Author Archives: Katherine

Katherine is our Content Champion. She has done triathlons in the past, and now focuses on mountain biking and long-distance gravel riding. She still has a soft spot in her heart for weird multi-sport events like indoor triathlon and aquabike. She also teaches indoor cycling.

  • Indoor Bike Trainer Buying Guide

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca 

    Indoor Bike Trainer Buying GuideMaybe it never gets bitterly cold where you live and train. Maybe you don't have to contend with 18 inches of snow on the roads. However, there are still plenty of reasons for you to get an indoor bike trainer.

    We will share those reasons with you, and once we have convinced you that you need one, this indoor bike trainer buying guide will help you narrow down the overwhelming choices.
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  • Tips for the Gravel Curious Biker

    We offer tips for gravel curious bikers

    Have you heard of this gravel cycling craze that's growing in popularity? What once seemed fringe—and more than a little crazy—has grown bit by bit to where it is now "a thing." If you haven't jumped in with two feet already, maybe you are at least a little gravel curious?

    Gravel cycling has gotten the attention of bike manufacturers and gear manufacturers. They are making all sorts of gravel-specific products. But what do you actually need to get started? Really, it's just a sturdy bike and a bit of an adventurous spirit.

    We hope these practical tips are enough to get you out on the gravel roads and giving it a try. Continue reading

  • Dawn to Dusk Releases New Gravel and Mountain Bike Products

    Dawn to Dusk announces gravel and mountain biking productsIf you are fed up with losing bottles on your gravel and mountain bike rides, you will be happy to learn that there is a new line of bottle cages from Dawn to Dusk. These cages are engineered to grip your bottles and prevent them from being ejected, and designed to make bottle insertion and retrieval easy. The entire product line from Dawn to Dusk was created to stand up to the rigors of gravel and mountain bike riding.

    Dawn to Dusk is a new company built on the experience of XLAB, maker of hydration and storage solutions for triathletes. Recognizing that the needs of gravel cyclists were both similar and different, they have brought their technology, innovation, and expertise to this market. Their goal is to be "the most comprehensive off-road hydration, nutrition, and repair storage solution on the market, letting athletes explore longer, from Dawn to Dusk." Continue reading

  • Iowa Gravel Classic 2019: Team Cow's Race Report

    Team Cow won the tandem division at Iowa Gravel Classic 2019by Pat & Gabrielle Coughlin, Team Cow

    Iowa Gravel Classic
    100 km Gravel Bike Race
    Whiterock Conservancy, Coon Rapids, Iowa
    Saturday, July 6, 2019

    Gabrielle and I don’t really consider ourselves racers. Sure, we do Gents Race and we did the Loess Hills Enduro last year, but other than an Iowa Games road race more than ten years ago, that is the extent of our “racing” experience. I’d also like to note that this is our first ever “race report” so, just like racing, we really don’t know what the heck we’re doing!  Continue reading

  • Grand Opening of Kyle's Bikes Waukee

    Kyle's Bikes Waukee Grand Opening Ribbon CuttingKyle's Bikes is excited to be in Waukee. Ever since we signed the lease and announced our plans, we have been appreciative of the support from everyone.

    Now it is time to pay it back with a grand opening sale and celebration!  Continue reading

  • Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2019

    Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2019Kyle and crew had so much fun at last year's Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event, we are doing it again. Join us at our Ankeny store Saturday, July 13, 2019 during regular store hours (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

    We know you've been busy getting ready for RAGBRAI. You've been getting in the miles, double-checking your packing list, and arranging transportation. … But is your bike ready to get you all the way across the state?

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