Studies of the efficiency of machines, animals and humans have shown that the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever invented

Posted on Jan. 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

Because yearly mileage goals give you only one chance to celebrate achieving them, consider setting seasonal or monthly goals instead

Posted on Jan. 9, 2016 at 1:01 p.m.

A cycling gift doesn’t have to be a tangible object; it can also be an experience

Posted on Dec. 22, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.
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Conditions for cyclists in our area are improving, if we stop a moment to think about all the positive things that have happened in recent years.

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

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. 3, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.

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


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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.