Bicycle resources

Before you head out on your next ride, check out some tips and information about your bike and bicycle insurance.

Best locks to secure your bike
According to the latest information from the FBI Uniform Crime report, a bicycle is stolen every 2.8 seconds in the US. Click here to learn what to look for in your next bicycle lock to make sure you are protected.
Best clothing for cycling
Weather can be unpredictable, and when you are headed out on a long ride, preparing for the unexpected can mean the difference between an enjoyable or miserable ride. Markel offers clothing tips for your next ride, so no matter what condition you are riding in, so you can be comfortable.
Five common bicycle insurance myths
Think you don't need bicycle insurance? Read about the most common myths about bicycle insurance and why you may want to consider Markel bicycle insurance for the proper coverage while you're on the road.
Basic bicycle maintenance tips
Bicycle maintenance is necessary to help keep your bike in top riding condition. Regular inspection can protect your bike from breaking down when you are out on your next ride. Markel offers basic bicycle maintenance tips to help protect your bike (and you) from problems down the road.
Bicycle safety
When riding on your bicycle, it is important to take proper precautions before and during cycling to stay safe. Markel explores some of the most common reasons for accidents occur such as poor weather conditions, poor road conditions or poor bike maintenance and what you can do to help protect yourself.
Top road bike trails in the US
The US is home to more than 40,000 miles of scenic bicycle trails. But what are the most popular trails to ride? Markel takes a look at 5 of the most popular bicycle trails in the US.
How to properly clean your bike chain
Your bicycle’s chain and drivetrain tend to be the parts of your bike that get the dirtiest. Keeping these two parts clean will ensure longevity and performance of your bike.
Bicycle theft in the U.S.
Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season. As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the season, they should be sure to grab all of their gear – including a good quality bike lock. Bicycle theft is an unfortunate occurrence and an increasing trend these past few years.
The importance of e-bike insurance
Electric bicycles are on the rise, and it's important to have the right protection for these bicycles on the road. Sharing the road with automobiles with little regard for bikes and motorcycles can prove to be a big risk. Find out about how you can protect your e-bike with Markel.
Essential bicycle toolkit
Carrying basic tools and bike essentials with you on your ride can save time and give you peace of mind if the unexpected should occur. What tools should you keep with you? Markel offers tips on what tools to take with you on your next ride to help get you back on track if a mishap should occur.
Fitting your bicycle
Fitting your road bike can ensure a more comfortable, smoother, efficient and safer ride. What exactly does fitting your bike mean? Markel breaks down what to look for when getting fitted for your bicycle to help ensure you are experiencing the most comfortable ride.
How to transport your bicycle safely
Transporting your bike from Point A to Point B seems easy enough, but there are many ways to transport your bike. Click here to see some tips and tricks for transporting your bike easily and safely.
Tips for a stolen bike
On average, over 188,500 bicycle thefts are reported stolen each year in the US. If your bike was stolen would you know what to do? Markel offers some easy tips if you are suddenly stranded without your bike.