Strava wants you to be more social, takes Club functionality mobile

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, stay inspired by each other’s activities, share routes, and probably most importantly organize, manage, and track group activities or events all from their app on your smartphone…

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • With XPDTN3, backcountry exploring doesn’t have to be so far from home, or daunting – So it was just last week that we took a look at one of the mini riding adventures as part of the XPDTN3 project, and we promised more to come. We were gonna wait a while but then Bikerumor friend, backcountry rider, and photographer Steve Graepel sent us a bunch of excellent photos from his quick trip exploring tracks between Idaho & Montana fire towers while we were hunting new bike tech at Interbike. Of course it’s the visuals that drew us in (and we’ve got more after the break), but the cool thing about the whole three day weekend expedition project, is that once you set up an account you get access to all of the support info like water access, where to sleep, weather, suggested gear (even tires & gear ratios), and best of all maps and downloadable .GPX files so you can give the trip a try as well. More info at: XPDTN3.club
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With XPDTN3, backcountry exploring doesn’t have to be so far from home, or daunting – So it was just last week that we took a look at one of the mini riding adventures as part of the XPDTN3 project, and we promised more to come. We were gonna wait a while but then Bikerumor friend, backcountry rider, […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • WTB Partners with XPDNT3 Explorers for 3-day trips across the globe  – Back when 3T introduced their new aero gravel adventure bike – the Exploro – earlier this summer, they also teased a new XPDTN3 club project. The idea was to head out and map adventure rides around the world, so everyday riders could see how close they were to real adventures. The project started off with well-known brand ambassador Magnus Backstedt, but the idea was always to lay some ground work to open it up for anyone to head out on a trip then report back on the adventure to open it up for more people to experience. WTB was there from the beginning putting Road+ and Gravel+ tires to work, but now they are formally a partner on the project extending to saddles as well. The impetus behind the XPDTN3 explorer club… “We love bike expeditions. But like most of you, we don’t have the time for 5 weeks in Mongolia or 3 months in Peru. So we started the XPDTN3 club, packing as much bike adventure as possible into 3 days.” The deal is all about sharing amazing stories, photos, places to ride and videos. The photo above is just a tiny teaser, and we’ll be sure to get into some more detail on these adventures in the future. For now, check them out the club and the growing list of trips from the Westfjords of Iceland, to the US’s Idaho Hot Springs route, all at: XPDTN3.Club

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WTB Partners with XPDNT3 Explorers for 3-day trips across the globe  – Back when 3T introduced their new aero gravel adventure bike – the Exploro – earlier this summer, they also teased a new XPDTN3 club project. The idea was to head out and map adventure rides around the world, so everyday riders could see how […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Arch Rock overlook, southern Oregon coast

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Russ Wood sent us this photo of his Caletti road bike enjoying a break along the southern Oregon coast on a layover day ride during September’s Cycle Oregon event. “The picture was taken at the Arch Rock overlook on the Samuel Boardman Scenic Byway between Gold Beach and Brookings.” Billed as the “Best Bike Ride in America“, Cycle Oregon is a week of a couple thousand cyclists enjoying an organized and supported tour across the state. Every year it takes a different route, and next year will have its 30th anniversary.

We always love seeing photos or where you ride and want to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a brief description here.



Russ Wood sent us this photo of his Caletti road bike enjoying a break along the southern Oregon coast on a layover day ride during September’s Cycle Oregon event. “The picture was taken at the Arch Rock overlook on the Samuel Boardman Scenic Byway between Gold Beach and Brookings.” Billed as the “Best Bike Ride in America“, […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Singapore waterfront

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Is it warm where you are? Reader Alan Boon sent in this photo (and a couple below the fold) of his recent ride “along One Fullerton waterfront with the Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum, and Singapore Flyer in the background”. His GPS was reading 44°C (111°F), yikes!

Check out a couple other shots he took on his ride around Singapore that weekend after the break, to get a better view of what’s behind the railing his Italian-made titanium Rewel is perched up against…

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Is it warm where you are? Reader Alan Boon sent in this photo (and a couple below the fold) of his recent ride “along One Fullerton waterfront with the Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum, and Singapore Flyer in the background”. His GPS was reading 44°C (111°F), yikes! Check out a couple other shots he took […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Go behind the scenes bikepack racing the Tuscany Trail  – Join Bomtrack bikes as they follow Frenchman Clem Shovel and Norwegian Joachim Rosenlund in this documentary on the world’s newest and biggest bikepacking race. The Tuscany Trail is a 560km long, unsupported adventure race that takes in more than 11,000m of elevation gain. This year it had 530 racers at the start. We’d seen a teaser about this story, but now Bombtrack who will support the race from next year has more of the story. Read more about it at Bombtrack.com and find out how to join in next time at TuscanyTrail.it

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Go behind the scenes bikepack racing the Tuscany Trail  – Join Bomtrack bikes as they follow Frenchman Clem Shovel and Norwegian Joachim Rosenlund in this documentary on the world’s newest and biggest bikepacking race. The Tuscany Trail is a 560km long, unsupported adventure race that takes in more than 11,000m of elevation gain. This year it had 530 racers […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the
    founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now made a resurgence to bring us all back the gravel bike, we’ll give credit where it is due to L’Eroica. Today Eroica events take place in 7 other countries around the globe, but from Sept 28-Oct 2 it’s time to get back the original. And to celebrate 20 years, they’ve worked with Santini on a  limited edition tops. Inspired by the color of the local Chianti wine and the historic roads of Tuscany, you have to participate to get one. EroicaGaiole.com Ditch the carbon for the weekend and get on your classic bike…

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Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together they are building the most extensive resource to find, plan, and record outdoor sport activities across disciplines. With new web and mobile app interfaces, they now offer an almost endless database of where to ride. Explore the trail networks through their website, or download the free app for iOS or Android. AllTrails.com

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AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on the US Champ kits of Jeremy Power and Ellen Noble’s Aspire Racing? Well, Knobbe Martens is a California-based law firm, and its team sponsorship may be the first for a US law firm in cross. (It’s certainly the first for a large firm specializing in intellectual property (think patents, trademarks, and copyright law.) But why not? Instead of running marathons, doing triathlons, or playing golf, the attorneys and staff at Knobbe ride ‘cross. So they’ve put their money where their knobbies are and are supporting the sport they love. Kuddos, and hopefully the press will do them good in their intellectually property business. Knobbe.com

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Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on […]

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