- The BC Bike Race (last years’ race pictured above) has announced it’s 2014 route. Registration is open – but already 92% full – so better get on it if you want to do this June 28-July 5th stage race!
- Looking for something to do this weekend that isn’t shopping? NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) is offering a chance to watch the movie SingleTrack High for free from Friday to Sunday. Just fill out this survey, and use the provided password to view the film!
- Near Portland, OR, and looking for handmade cycling-themed presents? Check out the BikeCraft 2013 Holiday Gift Fair this Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm, at VeloCult.
- Santa Cruz has created a Senior Engineering position and is actively searching for someone to fill it. More info here (and NO, Joe Graney is NOT leaving.)
- Endurance House has opened a new store in Oceanside, CA. The store will cater to triathlon/marathon competitors and everyday endurance athletes.
- Fuelstrip claims to test your energy deficiency by testing glycogen levels in your sweat – giving you an idea on how much you need to re-fuel. Conveniently, Fuelstrip also sells energy chews and “fuelade” to help you return to optimum glycogen levels.
- The new Pafers XSPIN is a strap-on Bluetooth LE cadence module and accompanying iOS app that lets you get real time cadence from any stationary bike (at the gym, home, spin class, etc.) and link it to training software. You could even strap it to your own bike on the trainer, but heel clearance might be a concern for some. Check it out at Pafers.com.
- Competitive Cyclist is running a contest to win a full Castelli Scorpion Kit.
- Tumbuk2 and Intrepid Travel are giving away a two week cycling trip “for deux” to France! Enter here.
- A group of cyclists called the Coalición Ciclistas P R is organizing a protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday, December 8th, to demand better cycling infrastructure and the enforcement of laws protecting cyclists. This protest comes from the frustration of more than 80 car on cyclist deaths, not to mention innumerable injuries, in less than 3 years. Check out the link for more information.
- In the U.S., you can ask your congressman to support The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act. The League of American Bicyclists makes it super easy for you to do this now, right this moment: Click here, enter your address and you can send emails to your representatives with the click of a button. This act states that the lives of ALL roadway users are important and creates accountability towards needless deaths.
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- The Wilkesboro CX Festival is this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Nove. 23-24th, and the weather is projected to be perfect for Cyclocross. As an added bonus, Wilkes NC Tourism is offering great hotel/cut your own Christmas tree package rates.
- The first annual Boulder Movember Gala will be held tomorrow, November 23rd, 6pm at Mosaic Cycles‘ factory. Entry is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Movember Foundation. Two local Cyclocross teams, The Service Course and Team Small Batch are presenting this (formal-ish) event which will include, of course, a mustache contest.
- Registration is now open for 2014′s La Fausto Coppi - a July 13th Granfondo through the northwest region of Italy.
- Click here for a list of Honor Rides that benefit Ride2Recovery – cycling programs that aid the mental and physical challenges of our wounded US veterans.
- KindHuman is taking cycling sponsorship and turning it upside down. They’re going to start awarding sponsorships based on sportsmanship, humanity, and competitive spirit – not on whether or not you win races. Their Take The Lead Cycling Sponsorship is for youth 12-17 for the 2014 season and will provide $5000 worth of equipment. Enter via FB here.
- Culprit is blowing out their 2013 Display bikes, most have been ridden 250 km or less. Click here for images and email here for pricing and information. Looks like they have a Culprit Junior One available – perfect for your 6-8 year old getting started in racing…
- The Sheldon Brown website has discovered and posted “a collection of images of bicycles and parts that some folks might find fun to use as a screensaver.” Like the FB page to get website updates.
- De Soto Sport has announced that they are offering a wider selection of endurance sport clothing sizes to fit the everyday woman’s body.
- Cube Bikes has announced it’s first store opening in the UK.
- Localeikki is a new app with crowd-sourced information on where to hike-run-bike-walk when you’re out of town.
- The Federal Highway Administration doesn’t currently have minimum safety benchmarks for states to follow concerning bicycle and pedestrian deaths. Without benchmarks, there’s little pressure on states to show improvements in safety. Ask Congress to change that. Learn more and take action here.
- And, awarded the Most Ridiculous Non-Cycling Press Release In Our Inbox this week: Brite Beatz - singing toothbrushes to keep you brushing for the ADA recommended time of 2 minutes. Press the button and you get 2 minutes of PSY, JB, LG, or LMFAO to (literally) jump start your morning.
- Wait, actually this product takes the award, and they even have a $10 or less page…
Adding another thing to the list to make me feel old, Ray’s Mountain Bike Park is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – which means I’ve been making the trek up to Cleveland every winter for 10 years. The big news this season, for Cleveland at least, is the introduction of their brand new dirt pump track! Built in what used to be their dirt jump room, the indoor-but-sort-of-open-air building now houses an impressive looking pump track crafted by renowned builders Elitetrax and PumptraxUSA. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the pump track once Winter hits in a big way it will be shut down until Spring. So if you want to ride a pump track that was built by the same crew who builds for the Olympics, you had better hurry.
Want more details on the coming season at both Ray’s locations? Find it after the break.
- Cool video footage of last week’s Morvelo CityCross2 above. Sticks and stones? More like Cobbles and rain…
- Early registration has begun for the 2014 Subaru Sea Otter Classic race to be held April 10-13th. Get 10% off registration with code EARLYBIRD.
- BuddyBike is billed as an alternative tandem bicycle that lets you ride along with a person with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. As a small company, they cannot support as many programs as they’d like with donations, but have a great list of suggestions for how to get funding for their bicycles.
- The University of California-Davis has been awarded Platinum level status as a Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists. It’s only the League’s second Platinum level university, with Stanford taking honors as the first. Click here to find out how to move your school towards becoming a bicycle friendly university!
- Factor Bikes has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to help raise £20,000 for the charity. They’ve donated a Limited Edition Vis Vres (size 56cm) worth £10,000 for a raffle. Tickets are £10 and raffle closes April 14th, or when they sell out all 2,000 tickets.
- The Gran Fondo Super Prestige calendar has been released. To obtain “Super Prestige” status, riders must ride 3 of the 8 events. What is this new series? According to GFNY magazine: “GFSP provides cyclists in North America a new challenge. The series follows the success of the Italian ‘Prestigio’ series put on by Cicloturismo magazine. In Italy, thousands of riders aim to become ‘Prestigioso’ but only a few hundred achieve to complete seven out of ten Gran Fondos. A select few even do all ten races.“
- The Adventure Cycling Association is working towards better bike service on multi-modal travel options – taking your bicycle with you on airplanes, trains, and by bus. Click here to find out about their travel initiatives and some helpful information about traveling with your bike.
- Found while perusing the Adventure Cycling Association’s blog, a video about a revolutionary new information system…
- The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that it plans a U.S Bicycle Route following US1 from Jacksonville to Key West. It is one of four routes planned that will connect to future routes in Georgia and Alabama.
- MissionMission has posted about a simple, streamlined bicycle map of SF. More info here. Image after the break.
- If you live in the city of Santa Cruz, CA, here is a link to an online petition to replace a temporary BMX park with a permanent BMX plaza.
- Bokos has announced their new color lineup of comfy après-cycling sandals. Perfect for holiday gifts!
- NBC will premiere the 2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship on November 16th.
- Spy Optic have announced they will donate $30 for every pair of sunglasses sold on their website to the Philippine typhoon relief efforts provided by Waves for Water. This offer runs through tomorrow, Nov. 16th (get on it!). All they have to do is sell more than 3,334 sunglasses and this company will donate more than the country of China.
- The official tourism website of Sufferlandria has opened and is now taking citizenship applications.
- Bikerumor is looking for an expert web developer. Must be proficient in WordPress and CSS at a minimum, but a good understanding of and experience with social media integration, forums and HTML5 is a big bonus. Email an introduction and links to work samples for consideration.
Photos submitted by Guido from the Netherlands, “I just came back from a trip through Kenya for a charity event for AMREF Flying Doctors called Kenya Classic 2013. It was a 6 day trip travelling 400km’s through red dirt around National park Amboseli. Every participant had to raise 5000 Euro for AMREF and we visited a lot of projects to see what happens with the money. However I also had a lot of contact with the local Maasai community and they loved my bike. Riding my Jones was perfect for these kind of conditions! The pictures explain everything!”
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Photo submitted by Gunther Desmedt, “This picture was taken during Tour Divide 2013, I managed to finish the race in just 20 days. The picture was taken just before Del Norte. It’s a Santos 29′er with Rohloff, fixed fork and Magura HS 33 rim brakes, a good old setup, didn’t have any problems during the race.”
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- Bill Stevenson has announced that he and his son Shawn will be returning to frame building full time. Their specialty is cycle sportive, but build all types such as the gorgeous randonneur bike pictured above.
- The bi-annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention is this weekend, Nov 1-3, at the Pamona Fairplex in Pamona, CA. The event features the newest in recumbent bikes, trikes, gear and accessories.
- The 2nd Annual MTB Ayiti will be this January 28th – Feb 3rd. Billed as an “all inclusive 6 day, 5 night cultural immersion experience,” your entry includes meals, lodging, transportation, cultural entertainment, 3 days of mountain bike racing and a little local trail building.
- Registration is now open for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. The event will be the weekend of February 14-16th. Looks like registration is filling up fast – Men’s Solo is closed already!
- Registration for the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek opens on Saturday, 11/2 at 9AM. Last year this race sold out in 36 minutes! The BMCC isn’t counting their chickens but word on the street says it will sell out again, quickly. All proceeds go directly to continued trail development and maintenance to the trail systems at W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir in Wilkesboro, NC.
- Registration for the 37th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour opens January 14th at noon EST for the May 4th, 2014, ride. This is a bucket list recreational bike ride through all five boroughs of NY on traffic-free streets (!) and registration fills up fast for the more than 30,000 spots!
- Registration for the MITIE London Revolution on May 17-18 opens November 5th. The event is a two day, 185 mile loop of London.
- Thinking about your next adventure? Western Spirit Cycling Adventure’s 2014 calendar is up.
- Pure-Adventures is now offering their self-guided cycling tours for US destinations.
- Endure: Ballet in the Mud, a book of photographs from the 2013 Cyclo-cross National Championships held in Wisconson, and published by the Wisconsin Bike Fed, is scheduled for release this month. Sample photo after the break.
- Surf City Cyclocross and CDF Firefighters Local 2881 are sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Distrophy Association with a drawing to win an Ibus Hakkalugi Disc Frame (size choice of winner). Tickets are $10 each, winner will be chosen Dec. 1st.
- Planet X is clearing out a limited number of Planet X SL Pro Carbon frames built with Sram Red/FSA SL-K Cranks and Planet X Pro Carbon tubular wheels all for only $2299.99 (includes shipping in the USA.)
- Mark Cavendish declares American Pistachios his official snack, just thought you’d like to know.
- IMBA has announced their 2013 Model Trails.
- Bunyan Velo, Issue No. 03: Travels on Two Wheels, is now available online for free.
- The Vermont Mountain Bike Association, Vermont’s statewide advocacy group, is raising money with a raffle for a Santa Cruz Solo/5010 with an XX1 build kit (size Medium). You could win a $7400 bike for the price of a $10 raffle ticket on Oct 12 – you do not need to be present, or a resident of Vermont, to win.
- Registration is open for the6th annual Carolina Century ride on October 19th, a charity ride for MS.
- Registration for the Hincapie Gran Fondo has been extended until October 6th for the October 26th ride near Greenville, SC.
- The Santa Barbara Tour de Cure Women’s Series, a women’s only ride, will be held October 27th with 8mile, 37 mile and 67 mile distances to choose from. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.
- From Charity of Choice newsletter: On August 31, 2013, U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame member and former Olympian Dale Stetina suffered serious injuries during a training ride resulting from a car-bike collision in Boulder, CO. A campaign has been established to help Dale and his family though this challenging time.
- The Philly Bike Expo is only 6 weeks away! Get your tickets now, or register to exhibit for the Nov. 9-10th event.
- Ruckus Components has a Kickstarter campaign for their Carbon Access Tool – a device for your keys that folds them up swiss-army style in a neat carbon sheath.
- The Three Peaks UltraCross race is this Sunday, Sept. 22nd, starting at the Pinnacle Inn Resort in Beach Mountain, NC. Fifty five mile and 35 mile distance options available, with poolside after party sponsored by Blowing Rock Brewing Co. Online registration is closed, but you can still register to ride on the morning of the event.
- Located between Seattle and Portland, the Castle Rock Bike Park will be hosting a family fun day and BBQ this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 21st.
- Registration for the 12th Annual Kid Inlet Challenge is open with registration fees 50% off through October 1st. The December 7th ride offers distances from Century, Metric Century, Half-Metric, and Beach Cruiser (15 miles) along A1A through Broward County, Florida.
- Registration for the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek will open November 2nd at 9am EST for the April 5th race. Mark your calendar!
- …and don’t forget about the October 26th Wilkes 100k MTB Race offered by the same folks who put on the 6HoWC, spots are still available!
- The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) has announced that it has added the great state of Georgia to it’s high school cycling programs.
Photo submitted by Thomas Leveille.