Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  •  The Haiti Ascent Mountain Bike Stage Race was developed to showcase and support Haiti’s burgeoning tourism industry. If you want a mountain biking adventure, this looks like it. January 30th – February 3rd, 2013.
  • We’ve done the Five Boros Bike Tour. We’ve done the Hincapie Gran Fondo. Now, there’s something that seems to combine the best of both types of rides with the NYC Gran Fondo in May 2013. As a bonus, your entry helps support Operation Smile, a global charity that provides free surgeries for children born with facial deformities. Check it out and get more info at GranFondoNY.
  •  The cycling adventure documentary Janapar has been released and is now on sale for $19.25 as an HD download. DVD and Paperback book also available. Use code 10PERCENT for 10% off your purchase.
  • The makers of Reveal The Path and Ride The Divide, two other awesome cycling adventure films, are offering 25% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY25.
  • The Pedal Pushers Club is offering 30% off orders of $30 for this weekend. It is good Friday-Monday with the coupon code “thirtythirty”.
  • Cycology has some of their bike t-shirts on sale now for 50% off.
  • Check out Caravan Collective’s organic cycling tees. You can also enter for a chance to win their entire line of shirts by Liking their FB page, sharing the ad for the contest, and signing up for their newsletter – Hey, it’s a small price to pay for enough t-shirts to finish off your entire Christmas shopping list.
  • First To The Line, a bike racing card game, is in it’s 3rd edition and now available for $15.
  • DirtBaggies is offering a free bib-liner to the person who posts a photo of themselves here wearing their DirtBaggies shorts on the “most remote trail”… click link for more information.
  • We love our local bike shops. But there are times when we wished the service was a bit more, um, enthusiastic. And seems one of the writers over at Engadget had the same experience. We share this as a cautionary tale. If you’re working in a bike shop, chances are good you’re pretty passionate about bikes. C’mon, show that passion to others. Get them just as excited about bikes and help keep your sales local!

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