People For Bikes, the organization dedicated to improving bicycling in the United States, has a new partner in the form of our favorite on-bike food, Clif Bar.
The mission of PeopleForBikes is to improve bicycling in the U.S. by collaborating with individuals, businesses and communities. CLIF Bar recognizes that safety on American roadways needs to be improved in order to further encourage bicycling as a more popular mode of transportation. One key solution is developing protected bike lanes that provide physical separation between cars and bikes on the roadway. According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, cities around the U.S. have found that protected bike lanes increase bicycle ridership, reduce motor vehicle speeding, reduce crashes and improve people’s feelings of safety on those streets. CLIF Bar and PeopleForBikes have a long-term interest in working to bring new opportunities for safer, accessible biking in communities across the nation.
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What’s it like to make 700 rice cakes a day, chase down the 2014 Amgen Tour of California riders and hand them out as “neutral human support”? Skratch Labs knows and they’re join to show you a little of it right here.
RydeSafe makes all kinds of cool stuff that reflects. The idea help cyclist show up better at night. Their stuff looks cool during the day time and reflects up during the night to make cyclists more visible. They’re currently trying to raise money (and sell buttons) with a funding campaign on Kickstarter. Check it out and if you want some cool buttons, that reflect, buy some.
We’re all kind of hoping the snow melts and the single track dries up a little so we can get out and hit all the high lines this time of year, but when the snow flies next fall, we might not be as bummed as usual thanks to Nism Snow Bikes. With the right set up you could keep riding all those trails all winter long. Want to help founder Royce McDaniel keep his ski bike dreams rolling click here for his Fundable project.
Want to see what it’s like battling with Mark Cavendish for a win in Stage 8 of the Amgen Tour of California? Shimano has provided just that with up close and personal footage from their Shimano Sport Cameras mounted under Koen de Kort’s saddle and on John Degenkolb’s bars. Nice to see that the pros dice around just as much as the Cat 3 racers at your local crit. They’re just better at it . . . and way, way faster.
[Link via BikeRadar]
The Global Cycling Network has some insights into winning the Strava game. And yes, you should be ashamed of yourselves. . . all of you.
Seems Canadian Will Routley has been riding off the front for the whole 2014 Amgen Tour of California. We saw him KOM the climb on Stage 1, he’s in the break every day, and today (May 14, 2014) he along with Kevin De Mesmaeker, Carter Jones, Matt Cooke, Greg Daniel and Jonathan Clarke make the break stick. Not only did Routley win the KOM points on the day, he masterfully waited just enough to take the sprint finish and a win in Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California. Mark Cavendish? Oh, he finished seventh with a field sprint win. Whoops.
[Link: Amgen Tour of California]
We spent last weekend chasing the Amgen Tour of California around NorCal. Here’s one of our vantage points on the KOM climb on Stage 1 near Auburn, California.
Pacific Northwest mountain bike racers are getting ready for 24 Hours Round The Clock team race in the Spokane, Washington’s Riverside State Park on Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 25, 2014.
Plan your Memorial Day weekend now and make the first 3-day weekend of the summer seriously memorable. We’ll give you a weekend of camping, mountain biking, laughing, food, camaraderie and fun that you’ll never forget. Go it alone or get a team together with your friends, their friends and anyone else who wants to have nothin’ but fun for 2 solid days. We’ll start you off at High Noon on Saturday and you’ll be doing laps on a 15 mile course for 24 hours, straight on through the wee hours of the night and back into daylight again on Sunday.
For more info click the link.
We all ride with Road ID bracelets all the time. Kind of morbid, yes, but it’s something we do because it makes sense. Now, the company behind RoadID has a new app for IOS that takes the RoadID one step further. With the Road ID App friends and family can now follow along on your rides in real time, and even be alerted if you stop for more than five minutes.
With amazing features like eCrumb Tracking, a Stationary Alert, and a custom Lock Screen creator, the Road ID App is your perfect training partner. With the ability to track your workouts in real time, your friends and family can stay better connected whenever you head outdoors…delivering peace of mind like never before.
We haven’t tested it out, and we’re not sure we’d like to share too much info with too many of our friends, but for people trying to meet up on a ride or for nervous spouses, this could be a great solution. Then again, we use Apple’s Find My Friends app on our phones all the time so we might not even need this. Check it out and let us know how it goes.
[Link: Road ID App via Gizmodo]