Author: Peter Flax

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Cycling Santas: How 200 kids in need were gifted a two-wheel holiday surprise

This is one of those rare inspirational stories that begins with a tweet. If you…

The meaning of the pursuit: An esteemed domestique wins his final race

This story, by necessity, must open in Okinawa, Japan, on an anonymous incline on a…

Commentary: Why I stopped wearing a bike helmet

Before you dive into Peter Flax's piece below, a quick note. First and foremost, the…

A litany of love: An ode to all that’s beautiful in cycling

My whole day turned around on a short ride to the coffee shop. I had…

Still alive: Chase Thurman’s miracle ride across America

Everyone who has done an important race or gone after an epic adventure knows that…

26 times up the Cauberg: The strange story of the 1948 world championship

It’s an unremarkable stretch of road in Valkenburg. Over the past 15 years, it’s become…

Marathon effort: The story behind the man who ran the Tour de France

Let’s just get this out of the way right from the start: This is a…

An enigma wrapped in rainbow stripes: Understanding Peter Sagan

I am sure as hell not going to pretend that I understand Peter Sagan. He’s…

The Cancellara-Gaimon 'fondo face-off': A pretentiously exclusive account

In one of the most intensely followed gran fondo battles of the 21st Century, Phil…

Spartacus vs Phil the Thrill: The looming Cancellara-Gaimon fondo showdown

With July looming, it is time for the cycling community to cast its focus on…

Lost and found: Painful memories of a bike tour that shaped two lives

I’ve had 15 years to think through this story and I still don’t know how…

Opinion: Only love can break your heart — a lamentation on Chris Froome

I got punched in the gut at 6am this morning. I’d just woken up and…

In search of enlightenment: A lifelong roadie gives SoulCycle a spin

The ride began in the dark. I was out of the saddle — and out…

Commentary: A partially subjective ranking of cycling's dopers, loved and hated

Since I started following pro bike racing in the 1980s, I have marveled at the…

Barely controlled chaos: The life and death of the Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race

The Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race didn’t live a long life, but it might have been…

Mourning ride: When times get tough, a simple spin can work wonders

When I rolled my bike out the back gate, I thought I was just going…

In his own words: The world according to Bike Snob

His name is Eben Weiss, but most cyclists know him better as Bike Snob, a…

Commentary: A definitive list of the stupidest things people have ever said about cyclists

I have read and heard many people take creative license in their objections to bike…

Commentary: The comedy, tragedy, and pure circus that was pro cycling in 2017

I feel bad for people who watch other sports. Most fans have no alternative but…

Purpose and peace: My perfect year of cycling

Five years can seem like a lifetime. I say this because that’s how long ago…

The Lifer: The extraordinary story of a somewhat ordinary bike racer

Don’t feel bad if his name doesn’t ring a bell. His biggest win came at…