- Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend three days in Tyax Adventures’ backcountry camps with a guide and all meals provided. Need we say more?! To Enter follow @norcobicycles on Instagram or Twitter, AND post an original photo that captures what “Adventure Begins Here” means to you until May 23. Tag it with #AdventureBeginsHere, mention @NorcoBicycles in your caption, and sit back and wait for that sweet prize! Norco.com/AdventureBeginsHere…
- Win a Wilier Triestina Montegrappa Disc road bike + AeroComfort travel bag – To celebrate 10 years working with Wilier and the recent Wilier Edition bike bag, Scicon & Wilier are giving away an alloy endurance road bike and matching soft travel bag. The bike is the mid level double-butted aluminum Montegrappa with a 10 speed Tiagra group, mechanical disc brakes, and 28mm tires, ready to ride any road surface. The bag is the top-end Aerocomfort 2.0 TSA soft case in Wilier Triestina team livery to get the bike to wherever your adventure begins. Full details at: News.SciconBags.com
- Win Monkey Lights and Nutcase Helmet in the Spring Bike Project contest -Monkey Electric is excited to see what cyclists build. If you’re working on any bike related mods, builds, projects or hacks – show them what you’ve got and how you did it to win some schwag. Up for grabs are Monkey Light bike lights and Nutcase helmets for those who enter by posting the project over at Instructables. Post by May 30 to have a chance to win. Instructables.com/Contest
- Free Bonk Breakers for May – For the rest of May, all orders from The Feed include a free Bonk Breaker Endurance Pack that gives you a bar, a pack of chews and their all-new hydration drink mix. We spotted the drink at Sea Otter and really liked the flavor and the ultra clean ingredients profile…it uses real dried fruit to flavor it, no artificial chemicals! Good stuff, and now you can try it free.
- Save 30% off ZYM Lime today only – For some more nutrition, if you purchase 3 or more ZYM Lime tubes today, you will get an additional discount over at GoZYM.com with promo code lime30. ZYM are no sugar, natural sweetner, natural flavor electrolyte tablets for endurance hydration for use during exercise, training, and competition.
Events & Where to ride
- Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens today! – Winter is over! Head to the bike park today! While skiers and snowboarders are still enjoying spring snow on Blackcomb Mountain, mountain bikers are now hitting the dirt in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, which opens for the season on Friday, May 20. Trails are in excellent condition and the entire Fitzsimmons Zone will be open to riders this weekend. Today, official Whistler Mountain Bike Park partner, Giant Bicycles, will be handing out free lift tickets to the first 35 riders to show up on their own Giant bikes between 9am and 10am at the base of Whistler Mountain, and will also host an athlete autograph session from 12pm to 1pm in Skier’s Plaza, featuring Giant athletes Josh Carlson and Reese Wallace, and Liv athlete, Katie Holden. Bike.WhistlerBlackcomb.com
- Ride the Lexus Gran Fondo next week in Cape Cod – This Memorial Day weekend combine a culinary and cycling experience in the inaugural Lexus Gran Fondo. The event features a 100 mile ride from Boston out to Cape Cod, as well as 50 & 28 mile options out n the Cape. The ride pairs with exclusive food, wine, and excursions throughout the weekend. Join in for the ride, a champagne brunch, a clambake beach party, a barbeque, and outings throughout Cape Cod. LexusGranFondo.com
- Watch the Tour of Estonia Live next week – Running 27-28 May, the Tour of Estonia and 29 May, the 35th Tartu Rattaralli will offer freely available live race streaming. Have a look inside some of the most popular racing from Eastern Europe. Watch live at Postimees.ee
- Voluntary recall of all Synchros FL1.0 carbon offset seatposts – Scott has issued a worldwide recall on the carbon seatposts that have been spec’d on several of their 2016 Addict and Solace road bikes sold from June of last year until now, as well as sold aftermarket. The affected 27.2 FL1.0 offset posts have been found to be susceptible to fracture. Head to a Scott dealer for an immediate replacement. Full details on those bikes affected at: Scott-sports.com
- Rocky Mountain disc brake QRs – Rocky Mountain Bicycles are recalling 17,300 bikes sold in the US and another 61,000 sold in Canada after finding an open quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, obviously posing a risk of injury to the rider. We’ve seen the same issue when Trek and 17 other brands announced similar recalls last year. Not really reason to fault one company or other, just check to see if you are affected and get the Quick Release skewers replaced to avoid any trouble. Full details at: CPSC.gov
- There’s one more: Target is recalling 129,000 bicycle helmets due to a choking hazard. The infant helmets were made by Pacific Cycle and branded Schwinn and used a “no pinch” magnetic buckle. They were sold between January 2014 and April 2016. Full recall details here.