On the morning of May 1st, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, which will include the FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges.
Sound like something you’re into? Follow the jump for all the details.
It’s not going to help us anytime soon, but if you’re a global cycling hipster and you’re planning rides in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Melbourne, Milan, NYC, Paris, SF, Sao Paulo, or Sydney in the near future, then Strava’s new local guides have you covered. . . at least for helping with a list of the top 10 best rides.
Strava Local combines your favorite routes and destinations with similar activities from our millions of athletes, then distills that data to reveal the best running and cycling adventures in the world.
To check them all out (and we think you should), please click the link.
Heard about the Belgian Waffle Ride and wondered what it is all about? Wonder no longer. Just click play and watch the pain roll right out. You’ll be left dumbfounded and drooling, much like the warriors who complete this 135+ mile ride each year.
Most of all you’ll understand exactly why the Belgian Waffle Ride has become the most unique cycling event in North America. If you’re inspired by this, and how could you not be, there are still four spots for the April 24, 2016 event. Click here to register.
Going to the Sea Otter Classic this weekend? Well, if you are, Brooks would like to invite you to ride with them at 11 AM on Friday, April 15, 2016 on their On The Rivet Ride, a two hour “mixed terrain ride.” Just bring your bike (cross or road will work), helmet, and the rest of the stuff you need for ride and meet up at the Brooks booth (135).
Castelli sponsored athlete and author Rebecca Rusch will be on hand to sign autographs, slap high fives and see us off on the ride. Rumor has it she will be raffling off a signed Castelli Jersey, as well as a signed BROOKS jersey.
Brooks promises that the ride will be at a conversational pace with no dropping. And, if you get there early they’ll have a limited number of C13 saddles for you to demo on the ride. If you’re the kind of cyclist that requires an invitation to join a group ride, then consider this your invitation.
Tired of using rocks, sticks, and trash to prop your bike up for those perfect Instagram moments only to have to spend hours Photoshopping them out later? Pure Fix bicycles announces today (April 1, 2016) their all new No-See-Stand using “clear-shadow technology.” The invisible kickstand holds you bike up perfectly and delivers “Instagram gold” every time. The stand is being offered today for the introductory price of $12.99. Click the link for more info.
Don’t worry about weighing your helmet any longer. Rudy Project has announced today )(April 1, 2016) a helmet that will actually take 20 grams off your total weight on the road. It’s called the Wing57 Anti-Grav.
While the new Wing57 Anti-Grav technically still has a mass of 300 grams, Rudy Project’s findings enabled engineers to inject gravity repelling particles into the helmet structure. The result is a net weight of negative 20 grams here on Earth, not enough to uncomfortably tug on the chin strap, but enough that users must ensure their helmet is securely stored when not in use.
For the official word from Rudy Project, please follow the jump.
If you’ve ever wondered why some frames are just magical, a new documentary by Canadian documentarian Tony Girardin will help explain it all. Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame is a bio doc on cycling icon Giuseppe Marinoni — his life, his life work, and his quest to break the 70+ hour record.
MARINONI: The Fire in the Frame is a fascinating look at a craftsman who still works in the traditional and time honored trade of frame builder, but more importantly, it’s a story of passion and perseverance which confirms that every person’s reach can exceed their grasp, no matter their age. . . The film also reveals the man-of-steel’s sensitive side when he reunites with one of Canada’s greatest cyclist, Jocelyn Lovell, whose career ended when he was hit by a truck and paralyzed during a training ride. Marinoni built Lovell’s Commonwealth Games record-setting track bike, and now that Lovell has returned it to him as a show of gratitude, decided that he would use this bike in his world record attempt.
Not to give anything away, but anyone who likes bikes will love this film and more importantly Marinoni himself. Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame opens today (April 1, 2016) in New York City and will show in Los Angeles on April 15, 2016. For more info, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Former Bicycling Magazine Editor-In-Chief Peter Flax delivers one of the most intriguing cycling stories we’ve read in a while. Yes, the post includes that boring doping topic, but it also blends in mystery, art, crime, fashion, masters racing, and Strava KOMs. What more can you ask for in a cycling story, really? Here’s the kicker from Cyclingtips.com:
What do a plea deal in federal court, a SoCal Strava legend, urban street crits, and $400 bib shorts have in common? All of them swirl around a rider who likes to call himself Thorfinn-Sassquatch. Here are 13 ways of looking at his strange story.