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How to Mount A Cargo or Bike Rack

Whether you’re going hiking, camping, or biking, a hitch-mounted cargo rack or bike rack can make your trip much easier. You can carry your bikes or supplies outside of your vehicle without having to lift them up top and risk scuffing or scratching your car’s paint. They can allow you extra room in the cab to make your trip more comfortable, and give you more room for other supplies inside(…)

Bike Safety Rules of the Road

Learn common bike safety rules of the road with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you’re riding for recreation or for a mode of transportation, following bike safety rules is a must for any bicyclist. While bike laws vary from state to state, there are some general rules of the road that every bicyclist should follow. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to teach you the rules of the road. 1.(…)

10 Great Midwest Bike Trails

The Midwest US is home to some of the most beautiful paved and unpaved bike trails in the world. Whether you prefer a mountain bike, street bike, or touring bike, you’ll love these great biking spots. Even better: they’re right up your street. 10 Great Midwest Bike Trails We’ve divided our list up into the best two bike trails in each state of the Upper Midwest. Add them all to(…)

Biking Beginner’s Guide

So maybe you’re looking to get out and explore this summer. Or maybe you’re looking for a good, low-impact way to stay fit. Well, biking is one of the best ways to do that. Biking can get you out onto the road, into the great wide open, and through rough terrain without putting too much stress on your joints. It also offers a great way to burn fat and tone muscles.(…)

Bike Riding for Exercise

More and more people are taking up bike riding and cycling these days. One very good reason for this is that riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise. Here are a few ways that bike riding can help you stay healthy and fit. Save Your Joints, Ride a Bike After swimming, riding a bike is one of the best forms of exercise for your joints. Running can wear your joints out(…)

How to Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike is practically a rite of passage as we grow up. For parents, it’s a great way to help your child get active and stay healthy. If you want to know how to teach a kid to ride a bike, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help. How to Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike If you study how to teach a kid to ride a(…)

Choosing the Right Bike for Your Child

Picking the right bike will help your child feel safe and comfortable on their next bike ride. Buying a bicycle for your child is an exciting time no matter what age they are. But how do you know what size bike is right for their age and size? Below are some things to keep in mind when selecting a new bike for your little one. Is Your Child Ready to(…)

DIY Bike Tune-Up

A bike tune-up is required to keep your bike in good working order and to ensure a safe ride. See below for a guide to bike tune-up and general maintenance. Cleaning your Bike Cleaning is an essential part of a bike-tune up. It is important to clean a bike’s drivetrain, brakes, body frame, pedals, seat and seat post. Many of the smaller parts can be cleaned with a soft rag(…)

Bikes and How to Choose One

Bikes are a great way of getting to and from one place. They can be used for recreation, exercise or commuting and running errands. It is important to think about what kind of bike riding you want to do to decide what kind you need. Types of Bikes Touring Bikes Touring bikes are good for long distances and for carrying cargo. They have bigger frames, drop handlebars and more gears(…)

Bike Tire Tube Repair

Learn how to repair your flat bike tire tube with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you’re out on a leisurely bike ride or cycling against the competition, a flat bike tire can happen. Let us help you fix that flat and get back on your bike. Removing the Wheel If you’re putting on a new bike tire or replacing a flat tube, your first step is going to be taking off(…)

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