posted by Kristi Benedict - April 25, 2014 - 9am EST
The 2014 Heck of the North, a 100 mile gravel cycling classic in Two Harbors, Minnesota, will be held Saturday, October 4th. Video above of last year’s ride.
Voting is now open for the Central region of the Bell Built grants program. Voting ends May 4th, winner will be announced May 5th. Congratulations to the winner for the West Coast: Flagstaff Biking Organization, who will use the winnings for building beginner and intermediate trails at the Fort Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, AZ.
Dero has announced the two finalists in the Dero Dream Bike Room Contest. Bike Texas of Austin, and the Green Building Alliance of Pittsburgh are vying for the chance to win $7,500 in bike storage solutions from Dero and an additional $1,000 to decorate a bike room of their dreams. Vote for the winner here until April 30th.
Reliance Foundry, a North American supplier of commercial bike racks, is awarding $5,000 in biking equipment to the cyclist who “can most cleverly articulate how biking to work has changed their life, or how they think cycling to work could change their or their coworkers’ or employees’ lives.” Read more about the contest and how to enter here. Submissions must be made by May 14th.
Bike Tours Portugal, a luxury bike tour operator, is offering 30% off their Blue Coast tour for June 21-28th. Their small group tours are supported by a trailer outfitted with bike supplies, luggage storage, a bathroom, and a kitchen where their private chef will fix your meals during the day.
The League of American Bicyclistshas announced 80 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses.
In celebration of Earth Day, Timbuk2 has announced their Life Cycle program, an environmental responsibility program to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and reimagine Timbuk2 bags.
It’s not too late to celebrate Earth Day with DeFeet. Their offer of 25% off site-wide is good until April 27th with code EARTH at checkout.