Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together they are building the most extensive resource to find, plan, and record outdoor sport activities across disciplines. With new web and mobile app interfaces, they now offer an almost endless database of where to ride. Explore the trail networks through their website, or download the free app for iOS or Android. AllTrails.com

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AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on the US Champ kits of Jeremy Power and Ellen Noble’s Aspire Racing? Well, Knobbe Martens is a California-based law firm, and its team sponsorship may be the first for a US law firm in cross. (It’s certainly the first for a large firm specializing in intellectual property (think patents, trademarks, and copyright law.) But why not? Instead of running marathons, doing triathlons, or playing golf, the attorneys and staff at Knobbe ride ‘cross. So they’ve put their money where their knobbies are and are supporting the sport they love. Kuddos, and hopefully the press will do them good in their intellectually property business. Knobbe.com

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Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on […]

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Yakima debuts limited edition National Parks Centennial Showcase cargo box, contest

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To celebrate our U.S. National Park Service turning 100 this year, Yakima has given their Showcase a special graphic treatment. The limited edition Centennial Showcase features artwork from Oregon artist Adam Haynes, who designed the unique wrap-around image of iconic national parks, including Crater Lake, Redwood National and State Parks, Mount Rainier, Yosemite, Glacier, Joshua Tree, Everglades, Arches and Great Smoky Mountains.

Only 10 are being produced, and you can only get one by playing along with Yakima’s social media contests. The first one kicked off on August 24th and runs through Sept. 9th. It’s called the Centennial Contest, and all you need to do is to post a photo from any national park (old photos work just fine, or pop a new one while you visit any of our treasured natural resources) to any social media and tag it with #YakimaNPContest and follow @yakima. In addition to the promotions, Yakima has partnered with various non-profits to help preserve the outdoors and promote ways to play outdoors. More pics of the Showcase below…

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To celebrate our U.S. National Park Service turning 100 this year, Yakima has given their Showcase a special graphic treatment. The limited edition Centennial Showcase features artwork from Oregon artist Adam Haynes, who designed the unique wrap-around image of iconic national parks, including Crater Lake, Redwood National and State Parks, Mount Rainier, Yosemite, Glacier, Joshua […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • David Cachon rides El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike – OK, so unfortunate disclaimer first off: “The Caminito del Rey cannot be done by bicycle. It was a special opportunity offered to a professional rider.” That said this is pretty cool and needs to be shared. So the Caminito del Rey was once called the the most dangerous path in the world, built to let Spanish workers scale the cliffs to get to the hydroelectric plant that was being built there starting in 1901. Anyway over the years it had gotten even sketchier in various states of disrepair, so after four years of work and renovation the regional government of Andalusia opened it back up in 2015. And to promote the 2.9km cliffside path and to draw tourism they let 2x World Trials champ David Cachon take it for a spin. Check out footage of his ride and some more pics after the break, and then you can continue to our regular Friday Roundup…

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David Cachon rides El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike – OK, so unfortunate disclaimer first off: “The Caminito del Rey cannot be done by bicycle. It was a special opportunity offered to a professional rider.” That said this is pretty cool and needs to be shared. So the Caminito del Rey was once called the […]

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IMBA responds to Utah Senators’ proposed bicycle exception in Wilderness

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Here, reprinted with permission, is IMBA president Mike Van Abel’s full response to the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act proposed by two Utah Senators. As the comments on that post suggest, there’s more to meets the eye. On the surface, the proposal seems to be a win for mountain bikers as it would reshape the language of the Wilderness designation to allow “non-motorized” vehicle use, which is a better descriptor than the current “non-mechanized” verbiage that has led to inconsistent rules being applied from one area to another (but mostly just banning bikes altogether).

The letter is posted on IMBA’s website and directed to IMBA chapter leaders throughout the U.S…

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Here, reprinted with permission, is IMBA president Mike Van Abel’s full response to the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act proposed by two Utah Senators. As the comments on that post suggest, there’s more to meets the eye. On the surface, the proposal seems to be a win for mountain bikers as it would […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get the full Crankworx Insider Experience – New for 2016, get the scoop on Crankworx Whistler by signing up for the free Crankworx Insider Experience. Once you sign up you get access to discounts, prizes and the opportunity to win upgrades to two fully paid Crankworx Experience packages – the Red Bull Joyride Experience and the Ultimate Crankworx Experience – offered for the 10-day festival in Whistler. Go to Crankworx.com and click through to the Crankworx Insider Page, fill out the brief questionnaire and you are set up with deals and chances to win…

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Get the full Crankworx Insider Experience – New for 2016, get the scoop on Crankworx Whistler by signing up for the free Crankworx Insider Experience. Once you sign up you get access to discounts, prizes and the opportunity to win upgrades to two fully paid Crankworx Experience packages – the Red Bull Joyride Experience and the […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running of the Tour de France are going out the window. WSJ.com

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Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running […]

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Utah Senator introduces Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act

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PRESS RELEASE: The Sustainable Trails Coalition applauds Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for introducing the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. Co-sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Lee introduced bill S.3205, on July 13, 2016.

“Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of this continent’s priceless natural areas,” states Senator Lee, “This bill would enrich Americans’ enjoyment of the outdoors by making it easier for them to mountain bike in wilderness areas.” Senator Lee further expanded upon his comments on his official website.

“Utah is blessed with an abundance of beautiful wilderness, and Americans should be free to enjoy it,” offers Senator Hatch, “This bill presents a reasonable approach to allowing the use of mountain bikes on trails and grant federal land managers the ability to do necessary maintenance.”

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PRESS RELEASE: The Sustainable Trails Coalition applauds Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for introducing the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. Co-sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Lee introduced bill S.3205, on July 13, 2016. “Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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Just an easy Afternoon Ride at the Tour with Michael Valgren et al. – Some of our friends over at Strava sent us over a whole slew of pro rider links from this year’s Tour de France. A lot of pro riders are on Strava for some of the same reasons as you or I. But looking at some […]

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