Sockguy’s New Spring Lineup

by editors on February 24, 2017

Sockguy just rolled out their Spring 2017 line of ankle art and it looks like there’s something for everyone — including Amanda Panda fans. Click the link for all the details.

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Ride Sun Valley, Idaho This Summer

by editors on February 23, 2017

It’s never too early to start planning for summer shred missions? Here’s a great reason to visit the historic Sun Valley, Idaho: seventh annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival June 29 – July 2, 2017.

Visitors can participate or spectate in one of the many fast-paced races—or kick-back, saddle up and enjoy the summertime recreational offerings of iconic Sun Valley, ID. The four-day festival is host to endurance, skill and learning based events centralized around all things cycling. Live music, bike clinics, demos, shuttle rides and the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria are waiting for you at this year’s eventful weekend, happening June 29 to July 2, 2017.

For all the details, click the link.

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Garmin Ramps Up Team Sponsorship

by editors on February 22, 2017

For 2017 Garmin and turned up their team sponsorship and now officially sponsors five world tour teams and four mountain biking teams. Which teams exactly? Here you go: Cannondale-Drapac Pro, Movistar, Astana Pro Team, FDJ Pro Team and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. On the mountain bike side they’ve got Trek Factory Racing, CLIF Pro Team, CUBE Action Team, and Scott-SRAM.

“Garmin started sponsoring professional cycling teams nearly a decade ago, and we are excited to continue our commitment to the sport,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin vice president of communications. “As a leader in cycling technology, we are proud to provide the teams with top- of-the-line products – from GPS bike computers to cycling awareness accessories and multisport GPS watches – for training, racing and adventure in between.”

Garmin will be outfitting the teams with Edge cycling computers, Varia radar-equipped tail lights, plus Forerunner and Fenix GPS smartwatches all around. Kind of makes us want to get on a world pro team, you know, for the smart watches. . . right?

For the official word from Garmin, please follow the jump.

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Ohio’s Pelotonia Registration Is Open

by editors on February 22, 2017

Pelotonia, a grassroots organization that raises money to fund cancer research through cycling, opened registration for their three-day Columbus, Ohio experience of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism, on February 8, 2017. The event, takes place Aug. 4-6, 2017 and there is still time to sign up and raise money.

“We are excited to build upon Pelotonia’s success in 2017,” said Pelotonia President and CEO Doug Ulman. “With 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses expected this year in the U.S. – more than 68,000 of those in Ohio – there is much work to be done towards our goal of ending cancer. And in order to make progress, we need more people than ever before to register for and participate in Pelotonia ’17 –whether it’s as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer.”

If you’re looking for a good cause to ride for in Ohio, in August, then this just might be what you’re looking for. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Interbike Ain’t Gonna Play Salt Lake City

by editors on February 16, 2017

Emerald Expositions, the parent company of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer shows, had a teleconference with Utah’s Governor Herbert today and based on that call they will no longer be including Utah in any of their future show business.

In light of the outcome of the call today, and the ongoing debate over the issue of public land use, Interbike will not include the state of Utah in the RFP process for future show locations. “We will continue with the RFP process in the other locations that we’ve been in contact with for Interbike,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “Other than removing Utah from the process, nothing has changed from our standpoint. Interbike is committed to finding the best location for the cycling community, and we hope to have a more definitive direction in approximately 60 days.”

We applaud Emerald Expositions for this decision. For the official word, please follow the jump

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Cat 3 Racing So Cal Style

by editors on January 31, 2017

The sprint on the 2017 Santa Barbara Road Race was over a bridge. Things got crazy and, well, watch and see. Luckily, no one got thrown over . . .  thanks mainly to some serious barrier grabbing skills.

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Pivot Cycles Signs Rupert Chapman

by editors on January 31, 2017

Pivot Cycles Factory Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Rupert Chapman to the team! Chapman, 24, from Christchurch, New Zealand, is no stranger to international competition ­– he has been racing downhill for 12 years, beginning as a young junior, and has multiple World Cup Seasons under his belt both in youth and pro competition. He is the current New Zealand National Downhill Champion and has numerous strong finishes on the professional circuit.

“I’m really pumped about representing Pivot Factory Racing in 2017 and beyond. I’ve always admired the bikes around the pits and now that I’ve finally started riding them, can say that they exceed my expectations.” said Chapman.

A true working-man’s athlete, Chapman has spent the last several years on construction sites in the off-season to pay for his international program. This will be his first season with full support. “Not having to slave away on the building site while trying to fit in training will be really good for my racing!” he said.

Chapman joins Bernard Kerr, 2017 Red Bull Hardline winner, and Emilie Siegenthaler, a regular visitor to the World Cup podium and 7-time Swiss National DH Champion, on the Pivot Factory Racing team. The first full outing as a team for 2017 will be at Crankworx Rotorura.

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GracedByGrit x Betty Designs

by editors on January 25, 2017

GracedByGrit has partnered with endurance clothing brand Betty Designs to launch an exclusive cycling kit to cater to the active San Diego community. More women than ever before are active: going to the gym, practicing yoga, running marathons, completing triathlons and more. Innovative brands GRACEDBYGRIT and Betty Designs, who continue to set themselves apart as women-run businesses who prioritize quality and function, have announced their first collaboration. The GRACEDBYGRIT Cycling Kit in collaboration with Betty Designs is now available for sale online at www.gracedbygrit.com and in-store at 153 N Highway 101, Solana Beach, California.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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How Do You Keep Fat Bikers Busy?

by editors on January 10, 2017

An electric fence seems to do the trick quite nicely.

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Vans x Brooks England: Boot, Saddle, Bag

by editors on December 5, 2016

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Brooks England is celebrating their 150th anniversary while Vans is celebrating their 50th anniversary, so why not get together on a four-piece collaboration featuring artwork by Taka Hayashi.

The Brooks x Vault by Vans partnership presents laser-etched artwork from designer Taka Hayashi across the TH OG Sk8-Hi LX and TH OG Classic Slip-On LX. Hayashi’s imagery and intricate detailing extends from footwear into a deluxe set of Brooks Accessories consisting of the Barbican Shoulder Bag and Swift Brooks Saddle.

Looks pretty smooth, right? The collection is available for purchase now at select stockists across the globe. For more information about visit  www.brooksengland.com or www.vans.com/vault. Follow the jump for more detailed photos.

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