On Better With Bikes, we explore the inspiring, unknown, and behind-the-scenes stories of people changing the world with bikes — sometimes in ways, you might not expect. This podcast is our way of pulling back the curtain and giving these extraordinary people a platform to share their perspective on cycling’s unique and varied culture.
Being Gary Fisher: The godfather of Mountain bikes tells the story behind the sport
Very rarely do we have the chance to ask the inventor of something that changes the world what they were thinking. If you could talk lightbulbs with Thomas Edison, phones with Alexander Graham Bell, what would you say?That’s the conversation we’re...
WSJ sports columnist Jason Gay talks writing, riding, and surviving in NYC during COVID
On this episode of Better With Bikes, we’re happy to welcome Wall Street Journal sports columnist, author, and bike nut Jason Gay. Jason joined Mark and Eric, all from their respective living rooms, to talk about COVID-19’s impact on the cycling world,...
The science of safety: A talk with the brilliant creators of the WaveCel helmet
Cycling has changed drastically over the last 30 years. Advances in materials science and engineering technology have propelled bike development to places folks previously couldn’t imagine. But despite this boom, a critical piece of the puzzle remained...
Pedaling through the cold: One polar adventurer & climate change activist’s ride to the South Pole
Eric Larsen is a seasoned adventurer, expedition guide, dog musher, and educator who’s spent the last fifteen years traveling to some of Earth’s most remote remaining places. That’s quite the rap sheet. But his greatest achievement has been sharing his...
Ruth Winder and Tayler Wiles: Cycling squad goals
On this episode, we’ll dispel some myths about women’s cycling, find out how the dynamic duo spends their off-season, and talk about how these two peas in a pod grew to become the “light-hearted core of the team”.
Mads Pedersen: Why pro cycling’s biggest shock of the year shouldn’t surprise you
Mads Pederson talks to us about racing, marriage, pastries, and learn what a world champion orders at McDonald’s.