Hawaii has just become the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Does this mean that in order to save coral reefs and the beautiful marine ecosystem that we must endanger ourselves to the harmful UV rays of the sun and accept a greater risk of developing skin cancer? Of course not. There are reef-safe alternatives that we can adopt anywhere, not just the Aloha State. Continue reading “Hawaii bans sunscreen and urges reef-safe alternatives”
Federal holidays and national days are more than a day off from work, they serve to remind us of something or someone really great. Did you know that there are more than 2,300 holidays and observances that are celebrated throughout our nation? Here is a list of 20 USA Patriotic Days and information about them that you might find of interest and might wish to celebrate. Also, to help you enjoy your patriotic activities, we invite you to check out our Uvoider Patriotic UV Compression Arm Sleeves, UV Cycling Caps, UV Bandana Skull Caps, and UV Full Header. Continue reading “Uvoider Wear for USA Patriotic Days”
Fall is a great time of year for cycling. As temperatures cool down and leaves change their colors, the joy of cycling is only furthered by mother nature. The change of seasons also brings about an opportunity to change your cycling attire. Whether in a competition, a social day, or a solo outing, there’s no better choice for your fall swag than plaid caps, sleeves, and headwear. Continue reading “Plaid Swag for Fall – Cycling Caps, Sleeves, and Headwear”
There are more than 400,000 acres of living coral reefs surrounding the islands of Hawaii. In addition to the beauty of it all, the Hawaiian reefs support unique life found nowhere else on earth such as the Monk Seal, Bandit Angelfish, and unique types of coral. Did you know that Oxybenzone might be killing the reefs?
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Slop it on and reapply after every two hours. That is what millions of Sunscreen users have been told. But did you know that the chemical ingredient, Oxybenzone also known as Benzophenone-3, that enables Sunscreen to stay on your skin is actually absorbed into your body and can be found and measured in your blood, breast milk, and urine?
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There are some folks that scoff when they see cyclists wearing eye-catching attire. I get that. But when you love your sport and thoroughly enjoy doing it and everything about it, you look for opportunities to embrace your passion for it all. This doesn’t make you a snob or an amateur. To the contrary, it makes you an aficionado, a person who is passionate and enthusiastic about that which they do.
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Whether you are a competitive cyclist, a newcomer to the sport, or just a healthy-minded individual looking for a new, healthy lifestyle activity to take on, consider forming or joining a team, riding a tour, and helping the American Diabetes Association raise money for the cure.
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The following compilation of rules is hardly an official and agreed to set of binding rules for those in the sport, but rather what we think comprise the best of the best perspectives from all involved on how to wear a cycling cap. So here goes.
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To cap or not to cap? That is the question. While some may view the cycling community as the most fashionable folks on wheels, there is quite a bit of function that goes along with all of that style. Take cycling caps. They are very different from your typical baseball cap.
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