal lawsuit, Lance Armstrong now claims that the Postal Service should have known he was doping, despite all of his denials to the contrary. Got that? Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal helps Bill make sense of the latest court filings.
Susan Sabin loves the sport of cycling, but for her it is forever associated with tragedy. The amateur cyclist shares her thoughts on sharing the road.
Not too long ago, SI legal expert Michael McCann discovered disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong among his Twitter followers. The online connection led to Armstrong’s first interview since his January mea culpa to Oprah Winfrey. McCann speaks with Bill Littlefield about his unexpected sit-down with Lance.
Lance Armstrong may have been stripped of his Tour de France titles, but on one website, he remains King of the Mountain. Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Helliker about Armstrong’s latest endeavor.