Totem Pole Blog

What To Look For In a Kid Friendly Bike Trail

Wherever you call home, it’s important for the whole family to get outside and get active. Bike riding is a fantastic family activity that is fun, easy, refreshing, and most importantly, cost effective. But when you have young children in tow, especially those who aren’t quite confident on the road yet, it can be a little scary hitting the trails. If you’re looking for a trail that the whole family can feel comfortable on, here are some things to consider. If you need a bike rack mount to travel to those farther away trails, learn more about Totem Bike Racks’ 6 bike rack. Is the Trail Flat? If you live in a more hilly area, this can be a challenge;...

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Bike Parts A to Z

Your new bike has arrived! But it’s in a box. The good news is that most bikes are relatively easy to assemble. For those who haven’t assembled a bike from a box before, don’t fret. There is probably a detailed set of instructions in the box that will ease the process. But there can be a lot of bike terms in there that will have you wondering if you’re assembling a bike or an airplane. Totem Bike Racks is here to help you through the process and define any terms that will turn you into a bike pro in no time. Once you have your bike assembled, be sure to have a six bike rack so you, all of your...

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Tips for Teaching Your Child to Ride a Bike

If you love riding, then you probably can’t wait to share that excitement with your children! Long days of riding in the great outdoors, stopping for picnics and making great memories together as a family. Getting your bikes to the best trails around is a snap with our bike hitch mount, so you have that part covered. The hard part is actually teaching your kids to ride in the first place! Mot kids are actually physically ready with the coordination to ride a bike by the age of 4. No matter how old they are, though, the process can be frustrating (for both of you!). We have some tips that can help making the teaching process a little easier. Before...

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Reasons you should cycle

There are numerous benefits to cycling! We all need an exercise program and it is a matter of personal choice. However, exercise should bring you a mental boost as well as numerous health benefits. Have you tried cycling? It is an increasingly popular activity that is good for any age. What are some benefits of getting that Co2-wheel machine out and climbing on?   Camaraderie Cycling with a friend is always fun. You can plan on a specific riding time or take a day with a specific route and plan for a coffee or lunch. It is a great way to get time in as well as having fun. You can even invite several friends to your cycle party and enjoy something...

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Tech of the Week: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100

Shimano's new Dura-Ace R9100 is set to be groundbreaking. Shimano has taken a whole new step into cycling and technology, the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100. This high-tech bicycle it’s a mix of history, knowledge, experience, collaboration and more.  This proposal made by Shimano reflects the concept of examining and improving every detail and feature in order to get the best performance possible. That means this model tries to reduce the waste of energy produced by the athlete’s effort and the improve the results achieved. Also, this bike comes with a new shifting logic system that can be manually controlled, even through an application that can be used with your Smartphone; called App Shimano E-Tube,  it can be synchronized through Bluetooth and...

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