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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Win a trip with Enve and Dimension Data to le Tour in July

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Enve Composites is offering up a unique chance to see the Tour de France this July from the inside of the peloton. Partnering up with their sponsored Dimension Data team who’ll be racing le Tour, Enve is holding an online contest for a lucky cyclist and their guest to fly to France, hobnob with the team and get a behind the scenes look at the racing. Not only will the winner get to join Enve to spectate at the event, they’ll get to ride along on a stage in a team car, will get a chance to ride one of the Alpine mountain stages, and go home with a set of wheels. Check out the full details and how to enter after the jump…

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Enve Composites is offering up a unique chance to see the Tour de France this July from the inside of the peloton. Partnering up with their sponsored Dimension Data team who’ll be racing le Tour, Enve is holding an online contest for a lucky cyclist and their guest to fly to France, hobnob with the team and get […]

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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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Ride the Zwift Pretzel Mission on a Virtual Canyon Ultimate, win the real thing?

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It’s probably no secret that spending some time riding Zwift will result in real world benefits out on the road or trail. I’m living proof – after an injury last year, the program has been a huge help in getting my fitness back to where it needed to be. And while the training simulator will eventually pay dividends if you put in the miles, now Zwift is offering something a little more tangible.

After announcing that they would be searching for the next Canyon//SRAM team member with the Zwift Academy project, the company is teaming up with Canyon yet again. This time it’s to offer a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 to one lucky rider. But this won’t be a simple ‘enter your name here,’ – you’re gonna have to work for it. Specifically, you’ll need to complete the Zwift Canyon Ultimate Pretzel Mission which will take you across 44.8 miles of virtual terrain including 4373 ft of climbing, all without leaving your trainer…

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It’s probably no secret that spending some time riding Zwift will result in real world benefits out on the road or trail. I’m living proof – after an injury last year, the program has been a huge help in getting my fitness back to where it needed to be. And while the training simulator will […]

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Help out NICA, Win a Pivot Mach 429 Trail from Tasco MTB

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Want to get your hands on the Pivot Mach 429 Trail? Who wouldn’t? Especially if someone is giving one away!

After partnering up with Pivot Cycles and Camelbak, Tasco MTB is set to give away a 429 Trail complete with Pivot’s Pro Build in a raffle that will benefit NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to get #morekidsonbikes, you can feel good about the donation even if you don’t win. But someone has to….

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Want to get your hands on the Pivot Mach 429 Trail? Who wouldn’t? Especially if someone is giving one away! After partnering up with Pivot Cycles and Camelbak, Tasco MTB is set to give away a 429 Trail complete with Pivot’s Pro Build in a raffle that will benefit NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. […]

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Kogel Bearings rethinks BB86/BB92 to 30mm conversions, plus win a BB to celebrate Amanda Panda’s DK200!

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It seems like everyone’s moving to 30mm spindles. With many of the smaller crank makers already offering 30mm spindles to fit in a multitude of frames, we’ve even heard rumors of the biggest two considering the larger option. While the 30mm spindles can technically fit in just about every bottom bracket shell, it doesn’t mean that all bottom brackets are created equal.

Ever since 30mm crank spindles started to get more popular, Kogel bearings has fielded requests from customers looking for a better way to cram it into a BB86/BB92 bottom bracket shell. Finding most current options either using extremely thin bearings or eliminating the cup completely, Kogel wanted an option that was more durable. Let’s face it, no one loves a creaky bottom bracket.

For Kogel that meant redesigning the bearing races so that they were small enough to allow for the same size ball bearing as they use in their BB30 bottom bracket. Of equal importance was the ability to fit their Cross seals to make sure those larger bearings stayed clean in a variety of conditions. Thinking that they’ve found the answer to BB86/BB92 to 30mm needs, the new ceramic bottom brackets are now available through their dealers and web store for $189.99 with either Road or Cross seals.

To celebrate, they are giving away a BB86-30 (or any other bottom bracket they make) in celebration of the upcoming DK200…

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It seems like everyone’s moving to 30mm spindles. With many of the smaller crank makers already offering 30mm spindles to fit in a multitude of frames, we’ve even heard rumors of the biggest two considering the larger option. While the 30mm spindles can technically fit in just about every bottom bracket shell, it doesn’t mean […]

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Last Chance to Win a Cycliq Fly12!

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Last chance to win! It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records on a loop and automatically saves the last bit of footage in the event of an accident. It even lets you control, replay and share the recording through their smartphone app. Retail value is $349, but we’re giving one away for free!

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Last chance to win! It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD […]

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Contest! Win a Cycliq Fly12 headlight action camera!

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It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records on a loop and automatically saves the last bit of footage in the event of an accident. It even lets you control, replay and share the recording through their smartphone app. Retail value is $349, but we’re giving one away for free!

For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, five question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win! Continue reading “Contest! Win a Cycliq Fly12 headlight action camera!”



It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records […]

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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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