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.


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.


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 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.


Vans x Brooks England: Boot, Saddle, Bag

by editors on December 5, 2016


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 or Follow the jump for more detailed photos.

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2017 BWR Registration Now Open

by editors on November 30, 2016


Big, fancy, famous, gravel grinding, dirt churning, road racing suffer fests like North County San Diego California’s 2017 Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride tend to sell out early for some reason and that’s why we’re reminding you that registration for the 2017 event (scheduled for Sunday May 21, 2017) is now open. Click here to register before you read the rest, if you must.

What’s up for the 2017 event? Here are a few details from the organizers:

The course will change a bit this year and not be quite as long. Yes, you read that correctly. As with all spring classics, sometimes the courses change for the better. We know ours is.

There is a new team category being added to the event for both the Waffle and Wafer. You will be able to race with your teammates against other teams in Male, Female and Co-Ed classifications.  The cumulative time of the top four finishers from each team  will determine the placings.

This will be the most festive and interesting event to date. We have many new fun and exciting features to roll out for everyone this year, on a more manageable course, with a stacked field of riders from all over the world.

We are very pleased to share all of this with you in May.


Nor sure what the Belgian Waffle Ride is all about? Click here for Bikeistan’s total coverage from the beginning including results, photos galleries, and horror stories from the road. We’ll keep you posted as more info becomes available and remember, it’s never too early to start training for the BWR.

[Link: Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride]


Strava Pushes News/Ads To The Feed

by editors on November 30, 2016


We always hoped the next major advance at Strava would be better, easier ways to message and communicate with people we follow (Strava Messenger?), instead Strava is rolling out what they are calling Beta Clubs. On the surface these “clubs” appears to be nothing more than a news providers. Here’s how Strava is over pitching it:

The Beta Clubs mark the first time that content other than an activity could show up in your feed, which is a big step toward serving every need of the athlete. That’s an ambitious goal, and no doubt we’ll be learning and iterating along the way. But we’re up for the challenge, and these Beta Clubs will help lead the way. Only these clubs can post for now because we trust them to be awesome — they are going to show us and the rest of the Strava community what it means to run a great club. They’ll set the standard, and it won’t be long before we open the ability to post content to all clubs and athletes.

The Beta Clubs include popular media, retailers, and product brands Like Bicycling Magazine, Bike Radar, Canyon Bicycles, USA Cycling, Rapha, Clif, and Competitive Cyclist (that’s just seven of the twenty-seven brands listed). Users can “join” the clubs they want to get news from. Then each time the companies blast out “news” it will show up in the feed between rides.

While getting news from brands we care about might be interesting, this really looks more like a revenue generation play by Strava that will eventually lead to feeds clogged with irrelevant advertising.  We sincerely hope this doesn’t happen, because we really like Strava. It is our Facebook. And if it becomes as annoying as Facebook we’ll be forced to purge it from our lives and that would be a serious bummer.

How do you feel about the new Beta Clubs? Let us know in the comments.

[Link: Strava Beta Clubs


686 + Cadence = Warm & Dry Winters

by editors on November 1, 2016

LA based 686 snowboarding clothing company got together with LA based cycling clothing company Cadence for a match made in winter.

Life on the bike. From the realities of commuting to and from work to the euphoria of a bike packing escape. Each step empowered by ones own physical ability. We are only limited by what we push ourselves to try. Fail or succeed it is the journey that is the ultimate destination. . . Propelled further forward with the Cadence x 686 Insulator and 3L rain jacket. Built for lifestyle cycling.

[Link: 686 X Cadence]


Charity Rider Rammed By Angry Driver

by editors on October 27, 2016


People in cars are crazy. We know this. No where on earth do people feel more emboldened than when they slink behind the wheel of their shiny metal boxes and roam the earth seeking to inflict their will on anyone and everything that gets in their way.

The latest example comes from Carlsbad, California, where just last week (October 21, 2016) a cyclist, who was riding the final miles of the 620 mile Challenged Athletes Foundation Million Dollar Ride with a paraplegic friend, was purposely mowed down by an angry driver who didn’t want to wait 90 seconds for the group to get through a narrow section of road, according to a story on 10 News San Diego.

It all started when a driver behind them (in the maroon truck shown above) began honking repeatedly. One of the cyclists, Bob “Sully” Sullivan, went back to ask the driver to give them a little time to get out of the way.

“‘We’ve gone 590 miles, give me 90 seconds, I’ll have him up and over this grade, you can be on your way,'” Sullivan said he told the man. “Completely agitated, he says to me, ‘I don’t care if it’s f-ing God up there. Get out of the f-ing road.'”

Sullivan reportedly ended the discussion at that point and returned to riding with his friends. Moments later he was hit from behind, knocked to the ground, and nearly run over by the angry man. The Carlsbad Police department was called, and as is becoming standard procedure in car vs. bike interactions, the officers did not arrest the driver. Of course, had driver had done something similar to a Police officer the driver would have been immediately shot and killed, but as it was only a cyclist, the officers let the driver continue on his way.

How can this happen? So far the Carlsbad Police department has no official response. Hopefully, Sullivan will follow up with a civil suit if nothing else. Click the link for the rest of the story.

[Update October 27, 2016, 3:11 PM]: The Carlsbad Police Department has posted a message on their facebook page explaining that they have initiated a “criminal investigation” and that the reason it has taken them so long is that on the original call “there was no mention to the officer that the collision was intentional.” What this means is that the responding officer did not include any mention that the collision was intentional in his original report. Because, you know, an angry guy dropping F-bombs and honking his horn behind a group of cyclists could be so angry that he unintentionally rammed the same cyclist that he was yelling at only moments before. Yeah, that makes sense.

[Link: San Diego 10 News]