Take a LOOK at the 795 Light in its Maserati inspired Paris-Modena colors

LOOK 795 Light Paris-Modena edition

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If you like non-competitive rides for charitable causes, globally renowned touring routes and a healthy dose of exclusivity, the Paris-Modena race would probably be your cup of tea. Roughly 30 riders are gearing up for the 3rd edition of the event, which is scheduled for June 4-9th 2016. In celebration of this year’s ride, main sponsors LOOK and exotic car manufacturer Maserati have collaborated on a limited edition 795 Light Paris-Modena road bike adorned with Maserati’s signature colors and logos. Race participants will be provided with a tuned 795 Light ready to ride, and Paris-Modena apparel to wear.

This ‘race’ isn’t about winning anything really, but instead focuses on the experience and raising money for charity. 600€ from each rider’s registration fee is set aside as a donation (that equates to one euro per kilometer, per rider) to the Association Rêves (Dreams), who help children and teenagers with serious illnesses realize their dreams. Now, let’s take a LOOK at those bikes…
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If you like non-competitive rides for charitable causes, globally renowned touring routes and a healthy dose of exclusivity, the Paris-Modena race would probably be your cup of tea. Roughly 30 riders are gearing up for the 3rd edition of the event, which is scheduled for June 4-9th 2016. In celebration of this year’s ride, main sponsors LOOK […]

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Crank it up! The Pleasant Revolution plans bicycle-powered concert tour for the Pacific Northwest

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Wouldn’t it be pleasant to see a revolution towards eco-friendly thinking emerge in today’s crazy world? A collective of musicians, artists and cyclists called The Pleasant Revolution would like to see that happen, so they’re planning a concert tour of the Pacific Northwest that’s entirely powered by bicycles.

The group has hosted bike tours in Europe and the Americas since 2008 and this summer a troupe of 18 performers plan to pedal along the Pacific Northwest, hauling all of their gear with them. The concerts will be powered by stationary bicycles connected to generators, which audience members hop aboard to crank out some wattage.

The ‘Biketopia Music Festivals’ will feature performances by Latin circus funk band Bicicletas Por La Paz (Bicycles for Peace) and neo-folksoul artist Heather Normandale, with various other musicians and performance artists joining in. Read on to find out if the Pleasant Revolution is coming to your city…
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Wouldn’t it be pleasant to see a revolution towards eco-friendly thinking emerge in today’s crazy world? A collective of musicians, artists and cyclists called The Pleasant Revolution would like to see that happen, so they’re planning a concert tour of the Pacific Northwest that’s entirely powered by bicycles. The group has hosted bike tours in […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend three days in Tyax Adventures’ backcountry camps with a guide and all meals provided. Need we say more?! To Enter follow @norcobicycles on Instagram or Twitter, AND post an original photo that captures what “Adventure Begins Here” means to you until May 23. Tag it with #AdventureBeginsHere, mention @NorcoBicycles in your caption, and sit back and wait for that sweet prize! Norco.com/AdventureBeginsHere

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Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend […]

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Champion Systems auctioning custom Parlee Chebacco gravel bike for World Bicycle Relief

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Wanna ride away on a Parlee Chebacco carbon gravel road bike with a custom SRAM Force 1 Hydro disc brake build with Zipp wheels and cockpit? Champion Systems is auctioning one off with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief. It’s underway now, drop past the break for the full PR and links…

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Wanna ride away on a Parlee Chebacco carbon gravel road bike with a custom SRAM Force 1 Hydro disc brake build with Zipp wheels and cockpit? Champion Systems is auctioning one off with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief. It’s underway now, drop past the break for the full PR and links…

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Youngest ever cyclists to cover the 10,000km Silk Road fromBeijing to Tehran – Two teenagers, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu, are going to be the youngest ever people to cycle the 10,000km Beijing-to-Tehran route. They are already underway and aim to accomplish the ride in 120 days as a Gap Year challenge. They’ve funded the trip entirely on their own, so all donations they raise will go to the ‘A Child Unheard’ charity. Follow along on the adventure at: BeijingtoTehran.com

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Youngest ever cyclists to cover the 10,000km Silk Road fromBeijing to Tehran – Two teenagers, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu, are going to be the youngest ever people to cycle the 10,000km Beijing-to-Tehran route. They are already underway and aim to accomplish the ride in 120 days as a Gap Year challenge. They’ve funded the trip entirely […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

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Limited edition Giro DND gloves “Hold Fast” for Jim Brown

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Want a cool limited edition glove that helps a fellow cyclist battle cancer? Check out the Hold Fast limited edition Giro DND glove, created to help fund Jim Brown’s lung cancer battle. Brown is a long time junior cycling coach and is the force behind the Rapha NW Juniors Stage Race coming up this summer. And now he needs your help…

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Want a cool limited edition glove that helps a fellow cyclist battle cancer? Check out the Hold Fast limited edition Giro DND glove, created to help fund Jim Brown’s lung cancer battle. Brown is a long time junior cycling coach and is the force behind the Rapha NW Juniors Stage Race coming up this summer. […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Kelly’s riding lives on in McGazza Vs. the Volcano plus great adventures into the great beyond

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“McGazza” may not get to see this video in person, but it represents something that was close to Kelly and will benefit from for years to come. Kelly McGarry, iconic free-rider, and one of the biggest Redbull Rampage competitors (in stature & skill), passed away unexpectedly earlier this year during a ride.

“Kelly vs. the Volcano”, shot on White Island in January in association with Tourism New Zealand was originally created to promote Crankworx Rotorua, an event Kelly help make a reality. With Kelly’s loss, they transformed the video into a personal nod from Kelly to get more people excited about riding in New Zealand where he is from by raising money through the Kelly McGarry memorial trust. The money will be used to promote riding and build more trails.

Check out the fantastic & hilarious video of Kelly and see how you can help his cause, plus tag along on some adventures with Bombtrack and Tumbleweed Bikes…

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“McGazza” may not get to see this video in person, but it represents something that was close to Kelly and will benefit from for years to come. Kelly McGarry, iconic free-rider, and one of the biggest Redbull Rampage competitors (in stature & skill), passed away unexpectedly earlier this year during a ride. “Kelly vs. the […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This year the race ventures deep into the interior, taking stops in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, and Golden. Register now via Singletrack6.com, and read on for more week’s end news bites…

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Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful […]

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