Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Tri Course HD‘s DVD’s (screenshot above) aim to help you train for your next triathlon with video of popular triathlon and Ironman courses. Elevation, aid stations, turn-by-turn directions, and other useful information is noted on screen. So far, they have the Coeur d’Alene Iron Distance Bike Course for 2014 video available ($19.99) with IronMan 70.3 Boise coming soon.
  • The Carbon Access Tool from Ruckus Composites is available now for $32.50.
  • DeFeet has some new Levitator TRAIL socks and, if you use code TRAILRIDER at checkout, you can buy one pair get one pair free! Offer ends September 15th.
  • Are you interested in starting a bike club for kids? Trips For Kids of Western NC is generously offering their resources to help you start one in your area. Make a donation here to help fund their efforts to get kids on bikes!
  • Joshua Poertner, former Technical Director of Zipp Speed Weaponry has announced that he has purchased the Italian brand Silca, of bicycle pump fame, with plans to relocate the company including all production to Indianapolis.
  • Sigma has announced the first shipments of their ROX 10.0 GPS bicycle computers, a little late of their July target date. All pre-orders will be delivered first then they will make their way to distributors.
  • Western Spirit Cycling Adventures is selling their 2013 rental fleet: Specialized Camber 29s and Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex Compacts in all sizes.
  • Orbea is throwing a street party at the Capitol Hotel on Main Street in Little Rock, AR, after the Big Dam Bridge 100, on Saturday, September 28th. They will have a pig roast, beer, live music, a look at Orbea’s 2014 offerings and a sneak peak of their new HQ. Click here for tickets to the party, registration for the BDB100 here.
  • “It’s remote, it’s hilly and it’s an ass-kicker.” The inaugural Oregon Coast Gravel Epic will be October 5th, 2013. There are two distance options: the Abomination with 73 miles and 10,000 ft of climbing, and the Son of Abomination with 37 miles and 5,000 ft of climbing.
  • The Gran Fondo New England is making it’s debut during the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival this year on October 4-6th in Roger Williams Park, Rhode Island. Registration is now open for both events.
  • The Hincapie Gran Fondo is in need of volunteers for the October 26th event.

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