As fall turns to winter, figuring out which clothes are best to cycle in can be tough. Here are community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder’s tips for deciding what gear to bring as the weather cools.

Posted on Nov. 19, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.

A birthday ride is something men do to prove they still have stamina or something like that. The real cause is unknown.

Posted on Nov. 3, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.

Of the many trails I’ve seen cycling throughout the Midwest, the trails radiating from Xenia, Ohio are some of the finest


Posted on Oct. 14, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.
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Front and rear blinking lights enhance safety in all light conditions, because they increase a cyclist’s visibility.

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Posted on Sept. 30, 2015 at 4:54 p.m.

Our roads are safest when everyone follows the same rules and rides in a predictable way

Posted on Sept. 16, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.

Community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder shares his tips for keeping your hands from going numb on a bike ride

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Posted on Aug. 28, 2015 at 4:40 p.m.

As weather forecasts aren’t always correct, it’s important for cyclists to always be ready for rain when it hits, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

Posted on Aug. 26, 2015 at 6:44 p.m.

Newly chip-sealed roads are the surfaces cyclists love to hate, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here are some tips for riding on them, as well as information on why they exist in the first place.

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Posted on Aug. 12, 2015 at 12:12 p.m.

Bicycling through a busy intersection can cause anxiety for a lot of cyclists — however, there’s a simple technique for feeling comfortable when you approach a crossing, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 1:21 p.m.

Community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder suggests teaching your child to ride with a scooter bike instead of a tricycle or training wheels.

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Posted on July 30, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.

While watching the Tour de France, community blogger John D. Yoder was reminded of the importance of two basic cycling principles: not overlapping wheels and keeping a good power-to-weight ratio.

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Posted on July 9, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.

When it comes to cycling questions like whether you should bike on a four-lane highway, ride on the sidewalk or wave motorists around you on a hill, there isn’t always a yes or no answer, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

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Posted on July 7, 2015 at 11:48 a.m.

Looking for a way the whole family can exercise together? There are a variety of trails in northern Indiana where families with young children can ride together away from traffic, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

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John D. Yoder
John D. Yoder, before retiring, was a cycling commuter between Goshen and Elkhart and continues his interest in cycling as a recreational rider, teacher of cycling classes and president of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.