Who We Are
BikeRide is an online cycling community that serves as a hub for cyclists to promote and join cycling events, as well as offering how-to repair guides, discussion forums and bike reviews with price comparisons.
What We’re About
BikeRide’s events calendar is the premier source for up-to-date information on cycling events. An unequaled number of events are accessible on BikeRide, including those directly contributed to the site by organizers of competitive, social and charity rides – in addition to the large number of events continually sourced from Active.com.
BikeRide’s repair guides provide video tutorials to help users do their own D.I.Y. bike repairs. Maintenance topics are discussed in member forums, helping users to resolve problems with help from other experienced home bike mechanics.
The Forum is also a place for site members to discuss all aspects of cycling; including training, health, nutrition, repairs, events or the finer points of professional competition.
BikeRide provides the largest curated source of expert reviews and consumer ratings available for new bikes. To rank bikes for the prospective buyer, we use the BikeRide Score. Our buyers’ guides give detailed outlines on what to look for – and what not to look for – when making an informed choice.
BikeRide offers monthly giveaways in partnership with innovative bike and cycling product creators.
…and Why We Do It
As a community page, BikeRide promotes cycling as a lifestyle that combines fitness, recreation and a carbon-neutral transport alternative. Whether or not they’re serious racers, enthusiasts or casual commuters, the site brings members and experts together to join events and share information about the sport that they love.
While BikeRide is currently popular with many U.S. cyclists, visitors come from as far afield as the UK, Canada and Australia. BikeRide is working toward becoming the first port of call for cyclists seeking out information on events, repairs, product reviews or other user opinions in member forums.
BikeRide has partnered with community initiatives, including the collaboration with the California Bike Plate program, launched by the the California Department of Public Health. As stated by license plate program lead Dave Bodick, “BikeRide’s values are very similar to the Bike plate program values”. Proceeds from the sale of custom, bike-themed license plates go towards funding various cycling projects. These include school programs, efforts to assist at-risk youth, fight obesity and to promote driver awareness and cycling as a transport alternative.
BikeRide wants to give visitors access to the biggest range of cycling events, easy-to-follow maintenance guides and a forum where cyclists can meet to build community or get to the nuts and bolts of cycling issues. Our researchers and editors are seasoned cyclists who dig deep to provide the most accurate current information available.
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BikeRide is owned and operated by Portner Media.
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The History of BikeRide:
In 1996: BikeRide was founded by Brent Soderberg, who established it as an events calendar for races and rides in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
In 1998: BikeRide’s calendar was expanded to include events from the entire U.S. and abroad.
In 2006: Alex Ramon established Bicycle Tutor at bicycletutor.com, to provide repair guides and forums.
In 2018: BikeRide and Bicycle Tutor merged. The site’s functionality and design were improved and all repair guides were released from the paywall to be made free to access by all visitors.
In 2019: BikeRide’s review section was launched and regular giveaways were offered in partnership with innovative and emerging cycling product creators.