Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • Set an alarm to register for the 6 hours of Warrior Creek – There are those events that riders like so much that they sell out every year. Then there are ones like the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek that sell out in a matter of minutes. The popular race ripping through 13 miles of berms, dips, lake views, and all around good times will return this year on April 1, 2017. But the important date that you need to not forget is tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST. That’s when registration goes live at BikeReg.com and you need to be on the ball if you want to get in on the fun. 6HoursofWarriorCreek.com
    Check some other great events that are in store for this spring, plus a few other goodies…

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Set an alarm to register for the 6 hours of Warrior Creek – There are those events that riders like so much that they sell out every year. Then there are ones like the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek that sell out in a matter of minutes. The popular race ripping through 13 miles of berms, dips, […]

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Design Team Wit’s 2017 fixed crit racing kit

Team Wit is a Dutch fixed gear crit racing team led by the cycling industry designer responsible for the Fendor Bendor, some elements of Scope Cycling‘s wheel and Bombtrack‘s bike designs, among other products. But they are putting their design chops aside and letting you determine the style that they’ll be rocking this coming year. And to do that Team Wit are leaning on Instagram’s recent Stories toolkit. That means that anybody with Instagram on their mobile device can submit their vision via the rudimentary MS Paint style tool. Check out how to enter your design and a few crazy examples after the break…

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Team Wit is a Dutch fixed gear crit racing team led by the cycling industry designer responsible for the Fendor Bendor, some elements of Scope Cycling‘s wheel and Bombtrack‘s bike designs, among other products. But they are putting their design chops aside and letting you determine the style that they’ll be rocking this coming year. And to […]

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Abus secures limited edition Bordo Black to honor lock’s 10 year anniversary

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What do you do when one of your most popular products reaches a milestone like the 10 year anniversary? Make a special edition, of course. Considered somewhat of a revolution in lock design, the Abus Bordo series allowed for a compact, folding lock that still offered a high level of security – but its creation wasn’t easy. According to Abus, the ability to create the theft resistant rivets required all new machinery which could apply enough force to connect them…

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What do you do when one of your most popular products reaches a milestone like the 10 year anniversary? Make a special edition, of course. Considered somewhat of a revolution in lock design, the Abus Bordo series allowed for a compact, folding lock that still offered a high level of security – but its creation […]

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Virtual racing from Zwift and Bkool continues to produce real results

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Leah Thorvilson, Photo c. Zwift/Canyon//SRAM Racing

Did your parents ever tell you nothing good will ever come from playing video games? Same. But who could blame them for not seeing the future of virtual competition which includes programs like Zwift? Earlier this year Zwift announced that Canyon//SRAM Racing would be selecting their next team member… through Zwift. Now, 11 months later, Canyon//SRAM Racing’s newest team member has been announced as Leah Thorvilson. Zwift may have been the means in which she was noticed, but Leah is no stranger to real life competition as a former U.S. Olympic Trials marathon runner.

After the initial competition ran its course through Zwift’s online world with 1,200 different women, three finalists met up in person for the final selection in the Zwift Academy.

“It’s been an incredible journey and a totally surreal experience,” said Leah, after spending the better part of the 2016 summer participating in group rides and completing structured workout programs on Zwift, before training with the CANYON//SRAM team in Majorca. “Prior to Zwift Academy, I never would have guessed this was possible. [Finalists] Jessie and Yvonne are tremendous athletes whom I now consider close friends. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to begin this next chapter with the CANYON//SRAM Racing team.”  – from Zwift

Thanks to the Zwift Academy, Leah will be racing for the Canyon//SRAM Race team for the 2017 season. Didn’t make the cut? Didn’t know about the competition? Don’t worry, the Zwift Academy will be returning for 2017 so Canyon//SRAM Racing can start scouting for talent in 2018!

While it won’t get you a pro contract, Bkool is also offering real prizes for virtual racing with the introduction of their Winter Cup…

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Did your parents ever tell you nothing good will ever come from playing video games? Same. But who could blame them for not seeing the future of virtual competition which includes programs like Zwift? Earlier this year Zwift announced that Canyon//SRAM Racing would be selecting their next team member… through Zwift. Now, 11 months later, […]

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LAST CHANCE! Win one of three awesome Retro Image Apparel cycling jerseys

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Ride into 2017 in comfort and style with a new jersey from Retro Image Apparel! These jerseys retail between $49.99 and $94.99 but we’re giving three of them away! Each of the THREE WINNERS may choose their favorite jersey from Retro Image Apparel. Check them out for stunning graphic designs celebrating your favorite craft and import brewers, trending pop-culture icons, and vintage cycling poster art found nowhere else. They combine top-quality performance materials with meticulous construction to keep you dry, comfortable, and protected from the elements under all conditions. Ride with Retro and celebrate The Art of Riding™!

For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, three question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win!

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Ride into 2017 in comfort and style with a new jersey from Retro Image Apparel! These jerseys retail between $49.99 and $94.99 but we’re giving three of them away! Each of the THREE WINNERS may choose their favorite jersey from Retro Image Apparel. Check them out for stunning graphic designs celebrating your favorite craft and import brewers, trending pop-culture icons, and vintage […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enjoy some post-ride meat & beer in NYC or LA at The Cannibal: Liquor House or Beer & Butcher – Started about 5 years ago by friends and cyclists Christian Pappanicholas and Cory Lane, The Cannibal was a beer-centric bar & butcher restaurant in New York City that grew out of the founders’ travels and riding in Belgium. Aside from the meat-eating reference, the name of course honors legend Eddy Merckx, who has inspired both over the years on & off the bike. They’ve since expanded to LA as well, and just opened a new cocktail bar next to the original Beer & Butcher. Each locale ties back to cyclists in its own way, and they even sponsors an amateur team. Pappanicholas and Lane also still aim to squeeze in rides before heading into the The Cannibal LA every day. They also sent us over a nice meaty recipe for a post-ride snack, as you might expect from a butcher shop. Check it out among other finds this week after the jump…

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Enjoy some post-ride meat & beer in NYC or LA at The Cannibal: Liquor House or Beer & Butcher – Started about 5 years ago by friends and cyclists Christian Pappanicholas and Cory Lane, The Cannibal was a beer-centric bar & butcher restaurant in New York City that grew out of the founders’ travels and riding in Belgium. […]

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CONTEST! Enter to win a sweet Retro Image Apparel Jersey

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Ride into 2017 in comfort and style with a new jersey from Retro Image Apparel! These jerseys retail between $49.99 and $94.99 but we’re giving one away to THREE WINNERS! Each of the three winners may choose their jersey of their liking from www.retro2ride.com. At Retro Image Apparel, you’ll find stunning graphic designs celebrating your favorite craft and import brewers, trending pop-culture icons, and vintage cycling poster art found nowhere else. They combine top-quality performance materials with meticulous construction to keep you dry, comfortable, and protected from the elements under all conditions. Ride with Retro and celebrate The Art of Riding™!

For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, three question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win!

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Ride into 2017 in comfort and style with a new jersey from Retro Image Apparel! These jerseys retail between $49.99 and $94.99 but we’re giving one away to THREE WINNERS! Each of the three winners may choose their jersey of their liking from www.retro2ride.com. At Retro Image Apparel, you’ll find stunning graphic designs celebrating your favorite craft […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Stay safe and rep Bikerumor with our custom Crashtag – It’s only been about a week and a half since we introduced you to Crashtag’s laser etched titanium bottle opener and emergency contacts tag. But in that time we’ve gotten our customized tag designed and set up in their shop. Now you too can join us in staying safe with a bit of Bikerumor reader representation out on the road & trail. Order yours over at Crashtag.me/BIRU and crack a cold one open for us for the weekend…

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Stay safe and rep Bikerumor with our custom Crashtag – It’s only been about a week and a half since we introduced you to Crashtag’s laser etched titanium bottle opener and emergency contacts tag. But in that time we’ve gotten our customized tag designed and set up in their shop. Now you too can join us […]

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Almost time to be Braver Than The Elements & tackle the Festive 500 with Rapha

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. While some of our local riding buddies have effectively thrown in the towel for regular outside rides a few of the dedicated group are sticking it out. And it is sometimes even social media campaigns like Rapha’s Braver Than The Elements and Festive 500 that keep us pedaling circles. Braver Than The Elements aims to build on the midsummer success of the Women’s 100 to get those hardcore women out and on the bike on Dec 18. The Festive 500 on the other hand is the latest edition of the Strava-fueled challenge to end 2016 with a band and burn off all of those Christmas cookies and glasses of egg nog in time to start the New Year fresh. If you are ready to stick it out and put in some winter saddle time, spin past the break for details on how to join in, and find others doing the same thing…

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. […]

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