About us

About us

I am Sylvia Ryerson, passionate about bicycles and the founder of this blog.

What is GearOphilia?

GearOphilia is an online magazine specialized in cycling and bicycle travel. Our objective is to promote the use of the bicycle, not only as an efficient, healthy, and fun means of transport; but also as a useful tool for building sustainable and equitable communities. 

Who is behind GearOphilia?

I am Sylvia, passionate about bicycles and the founder of this blog, GeaOphilia. My partner and I started the bike blog to offer the best information, advice, offers, and reviews of everything related to the wonderful cycling world. You deserve reliable and unbiased information based on real-life experiences.

When and why did you start GearOphilia?

My inspiration for creating GearOphilia was my own experience. This is the story…

Like many people, since that day, I managed to keep my balance. Without wheels and without anyone supporting me, my bicycle became a companion on great adventures. As the years went by, it became a means of transportation to school and an exercise tool. However, the day came when I got my driver’s license, and the bike was relegated for a while.

Years later, everything changed, and I rediscovered the bicycle as a means of transport. I repaired my old bicycle, and great curiosity was born about this fabulous machine. I became interested in knowing more about mechanics, the different types of bicycles, urban cycling, and how to pedal around the city safely. 

From the beginning, my main goal has been to help other people develop their skills, get to know their bikes, move safely around their city and save time and money looking for the best cycling products.

How do we work?

We are 100% independent. We seek to inform, guide, and empower our community through our unbiased content.

Why you can trust us

We have set out to become the most comprehensive source of information on cycling and cycling travel. 

This is how we work:

  1. All of our articles are based on our own experiences and in-depth research.
  2. If we do not have the necessary experience, we interview experts on the subject.
  3. We have used or thoroughly researched the products we recommend for you.
  4. Our reviews are unbiased, and we do not receive any compensation for them.
  5. We are passionate about cycling, and that’s enough said!

GearOphilia has maintained thanks to people who like you, read us. When you click on some of the links on our site to purchase a product, we may earn a commission that helps us keep our job.