Yes, it’s off-season for the racers, but that’s exactly when it’s time to have some fun on the bike. We’ve been checking out the world of bicycle Instagram, and brought back a few fun snapshots for you.

Wood working

Twenty-year-old MTB hopeful Christopher Blevins, who rides for Specialized Racing, pulls a wheelie down a tree, while the rest of the team bugs out below.


It’s a labradoodle’s life!

Team Sunweb rider Ruth Winder is having some time off (still on the bike, of course) in Boulder, Colorado with the labradoolde called Wallace. Tip: if Ruth were racing, Wallace would not be winning…


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Stoke level was high. . . . #boulderdog #wallacethelabradoodle #traildog #livingthedoglife #bouldercolorado

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Sagan dressed to thrill

We also knew that Peter Sagan is a lover of fun, but not that he also loves dressing up. Here he is during the Shanghai Criterium publicity shoots he also won the race, by the way, beating Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas. Next to him are Sagan’s teammates rouleur supreme Daniel Oss (right) and fellow Slovak Erik Baska.

Mathieu fun der Poel

Fun indeed! Mathieu van der Poel whipped up a storm during the fourth race of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup series, the Tábor Cross, which he won. The women’s elite race was won by Team Sunweb rider Lucinda Brand.


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Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun

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Arg, we want to be there…

This is one that got us desk-rats drooling here in the office. Say no more. (But do check out more breathtaking cycling pics on the photographer’s website.)

… riding on this!

And we continued to drool when we saw the understated beauty of this Canyon’s custom paint job.


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Spotted #MyCanyon

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