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Timbuk2 and Bianchi Partner for Limited Edition Celeste Prospect Pack, Plus Giving Away an Entire Bicycle Starter Kit

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Bike Month means a lot of riders new or old are dusting off their commuters and heading to work. Commuting by bike is easier than most people think especially when you have a convenient way of carrying your gear and any extra clothes. Timbuk2 has been making bags that fit the bill and for National Bike Month they are teaming up with a company with an even longer history of serving the bicycling community. To help Bianchi celebrate their 130th anniversary, Timbuk2 has partnered with the legendary brand not only to introduce a Limited Edition Prospect pack, but a contest that will provide everything you need to start commuting by bike….


Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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Mother’s Day

  • Culprit Bicycles is Having a Mother’s Day Sale – Culprit is offering their Arrow one and bullet for $1,900 USD plus shipping and handling. This is their steepest discount that they have ever offered to date. Visit Culprit’s Facebook Page for details.


  • Looking for a new Road Bike?  – Franco Bicycles wants to see more Repsol Balcom S bikes on the road. To that end, for the next two weeks, we’re offering a free Repsol Edition upgrade on any Balcom S complete bike. The Repsol offer ends May 20th. Check out their road bikes here.


  • Bell Built Grant – Eastern Region Voting Goes Live May 11th – Is your local trail one of the candidates to receive the grant from Bell Helmets? The project with the most votes will be awarded the grant on May 25th. Visit to place your vote.

More news after the break.


Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces



  • Central Region Voting is Now Live – Is your local trail one of the candidates to receive the grant from Bell Helmets? Vote now through May 10th. The project with the most votes will be awarded the grant on May 25th. Visit to place your vote.
  • Win a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD road bike – The athlete nutrition experts at The Feed are giving away a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD road bike to one lucky winner (valued at $7,500).  Visit to register for the contest and be sure to check out their other deals.

Clothing – Gear – Tools

  • Microsoft Partners Strava and MapMyRide for Band Smartwatch – Microsoft has responded quickly to early criticism of its Band product’s cycling-specific functionality by announcing a partnership with Strava and MapMyRide. Building upon the initial Bike Tile introduction in February, Band customers will now be able to compare performance or share routes with other riders using the popular apps. Here’s more details.
  • Tribike Transport Introduces New Service: Ship & Ride – TriBike Transport (TBT), triathlon’s first fully assembled bicycle transportation service, is proud to announce their newest service: Ship & Ride, for those athletes interested in taking their bike with them while traveling for work, vacation, or for any instance that takes them away from their home and vis a vis, their bike.

Plenty more cycling tidbits and how you can help Nepal after the break…


Win a one-of-a-kind Celeste Green Rolf Prima VCX Disc road wheelset


Remember that one-off celeste green Rolf Prima VCX Disc wheelset they showed at NAHBS? They’re raffling it off to benefit the League of American Cyclists.

The finish is a special ceramic coating, and it’s laced to their XST hubset with titanium freehub body. They’ll swap in any axle ends you need, whether QR or thru axle, should you win. Raffle tickets are just $10, and you get bonus entries if you buy five or more. All proceeds benefit the LAB, which helps improve cycling infrastructure and awareness throughout the U.S.

Details and link to raffle ticket purchase page here. Another pic of the wheels below…


Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Allow Mountain Bikes in the Wilderness Study – Voice your opinion – 100,000 Signatures are needed by May 18th so visit to ask President Obama and the Forest Service to leave these remote areas open to mountain bikes. Do it!
  • 30-Year Old Bike Virgin – Safety concerns and access to a working bike are some of the main reasons why adults don’t ride. PeopleForBikes’ recent U.S. Bicycling Participation Study found that 60% of Americans aged 3-9 biked once a year, compared with 36% of adults ages 25-34. PeopleForBikes talked to two adults who each had their own stories to share about how they became bike riders later in life. Check out the blog post here!
  • ‘Wheels for Meals’ Fundraising Event – The Wheels for Meals Bike Challenge features three community bike rides and three sponsorship levels. Both riders and sponsors are needed to make the event a high-speed success. To be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 30th, this year’s event offers something for everyone with three race levels, a Bike Rodeo for kids and sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. For more information or to register for the Bike Challenge please visit


Selle Royal continues Project UP with Super Limited Earth Day Series

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Selle Royal created Project UP to raise awareness and celebrate several key themes, including Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day, International Bike Day, and Children’s Day.  For Earth Day, five artists were chosen to create saddle designs to align with the holiday for application to a BECOZ Relaxed saddle, one that places a great emphasis on recycled and natural material construction. Only one of each saddle design will be made available to the public- learn how to get your chance after the jump… READ MORE ->

Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Battle Royale 2 – The Ultimate Bike Battle returns Saturday April 18thEngland – The Morvélo Battle Royale was originally a one-off event. The response was so positive and the racing so exciting that they’re doing it again. Using a natural concrete oval in an abandoned old market in central Brighton, it pitched all types of riders and bikes against each other in a series of fast and furious knockout heats. The Circus Street Market is being redeveloped in June, so this will be the last time it can be held at this unique venue.

Much more including the finalists for the Bell Built Trail competition after the break!


Win a Chance to Demo a Bosch eBike for a Month with #BoschSmiles


If you’re on the fence about the purchase of an eBike, there is no replacement for a test ride. Better than a test ride though is the ability to use a bike on your home turf and for an extended period of time. We all know that quality eBikes like the Bosch equipped versions from Haibike, Felt, Lapierre, and Xtracycle aren’t cheap, which can make the purchase a bit daunting.

To help, Bosch is giving away the chance to demo one of their partners’ eBikes for a month. All you have to do is document the extended test ride through the #BoschSmiles program. Details on how to enter next…


Friday RoundUp – Bicycles Bits & Pieces

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  • Bike Pure Release Ethics Brochure – Bike Pure today launch it’s publication titled “Rebuilding Ethics in Cycle Sport: A Guide for Riders, Parents and Coaches”. The 44 page full colour brochure is aimed at educating both riders, coaches and parents of cyclists on the importance of sporting ethics, integrity, sportsmanship and anti-doping. This free guide is available to be shipped in hard copy format from or as a direct PDF download from
  • New training software to help coaches and student-athletes across the countryTrainingPeaks has announced a partnership with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to provide world-class online training software and educational content to help interscholastic mountain bike team coaches succeed. For more information on NICA visit or call (510) 524-5464.

Clothing, Gear and Tools

  • DeFeet brings the art of Greig Leach and the wonderous Paris-Roubaix bicycle classic to their Aireator socks – Greig Leach inspires and amazes enthusiasts world wide with his artwork. In addition to his prints, Leach has compiled books with his cycling creations, such as the Book de Tour, art of the Tour de France, in 2014. To order your pair of Aireator Greig Leach Paris-Roubaix Special socks, visit
  • Kinetic Releases Major inRide UpgradeKinetic has announced the launch of a major update to its inRide power training app. The update includes new home-screen graphics, improved guided workouts, direct social media sharing, and real-time workout graphing. The app update is currently live and is available for download from the iTunes store now.