Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate new gear with Kitsbow & win in Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway – To go along with the launch of their new road collection, Kitsbow has teamed up with 10 co-sponsors to create the Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway. The prizes are the ultimate kit for your #roadventure. Among other items, winners will receive: Kitsbow road kit, a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC frame, a SRAM Red CX drivetrain, Strava Pro membership, a Smith Overtake helmet, and more. Check it out and sign up before Apr 15 Kitsbow.com

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Celebrate new gear with Kitsbow & win in Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway – To go along with the launch of their new road collection, Kitsbow has teamed up with 10 co-sponsors to create the Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway. The prizes are the ultimate kit for your #roadventure. Among other items, winners will receive: Kitsbow road kit, a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC frame, a SRAM Red […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Win a ride in the Alps during the Tour de France – To celebrate the upcoming 103rd Tour de France, Zwift has partnered with Thomson Bike Tours and created the #ThompsonZwiftChallenge. One lucky winner will be sent to climb the iconic mountains of the French Alps and watch the thrilling racing action of the Tour’s final week, plus get a year subscription to Zwift to get in shape for it. Ride 103km and sync to Strava to enter. Check out more at Challenge.ThomsonBikeTours.com

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Win a ride in the Alps during the Tour de France – To celebrate the upcoming 103rd Tour de France, Zwift has partnered with Thomson Bike Tours and created the #ThompsonZwiftChallenge. One lucky winner will be sent to climb the iconic mountains of the French Alps and watch the thrilling racing action of the Tour’s […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Hold tight to your bikes – Crowd-sourced device tracking service TrackR has completed some extensive research to find how often bikes get stolen and from where. And their biggest takeaway is probably how few of those bikes actually get recovered. That’s where they come in with a tiny Bluetooth LE device that links up with the crowd via an app that keeps an eye out for your devices. More graphics and stats after the break. More info at: theTrackr.com

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Hold tight to your bikes – Crowd-sourced device tracking service TrackR has completed some extensive research to find how often bikes get stolen and from where. And their biggest takeaway is probably how few of those bikes actually get recovered. That’s where they come in with a tiny Bluetooth LE device that links up with the crowd via an […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead of snow. Riders will compete in expert, sport, and beginner divisions covering 24, 16, or 8 miles through a mixed surface beach course that will be spectator friendly. Weekend activities also include adventure riding on the island, demo bikes, maintenance and race tips, an evening social, and other entertainment, then finishing it all off with a Sunday sunrise ride on the beach. Find race info & registration at: SetupEvents.com

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Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get to NAHBS and catch the Cheetah – Seriously, if you are close to Sacramento, CA get on over to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. We’ll be there and will report on all the beautiful bikes we find, but nothing beats seeing it all in person. Plus, if you’ve never heard of Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, that is a mistake easily corrected. You’ll be blown away by his story. Vails was the first and still only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, and he will preside over five screenings of the film about his life: Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story (view a trailer over at Vimeo). The film highlights Nelly’s improbable ascension from New York City bike messenger from the streets of Harlem to the podium at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. He was known as “the fastest cat in the concrete jungle” and thus the cycling world dubbed him the “Cheetah.”  Screening details at: 2016.HandmadeBicycleShow.com/Seminars

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Get to NAHBS and catch the Cheetah – Seriously, if you are close to Sacramento, CA get on over to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. We’ll be there and will report on all the beautiful bikes we find, but nothing beats seeing it all in person. Plus, if you’ve never heard of Nelson “The Cheetah” […]

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IMBA to pursue wilderness areas for increased mountain biking opportunities

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Wonder where those membership fees are going? IMBA recently announced their 2016 goals, and here’s what they’re working on to make mountain biking better for all of us:

FROM IMBA: On February 18, 2016, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced its 2016 advocacy position during a press conference call. The press gathering followed a meeting of IMBA’s governing board of directors on February 6, in which IMBA’s strategies regarding bike access and federally managed Wilderness were discussed in detail.

Mike Van Abel, IMBA’s President and Executive Director stated, “After thoughtful deliberation and careful consideration, including conversations with many partners and stakeholders, IMBA’s board reasserted its longstanding commitment and approach to enhancing trail access for mountain bikers.”

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Wonder where those membership fees are going? IMBA recently announced their 2016 goals, and here’s what they’re working on to make mountain biking better for all of us: FROM IMBA: On February 18, 2016, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced its 2016 advocacy position during a press conference call. The press gathering followed a […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • 7th annual Beti Bike Bash adds a second venue in Arizona for 2016 – The largest women’s mountain bike event in the world is getting bigger for 2016. The premier mountain bike Beti Bike Bash heads into its 7th year expanding to a new event in Fountain Hills, AZ, outside of Phoenix and for 2016 the Colorado event will return to last year’s venue in Castle Rock, CO, with both events including Little Bellas girls camps and the VIDA MTB Series. Registration is up now at: Iamathlete.com

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7th annual Beti Bike Bash adds a second venue in Arizona for 2016 – The largest women’s mountain bike event in the world is getting bigger for 2016. The premier mountain bike Beti Bike Bash heads into its 7th year expanding to a new event in Fountain Hills, AZ, outside of Phoenix and for 2016 the Colorado event will return to last year’s […]

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Nike brings bike share to their Portland home with Biketown project

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Together with the Portland bureau of Transportation, Nike has announced a partnership deal with the city to grow the new bike share program that the already bike-friendly city had in the works. Portland had been shopping the new BIKETOWN bike share project around looking for a least $2 million to get it off the ground. But the city was especially happy to have local company Nike step in to be the project’s sole sponsor, and with a bigger financial commitment from Nike there will be even more public bikes available to Portlanders. Get a closer look at the bike fleet, and more details after the break…

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Together with the Portland bureau of Transportation, Nike has announced a partnership deal with the city to grow the new bike share program that the already bike-friendly city had in the works. Portland had been shopping the new BIKETOWN bike share project around looking for a least $2 million to get it off the ground. But […]

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Specialized, SRAM auctioning five Tarmacs w/ Red eTAP to benefit World Bicycle Relief

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Want to get your hands on the very first bicycles to be sold with SRAM Red eTap? Get ready to put a bid on one of five 2016 Specialized Tarmacs on Tuesday, February 16th, and you could ride off with a custom built bike.

The bikes are the Tarmac S-Works, and they’re built with a full Zipp cockpit (carbon bar and post, alloy stem) and Zipp 303 wheels with custom matching logo and World Bicycle Relief decals. A Specialized saddle and tires round out the package.

Proceeds will further WBR’s mission of providing bicycles (275,000+ to date) and training mechanics (1,000+) in rural, developing areas throughout the world. This enables entrepreneurs to better run small businesses to improve their own livelihood and community, students to get to school, patients to get medical care and families to get food, water and supplies more easily.

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Want to get your hands on the very first bicycles to be sold with SRAM Red eTap? Get ready to put a bid on one of five 2016 Specialized Tarmacs on Tuesday, February 16th, and you could ride off with a custom built bike. The bikes are the Tarmac S-Works, and they’re built with a […]

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