Chance to become a 2016 Blackburn Ranger ends this weekend

Chance to become a 2016 Blackburn Ranger ends this weekend

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If riding around the U.S. in a quasi-self supported manner with likeminded folks is your cup o’ tea, then you better hustle to get your application in to join the 2016 Blackburn Rangers program. You’ll get product support from some other great brands in the Bell/Giro family and act as a brand ambassador as your ride the Continental Divide or Pacific Coast. You’ll also be wined and dined (and act as a guide for others) at their annual Ranger Camp in Monterey, CA, just before the Sea Otter Classic.

Interested? Check the video and full PR below, then get cracking. Deadline for submission is this Valentines Day, February 14, 2016…

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • REI partners with NICA and IMBA for the Teen Trail Corps Initiative – REI, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and IMBA set up a new program to inspire young riders to become effective trail advocates with the new #TeenTrailCorps initiative. Teaching young mountain bikers to show respect, empathy, and compassion to fellow trail users and nature, the program aims to develop the next generation of trail leaders. TeenTrailCorps.org

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • SUF Camp: Train like a pro with fellow Sufferlandrians – OK, so we mentioned the national team training camp run by the Sufferfest a couple of months back. But now we have an update that only 8 spots are left, and that the price has dropped down about 15% to $4950 for the entire, once in a lifetime week-long package starting June 12 in Aigle, Switzerland. Head over to their site for full details how to get the real pro experience. And don’t forget the fourth annual Tour of Sufferlandria is coming up in just a week or so. 9-days from Feb 6-14 to bang out a winter base from the comfort of home, with donations going to a good cause at TheSufferfest.com

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Podium Threat Sam Blenkinsop to take on the Enduro World Series – OK, so who is gonna race what mountain bike event isn’t really our deal. But come on, it’s Friday afternoon. It’s cold and winter. And when that photo of Crankworx popped up in my inbox it makes me want to go for a ride. The story behind it is that Norco’s World Cup DH winner Sam Blenkinsop will race all five rounds of the 2016 EWS (in Chile, Argentina, Italy, the US, and Canada) in addition to the full WC DH and Crankworx calendars. Sounds like it will be busy for his Norco Factory Racing team. Head on past the break for more week’s end event and cycling news hits…

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Vlad Sabau’s annual cancer charity bike auction is back

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Nobody likes the C-word, but it seems as though almost everyone has to hear it eventually. Cancer, in all its various forms, is one of the biggest hurdles in modern health care and much work is needed to find treatments and cures for those suffering around the globe.

After European XC and CX racer Vlad Sabau’s mother passed away due to breast cancer, he decided he wanted to help other cancer patients. In addition to incorporating pink pieces into his race outfits (the color of breast cancer awareness), he began auctioning off his custom pink-accented bikes each season with the profits going directly to an individual who is fighting cancer.

Last year Bikerumor featured out his tricked-out Cannondale F29, and this year’s F-Si hardtail will be the fourth bike Sabau has sold. If you can’t afford to bid on the bike, there’s also a chance to buy smaller items and customized parts from supporting sponsors this year, including grips, gloves, hubs, pedals and more. The auction is open until Jan. 21st, so keep reading for all the details…
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Kindhuman Launching UCI Continental Pro Team in 2017 with Adam Myerson, teases new road bike

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Since day one, KindHuman has been about doing the right thing. Whether that is giving back to the community, the way their bikes are designed, or the way their bikes are sold, KindHuman places a lot of stock in giving back to the cycling community.

As the brand has expanded, so has their presence in the national race scene, but it’s about to get a whole lot bigger. The big news for today isn’t Adam Myerson’s race results from the national championship (though top 30 is nothing to sneeze at), but that Adam Myerson will be joining Adam Abramowicz as the General Manager for the new Kind Human UCI Continental Professional Team in 2017…

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Rasputitsa Spring Classic to Benefit Northeast Cycling Programs – Rasputitsa is a gravel grinding sufferfest starting in East Burke, VT on April 16 and tackling the backroads of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They just announced a partnership with two great cycling non-profits: Little Bellas and JAM Cycling Fund, whose aims are to help young women realize their potential through cycling, and grow the next generation of cross racers and ambassadors. In addition to donating a large chunk of their profits to these 2 organizations, they’ll also run a VIP preview of the course in February with 4 special treatment spots up for grabs in a raffle to ride with pros Lea Davison and Jeremy Powers . This year’s event already sold out, so this is the last chance until 2017 to get in on the fun. RasputitsaGravel.com

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Must See: The Queen Of Crankworx and female athletes ripping their way to the top

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Without question, we need to see more riders like this get support to better grow cycling. It’s not easy being anywhere close to this level much less making a “sustainable” living at it. Now factor in how many fewer females we see at this level and how the difference in earned income makes it virtually impossible that much harder.

Watch this athlete highlight on Casey Brown from Telus and be sure to share it with any of your friends & family, (especially any female groms), and check out another video from Shimano after the break……

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Wood Bike Building Zen with Boo Bikes

Wood Bike Building Zen with Boo Bikes
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A few weeks back Boo Bicycles put together the transcript of an interview with one of their co-founders, the master woodworker behind some of the early ideas of combining wood craftsmanship, bamboo, and bicycles to take a new approach to bike building. James Wolf tells a pretty good story, and covers everything from swords and traditional Japanese wood joinery, to the Zen of creating things with your hands from natural materials. Hop past the break for a deeper look at bamboo and bike building Zen…

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