The best way to enjoy the Spring in Barcelona? For us, pedaling your bicycle

March 26th, 2019

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Although the winter has come and passed unnoticed and it has given us nice trips through the city, spring continues being the favorite season for traveling on a bike.

Sunny days without being scorching ones

Hot weather can be an enemy, even worse than cold weather, for everyone who likes to travel on bicycle. Enjoying spring temperature will avoid the tiredness caused by other seasons of the year and, even more, it can give us a short break stretched out on the green of a park.

Colors that make the trip more pleasant

We are talking about the colors of spring, not only the colors from plants and trees which start to flower everywhere, but also the warm color tones of the sun over the buildings. If you like to take good photos of your trips, spring light, without burning landscapes as happens in the summer, will give life to your mementos.

The beginning of the festivities

Even though every season has its festivities and they are always reflected on the big city, during spring, the celebrations in streets with all the community are more common, taking advantage of the warm weather. If you are interested in getting to know new cultures during your trips, these kinds of celebrations are the best chance.

You cannot deny that these three ingredients are quite appetizing… 😉 So, you already know, get on your bicycle and go for savoring them!

Cyclist loves the rain

March 14th, 2019

We are experiencing some idyllic days in Barcelona, with a spring weather which allows us to ride our bikes during long and nice tours. But, the cyclists who really respect our city and our nature, cannot forget the importance of the rain.

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The climate change is affecting our winter and as bicycle lovers, a clean and natural means of transport, we know that this spring environment, as pleasant as it might be, is a consequence of the pollution. Because of that, we are waiting for the rain with enthusiasm.

The rain is refreshing, especially in cities where we usually can find a concentration of the polluting particles and for us this is the best excuse for believing the Spanish expression: ‘against the bad weather, a happy face’ -which makes reference to the English expression: ‘if life gives you lemons make lemonade’-. We are simply attend to the meteorological news and before going out we make sure that we are using suitable shoes, and we have “made ourselves waterproof” and we follow some basic tips to pedal under the rain.

With these premises, we can pedal tirelessly and enjoy the rain in Barcelona.

Do not be held up by the rain in Barcelona, continue pedaling thanks to our tips

May 2nd, 2017

During April and May the rain is unavoidable and, although for some people this can embitter his/her walking, we want to recall its profits for the city and some of the tips, which will allow us to ride the bicycle without worries.

Fotografía de Lauren Ellis

Cities like Barcelona usually have problems regulating the pollution levels. A key element for this regulation is the rainwater, because it reduces the air’s polluting particles and it levels the temperature.

In addition, if the city is sensitive to the benefices of rain, it can take profit from other characteristics. With rain it is possible to generate electric energy to illuminate the city. We can irrigate our plants and crops and facilitate the life of the nearby fauna. And as far as the level of the domestic consumption is concerned, we can take advantage of this water to fill tanks and cisterns.

If all these advantages are not be able to raise your spirit during rainy days, you can try going out and pedaling. Adequate equipment: waterproof and flashy clothes and shoes which facilitate the visibility for the rest of the other vehicle drivers; a ready bike with branded wheels, a clean and lubricated chain and good brakes plus; and all your senses on the road. These three key elements will allow you to enjoy your trips on rainy days, while the others stress themselves with the unavoidable traffic jams of these days.

In the end, you will miss these rainy days.

Spring has arrived, and it is the best season to move around through Barcelona by bicycle

March 20th, 2017

This Monday, the 2017’s spring has started and, in addition to the activities and the good mood which accompanies these days, the perfect temperature to pedal through the streets of Barcelona has also arrived.

It’s the 20th of March, the first day of spring and, an inevitable coincidence, the International Happiness’s Day. It seems that seeing how the streets flower, the new smells and the good weather without scorchers can raise spirits even in the case of the grumpiest people.

And, what is directly related to happiness? The movement and the energy. It’s not a matter of chance that the good mood and sports walk hand in hand. The more we move around, the better we feel, and the better we feel, the more we want to do things. It is a feedback which, during this season, make us to get up from the sofa and propel us to get to know new and old places in different ways.

So, we have specialized ourselves in this sector, the sector of the good vibes which make us feel lively. For this reason, we cannot stop recommending you that it’s so important to take advantage of this shove from the spring and rediscover Barcelona pedaling your bike through its streets. For us, this is the best therapy for mind and body.

Live music in ‘The spring in the neighborhoods’ in Barcelona

Oscar-Keys-concert

Photo by Oscar Keys

May 16th, 2016

A musical initiative from Barcelona city to energize the cultural life in some of its districts which has been celebrated from the 5th to the 26th of May, each Thursday of the month.

In the second edition of this festival: “The Spring in the neighborhoods” 12 concerts have been prepared along the different districts of the city, emphasizing some of them, where don’t usually have a lot of this kind of activities, such as Marina de Port, Parc and Llacuna of Poblenou or the Turo de la Peira.

These concerts are in the line of the Primavera Sound Festival (which will be held from the 1st to the 5th of June in Barcelona) and they are an introduction for the new musical groups of the city. In resume, a perfect opportunity to get to know the city in a musical way.

The performances are free and they start at 7.30 p.m. every Thursday in different municipal centers, such as youth or civic centers.

If you haven’t attended any one yet, you will have the opportunity to do this Thursday the 16th of May at 7.30 p.m in the Parc Sandaru (a civic center in Poble Nou) or the next and the last one (Thursday the 26th) in the Tomasa Cuevas (youth center of Les Corts).

Don’t miss them!

A heat wave has come to Barcelona and we have to take care of ourselves

Every time we notice a warm temperature in Barcelona city, although the bicycle is a healthy sport, we have to keep in mind other elements, such as the hydration to avoid heat strokes.

pexels-photo-13915-largeAlthough temperatures have not yet reached the summer’s maximum temperatures and it is good weather for riding the bicycle, if we are in a hurry, it is better to have a drink on hand which allows to keep ourselves hydrated.

Remember that with the physical exercise our body loses a lot of water, either through sweat or through forced breathing, so we should not forget (yes, forget, because a lot of times, as a result of the daily stress, we forget to hydrate ourselves completely and if you are doing exercise you should drink water even though you are not thirsty) then, we should not forget to drink water or other kinds of isotonic soft-drink.

Nowadays, in a lot of shops you can find bottles (the lifelong canteens) which will keep your soft-drink at an adequate temperature and which you will be able to reuse during a long time, helping the environment and your pocket.

Taking water with you is essential, but if you want to enjoy some added benefits, you can add a bit of lemon. Lemon is a diuretic, blood tonic and antioxidant citric fruit that will provide our drink with a touch of freshness, which will be very welcome at the end of good ascent.

Now you can see that taking care of ourselves is easy, so if you are doing exercise to keep in good health, you should not forget the importance of a well balanced diet and a good hydration.

What is the best way to enjoy spring’s arrival in Barcelona? Pedaling your bicycle

Haystack-bike-springAlthough the winter has come and passed unnoticed and it has given us nice trips through the city, spring continues being the favorite season for traveling on a bike.

Sunny days without being scorching ones

Hot weather can be an enemy, even worse than cold weather, for everyone who likes to travel on bicycle. Enjoying spring temperature will avoid the tiredness caused by other seasons of the year and, even more, it can give us a short break stretched out on the green of a park.

Colors that make the trip more pleasant

We are talking about the colors of spring, not only the colors from plants and trees which start to flower everywhere, but also the warm color tones of the sun over the buildings. If you like to take good photos of your trips, spring light, without burning landscapes as happens in the summer, will give life to your mementos.

The beginning of the festivities

Even though every season has its festivities and they are always reflected on the big city, during spring, the celebrations in streets with all the community are more common, taking advantage of the warm weather. If you are interested in getting to know new cultures during your trips, these kinds of celebrations are the best chance.

You should not forget that spring comes marked by rain. So, when you are preparing your trip, make sure of taking the correct clothes for possible changes in the weather. Warm and under a raincoat, a rainy city also has its charms.