Landis Gets $1 Million From The BLOAT

by editors on April 21, 2018

In the continuing saga of the Biggest Liar Of All Time and his doping cluster bluster, the US Government has just landed a $5 million settlement from the BLOAT and whistle-blower (and now weed businessman) Floyd Landis got $1 million. The Atlantic has all the details. We’re not interested in much of this story. If you are, please click the link.

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The Ride For Rwanda Needs Volunteers

by editors on April 19, 2018

Orange County, California’s annual Ride For Rwanda mountain bike epic (April 28, 2018) can’t be done without hundreds of volunteers and organizers still need need more volunteers. That’s where you come in.

Ride for Rwanda is a Earth Moving experience delivering life through bike to African communities. An Army of Amazing Volunteers make it happen! You literally change the world by volunteering, or have family members and friends come join the fun. . . . Each of our volunteers gets the opportunity to impact the world, serve local cycling community, plus get free food, event t-shirt, and beer! (If you are 21 or older)

Currently needed are crossing guards, course guides, and a long list of other options for various times and locations. Seriously, free food, T-shirt, and beverages? Sounds like a deal you shouldn’t pass up not to mention the thrill you get helping out a great cause. For all the details, please click the link.

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All For One: The Greenedge Team Docco

by editors on April 17, 2018

Cyclists and cycling fans around the world will have to chance to see the story of the first five years of Australia’s own Greenedge pro cycling team when a new film All For One shows in theaters for one night on May 2, 2018.

ALL FOR ONE follows the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit. The film offers unique insights into the first five years of their journey, bearing witness to the ethos of the team as embodied by all – from the strongest to most embattled members. Out of a culture that embraces a deeply human approach to sport, unlikely champions are born, and seemingly improbable team and personal goals are achieved.

The film gets off to a slow start and it’s a little “inside cycling,” but once it gets rolling it is well worth the ride for anyone who loves cycling. Click the link to find a theater near you.

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Rasputitsa: Ah, Vermont In The Spring

by editors on April 12, 2018

Held in Burke, Vermont the Rasputitsa Spring Classic on April 21, 2018 has 1,300 riders registered and will likely be the hard, cold gravel race’s muddiest event yet.

“It’s exciting to see how much the Rasputitsa Spring Classic has grown and the camaraderie of bringing these riders together, “says event co-founder Anthony Moccia. “Rasputitsa has been a very successful effort to unite cyclists, bring economic opportunity to a remote area of Vermont, and give back to growing the sport of cycling with every dollar we profit.” . . . Rasputitsa 2018 will also see pro cyclists including Allison Tetrick, Tim Johnson, Ted King, Jeremy Power, Anthony Clark, and Lyne Bessette compete in the race. Sponsors for this year’s race include Specialized Bicycles, Garneau, Clif Bar, Woodchuck Hard Cider, Julbo, Colavita, Bialetti, and more.

Guess the only good part is that it’s only 40 miles long. Follow the jump for the official word from event organizers. 

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The World Champ Wins Paris-Roubaix

by editors on April 8, 2018

It was a race where the win had eluded the UCI World Champion for almost 40 years, but today Peter Sagan won Paris-Roubaix for the first time in his career and it was beautiful.

After the BORA-hansgrohe riders executed their plan perfectly, riding hard from the start and sacrificing themselves for their team leader, the Slovak rider took over, going on an audacious breakaway move with 54km remaining that left his rivals unable to react. Teaming up with the remnants of the day’s escape, Peter extended the time gap, and as the final kilometres came into view and the Roubaix velodrome loomed large on the horizon, there was no doubting who was going to take the win. Quick to thank his teammates from the finish line for their part in his victory, Peter took away a cobblestone for his victory, his second Monument of his career and was crowned the first winner of Paris-Roubaix in the Rainbow Jersey in nearly forty years.

For the rest of the story from Bora-handgrohe, please follow the jump.

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America’s Quietest Roads To Ride

by editors on March 22, 2018

Looking for a road with little to no traffic for a good summer roll? GPS company Geotab has created an interactive map of the least travelled roads in America. Click your state and dive in. One word of caution, however, while California’s US 139 (between Susanville and the Oregon border) is listed as the least travelled road in California, we drive it all the time and have to say it’s not exactly a ghost road. In fact, we’ve been backed up for miles during summer road construction, so beware.

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IMBA to Host Women’s Summit

by editors on February 22, 2018

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will host the first-ever IMBA UPRISING event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking from all over the country who are cultivating strong riding communities in their backyards. The event will take place March 22-25, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

UPRISING is two-and-half days of hands-on collaboration among dedicated, engaged and influential women in the sport to share, learn and ride together in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. The event will highlight the best women’s riding efforts happening across the country in a format designed to provide best practices, information, resources and networking opportunities centered around four guiding principles: Build, Ride, Learn and Engage. Join leading female trail builders, IMBA chapter presidents, ride leaders, coaches and advocates who are influencing an evolution in mountain biking.

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

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Dean Ween Is The Exercise Man

by editors on February 3, 2018

Where have we been the last 13 months? Dean Ween (half of one of our favorite bands of all time) put this Exercise Man video out over a year ago and it just made it through our feeds via a snowboard event musical line-up. How, how, how can we be so out of touch? Oh, maybe it’s the whole bike thing. . .

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MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra

by editors on January 29, 2018

Okay, so this is definitely not us nor anyone we know, but apparently there is a whole middle aged cycling thing going on around the world. What? Well. A new documentary reportedly explains it all: MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra. If you know someone, or are someone, and you want to check this documentary film out on February 21, 2018 (you know, just to make yourself feel superior) then click here for a complete listing. For the official word on the film, please follow the jump.

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The Sagebrush Safari MTB Race Is Back

by editors on January 29, 2018

Worth Western mountain bikers rejoice. Thanks to the efforts of the Quick n’ Dirty crew the legendary Sagebrush Safari (XC and new Super D) in Campo, California is back.

The 26 mile XC course is as challenging as it is scenic and will be a complete test of your fitness and abilities. Of course, we’ll have categories for all ages and abilities and even a 18 mile race course for those seeking a little less of a challenge. . . The Super D course has all the lumps and bumps you need with some solid pedaly parts thrown in for good measure. In total, it’s a it’s a weekend you won’t want to miss and promises to be one of the best races anywhere this season.

It all goes down March 24 -25, 2018. With XC on Saturday and Super D on Sunday. Camping is available onsite. This is one of the coolest “real” mountain bike race courses on the West Coast and includes little of everything for every body. For all the official details, including how to register, click here or follow the jump.

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