Ever want to be a bike ranger? Blackburn says now’s your chance!

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No, not the high round house kicking Texas Ranger, but an ambassador for all things adventurous on bikes. Blackburn, one of the earlier pioneers in adventures on bikes, (known as panniering and randonneuring back in the day), is still one of the largest producers for adventure specific equipment for the bike. There has been a pretty strong movement for various types of bike adventures including road touring, bikepacking, randonneuring, trans-epics, and even gravel and off the beaten path rides where getting lost is the goal, and Blackburn is taking full advantage.

To celebrate and grow the culture they’ve always been a part of, Blackburn launched the Ranger Program a few years ago where a hand full of adventure loving souls get chosen to enjoy some rock star treatment in exchange for… well, talking about and doing what they love. Wander past the break to see all the glorious loot and route options involved and how you can apply…

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Join the Hunt Wheels OpenDev Team to test new road, cross & gravel gear

Join the Hunt Wheels OpenDev Team to test new road, cross & gravel gear
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Trade in your 2¢ for 1000£. That’s the tagline behind Hunt Wheels’ new grassroots product development challenge, that aims to put new gear in your hands in exchange for some constructive feedback. They have opened up applications today for 6 lucky riders who will join their team in helping to shape the next series of products they will produce. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, they want real input from cyclists who ride road, gravel, or cyclocross out in the real world. Those selected to join the OpeDev Team with get outfitted with a set of Hunt wheels, a new Giro Synthe helmet, and a Hunt cycling kit from Mobel, all for just providing your feedback. Spin past the break to get a bot more detail and to find out how to throw your hat in the ring…

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Rasputitsa Spring Classic to Benefit Northeast Cycling Programs – Rasputitsa is a gravel grinding sufferfest starting in East Burke, VT on April 16 and tackling the backroads of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They just announced a partnership with two great cycling non-profits: Little Bellas and JAM Cycling Fund, whose aims are to help young women realize their potential through cycling, and grow the next generation of cross racers and ambassadors. In addition to donating a large chunk of their profits to these 2 organizations, they’ll also run a VIP preview of the course in February with 4 special treatment spots up for grabs in a raffle to ride with pros Lea Davison and Jeremy Powers . This year’s event already sold out, so this is the last chance until 2017 to get in on the fun. RasputitsaGravel.com

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Pedal with your fingers and win a Rotor InPower crankset

Pedal with your fingers and win a Rotor InPower crankset

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Ready to put those internet warrior skills to the test? Rotor is giving away a set of their new InPower cranksets to the fastest fingers. Just pedal with the keyboard arrows to send your rider up a road climb, and if your time is the best, you win. They’re also giving away a few Rotor shop aprons for runners up and other participants. Screenshots with my time (and yes, I broke a sweat…kind of embarrassing) after the break…

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Nutcase awards Unframed contest winners

Nutcase awards Unframed contest winners
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all images courtesy of Nutcase. artwork by Yan Yan Candy Ng

Helmet maker Nutcase has picked three winning designs out of the couple of hundred submissions they had last month for their Unframed design contest. The designs came in from artists from 19 countries and got narrowed down to 10 finalists. For the third year running Unframed helps Nutcase raise money to support World Bicycle Relief while bringing some fresh designs to their hardshells. Check out the winning submissions after the break…

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Hit the berms with the Pros at Ray’s with Redline Flight School – Learn from Redline BMX pros tomorrow at Ray’s in Cleveland. Get tips from Olympians Sam & Alise on how they’ve gotten so fast, then gain knowledge from Jason Carnes who’s mastered 30 years racing in the Pro circuit. Check out the details at: RaysMTB.com/RedlineAtRays

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Start Biking More: It’s All About the Love for the Bike – The votes came in across social media and Massachusetts 5th grader Caleb Piehl was crowned the winner of  Saris Cycling Group’s 5th annual fifth grade poster contest with his representation of what elementary school students love about cycling. Caleb will be flown to D.C. for the 2016 National Bike Summit to be recognized for his #LongForTheRide inspired artwork, and to join other attendees in celebrating biking. In addition Saris will provide 20 more bike parking space for Caleb’s school in Somerville, MA. To learn more and get your kid’s school in on the contest next year, go to: SarisPosterContest.com

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Bikerumor Reader Survey – Last chance to share your thoughts & win big!

Bikerumor Reader Survey – Last chance to share your thoughts & win big!

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Our super awesome Bikerumor Reader Survey will close down tonight, so if you haven’t already told us what you think and entered to win all these great prizes, please hit the link below to share your thoughts about Bikerumor and tell us a little about yourself. It only takes a couple minutes. But it really helps us make the site even better and get to know you a bit, and it puts your name in the hat for a LOT of killer stuff from some great companies!

Click here to take the survey!

Check past the break for details on all the prizes…

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Win One (or Two) of the World’s Safest Bikes for your Kid – All you need to enter is to share the contest on Facebook or Twitter and fill out a registration form. Then if you tag a friend and you win, they get a free bike too! Winners will get to choose from one of Gaurdian’s 20″ kids bikes, each equipped with SureStop anti-endo brakes, a low center of gravity, and a light frame to make them easy for kids to handle and enjoy. The contest runs until December 15, with the promise to deliver the bike by Christmas. GuardianBikes.com

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