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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Last Chance! Win a Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc wheelset!

We’re giving away one set of Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc wheels and today’s your last day to enter to win! The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs and bladed spokes reduce weight, add strength, and respond instantly to your accelerations. Hunt has even upgraded to LU/LB bearings, which is a fancy way of saying they have reduced contact seals, low-friction sealed on the internal face to further reduce rolling resistance and increase your speed, whilst maintaining excellent sealing on the exposed faces.

For your chance to win a set, just fill in the short survey below (or click here  for mobile or if you can’t see the embedded survey) and be sure to include a valid email address. Then, you’re entered to win!

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We’re giving away one set of Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc wheels and today’s your last day to enter to win! The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs […]

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CONTEST! Enter to win an ultralight Hunt Wheels carbon wheelset!

Want a chance to win the Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc Wheelset? The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs and bladed spokes reduce weight, add strength, and respond instantly to your accelerations. Hunt has even upgraded to LU/LB bearings, which is a fancy way of saying they have reduced contact seals, low-friction sealed on the internal face to further reduce rolling resistance and increase your speed, whilst maintaining excellent sealing on the exposed faces.

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

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Want a chance to win the Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc Wheelset? The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs and bladed spokes reduce weight, add strength, and respond […]

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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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It’s the Journey, not the Destination – Jamis Ultimate Bikepacking Giveaway could be the perfect couples retreat

Valentine’s day is coming up. That means the stores are flooded with chocolates, candy hearts, flowers, and enough Hallmark cards to, well… you get the idea. Or? You could forget the commercialized day all together and head out with your significant other on a nice bike ride. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could test out your relationship with a bikepacking trip like Syd Schulz and Macky Franklin in the clip above. They may have a slight advantage given that they’re both factory pros, it’s the thought that counts, right? Even if your significant other has no intention of ever going bikepacking with you, there’s no rule saying the couple’s prize package couldn’t go to you and one of your best friends…

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Valentine’s day is coming up. That means the stores are flooded with chocolates, candy hearts, flowers, and enough Hallmark cards to, well… you get the idea. Or? You could forget the commercialized day all together and head out with your significant other on a nice bike ride. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could test out […]

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Road to NAHBS 2017 Kickoff: CALLING ALL QUESTIONS!

NAHBS 2012 Cherubim silver bike

Oh Boy! It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year! It’s when we at the Bikerumor.com North American Handmade Bicycle Show Desk post our pre-show coverage.

Last year, we did a series of long and short form interviews with builders and community characters which you seemed to really enjoy. This year, we hope to elevate pre-show coverage to even greater heights through a multi-pronged approach. There will be long interviews, short interviews, quizzes, and rad prizes for you, our valued readers.

In order to make this exciting new format as successful as possible, we need your help!

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Oh Boy! It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year! It’s when we at the Bikerumor.com North American Handmade Bicycle Show Desk post our pre-show coverage. Last year, we did a series of long and short form interviews with builders and community characters which you seemed to really enjoy. This year, we hope to elevate pre-show coverage to […]

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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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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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