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Ride On: Everything You Need to Know About Bicycling and Spinning

Cycling is about the most fun you can have burning more than 500 calories an hour. Plus it's so simple anyone can do it. What's stopping you? Get back in the spin with our pedal-pushing pointers.
YSC Tour de Pink Cycling Tours and Races

The Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride is a family-friendly 10- or 25-mile cycling tour; it kicks off on October 13 and 14 at Trek retailers throughout the United States and benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($25 entry fee, trekbikes.com/trekwomen)

YSC Tour de Pink gives you the choice of riding from one mile to hundreds of miles in events throughout the country -- for example, from Philly to D.C. -- now through October to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit that supports young women facing breast cancer. You can even participate virtually. (Entry fee from $40, ysctourdepink.org)

The Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, with distances ranging from 30 to 100 miles, takes place throughout the year in several states, including Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Michigan, and benefits local affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (komen.org; check local chapter for details)