The Geeky Cyclist is a website that covers all topics related to cycling. Whether you’re a serious cyclist, weekend warrior, or just a recreational cyclist, we’ve got you covered. We cover three main areas (more below) such as :
- Cycling Tips. Learn more about how to improve not only your cycling skills and performance but also other important aspects such as bike maintenance and safety precautions.
- Cycling Travels. Discover the popular destinations, routes, and trails among road and off-road cyclists. We also cover some of the popular cycling events that are happening around the world.
- Cycling Gear. Every cyclist love to talk about their gear. We do too. We have round-ups and reviews of our all favorite gear from accessories, clothing, bikes, and more.
A group of experienced and active cyclists makes up our team of contributors. We aim to produce high-quality content that is both engaging and useful to you. We designed the site to be clean of clutter to provide you with the best user experience while you’re here.
Lastly, we hope you will enjoy your stay here. We also encourage you to give us feedback on areas we can improve, or new content that you’d like to be covered.
Dan Matthews is an avid cyclist who has raced competitively in the amateur ranks until his mid 30s. He’s married with 3 kids aged 5, 7, and 10. Dan loves cycling because of the challenge it offers both physically and mentally, as well as the sense of freedom that comes with riding outside.
When not riding or writing about cycling, you can find Dan obsessing himself in his latest hobby – scuba diving! Scuba diving is much like cycling in that it challenges your body and mind while giving you complete freedom underwater.
Chris Ireland is a staff writer covering everything road cycling. He has been writing about cycling as a freelance journalist since 2017. In his spare time, Chris participates in many types of cycling activities from cyclocross racing, mountain biking, gravel grinding, and commuting.
His favorite type of riding is long-distance touring on mixed terrain with friends or family – he averages 180 miles per week!
He can usually be found at the coffee shop working from his laptop while drinking an Americano (double espresso) and wearing sunglasses to avoid eye contact with people who might want to talk to him about bike stuff.
Kelly Lynton is the latest addition to The Geeky Cyclist’s road cycling team, having come on board in 2020. She currently covers everything related to women’s road cycling such as bikes, gears, and clothing.
She has been riding bikes for as long as she can remember. It was one of her early memories, going on rides with her dad to the park. She grew up in a small town in New England where she loves to ride mountain bikes during the summer months.
John Philips started at The Geeky Cyclist as a senior staff writer in the mountain bike department in 2018. Since then, he’s taken up the challenge to lead the team from 2020 onwards. He’s s a man with many hobbies. He’s been mountain biking for 3 years, he swims every day and he has an interest in cooking.
You can also find him riding his bike through some of North America’s most beautiful countrysides or hanging out by the water catching some waves with his friends
Nicholas Watts is a staff writer in the mountain biking department. He has been writing about cycling at The Geeky Cyclist since 2019. Prior to this, he works in his local bike shop in Denver, Colorado, and is very handy especially when it comes to bike repairs. When not writing, you can often find him in the mountain biking trails around Denver.
Nicholas loves riding bikes and enjoys nothing more than exploring new trails with friends or going on solo adventures for hours on end just finding new lines down hillsides all over Colorado’s Front Range.
Hisham Mirza is a staff writer at The Geeky Cyclist who has been with us for more than two years. His favorite part of his job is writing about gravel biking, and he’s always looking for new stories to tell our readers.
He also enjoys riding the route less traveled on his Cervelo Aspero gravel bike and often goes on multi-day bikepacking trips around California when not busy writing or exploring new trails. When he’s not working, Hisham spends his time engrossed in leatherwork and creating custom bikepacking bags that will be available soon!
Julie Hammond was born and raised in a small town, living the life of an average American family. It wasn’t until she moved to New York City that she found her true love; cycling. When it comes to everything related to kids’ bikes, accessories, or gears, Julie is hands-on and up-to-date with the latest trends.
As a mother of three boys aged between 3 and 10 years old, Julie knows what it means to be both hands-on and busy juggling work as well as home life. She spends much of her time knitting while at home – another one of her passions!
Our Content Process
To keep the as well-rounded and provide as much value as possible to our readers, our content can be broadly categorized into three types.
Looking to improve your overall knowledge and skills about cycling?
This is our team’s favorite section among all. It’s a place where we share with you our experience, both good and bad that we’ve learned over time. You can find tips covering safety, gear care and maintenance, training, and some geeky stuff like tech talks.
Cycling is all about getting outside and discovering the less-traveled roads. And this is where our Cycling Travels section comes in.
We aim to cover both the popular and lesser-known cycling destinations, routes, and events that are happening around the world. For example, we have a detailed guide about the popular mountain biking trails across the United States and the popular cycling events every cyclist should try to attend.
Our cycling gear section gives you an overview of our favorite (and the best) cycling gear in the market today. We cover every (almost) gear you can imagine of from accessories to clothing, components, electronics, tools, and bikes!
To make sure we’re up to date, our team constantly shortlist, research, and use as many products as possible to find out their pros and cons, and who they’re best suited for.
We understand that every cyclist has a different budget, needs, and preferences when it comes to their cycling gear. We try our best to categorize the gear into categories such as budget, value for money, and premium picks.
We also have a dedicated buying guide section to provide you with a much better and in-depth understanding of a certain gear before you buy. For example, we explain the differences between tire types, carbon vs titanium bikes or cover the important things to know before buying a road bike.
We pride ourselves in retaining editorial independence especially when it comes to product recommendations and reviews. We do not receive any financial compensation from manufacturers to feature their products on our site. We do receive sample products for reviews from time to time.
We derive our revenue from affiliate partnerships where we earn a small commission when you buy through our links at our partners such as Amazon, Competitive Cyclist, REI, and Wiggle to name a few. This helps us to pay our writers (they have their own bills to pay too) and to purchase products to review.
The price displayed on the merchant’s website is the same for you. In other words, they pay us the commissions from their profit margin instead of charging you extra. And if you decide to return the product after purchasing, our commissions will be reversed.