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Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Advocacy

  • Allow Mountain Bikes in the Wilderness Study – Voice your opinion – 100,000 Signatures are needed by May 18th so visit petitions.whitehouse.gov 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 teegonline.org/get-involved/wheels-for-meals.

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Friday Features: Deux North Hunt V, Claudio and World Cup DH is Back, Behind the Scenes with Danny MacAskill and the Drop and Roll Tour, more…

It might seem like a stretch, but maybe cycling and rally car racing aren’t all that different? Each cover different stages with mixed surfaces, and live for high speeds and tight turns. Deux North is back with their latest adventure in Hunt 5 – staged at the Rally De Catalunya in Spain. Riding along with professional rally driver Kris Meeke, the group road along the WRC route from Barcelona to Valencia on an incredible four day journey.

You definitely want to check out Claudio Caluori previewing the Lourdes WC DH track, shenanigans with Danny MacAskill, and your inspiration for the weekend next…

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Comes With Baggage | Blackburn to Celebrate 40 Years with Sea Otter Film Premier

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It’s a bit hard to believe, but Blackburn is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2015. After four decades of making bags and products that allow cyclists to get out there and explore the world around them, the company decided to put together a film on the history of bicycle travel. Comes with Baggage tells the story of bicycling nomads from those first boneshakers to the bikepacking we know today…

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Friday Features: R-Dog gets Rad, Cam and Kirt for Fox Clothing, Vallelujah Scottish Enduro, Lizard Skins and more

Quick, if you have a screen capable of showing 4k video, watch this video of Ryan Howard now. No on the 4k? Well, watch it anyways, you’ll be glad you did. The always stylish R-Dog makes slashing corners and boosting big gaps look completely effortless.

Start your weekend off with some solid motivation after the jump…

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Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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Advocacy

  • Yuba Launches Limited-Edition PeopleForBikes Branded Cargo Bike – PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure. Yuba and PeopleForBikes will officially launch the bike at the Sea Otter Classic in April, where people can enter to win one. The bikes are available for preorders now and on sale May 1 at Yuba dealers and at yubabikes.com.
  • CNN Honors Trips for Kids Founder – CNN has named Trips for Kids Founder, Marilyn Price, as a CNN Hero for her years of dedication to putting disadvantaged kids on mountain bikes. Please join us in congratulating Marilyn and take a moment to watch the video and share it with your friends and family. Or tune in to CNN March 27 – 29 and watch the story “on air”. tripsforkids.org

Racing News

Monarch Crest Race

  • The true “enduro” experience is finally here, October 2-4, 2015. The Monarch Crest Enduro brought to you by Chocolate Bunny Productions, threads together three days of Colorado’s finest high country trails along the Monarch Crest, a segment of the Continental Divide Trail, and IMBA Epic® no less. Registration is now live on imathlete.com.

 

Touring

  • The Greatest Ride – August 9-12 2015. This is the cycling trip you’ve wanted to take for your whole life. Start by sharing a table with retired Pro Cyclist George Hincapie and Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall for the opening dinner at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. This event is limited to only 10 cyclists so book now at blackberry farm.com.
  • Chris King Gourmet Century registration opens April, 1st – The Gourmet Century has expanded into a global showcase hosting four events across the U.S. and now one in Japan. Each event will feature its own special guest chefs and menus designed to compliment the best riding the region has to offer. Registration for ALL events will open on April 1st at 12pm PST at gourmetcentury.com. Act fast as tickets tend to go quickly!
  • Ride. Relax. Escape. Discover the Wild Highlands of Scotland – Fuel your sense of discovery with roads that will take your breath away. This 6 day, 5 night tour runs between 8th to 13th September and is strictly limited to 12 people. Book now, 72 hours before general public.

 

NAHBS 2015

  • Didn’t get enough of NAHBS 2015? - Gates photographer Tim Lucking has produced an exquisite photo gallery of the best belted bikes from the North American Handmade Bike Show. Check out some of our favorites on The Belted Blog.

 

Video/Film

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Currently touring the USA, (you can find the tour schedule here) immediately after the Festival ends in November a selection of the best films goes on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand, Antarctica, and points in between. Each year, the films travel to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings. There’s typically a mountain bike film in the mix but every film has always been entertaining.

 

Contest

  • Here’s your last reminder that you can win a set of new rubber from Vee Tire. Follow the link to the survey and complete it to win!

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Friday Features: Real Fat Bike Radness, Full Length Path Finder Movie, Transition TransAm Hardtail ripping and More

Fat biking is one of those sports that is so much fun to do, but isn’t one of the most thrilling events to watch. Usually. To try and turn that notion on its head, BMX rider and dirt jumpter Gegor Laucht got a hold of a Felt DD 30 to play with on the slopes in Braunwald Village, Switzterland.

Along those same lines, Pat Smage gives puts on a clinic after the break on fat bike trials…

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Brendan Fairclough Breaks it down on the Scott Sports Genius 700

What does a World Cup level downhiller grab when he goes out for a ride back home in Surrey? If we’re talking about Brendan Fairclough that would seem to be the Scott Genius 700. Contractual obligations aside, we’re also fans of the bike as it manages to blend a super pedal efficient ride with a bike that still wants to be rallied downhill. Of course, we only imagine we can ride the Genius like Fairclough, but it’s nice to dream right?

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Pivot Points to new DJ Color, Travels to Queenstown with Eliot Jackson

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Pivot might not be the first company you think of when it comes to dirt jumpers, but with names like Bernard Kerr, Jeff Herbertson, and Eliot Jackson on the roster a solid DJ bike is a necessity. That bike is the Pivot Point – a fun, DMR chromoly steel hardtail that can be built into a ripping DJ, Park, or even Street bike thanks to swappable dropouts, ISCG 05 tabs, and a tapered head tube.

Originally developed with Kyle Strait in 2010 the frame changed much since then, but Pivot is freshening it up with a new coat of paint. Now available in Night Black with Neon Lime accents, the bike will be easy to spot in the air…

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Friday Features: Win a Trip to the North Shore with Sombrio, More

Darren Berrecloth in Parksville, BC

Mountain biking means a lot of things to a lot of people, and Sombrio wants to see what it means to you with their latest contest. In partnership with Big Mountain Bike Adventures, Sombrio will be giving away a 4 day mountain bike trip for two to experience the best of the North Shore plus $1000 in Sombrio gear. All you have to do is show your #LUXURYOFDIRT on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out Darren Berrecloth’s own interpretation plus more after the jump…

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