Archive for 'Spotlight'

An Emergency Plan – Your Family Should Have One

An Emergency Plan – Your Family Should Have One

We have been experiencing the most active weather season in U.S. history.   Still, some scientists predict even more calamities are ahead.  Call it global warming.  Call it Mother Nature.  Call it God.  Whatever your perspective, recent [...]

Choosing a Bike

Choosing a Bike

Your friends have taken up biking and now you want in.  You’ve seen the benefits of cycling in your friends’ increased energy from cycling and have noticed slimming and toning of their physique. After a buddy [...]

Major Taylor – Fastest Cyclist in the World

Major Taylor – Fastest Cyclist in the World

Before Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and the Williams Sisters there was another Black phenomenon but few Blacks have ever heard of him. His name was synonymous with speed. They called him Major Taylor. Accounts of his [...]

Why I Cycle?

Why I Cycle?

By Cathryn D. Blue, PhD Special to Grouptrails. ‘Why do you ride a bike?’ I am always somewhat surprised at how many people stop me and ask this question. Most assume I’m trying to stay in [...]

Cycling Growing Amongst Blacks

Cycling Growing Amongst Blacks

Visit your neighborhood park these days and you are bound to notice a new craze among African-Americans. Alongside the roller-bladder and jogger you now notice more Blacks cycling. And, get this, we are cycling in groups. [...]

Water – Get Some

Water – Get Some

The single most important rule to remember when cycling is to stay hydrated. In fact, drink water even when you’re not thirsty. Water keeps the body from becoming dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more [...]