Stair step over the Alps & slide down the other side with 8bar’s crit team

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Just a quick one here as we’ve seen the silly fixed gear antics from the 8bar crew before in their multi-day crossings of the Alps. But this year with their more organized (or at least better kitted out) crit racing team, they drove from their Berlin HQ down to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium at the start of October. The 8bar Team couldn’t resist pulling the van over as the hit the base of the Alps again to pedal up and over the Splügen Pass as they went from Switzerland across to Italy on their way to the Red Hook Criterium Milan 2016. Hop past the break to watch them huff it over the top, then skid precariously down the other side, as well as the official director’s cut from the race itself…

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Just a quick one here as we’ve seen the silly fixed gear antics from the 8bar crew before in their multi-day crossings of the Alps. But this year with their more organized (or at least better kitted out) crit racing team, they drove from their Berlin HQ down to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Trek kicks off Women’s Expert Tech Course in Waterloo – This past week 11 women bike techs, along with industry partners SRAM, Shimano, RockShox, Bosch, and Fox, all came to gether with the Trek Certified Service team at their global HQ in Wisconsin for their first Women’s Expert Tech course. The six-day, scholarship-funded program is the third in a series of women’s-focused courses designed to provide growth opportunities and increase diversity within the cycling industry, with each of them heading back to their home shops with new Expert Technician certifications. TrekBikes.com

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Trek kicks off Women’s Expert Tech Course in Waterloo – This past week 11 women bike techs, along with industry partners SRAM, Shimano, RockShox, Bosch, and Fox, all came to gether with the Trek Certified Service team at their global HQ in Wisconsin for their first Women’s Expert Tech course. The six-day, scholarship-funded program is the third in […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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OK, so not really in Mount Rainier National Park, but pretty much just outside where mountain biking is allowed. Reader Adam Jata sent in this deep forest pic “at the start of a 14 mile ride with 3500 feet of climbing, the only thing better than the scenery was the 6 miles of downhill to end the day.”

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OK, so not really in Mount Rainier National Park, but pretty much just outside where mountain biking is allowed. Reader Adam Jata sent in this deep forest pic “at the start of a 14 mile ride with 3500 feet of climbing, the only thing better than the scenery was the 6 miles of downhill to end […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s not a non-stop race, but rather 80 riding days, 16 rest days, and 8,780km (that’s 5,456 in freedom units.) Organized by leading long distance tour operator TDA Global Cycling, the fully supported tour from Haida Gwaii – an island on Canada’s west coast – to Signal Hill in St. John’s Newfoundland a bit to the east. Riders will pedal through all cultures from Aboriginal, English, to French and everything from the Rocky Mountains, to the Great Plains, the rugged shores of Lake Superior, endless Ontario & Quebec lakes and forests, along the St Lawrence River, to the wilds of Newfoundland. For those that don’t have three months to kill, it looks like you can do segments of the tour as well. TDAglobalcycling.com

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Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s […]

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Share your ride with Relive, and your own adventure film movie.

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. So they created an all new platform that works with the modular Strava API that pulls the data you collect with your GPS device and pairs it to a 3D mapped terrain model, then automatically adds in photos that you snap along the ride to create a movie highlighting your adventure. The process is incredibly simple once you link Relive & Strava. See how, and take a glimpse at one of the founder’s videos after the break…

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. […]

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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.

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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“, […]

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