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. . .


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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2018 Giro Gets Holy Land Start

by editors on January 25, 2018

It’s only 101 days until the start of 2018’s first grand tour, the Giro d’Italia, and this year, the race is starting in Israel. Yes, that Israel. And to celebrate the county was “bathed in pink light” on January 22, 2018.

The Giro d’Italia will make history this year. Starting with three stages of the race in Israel, it will be the first time that one of cycling’s three Grand Tour races (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana) has ever been held outside Europe. . . 176 of the world’s top cyclists will begin the race on May 4 against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City. Over the following two days, the competitors will ride from the North of Israel to the tip of the Red Sea, taking in breath-taking views from start to finish. . . The world’s top cyclists will ride through cities including Jerusalem, Haifa, Zichron Ya’akov, Caesarea, Petach Tikva, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat. The Giro will finish three weeks later in Rome, rather than its usual end point in Milan.

Israel is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and what a great reason to visit. For the official word, please follow the jump.

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Greipel Sprints To TDU Stage 1 Victory

by editors on January 16, 2018

For 135km of the 145km first stage of the Tour Down Under, the breakaway took centre stage, leading the peloton from the start of the day. The peloton wasn’t to be denied though, and timing the catch to perfection, BORA-hansgrohe’s time trial specialist, Maciej Bodnar, was instrumental in driving the pace hard to make sure the predicted sprint finish in Lyndoch took place. Fighting hard for position and picking off his rivals, UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan, took third, behind André Greipel and Caleb Ewan coming from ten riders back and narrowly missing the win.

Follow the jump for all the official details from BORA-hansgrohe.

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Belgian Waffle Ride Registration Friday

by editors on November 29, 2017

Registration for the 7th Annual Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride opens at 12:00am PST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Hard to believe, but it’s time to get your 2018 spring season kicked off right.

We’d like you to know that this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with Canyon’s involvement, VeloFix as our neutral support partner for both on road and and on trail support, and a new course for both the Waffle and the Wafer.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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Eroica California Registration Now Open

by editors on November 25, 2017

On the weekend of April 14-15, 2018 cyclists, vintage bike enthusiasts, and fans of classic, steel bikes will roll in to Paso Robles, California for the 2018 Eroica California. Don’t know what it is? It’s a retro cycling festival that goes a little like this:

Eroica participants are required to ride “historical bikes” or bikes preferably built in 1987 or earlier, but to take the vintage theme even further, many riders choose to wear authentic, vintage garb including wool jerseys, retro cycling goggles and lace-up shoes. Festivities on both days, including the Tuscan dinner, are open to the public and spectators are invited to watch the ride and welcome the riders at the finish line.

There are rides, shows, presentations, talks, discussions, and more. You know, those classic bike fetishist always know how to throw a crazy party, so this year should be fun. For the official details, please follow the jump or click here for the Eroica California website.

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Velocio Drops A Wallet

by editors on November 6, 2017

There’s nothing better than a nice wallet to keep valuables together in a back pocket. Velocio has done exactly that with their Recon Wallet. Here’s how they describe it:

Fashioned from remnant fabric of our RECON Hardshell Jacket, the RECON wallet is a waterproof essentials case for your daily commute or on any outdoor adventure. The waterproof NeoShell layer will keep your cell phone protected from the elements, your cash and cards and any other valuables dry and stowed within reach.

The recon features a water resistant zipper, and internal divider to keep cards, case, and technology organized. And yes, it will fit a iPhone 8. For more info click the link.

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Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Fired

by editors on November 6, 2017

Our favorite bird flipping cyclist, Juli Briskman, has reportedly been fired from her job at Akima, according to a story in the Washington Post.

On Halloween, after Briskman gave her bosses at Akima LLC, a government contracting firm, a heads-up that she was the unidentified cyclist in the photo, they took her into a room and fired her, she said, escorting her out of the building with a box of her things. . . “I wasn’t even at work when I did that,” Briskman said. “But they told me I violated the code of conduct policy.”

We’re guessing it will be the best thing that ever happened to her.  Congrats, Juli. Looks like you’ll have even more time to ride your bike now. And after all, that is the goal.

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Man Drives Down NYC Bike Path Killing 8

by editors on October 31, 2017

A man driving a Home Depot rental truck drove down a crowded West Side Highway bike path today in Lower Manhattan killing 8 people and injuring at least 12 others, according to a story on NBC News.

The driver of a Home Depot rental pickup truck zoomed at least 10 blocks down the popular West Side Highway bike path from West Houston to Chambers streets, hitting nearly a dozen pedestrians and bicyclists before crashing into a school bus near Stuyvesant High School and elementary school P.S. 89, authorities said.

From reports it appears to be a terrorist act. The suspect was shot by police and is in custody. For more on the story click the link.

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Canyon Grabs Title BWR Sponsorship

by editors on October 26, 2017

The country’s most unique cycling event, The Belgian Waffle Ride, has a new title sponsor for 2018 with Canyon Bicycles. The Germany based company, which sells bicycles directly to consumers via their website, launched their brand in the United States in mid August.

“The Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride will be an ideal event for Canyon to showcase their variety of bikes perfect for the back roads of San Diego, or whatever twisted courses your heart may lead you on,” says Blair Clark, Canyon U.S. president. “The BWR, or ‘Hell of the North County,’ is not just an extraordinary race. It’s a celebration of life, how much can be accomplished on a bike, and the magical connections that develop between people who suffer together (s)mile after (s)mile.”

For more on the sponsorship, and complete details on seventh running of the Belgian Waffle Ride, please follow the jump.

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