Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Specialized partners with Stanford to understand exercise effects on cognition – With support from the Specialized Foundation, Stanford research is working to better understand how cycling and general exercise can build a better foundation for kids learning with ADHD. Ongoing research has suggested that exercise has an effect on brain function and especially the ability to understand and process learning in children with ADHD. Specialized’s own Mike Sinyard has struggled with ADHD since childhood, and discovered that his mood and ability to concentrate improved after time spent on the bike. With that in mind, last year Sinyard launched the Specialized Foundation, dedicated to funding research and cycling programs to improve the lives of children. Stanford researcher Allan Reiss, MD connected with the foundation and is expanding work on brain development and disorders that affect children, using neural imaging to identify how genetics, environment, the brain, and behavior all interact in children, and how to develop interventions to help them live to their fullest potential. Really interesting work that begs to be looked at even more…

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Specialized partners with Stanford to understand exercise effects on cognition – With support from the Specialized Foundation, Stanford research is working to better understand how cycling and general exercise can build a better foundation for kids learning with ADHD. Ongoing research has suggested that exercise has an effect on brain function and especially the ability to understand and […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

  • WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of service. Led by WTB/Cannondale OverMountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler they put together 2 days of rain and 1 day of sun for a weekend of perfect dirt, and seemingly endless shuttle laps. WTB.comCheck out more hits from the week after the break…

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WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of […]

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Scott has us itching to hit the dirt with their Chasing Trail video series

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video like this gives us an especially strong urge to skip out of the office and go test some trail gear.

Scott prefaces their series with the idea of searching for the world’s best singletrack, so we welcome them into our backyard. In this second episode of the Chasing Trail series, their Gstaad-Scott DH team rider Neko Mulally heads into the Great Smokey Mountains to sample they technical western North Carolina trails and get reader for a season of racing.

Check out the unadulterated trail riding after the break, plus a look back at the last episode with Rémy Absalon hammering through Les Vosges singletrack in France…

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video […]

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Week’s Best Videos: A day in the life of Axel Merckx, a Quest to Nepal, Bootlegger 100 recap

In the latest of Specialized’s pro roadie behind the scenes flicks, have a look in on the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to follow Axel Merckx & company as they prep for the Tour of California. Beside good cycling genes, the younger Merckx was in the past a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. Now he owns and manages his U23 team that will take the start in San Diego next week.

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In the latest of Specialized’s pro roadie behind the scenes flicks, have a look in on the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to follow Axel Merckx & company as they prep for the Tour of California. Beside good cycling genes, the younger Merckx was in the past a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. […]

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Cateye’s Art of Ride campaign turns cities into interactive art galleries

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With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art during their Art of Ride campaign.

CatEye gathered artists from cities around the world to select some of the best pieces of street art they could find. Cyclists are invited to fire up their lights and go for self-guided evening rides on these selected routes, highlighting street art along the way. Currently the route map for Denver, Colorado is available online and another is in the works for London, England. But for those who don’t reside near these two cities, there’s still a way to participate regardless of your location…
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With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This year the race ventures deep into the interior, taking stops in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, and Golden. Register now via Singletrack6.com, and read on for more week’s end news bites…

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Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Liv says yes to empowering women cyclists – There’s this specific moment every cyclist faces. It’s the moment you decide whether to meet your fears, or retreat; a battle of determination or mind-over-matter. Liv’s “Actually, I Can” campaign aims to inspire through stories of women who have used bikes to change their realities; everything from affecting social change to just accomplishing personal goals Liv-Cycling.com

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Liv says yes to empowering women cyclists – There’s this specific moment every cyclist faces. It’s the moment you decide whether to meet your fears, or retreat; a battle of determination or mind-over-matter. Liv’s “Actually, I Can” campaign aims to inspire through stories of women who have used bikes to change their realities; everything from affecting social change to just accomplishing […]

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