Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

Ellsworth Bicycles Ells Angels girls high school mountain bike team

  • Spot Brand Bikes starts shipping the Gates Belt Drive Center Track system on bikes this summer. Glamour shot of the CT after the break.
  • The Bicycle Film Festival hits NYC June 22-25. Details here, buy tickets online before they sell out.
  • Rock the Bike’s 5th annual Bicycle Music Festival rolls out this Saturday in San Francisco. It all starts at 12 noon at Log Cabin Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Ride your bike so you can join our epic LiveOnBike performance ride from Golden Gate Park to our Night Venue, Showplace Triangle. Details here.
  • Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has announced its ongoing support of Ells Angels (pictured above), a competitive mountain biking team comprised of girls between the ages of 13 and 16 who attend Berry Creek Middle School and Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Colorado.
  • The Double Down Circuit Race & Swap Meet is a new event headed to the Carolina Motorsports Park on August 13. Racers will have two chances to ride the 2.4 mile, 14-turn course – clockwise in the morning and counterclockwise in the afternoon. Head here for the scoop.
  • Chrome is kicking off their new Chicago Store with a little grand opening shindig on June 23. Here’s the addy, now go crash it! 1529 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622.
  • The Clinic of Cycling Key UnderPerformers (COCKUP) just posted some research on Velagra, a new supplement giving rise to amateur cyclists everywhere. Via Apres Velo.
  • Last week, we mentioned that the NYC Ironman might cost $1,000 to enter. Turns out it was only $895 per entrant, which must have been a bargain because they sold out in 11 minutes.
  • First Trek, now Specialized has announced a carbon fiber recycling program and hired Bryant Bainbridge as their full time sustainability strategist. “We’re committed to becoming the leaders of sustainable practices in the cycling industry,” said Specialized president and founder Mike Sinyard.
  • NC Trips For Kids is raffling an Industry 9 wheelset to raise money for their group. There are only 100 tickets available at $20 per ticket,  this gives you a 1 in 100 chance to win a sweet wheelset of your choice (road or mtn). Purchase your ticket (s) here: I-9 Raffle
  • The father of percison components, Chris King, will be paying a Father’s Day visit to the Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco this Sunday 19 June, 11am-1pm. His exhibition runs until June 30.

gates belt drive center track gold ships on spot brand bikes this summer

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