Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds


The name #cyclenerds conjures up a few different thoughts, but as it’s founder @sarahstanley explains, the tag is intended “to get kids excited about riding a bike.  Maybe girls want to trick their bike out with ribbons & baskets. Maybe its getting the whole family together and going for a ride on beach cruisers.”

And when you say kids, you mean us adult sized kids as well, right Sarah?  “Totally”

The first #cyclenerds tweet went out on January 19th and has just recently caught on in Twitterville.  “My friend Kate started the #runnerds tag and I thought it would be cool if we cyclists had one too. But let’s face it, I just wanted to justify my bike geekness ;)” says Sarah.  The purpose of the hashtag is to create a lot of fun tweets about cycling and the “geeky” type things we do for our passion.

So what’s next for #cyclenerds?  With a smile on her face, Sarah envisions great things for the tag and says:

At the top of the list is having a #cyclenerds Awards. Think Oscars, only bigger and better. I want to see #cyclenerds a top trending topic, because that is even better than getting an Oscar. Or a Golden Globe (is that what they are called?!) And what else? Well if I told you I would have to kill ya. Or make you ride 300 miles 🙂 – Sarah Stanley

Sarah is a bit of a Twitter Hashtag addict and along with #cyclenerds you can find her tweeting out the tags #cycling, #winterriding, #hotcyclingchic, #bikechick, #bikelove, #hillsforbreakfast, #beactive, and #cyclingrocks.

Along with sending out cool tweets, she spends her days “training, writing, drinking water, working on various non-profit projects, helping others live a healthy life, speaking on such topics, traveling – basically a struggling athlete with a smile and a healthy side of snark :)”.

Sarah rides a Trek 5000WSD (that stands for Womens Specific Design, not the grease can), but is not only a cyclist.  She’s a pretty dang hardcore runner as well.  Sarah has ran 8 ultra marathons (with the longest distance being 100 miles) and the Double Boston Marathon in 2010.  Yeah, she’s insane.


In late August 2011 I will be embarking on a cross country journey. Run Ride Inspire is a project I started to create awareness on healthy living, eating real food, helping others and of course spread the love of running or cycling:) I will be attempting to ride 50miles in each state and DC. Do the math. – Sarah Stanley

If you need motivation, real health/nutrition advice or a kick swift in the pants to do something, I suggest you follow her on Twitter (@sarahstanley or @runrideinspire), and be sure to check out her site: www.sarahstanleyinspired.com.

Come join the #cyclenerds nation! Go ride!

Enjoy Your Ride


Pin It

4 Responses to “ Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds ”

  1. aabner58 on November 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Please note that your cruiser will not be apt to rust unless exposed to moisture for long periods of time.
    bike basket liner

  2. emrickenoch on July 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

     Just Launched! Instant Affiliate
    Commissions, Rock Solid *Real* Product, Quality video training on
    Mobile Marketing. Promote Mobile Marketing Tycoon Today……Mobile Marketing Tycoon

  3. Jim @bikerly on February 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Sweet! I’ve never seen so many #cyclenerds in one place 🙂

    With love,

    • Darryl on February 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      Yeah man, Sarah makes it feel good to be a nerd.

Leave a Reply

Featured on these top sites

Check Out These Sites

Cycling 360 Podcast


Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips