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Trek shows off three killer gravel/touring bikes, giving away dream tours on them

Trek 920 Touring

Are you #drivenbyadventure? If so, you and a similarly intrepid companion may be eligible to win one of three all-expenses-paid epic riding experiences on Trek’s newly updated and expanded line of touring and adventure bikes.

More rugged pairs can hope to win a trip to experience the many terrains of Virginia on the new Trek 920, a drop bar 29er model designed for off-road adventures. It comes stock with front and rear racks as well as a mountain drivetrain with bar end shifters.

Tour the rest of the story to see how you can win…


Show Your Knog-Turnal Side With the No Ordinary Night Film Contest

Knog's No Ordinary Night film contest ad

Australia’s Knog, maker of cycling accessories and lights (including the Qudos action sports camera light) wants you to explore your dark side with their “No Ordinary Night” film contest.

To enter, all you have to do is make a movie at night or in low light, and it could be about anything- biking, surfing, partying at a music festival, etc. If you’re looking to win your video should contain action, talent, good editing, storytelling and of course originality.

Video entries are hosted on the contest website to collect votes, and the winning edits will be screened at 24 hour viewing parties held in seven different countries as part of Knog’s Global Film Festival. Prizes will be awarded for various categories including the best film, best film shot on a smartphone, most surprising entry, and more.

Prizes and where to enter next…


Contest: Win a pair of Club Ride baggy shorts!

win a pair of Club Ride mens and womens baggy cycling shell shorts

Wanna win a pair of Club Ride shorts? We’ve got two pair to give away, one women’s Ventura and one men’s Crush. Answer all the questions in the short survey below and we’ll pick one random winner of each gender to receive a sweet set of technical riding shorts.

Contest ends at 11pm EST on Friday, March 13, 2015, so get on it!


Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Gourmet Century Schedule Released – Chris King’s Gourmet Century combines our love of food and cycling in pleasantly challenging group rides accompanied by a full days’ worth of deliciously crafted food. Registration opens April 1st for all Gourmet Century events. Check out the video above to get a feel for these “delicious experiences”.
  • Why should you join hundreds of passionate bicyclists in Washington, D.C., March 10-12? Glad you asked! The 2015 National Bike Summit and National Forum on Women & Bicycling is March 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Find out What You Will Gain by attending.
  • Standard registration for the 2015 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is officially SOLD OUT, but you can still sign up as a VIP or on behalf of one of their awesome Charity Partners!
  • If you do only one training camp in your life, let this be it. You’ve suffered with the Sufferfest videos at home – and now they want you to Suffer with them in person and become part of a Sufferlandrian National Team. For the first time ever, the UCI World Cycling Center in Aigle, Switzerland – global headquarters for the UCI and the destination for elite national teams – will host the training camp June 14th through 21st 2015.
  • Designer and manufacturer of bicycles for urban transport, Tern, has been awarded a trio of design awards from 2015 d&I and iF Competitions in Taiwan. The Tern Perch wall mount, Verge X18 folding road bike and Kinetix Pro X Wheels were recognized for their quality and innovation. Visit for more information.
  • In its first year, Inside Line Bike Expo is already gaining a lot of momentum and is shaping up to be a very successful event, one like we’ve never had in the Mid-Atlantic before. This is an event no cyclist in the region will want to miss, as we’ve worked very hard to make sure we have something for every type of cyclist!
  • The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), premier showcase for artisan framebuilders, is proud to announce a partnership with Bespoked, the UK-based counterpart to NAHBS, in an effort to further promote the handbuilt bicycle industry around the world. Embracing a “strength in numbers” philosophy, the two shows will cross promote one another to bring the message of artisanal bike building to a broader audience. Builders on each side of the Atlantic will have the opportunity to have their work presented to international audiences that would otherwise be hard to reach.
  • Over the years, riders from around the globe have battled hard for the VIENNA AIR KING throne. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and is an inseparable part of the FMB World Tour calendar. From April 10th to 12th 2015 mountain bike dirt jump pros and youngsters as well as thousands of spectators will come together at Vienna’s Rathausplatz to honor this jubilee.
  • Cycling apparel manufacturer Pactimo is currently accepting applications for their 2015 Brand Ambassador program. In 2014, the programs inaugural year, they received more than 1800 applications in 4 days and selected 25 incredible brand ambassadors with a passion for the sport and a love for the brand. For 2015, they’re excited to increase the size of the program so get those APPLICATIONS submitted!
  • Want to target urban cyclists with you next marketing campaign? produces bike seat covers made from 100% recyclable material! – Plastic bottles! Connect with cyclists and engage with the wider urban population out on the street, drive traffic in-store and on-line. Check out the sample after the break…



Win the Ultimate Paris-Roubaix Experience with Mavic Special Service Course

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If you’ve watched any of the big cycling races, then you’ve undoubted seen the Mavic Yellow Car. Since the early 70′s, yellow has meant neutral support with the Mavic logo leading the way. While the technology has certainly changed, the idea is the same and Mavic wants to give you a chance to experience it for yourself. By entering their Paris Roubaix contest, you’ll be up for a grand prize that includes travel to the “Hell of the North,” plus accommodations, dinner with the SSC crew, and a race day ride along in the Yellow Car. Something tells us that even in a car you’re going to feel the cobble stones juuust fine…

You have until March 9th, to enter, and must live in Europe, Canada, or the United States. Enter by following the link below.

Apply to be the Next American DH Champion with Intense Cycles and Shaun Palmer

Back in September, Intense announced that the Miserable Champion was back on the team where it all began. With a goal of creating a new American World Cup DH team, Shaun Palmer was picked to coach the next generation of talent. Now that Palmer is in place, it’s time for Intense to find that talent. Intense is now looking for the next generation of American Downhillers and wants you to apply. Provided you are between the ages of 15-17 and compete in the Junior Expert class.

Those chosen for the team will be given custom Intense bikes, kits, and support along with the coaching of the legendary Palmer. Details on how to apply, next…


Win a custom bike & trip to compete in the 2015 Rouge Roubaix w/ Argonaut, Mosaic or Breadwinner Cycles!


Argonaut Cycles, Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles and Breadwinner Cycles have teamed up to compete against each other, and you could be the 4th person on one of their teams riding a bike custom built for you!

The 2015 Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge pits each builder’s team of four against the others in this years Rouge Roubaix. One slot on each Builder Team is up for grabs, and it could be you. They’re looking for a motivated, experienced racer to join each team and pull their weight across the 106 mile gravel race.


Click here to submit your application. Each builder will select the most worthy candidate, build them a complete Custom Dream Bike, and fly them down to race the Rouge Roubaix which takes place on Sunday March 15th in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and live in the USA, hold valid USA Cycling license for the category of the Builder Team they select and be able to travel to the race. Submission Deadline is Monday, January 19. Winners will be announced Friday Jan 23rd.

The Radavist will be on hand taking pics and making you look hip, and Chris King is sending head chef Chris DiMinno along to keep everyone well fed during the weekend (his tacos are legit, BTW).

Bell Built is Back to Add Some Black Diamond Trail for 2015

Bell Built 2015

We love it when companies put their money where their mouth is, especially when it comes to the creation of amazing new places to ride. Now in its third year, Bell Built is back again to do just that – build awesome trails. Changing things up a bit from the first two years, 2015 will see just one grand prize winner. Instead of splitting the $100,000 grant between three worthy projects, this year the entire package will go to one project. One advanced, aggressive, expert trail at that.

Proposals will be accepted from three different regions for a total of 9 semifinalists. After three rounds of voting the 9 semifinalists will be whittled down to 3 finalists, and then the single grand prize winner. Proposals are being accepted now through March 6, so start your planning and get your proposals in soon!


Think You have What It Takes to Be a Ranger? Blackburn is Taking Applications for 2015 Ambassadors


Is riding the Great Divide on your bucket list? Perhaps the entirety of the Pacific Coast is more your speed? Now imagine riding either epic adventure with new and prototype Blackburn gear, a Niner bike with the best componentry from SRAM, Rockshox, and Zipp, Giro Apparel and shoes, a Bell helmet, and a travel stipend to help along the way? Sounds too good to be true, right?

Well, it’s real – assuming you are selected to be a 2015 Blackburn Ranger. The company is currently seeking 6 new Rangers for 2015 to be Blackburn ambassadors to take part in their “Out There” adventure program. Those selected will be required to ride either the Pacific Coast or Great Divide routes, as well as taking part in the 2015 Blackburn Ranger Camp. The right candidates will have an insatiable appetite for big miles on a bicycle balanced with social media savvy and the ability to provide product feedback for Blackburn testing.

More details after the break….