Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • Win tons of goodies in the Obsessives: Get Out There Giveaway from Kitsbow – We’ve seen this before, bike clothing maker Kitsbow is dreaming of spring and has gathered a bunch of on & off the bike gear from cycling and outdoor rec companies to put together a huge cache of gear to outfit you next adventure bike escape from the daily grind. There’s kit from Kitsbow themselves, Big Agnes, Yeti, Biolite, Verve coffee, Blackburn, Silca, Camelbak, Light & Motion, GU, GoPro & the National Park Service for this super giveaway. The only question left will be where it takes you? While mostly it’s a winner-take-all deal, one runner up will also get a nice package. Enter from now until Mar 21 over at Kitsbow’s website, then get ready to Get Out There. Kitsbow.comCheck out where you’ll ride in 2017 after the break…

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Win tons of goodies in the Obsessives: Get Out There Giveaway from Kitsbow – We’ve seen this before, bike clothing maker Kitsbow is dreaming of spring and has gathered a bunch of on & off the bike gear from cycling and outdoor rec companies to put together a huge cache of gear to outfit you next adventure […]

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A Cannondale for a good cause – Vlad Sabau’s cancer charity auction returns

Vlad Sabau 2017 auction bike, side

Vlad Sabau 2017 auction bike, side

After losing his mother in a struggle with cancer, Romanian XC racer Vlad Sabau decided to get involved with the fight against this prolific disease. First he began adding pink accents to his race outfits to increase awareness, but soon decided he could raise some cold, hard cash for those who need a bit of financial help.

Each year Sabau auctions off his top-shelf Cannondale race bike from the previous season, and all the money is given to a cancer patient of his choice to help cover costs of treatment and other needs. This year’s pink chrome 2016 Cannondale F-Si will be the fourth bike Sabau has sold so far. Keep reading for specs on the bike and how to participate in the auction…
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After losing his mother in a struggle with cancer, Romanian XC racer Vlad Sabau decided to get involved with the fight against this prolific disease. First he began adding pink accents to his race outfits to increase awareness, but soon decided he could raise some cold, hard cash for those who need a bit of […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • 2017 National Bike Challenge announced by Bike League and 3M – The League of American Bicyclists and presenting sponsor 3M have announced the 6th annual National Bike Challenge. The Challenge expects over 60,000 riders to pedal a more than 30 million miles between May 1 and September 30 to focus on improved health, fitness & fun. Challenge participants will use Strava to record their commuting and recreational miles, then stats & leaderboards will show up over at the NationalBikeChallenge.org site. There’s no cost to join, and riders are encouraged to form teams at their workplace or school to motivate each other to log more miles or to start commuting for the first time. BikeLeague.org

    Check out where you’ll ride in 2017 after the break…

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2017 National Bike Challenge announced by Bike League and 3M – The League of American Bicyclists and presenting sponsor 3M have announced the 6th annual National Bike Challenge. The Challenge expects over 60,000 riders to pedal a more than 30 million miles between May 1 and September 30 to focus on improved health, fitness & fun. Challenge participants […]

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Bike for a Buck – support World Bicycle Relief with Tasco’s chance at a YT Jeffsy trail bike

This one is pretty straightforward. Donate a dollar. Get one chance at a killer new carbon trail bike.

World Bicycle Relief is a great organization out there getting more people on bikes in the developing world to improve the mobility that brings with it access to better services, goods, and the opportunity to expand their horizons. WBR has long been supported by the sport cycling industry, and it is promotions like this one that help fund their work. Every year Tasco organizes a Bike for a Buck promotion where they raffle off a sweet new bike with all proceeds going to a deserving charity. This year that bike is the new 140mm travel 29er carbon Jeffsy CF trail bike from YT Industries, and all the money raised goes to World Bicycle Relief. Check the bike out and how to enter after the jump…

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This one is pretty straightforward. Donate a dollar. Get one chance at a killer new carbon trail bike. World Bicycle Relief is a great organization out there getting more people on bikes in the developing world to improve the mobility that brings with it access to better services, goods, and the opportunity to expand their horizons. […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • The Trek CXC Cup cross race gets called up to become a UCI World Cup in 2017 – Trek will host one of the first rounds of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series next season on their home cyclocross course. Built just next to their Waterloo, WI headquarters the event that had been the Trek CXC Cup has been selected to join Cross Vegas as the season openers in the US. The inaugural World Cup Waterloo’s elite racing will take place on Sep 24, with a full weekend of events including amateur & pro racing kicking off on Friday. Make your plans now. Go race the same venue as the pros, then watch the best in the world compete in the early season racing in the midwest. Trekbikes.com
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The Trek CXC Cup cross race gets called up to become a UCI World Cup in 2017 – Trek will host one of the first rounds of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series next season on their home cyclocross course. Built just next to their Waterloo, WI headquarters the event that had been the Trek CXC Cup has […]

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Portland Design Works to donate 100% of sales to ACLU for a week

Another company putting their money where their mouth (and their heart) is, Portland Design Works is taking action to support the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU. Starting today, PDW will be donating 100% of their sales to the organization they consider a ‘machine of freedom’ – much like the humble bicycle. As PDW co-founder Erik Olson puts it, “Normally our charitable contributions are aimed at efforts to get more people out there riding bikes, but these aren’t normal times. We have to do what we can to ensure, like we recited in grade school, ‘liberty and justice for all.'”

Like what PDW is doing? You can show your support by purchasing anything from their site until February, 14th. You get some sweet PDW gear, and the ACLU gets the full amount in the form of a donation.

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Another company putting their money where their mouth (and their heart) is, Portland Design Works is taking action to support the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU. Starting today, PDW will be donating 100% of their sales to the organization they consider a ‘machine of freedom’ – much like the humble bicycle. As PDW co-founder […]

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Reynolds Cycling joins the race against cancer with NAHBS raffle to support the Huntsman Foundation

In just over a month, Salt Lake City, UT will play host to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Salt Lake City is also home to the headquarters of Reynolds Cycling and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Normally, that might seem like an odd combination of organizations, but in this case they make a perfect pairing. That’s because Reynolds Cycling is hosting a raffle to benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation that will conclude on the last day of NAHBS, Sunday, March 12.

More than just Reynolds Cycling, the raffle will feature prizes from No. 22 Bikes like the Aurora frame above, Magura brakes, a Kali helmet, DNA cycling kit, and an entry into the Huntsman 140 event and a jersey. There will also be a get together at the Reynolds factory with beer from Uinta brewing…

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In just over a month, Salt Lake City, UT will play host to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Salt Lake City is also home to the headquarters of Reynolds Cycling and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Normally, that might seem like an odd combination of organizations, but in this case they make a perfect pairing. That’s […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • Build. Ride. Repeat. Get certified with IMBA to get more people on bikes – We are firm believers in getting more people riding mountain bikes and at the same time supporting trail building and trail advocacy. What better way to do all of that then becoming a Certified Mountain Bike Instructor with IMBA. They’ve just released their new training schedule for this year, so check out how you can get involved with new updated skills training, like pumping, jumping and berm cornering. IMBA.com/ICP
    Check out where you’ll ride in 2017 after the break…

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Build. Ride. Repeat. Get certified with IMBA to get more people on bikes – We are firm believers in getting more people riding mountain bikes and at the same time supporting trail building and trail advocacy. What better way to do all of that then becoming a Certified Mountain Bike Instructor with IMBA. They’ve just released […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • PlacesForBikes: Better biking, better communities. Faster, by PeopleForBikes – Building on the momentum of their Green Lane Project, advocacy group PeopleForBikes has a new PlacesForBikes program to help cities quickly develop and connect great places to ride. The goal is more people riding more safely in better places to live, work and play. We can all play a part by participating in their data-driven city rating system. Completing their Community Survey starting Feb 14 will help track cycling around the country. Then community representatives can join them  this summer for their PlacesForBikes conference in Madison, WI to develop action plans to put in place locally. Lastly follow along with their Big Jump Project, which will select 10 focus cities to jump-start their own biking networks. PeopleForBikes works hard to make a better environment for cycling and now PlacesForBikes can help shape where you ride locally.Check out how to keep up with riding, racing, and keeping in shape through the winter after the break…

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PlacesForBikes: Better biking, better communities. Faster, by PeopleForBikes – Building on the momentum of their Green Lane Project, advocacy group PeopleForBikes has a new PlacesForBikes program to help cities quickly develop and connect great places to ride. The goal is more people riding more safely in better places to live, work and play. We can all play […]

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