Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

  • Want to see why Eddie Merckx and the riders or yore are the coolest? Watch the last 20 seconds of the video above. The whole thing is pretty cool, but if you’re in a hurry…
  • Quiznos and Cannondale are giving away your choice of a dream bicycle vacation or a new Cannondale Caad8 or Quick bike. Click here to enter and get a coupon for $2 off a large sub.
  • Gu has just introduced a new Chocolate Raspberry Roctane flavor. The Roctane formulation is made for longer endurance events with amino acids (Histidine, Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine) to “slow energy-sapping acid build-up, along with Alpha-Ketoglutarate (OKG), to reduce muscle damage.”
  • Okole Stuff is hosting the first ever XC Mountain Bike race in an Orange County, CA, park! On July 16th, they’re hosting an XC mountain bike race and demo day for the whole family at Irvine Regional Park. Details here.
  • Want to ride epic singletrack and see a country unlike a tourist? Young Heroes Foundation is hosting their 2nd Swazi Bike Challenge, which leads riders through Swaziland’s mountains, rural areas and nature reserves. Eight riders participated last year, and now they’ve just raised enough funds to support their 1000th AIDS orphan. Raise money and you can jump in for what’s probably the ride of your life.
  • CLIF BAR has introduced Meet the Moment, a celebration of athletic adventures and the places they happen, and they you to share inspiring photos and stories at www.MeettheMoment.com. The top three “moments” submittedĀ  by July 31 will win a dream trip of your choosing, up to $12,000 in value.

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