- ‘Hit the Trail’ with Niner’s spring sale and save a bunch – There’s not much that gets us more psyched to ride than #NewBikeDay. Niner will get you on a new trail bike with more cash in your pocket in their current ‘Hit the Trail’ sale. Roll in to your local Niner dealer and you’ll get to knock $500-800 off the newest redesigned RIP 9 RDO or JET 9 RDO. Then take your extra cash and new bike and seek out some trails to shred on the big wheel bikes. NinerBikes.com
Check out some places to ride and new gear after the break…
- Nightrider London is back this weekend supporting Cystic Fibrosis Trust & CYCL – The annual Nightrider London is back this Saturday and is a great way to get out and explore the city’s sights. It’s also a one-day-only charity ride that increases the visibility of cyclists in the city as they raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. And start-up light maker Cycl are giving away their innovative WingLights to all riders. Check out details on the rider at: CysticFibrosis.org.uk and the bar end mounted lights themselves at: Cycl.bike
- Oregon bike shops are urging citizens to contact their state’s lawmakers and ask them to reject the proposed 3-5% sales tax addition on bikes costing more than $500. Get the details and links over at Bicycle Retailer.
Where to ride
- Trek Travel debuts Self-Guided bike tours -Trek Travel has just introduced Self-Guided Bike Tours that give the more adventurous the opportunity to take advantage of their infrastructure & support, while keeping the freedom to explore favorite destinations at their leisure. Trek provides curated route suggestions, bikes, and premium accommodations along the way. The first self-guided touring kicks off in Girona, Spain where riders can head out for the six-day/five-night adventure along the Costa Brava coastline. Trek Travel certified guides are on hand for bike fittings on day one, then guests are equipped with a pre-loaded Garmin and route suggestions to inspire their own discovery. TrekTravel.com
- Race 8bar’s fixed gear crit in Berlin this summer – The biggest German fixed crit is back again this year in Berlin with 8bar Bikes on August 5. It takes place again on the unique Tempelhofer Airfield track. And this year they are spicing things up a bit with the technical, twisty 1km long track. They are even debuting a separate road race as well this year. Registration is open now, and there’s an Early Bird registration discount until the end of June. 8bar-bikes.com
Gear & Tech
- Abbey x SRAM suspension tools now shipping – As a quick update to the story we ran on the Abbey Bike Tools collaboration with RockShox last month at Sea Otter, the new line of high-end suspension service tools are available to buy now. Each tool is designed by Abbey to work perfectly with RockShox products, with a level of precision & balanced that promises to make suspension service run a bit more smoothly. While not exactly cheap, they make a cost-effective alternative for pro mechanics, and might be just the motivation gear-nerds need to get your fork in shape. SRAMnation.com
- Daymak launches special edition EC1 wireless charging e-bike – Canadian company Daymak has just had its first wireless charging tech success with their new EC1 Special Edition e-bike. They’ve started with a demo unit at their HQ in Toronto, using their own inductive solar panel charging station. Now when the EC1 SE is placed into one of the new charging stations, simply lock the bike like normal, and it will automatically charge. The Daymak EC1 SE will be available for $3000, or $2900 without wireless charging capabilities and will launch officially in July 2017. Daymak.com
- Quality for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships? Congratulations, you’ll also get free access to the entire suite of The Sufferfest online streaming training videos! They’ll also get a free 10-week training plan developed by APEX Coaching, prescribing specific training videos and workouts to prep you for the event.
- Need something else to watch on the trainer? Head over to Redbull.tv this weekend for Live and On-Demand streaming of the UCI World Cup Downhill from Leogang, Austria.