2011 oregon handmade bicycle show and oregon manifest constuctors challenge scott bicycles presents the ride sun valley bike festival in idaho

  • The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show will return to Bend, OR, this year on October 29 & 30. The event will host framebuilders and related bicycle parts and gear manufacturers, and it just happens to coincide with Bend’s Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival and Halloween edition of the Cross Crusade.
  • Speaking of small builders, the UCI and The Framebuilder’s Collective have signed an agreement that will reduce the homologation costs of participating in the UCI’s approval process. This should help custom and small framebuilders get their road frames allowed into UCI-sanctioned events. Check the link to see the frame requirements and costs.
  • Scott Sports is sponsoring the Sun Valley All Mountain, an all new event being offered at the USAC XC National Championships that combines the scores of competitors in the XC and the Super-D disciplines over two days. SCOTT Sports is also the Official Bike Sponsor of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships and the Presenting Sponsor of the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.
  • Sidewall Distribution, wholesale purveyors of brands like Hoffman, Snafu and Infelise, are recruiting shredders to help spread the word. Think you’re rad enough? Apply to their Crux Division here and maybe you’ll get sponsored, yo.
  • Thinking of doing the BC Bike Race? Entry fees jump $200 bucks after May 18. Time to commit.
  • Carlos Perez, founder of Bike Monkey, was recently featured on Cadillac’s Business Unusual series. Watch the video and get the interview here.
  • Urban Velo is proving it’s the little magazine that could, er, can. They’re celebrating their 5th year anniversary as a two-man operation. Congrats to Jeff and Brad, they’re definitely an inspiration to us!
  • Scott Sports will introduce their new FOIL aero road bike at the Legends Ride at the top of Tahoe for the start of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Check it out May 13-14th during registration and before the ride. More info here.
  • Raleigh Bicycles has just launched MyCyclingEvent.com to list charity rides and opportunities for riders looking to connect with a cause that’s important to them.
  • Here’s a good cause if you’re looking: buy a $10 raffle ticket by 12 noon MST on May 11th to win a roundtrip flight to Portland, Oregon (within the continental US) plus one night’s stay in a hotel, to be fit by Tony Pereira for a custom made SS 29er and help fellow cyclist Jeff Bates in his fight against cancer. $10 is a steal for a custom made bike and a trip to Portland, OR! Winner will be announced May 12th. Flyer after the break.
  • Velocite’s U.S. distributor, DNA, will be making a donation to the Raisin Hope Foundation for each frame purchased. Raisin Hope supports research for traumatic brain injuries.
  • BikeBiz published a great article on Keronite, the gray finish that’s popping up on Rockshox forks and makes up Mavic’s black Exalith rim treatment.
  • Pivot is hosting a photo contest. Submityour best action shot of you riding your Pivot mountain bike and you could be in there 2012 catalog and get Pivot SWAG package including: Pivot Cycles Jersey, Pivot Cycles Logo T-shirt, Pivot Cycles Sticker Sheet, Pivot Cycles Socks & Pivot Cycles Cap!


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