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  • Youngest ever cyclists to cover the 10,000km Silk Road fromBeijing to Tehran – Two teenagers, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu, are going to be the youngest ever people to cycle the 10,000km Beijing-to-Tehran route. They are already underway and aim to accomplish the ride in 120 days as a Gap Year challenge. They’ve funded the trip entirely on their own, so all donations they raise will go to the ‘A Child Unheard’ charity. Follow along on the adventure at: BeijingtoTehran.com

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How to Ride

  • Ride a virtual Giro d’Italia with Bkool – The online training and gamification team at Bkool is using their platform that lets cyclists ride and compete on any course anywhere in the world to participate in a Virtual Giro. The online system allows for real-time multi-player sessions so that a virtual race can be had at any time, between riders from anywhere, or cyclists can challenge the previous rides of others, and compete as if they were riding together. Their virtual Giro handpicked some key stages and shortened them for us mortals. But the essence remains the same, as cyclists from all over the world compete against one another on Italian roads at the same time as their idols. Looks like the grand tours aren’t just for the pros anymore.  Bkool.com
  • Pear and Wahoo team up for a new custom fitness app – Pear Sports’s personalized and interactive audio coaching app has partnered with Wahoo Fitness to customize the workout app experience. The software/hardware pairing gives users the ability to electronically count reps and monitor their heart rate during specified workouts. This latest platform will train users through coached strength workouts with rep counts, enabling increased measurement and analytics for a variety of cross-training workouts such as push-ups, squats, jumping jacks and more. PearSports.com

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Events

  • Gear up at La Fonda ahead of Santa Fe’s Outside Bike & Brew fest – The Historic Santa Fe hotel introduces  new “bike and breakfast” packages for cyclists looking to get away. Their scenic streets and surrounding mountains have helped develop a robust bicycle culture over the years, so the hotel is offering a new package for guests who want to ride, refuel and relax in style. The package debuts ahead of next weekend’s “Outside Bike & Brew” Festival May 19-22, a popular Santa Fe weekend of cycling and culinary adventures. Check out what’s included and how to pair solid bike rentals to the deal over at: LaFondaSantaFe.com
  • First-ever Tour du Taliesin in Wisconsin’s rolling Driftless region next weekend – Looking for a hearty dose of scenic beauty Taliesin Preservation has a new ride inviting cyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate. The Tour du Taliesin features two different ticket levels  and two different distances, as proceeds go to support Taliesin Preservation’s mission. The routes offer 38 or 100 mile rides, with 6,245ft of climbing on the latter. TaliesinPreservation.org
  • Join Adventure Cycling for the US’s first National Bike Travel Weekend & win a Salsa – Over 150 nation-wide ambassadors will connect and inspire thousands of adventurers to get on a bike this summer to join the largest-ever weekend of bicycle travel across the USA and Canada. On 3-5 June 2016 get in on an overnighter. Everyone who registers a National Bike Travel Weekend trip at adventurecycling.org by May 16 will be entered to win a commemorative Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle and will receive a National Bike Travel Weekend sticker.
  • Ride the Alé La Merckx Granfondo in Verona on June 12 – The 10th Edition of the race organized by Alé headquarters and dedicated to Belgian great Eddy Merckx, lands for the first time in the heart of Verona with two different routes: the granfondo of 139km and 2500m of elevation and the mediofondo of 85km and 1250m of climbing. Register now at: AleLaMerckx.com
  • Gear up at La Fonda ahead of Santa Fe’s Outside Bike & Brew fest – The Historic Santa Fe hotel introduces  new “bike and breakfast” packages for cyclists looking to get away. Their scenic streets and surrounding mountains have helped develop a robust bicycle culture over the years, so the hotel is offering a new package for guests who want to ride, refuel and relax in style. The package debuts ahead of next weekend’s “Outside Bike & Brew” Festival May 19-22, a popular Santa Fe weekend of cycling and culinary adventures. Check out what’s included and how to pair solid bike rentals to the deal over at: LaFondaSantaFe.com

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