Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Campagnolo toeclip keychain fobs on Etsy

  • People For Bikes and Volkswagen of America have partnered to support National Bike Month. Their campaign, aptly named Lets Roll Together, asks both car drivers and bicycle riders to make a promise to “Roll Together” and remember to have a little compassion for the other guy. See the video and make the pledge here.
  • Niner with help from the Pros Closet are auctioning 8 limited edition IMBA-themed full suspension frame sets with proceeds to benefit IMBA. The Jet 9 RDOs with Rock Shox Sid XX forks have an MSRP of $3770 each, and if the auctions net at least that per bike IMBA stands to gain over $30,000! 
  • Performance Bike will give one lucky winner and their guest a trip to Las Vegas to attend the special Interbike by Invitation consumer day and ride in the Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo on Sept. 19-22nd. Trip includes round-trip airfare to Las Vegas and a three-night stay at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Enter here or in stores now through May 27th.
  • Maya Beck makes beautiful Campagnolo keychains out of vintage Campy toe clips, shown above.
  • Raleigh Bicycles is celebrating National Bike Month and Military Appreciation Month by donating $50 to the Ride 2 Recovery Give Back Program for every road bike sold now through May 27th. R2R helps rehabilitate and strengthen the daily lives of wounded veterans.
  • The Missouri Professional Cycling Series (MO PRO) returns for 2013, featuring three days of racing in three historic neighborhoods across the City of St. Louis May 10-12.
  • Bob Greenfield is embarking on a 4,500 mile ride across the US. The interesting part? He’s doing the entire thing off the grid, with the goal of using only power generated from equipment on his bike and creating zero waste. Any trash he makes will be carried on the entire trip, and he’s only using water sourced from rain, streams and well, and all food along the way will come from local, organic, sustainably farmed sources with no packaging. Follow his adventures on his blog.
  • Free beer in NYC? Join the Ride Home From Work Party on May 17, part of the city’s Bike Month celebrations, which also includes the Five Boros Bike Tour and Bike New York Expo. And while you’re there, check out Vespertine’s reflective cycling fashion clothing.
  • Angle Fire Resort has expanded their mountain bike park. The backside of the mountain now features new Enduro trails, meaning they’ve got more than 50 miles of lift-served (and affordable!) trail onsite. They also have more for families and younger riders who have never mountain biked – including more smaller-sized bikes in the rental fleet, a new summit area skill center, bike clinics and multi-day camps.
  • The GoPro Mountain Games has always given amateurs the chance to compete against the pros. Now, GoPro is giving them the chance to get the same media exposure, too. Simply submit your story and you could appear across the web!
  • Last year, the National Bike Challenge brought 30,000 riders together to ride an incredible 12 million miles. This year we’re going bigger and farther: 50,000 riders and 20 million miles. Join the ride here.
  • Strava has a new challenge from Castelli, and you can find a complete, updated list of Strava segments from the Giro d’Italia in this Google Doc.

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Maya - 03/31/14 - 11:14pm

Campagnolo keychains are now restocked! You can find them on Etsy-
https://www.etsy.com/listing/120087460/vintage-campagnolo-bicycle-toeclip?

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