Pedal across Europe from Helsinki to Lisbon with TDA this summer – TDA Global Cycling’s Trans-Europa tour will travel from Helsinki to Lisbon, passing through 13 countries over 11 weeks, this summer. The 3700mi trip will head from the Baltic states to the Carpathian foothills and Adriatic Sea, along the Riviera and across the Iberian Peninsula, reaching the Atlantic Coast in Lisbon, Portugal. The full tour starts Jul 8 and ends Sep 21, with shorter sections also on offer. Starting prices are $1700 for six days, or a whopping $17,300 for the full trip. TDAglobalcycling.com

Where else to ride

  • Ride the Bears Ears with Western Spirit  – You may have heard a fair bit about the Bears Ears recently as it’s been in the national spotlight. Well, Western Spirit tours has been leading trips here for nearly 25 years. The area contains a wide array of historic, cultural and natural resources. And they believe seeing it by bicycle over the course of five days is amongst the very best ways to explore the Bears Ears Bike. June is one of the best times to be in the area and their Jun 18-22 trip still has availability, while the Aug 22 & Sep 10 trips are just filling up. WesternsSpirit.com

Advocacy & Industry News

  • Walton Family Foundation partners with PeopleForBikes to help measure the economic benefits of cycling across the country – After showing that bicycling provides $137 million in economic benefits to northwest Arkansas in their most recent study, the two organizations hope to use this study as a national industry model to show how cycling helps the economy. The foundation partnered with PeopleForBikes to offer the study’s templates free of charge to cities and regions across the country. This will be a resource for communities interested in measuring the economic benefits of cycling in a standardized way. WaltonFamilyFoundation.org

  • Restrap updated website with more currencies, plus US direct shipping – We’ve seen lots of good bags from UK-made Restrap. And now having a look at their updated website, they’ve been busy making some changes. Last week they added new currency options in Euros (€), US Dollars ($) or Pounds (£), making Restrap buys more straight forward. They also polished up the sizing & clearance guides for extra clarity. And lastly, good news for American customers – they now offer shipping to the USA. Restrap.co.uk

Hot deals!

  • Save big for Easter with Après Vélo & get a chance to win $300 in vouchers – On & off the bike clothing maker Après Vélo has just opened up their biggest sale of the year. The Easter Mega Sale offers 40% off the entire store with the exception of their newest arrivals. And to get the discount you need a special code, which you can get by heading to their site and registering for a contest the could see you also winning $300 worth of vouchers. The sale ends Monday, so act quickly. ApresVelo.com

Contests

  • Tell Yuba about your commute and maybe win 50% off an Electric Boda Boda -Yuba’s Upgrade Your Commute Contest is giving half off their new Electric Boda Boda  cargo bike to whoever wins their hearts from the USA. Apply by telling Yuba how tough your commute is. Send your story by Apr 15 to carryon@yubabikes.com, with the subject line: Application for the Cargo Bike Commute! YubaBikes.com
  • Last chance to win the Dolomiti Superbike experience with Fizik & Canyon -Get a chance to win a Dolomiti Superbike experience care of fi’zi:k.  The prize includes a trip for two to Villabassa (Italy), accommodation and entry to Dolomiti Superbike race, fi’zi:k Infinito X1 shoes and Tundra saddle, Canyon Exceed CF 6.0 Pro Race bike, Crankbrothers pedals and Continental tires. Deadline is 11:59 GMT today (5:59 EDT). via quizr.cc

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