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We carry a full selection of cycling nutrition products at our bike store in Mt. Kisco. Our sales staff can help choose the right type of gel, powder, block, bar, or tablet for you. Plus, we’re well versed in nutritional products for cyclists that address cramping, hydration, replenishing of electrolytes and vital minerals, as well as recovery. Better still, we use the products that we sell and can you help you find just what you need! And our pricing is always competitive. We even offer discounts for bulk purchases!
We’re always shocked at the number of customers who tell us that they only drink water, even for long-distance riding. Water does not help replace the electrolytes you’re sweating out of your system while riding, especially in hot conditions. Electrolytes include sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium. You get electrolytes from the food you eat or what you drink, and they are essential to ensure the proper function of cells and organs. Electrolyte levels change with the amount of water in your body. If something upsets that balance, you may have too little water (dehydration) or too much water (overhydration).
While exercising, your body sweats electrolytes. So it would be best to replace them to maintain the balance in your system. For example, when you are too low on electrolytes, you “bonk.” Bonking can present itself as feeling “fuzzy” in the brain or lead to muscle weakening and cramping. In addition, long-term imbalances can be severe. To prevent these issues, we suggest drinking electrolyte replacements to ensure proper cycling nutrition any time you ride. Plus, there are many options from different manufacturers, and we can help you navigate the choices.
Cyclists also need to eat while riding to replace burned calories. For example, an average 180-pound rider can burn up to 650 calories/hour of riding. Therefore, keeping up with caloric needs is very important. In addition to regular food like fruit, nuts, or cookies, we suggest adding energy bars, gels, or gummies. We’ll be happy to make suggestions based on the length of ride you’re doing to keep you feeling your best.
Our bike shop stocks these products for optimal cycling nutrition:
Now, we’re even stocking a full line of natural CBD products to aid with recovery. Instead of using Tylenol, Aleve or anti-inflammatories, cycling athletes are turning to CBD as a natural solution, for instance.
Derived from the hemp plant and without any of the psychoactive chemicals found in THC, CBD is a great solution for recovery and inflammation. We carry oil tinctures, gummies, capsules and topical creams. The right cycling nutrition helps alleviate dehydration, muscular cramping due to electrolyte loss, hyponatremia, lactic acid accumulation, muscle burn, and bonking. Even under the toughest conditions, we can help you stay ahead of the pack!