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Rebecca Eckland
Rebecca Eckland
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Rebecca Eckland

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Rebecca A. Eckland was once a runner and always a nutcase, and these days is a cyclist both on and off the road. As a USAC Cat 3 Road racer who competes under the Clean Power Powered by Tesla flag, the former Ironman triathlete and marathoner, Eckland is up for adventure every single day! Fun fact: she was the first woman from Nevada to win the 600-mile California Triple Crown Stage Race (road cycling), and holds several course records in the Silver State 508. She's also kind of a nerd, who keeps a real job writing grants for an organization that helps at-risk youth, has published a book and a handful of literary essays thanks to an MFA degree awarded by Saint Mary's College of CA in Creative Nonfiction writing, and two other MAs from the University of Nevada, Reno. When not riding like--or against--the wind, this girl is raising chickens and bees, super urban farmer-style.

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Best Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

Best Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

What's the difference between a good ride and a bad one? Don't let it be your pair of cycling shorts. To find the best, our experts rode miles and miles of pavement, asphalt, and gravel.
Best Bike Locks of 2022

Best Bike Locks of 2022

If you ride a bicycle for recreation, fitness, sanity, or transportation (or all), you need a bike lock. Given the huge amount of options, though, it can...
Kryptonite Kryptolok Standard
Best Buy

Kryptonite Kryptolok Standard

Of all the U-Locks in this price range, we think the Kryptolok offers the most perks; it's easy to use, offers medium security and is definitely neither the heaviest nor the bulkiest of...
ABUS Chain Lock 1200 Web
Top Pick

ABUS Chain Lock 1200 Web

While it's not an award winner, we like this lightweight lock that offers amazing portability and ease of use while holding up to our cut tests a lot longer than other lightweight locks on...
How to Choose Women's Bike Shorts

How to Choose Women's Bike Shorts

Need a hand navigating the market and figuring out what pair of shorts (or bibs!) fits your riding style best? You're in the right place.
Via Velo U Lock with Cable

Via Velo U Lock with Cable

This lock is meant for low to medium-security environments. It's a U lock, and we could only defeat it with an angle grinder, but otherwise
Rapha Souplesse II Bib - Women's

Rapha Souplesse II Bib - Women's

Expensive, yet well made, there's so much to admire about this bib. The technical fabric wicks like nobody's business while the garment's cut is calibrated to a cyclist's position and it...
Litelok One Wearable

Litelok One Wearable

We love wearable locks, and there's a lot to admire about the LiteLok One; it's not too heavy, it offers you options when it comes to what you can lock your bike to, and it's a fashion...
OnGuard Bulldog DT

OnGuard Bulldog DT

A low price point for a U-lock is nice, but we think spending a few extra dollars on a better lock is worthwhile. However, our testers did appreciate its larger size, which made locking...
ABUS uGrip Bordo 5700

ABUS uGrip Bordo 5700

ABUS invented the folding lock, and this model is a fine example of their craftsmanship. It puts ease of transportation first,
Hiplok Z Lok

Hiplok Z Lok

It disappears in your pocket, bag, or saddlebag, but we do not recommend it as a primary security device. It's useful as a secondary lock for bike parts and...
TiGr mini

TiGr mini

This lock has sleek looks, a low profile, and weighs just a pound. It didn't survive our security tests well, though, succumbing to our bolt cutters
OTTO DesignWorks Ottolock Cinch

OTTO DesignWorks Ottolock Cinch

Even if you're looking for something portable, the Ottlock didn't cut the mustard. It was defeated by a simple tool within seconds. Even for a quick pit stop, it seems this low-security...
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