Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Alex’s Million Mile returns in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, challenges supporters everywhere to go the distance in September for Alex’s Million Mile 2016. Returning for its 4th year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants will collectively run, walk and/or ride a million miles to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. The world-wide, virtual event invites individuals and teams to pledge their activity from Sept 1-30. The ambitious goal of one million miles is inspired by Jay’s daughter and Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set out to raise $1 million through lemonade stands in 2004. The initiative provides a fun, easy and free way for people across the country to make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, more than 15,000 participants logged over 963,000mi in 24 different countries and on 6 different continents. Miles can be logged manually or by using MapMyFitness or Fitbit apps during the month. The event is free to participants, but fundraising is encouraged. AlexsLemonade.org

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Alex’s Million Mile returns in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, challenges supporters everywhere to go the distance in September for Alex’s Million Mile 2016. Returning for its 4th year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants will collectively run, walk and/or […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get ’em started young. Mountain Creek Kid’s Camp this weekend – This Saturday in Vernon, NJ Mountain Creek Bike Park is running their mountain bike Kid’s Camp for your little ripper to work on developing the fundamental skills that build confidence and the ability to have more fun on their bikes. Taught by Kathi Krause, 3x Masters World Downhill Champ there is a half day option for ages 6-9 for just $70 and a full day for 10-15 year olds for $120. They’ve also got 2 more Kid’s Camp dates later in the summer, plus a couple in the early fall. MountainCreekBikePark.com

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Get ’em started young. Mountain Creek Kid’s Camp this weekend – This Saturday in Vernon, NJ Mountain Creek Bike Park is running their mountain bike Kid’s Camp for your little ripper to work on developing the fundamental skills that build confidence and the ability to have more fun on their bikes. Taught by Kathi Krause, 3x Masters World Downhill […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Looking back at the Tour of California – Some of us here are suckers for infographics. So when the TOC organizers wrapped up the event and looked back at the data, this is what they came up with. From the number of hotel rooms booked to the equivalent number of In-N-Out burgers that each rider burned off over the 8 day race (hint: not all that many), they are getting the important bits. Now, it’s time to get planning for next year. AmgenTourofCalifornia.com

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Looking back at the Tour of California – Some of us here are suckers for infographics. So when the TOC organizers wrapped up the event and looked back at the data, this is what they came up with. From the number of hotel rooms booked to the equivalent number of In-N-Out burgers that each rider burned […]

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Hövding wants the man to give a *beep* by hearing web-connected bicycle bells

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Starting in London, Hövding, which is better known for their quickly inflating “airbag” helmet for cyclists, wants those in government to hear from cyclists anytime they come across a dangerous situation while riding through London. And now they can, thanks to Flic, a small bicycle bell-like device that sends an email to the Mayor every time it’s pressed. It works by connecting to your smartphone, which also relays your location, so the powers that be can see where hotspots are for issues. All of the data is sent anonymously, giving government an aggregate view of how cyclists are seeing the city and (hopefully) acting on it to make the city a safer place to ride. Video below…

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Starting in London, Hövding, which is better known for their quickly inflating “airbag” helmet for cyclists, wants those in government to hear from cyclists anytime they come across a dangerous situation while riding through London. And now they can, thanks to Flic, a small bicycle bell-like device that sends an email to the Mayor every […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: newly reopened Ken Burton Memorial Trail, CA

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Here is another one from southern California in the San Gabriel Mountains. This photo was submitted by star-gazing rocket scientist and mountain biker Dr. David Redding (sorry to out you David, but the work you guys do at JPL is excellent) who was out for a early ride to watch the morning clouds lift off the mountains “seen from the Arroyo Seco, just starting up the Ken Burton Memorial trail, the hard way”.

David wanted to give a shoutout and many thanks to the folks from CORBA, IMBA, Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association, and the US Forest Service for reopening such an awesome trail. Built in the 90s for all users by mountain bikers, the trail was damaged in 2009 by forest fire. But CORBA and MWBA volunteers set out last year to get it back ready to ride, and now it is open again!

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Here is another one from southern California in the San Gabriel Mountains. This photo was submitted by star-gazing rocket scientist and mountain biker Dr. David Redding (sorry to out you David, but the work you guys do at JPL is excellent) who was out for a early ride to watch the morning clouds lift off the […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Specialized partners with Stanford to understand exercise effects on cognition – With support from the Specialized Foundation, Stanford research is working to better understand how cycling and general exercise can build a better foundation for kids learning with ADHD. Ongoing research has suggested that exercise has an effect on brain function and especially the ability to understand and process learning in children with ADHD. Specialized’s own Mike Sinyard has struggled with ADHD since childhood, and discovered that his mood and ability to concentrate improved after time spent on the bike. With that in mind, last year Sinyard launched the Specialized Foundation, dedicated to funding research and cycling programs to improve the lives of children. Stanford researcher Allan Reiss, MD connected with the foundation and is expanding work on brain development and disorders that affect children, using neural imaging to identify how genetics, environment, the brain, and behavior all interact in children, and how to develop interventions to help them live to their fullest potential. Really interesting work that begs to be looked at even more…

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Specialized partners with Stanford to understand exercise effects on cognition – With support from the Specialized Foundation, Stanford research is working to better understand how cycling and general exercise can build a better foundation for kids learning with ADHD. Ongoing research has suggested that exercise has an effect on brain function and especially the ability to understand and […]

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100Copies Tour de World – Find your country

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The latest from artist Thomas Yang in his unique 100 copies cycling-themed print series is this new Tour de World piece. Starting off with a World map, this 35th work in his limited edition series rearranges the map to give a sense of how people from all over the world can come together as cyclists. Yang see this as chance to show how together in solidarity, cyclists worldwide can have a positive impact on the flight to save our planet’s environment, with the reshuffle of the countries a metaphor for the potential for change and the power of the bicycle.

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The latest from artist Thomas Yang in his unique 100 copies cycling-themed print series is this new Tour de World piece. Starting off with a World map, this 35th work in his limited edition series rearranges the map to give a sense of how people from all over the world can come together as cyclists. Yang see this as […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

  • WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of service. Led by WTB/Cannondale OverMountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler they put together 2 days of rain and 1 day of sun for a weekend of perfect dirt, and seemingly endless shuttle laps. WTB.comCheck out more hits from the week after the break…

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WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of […]

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Rebecca Rusch hikes up Kilimanjaro & rides down the other side for World Bicycle Relief

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they rode back down the technical terrain, raising a dollar for every foot of elevation, coming out to 131 new bikes for students in Africa with WBR. Rusch has worked with the charity since 2013 to provide bikes as a means of access to resources like education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Find out more about her adventure and bike, and check out the footage they shot on the way…

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they […]

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