February 2013

The 2013 Spy Belgian Waffle Ride Promo

by editors on February 25, 2013

The Spy Belgian Waffle Ride is quickly approaching. Are you ready? For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Spy]


The Velocipede Improbulator

by editors on February 21, 2013

[Link via Treadlie]


Singletrack High Premieres

by editors on February 7, 2013

Last night (February 6. 2013), at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California Singletrack High, a documentary about the NorCal High School Cycling League, premiered.

“Singletrack High” follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season in the NorCal High School Cycling League. Through their experiences, the 61-minute film explores the positive outcomes of keeping kids active on bikes at the age when many trade in two wheels for four. . . Singletrack High was produced by Pedal Born Pictures, with the generous support of Specialized Bicycle Components and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Additional production support was provided by GoPro and Sunnyvale VW.

Check it out if you get the chance, because mountain biking is so much better than football.

[Link: Dirt Rag]


Spy’s Perilous Belgian Waffle Rides Again

by editors on February 6, 2013

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On April 7, 2013 the twisted cycling minds at Spy Optic are rolling out their “Hell Of The North County” Belgian Waffle Ride for the second year in a row. The 200k race features 10,000 vertical feet of knee blasting climbs, dirt roads, creek fordings, river crossings, bone jarring descents while winding its way through San Diego, California’s beautiful, yet perilous North County region.
Here’s how event founder and Spy President and CEO Michael Marckx describes it.

“Belgium has been for a century the epicenter of international professional cycling in the early spring race season, and the SPY Belgian Waffle Ride is an homage to the storied history and folklore of bike racing in that region, a tribute to the incredibly arduous competitions staged there, and a celebration of our cycling heritage as a brand,” Marckx says. “With some similar terrain to Belgium that North County offers, we’ve done our best to emulate the race experiences of rural Ghent, Wevelgem, Flanders, Liege and Bastogne, with wearisome rolling hills, steep climbs, gravel and dirt roads, water crossings and a distance that few racers will ever contend with in the United States. We’ve also baked-in a fun Belgian breakfast and dinner, a whole lot of twists in the way of awards, and there’s a great foundation (CAF) that we’re excited to support through donations this year.”

So at least there’s a good cause for all this pain. For the official word from Spy, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


UCI Cyclocross World Championships Live

by editors on February 2, 2013