Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

  • Want to get involved in the Quiznos Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado this August? They’re looking for volunteers, and you can sign up here. Opportunities include Security (exciting!), Economic Survey Administration (not so much!) and signing schlubs like us in at the Media Check-In tent (possibly exciting!).
  • The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is screening his film, The Ride, in theaters around the country in February to raise awareness for MS. He’ll be at each one to introduce it and talk with attendees about the film, which documents his bicycle ride across the U.S. in March 2009. It took him 40 days and covered more than 3,500 miles. Phil also has a seriously tasty (and pretty healthy, actually) nutrition bar called NOW…maybe he’ll bring samples. Here’s the screening schedule.
  • The BMCC, you know…the guys that put on the awesome BURN 24 Hour and 6 Hours of Warrior Creek mountain bike races… are hosting several trail work days through the end of January and February. The first one is tomorrow, Jan 22. Details, times and locations are posted on their website.
  • The USA Cycling Professional Road Championships will move to Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, this year. The date change allows them to return to a three-day format, putting the time trial on Saturday and the road race on Monday, giving the riders a rest day. For the rest of us, there’s the Stars and Stripes Challenge celebrity fun ride to raise money for cancer research at local institutions. Check out usacyclingchampionships.com for details.
  • No surprise here, but Honey Stinger will be sponsoring Team RadioShack (Lance is part owner of the brand). More importantly, they’re supposed to be sending a box of their delicious honey waffles to our office.
  • Nuvinci has just announced that their N360 planetary gear hub is approved for electric motorized pedal-assist bicycles with motors rated up to 250kw. This should make e-bikes a bit smoother and cleaner looking while retaining the functionality of a broad gear range.

Comments

jon ridenour - 01/22/11 - 7:24am

The 29er fenders have been around for a while.

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