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Keeping bike fit when riding isn't an option

Good fitness requires consistency, but due to travel, work, family, and other time constraints, being able to ride multiple times a week ...

How to sleep well after a hard training session

We received the following question for #AskALP on twitter: "@ellacyclingtips Pls help me sleep better after I ride in your #weeklywisdom ...

What is the ideal cadence?

Riding a bike is different from other endurance sports. When we ride a bike, we have the ability to change gears and to choose a cadence ...

How long should I wait before doing another hard workout?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Team tactics 101

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Back to basics: work on your skills and weaknesses

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Plan to succeed in 2017

How do I set goals? "Fail to plan and you plan to fail." This saying has more importance than you realise. In order to be successful at a...

5 tips to avoid getting dropped

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Watch your posture for strong, pain-free riding

While most of us do spend the time to get a proper bike fit, I’m finding that too little attention is spent on how we sit on our bikes. D...

Ask ALP: Why am I so sore two days after a big effort?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Get the most of your training: stop coasting and soft pedaling

With work, family and other commitment, most of us are limited to 8 to 12 hours of training time per week. To get the most out of limited...

Criterium racing: the Do's and Dont's

For all you Aussies, crit season is here! Earlier this week, Verita Stewart shared her beginner's guide to prepping for a criterium, now ...

How to find a cycling coach

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Five lessons learned at the US Pro Challenge by a first-time sports director

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Ask ALP: I'm feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Power-to-weight ratio: Will losing weight make me a better cyclist?

Power-to-weight ratio. Watts per Kilogram. Race weight. Three different ways to say it, one simple meaning: no matter how much you weigh,...

Ask ALP: How do I train with minimal free time?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Ask ALP: How do I become a better climber?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Weekly Wisdom: Become a more complete cyclist

I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Alison Powers, multi-time, multi-discipline American national champion and founder of ALP Cycles. Al...