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Campagnolo Continues the Experience for 2014, Register now for VIP Rides, Meals, and Tours

Campy Experience

They say to understand it, you have to experience it. Campagnolo is known for making some of the most lust worthy bicycle parts around, but they also claim to produce passion. Passion for cycling, roads, Italy, everything that makes riding great. To offer the chance for others to appreciate what fails to be described, Campagnolo introduced the Campagnolo Experience in 2013 to coincide with their 80th anniversary. Now, Campagnolo has announced that the 2013 edition will be one of many, with the 2014 edition already taking shape.

Get the details after the break.


Can you Shred on a Fatbike? Cold Rolled 5: The SBR Shred Session

Think about it this way – you can skid, drift, and flick all you want and no one can complain about you damaging the trails. Because it’s snow. Can you shred on a fatbike? That’s really a rhetorical question – you can shred on any bike. But when you have a purpose built, freshly groomed Snow Bike Route, riding it as fast as possible was bound to happen. The final segment of the Cold Rolled series brings the in depth look at Marquette’s fatbike culture to a close. Look for the whole film to be released on January 11.

Credits after the break.


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

magic light ispo award

  • Magnic Light is offering the first 6 of their new iC dynamo light sets, shown above, for $1! Their Kickstarter page goes live at 12:18pm EST this (Friday) afternoon. After the first 6 are sold, complete sets will go for $179.
  • Swiftwick Socks is offering a free pair of Sustain socks plus free shipping on all orders from Dec. 26th – 31st.
  • Siren Bicycles announces a new partnership that will stir things up within the hand made bike brand.
  • Speaking of hand built bikes – NAHBS 2014 seems like it’s just around the corner!
  • Last chance to get 10% off Subaru Sea Otter Classic race and recreational ride entries until Dec. 31st.
  • According to the Bakersfield Californian, well known tool designer and owner of Morningstar Tools, Paul Morningstar was found dead in his home recently in a bizarre tale of paranoia, booby traps, and explosions. Our thoughts go out to Paul and family – hopefully Paul will be remembered for his innovative tools rather than the strange circumstances surrounding his death.
  • Registration opens for Epic Rides’ Off-Road Series January 1st, 2014. Register between Jan 1st – 7th and you’ll be entered to win over $7000 in prizes during their 7 Days of Giveaways- with the grand prize a Scott Spark 910 valued at $4800.
  • The Chiltern Cycling Festival in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, will be held July 13th, 2014. Registration is open for this “celebration of all things cycling” with a hill climb, 100 mile and 100km sportives, classic bike ride, and family ride complete with baby velodrome.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • IMBA and Bell Helmets have also announced that they will be taking applications for the 2014 Bell Built Grants starting January through February. Get your trail project application ready for a portion of $100,000 in grants. Photos above of Copper Harbor’s new Overflow Downhill trail built with grant funds from Bell’s Built Grants contest last spring. (Photos of Elias on the left, and Jason Wells on the right, by Hansi Johnson, submitted by Erik Lemke.)
  • IMBA is also on the hunt for their next Trail Care Crew
  • Steve Sauer has a bicycle sculpture exhibit running December – January in downtown Seattle.
  • Terrain Mountain Bike Magazine Issue 3 is now available in the Apple Newstand.
  • Users of MyFitnessPal, an online food and calorie tracker, can now integrate their exercise and calorie tracking with fitness products from Wahoo.
  • Sacred Rides has announced a new 10 day Cusco to Amazon itinerary of Incan culture exploration by foot and mountain bike.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • 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
  • 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.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


Photo from Deniz of the Knight Riders Racing Sunday morning team ride.
“Stopped to take a picture of SF from Grizzly Peak blvd in Berkeley, CA.”

  • 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…

Ray’s MTB Gears up for Another Season with New Dirt Pump Track, and More

Ray's mountain bike pump track

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.


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • 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.


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Kenya Classic 2013


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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