Escape by Bike, with new guide & travelogue to adventure touring – Josh Cunningham who just so happens to turn his bikepacking experience into shaping bags & stories where he works at Apidura has a new book out – Escape by Bike: Adventure Cycling, Bikepacking and Touring Off-Road.

 Escape by Bike; Adventure Cycling, Bikepacking, and Touring Off-Road

In his words it is “part travelogue, part practical guide, part coffee table photo book” letting us live vicariously through his adventures, but maybe instigating us to head out on our own as well. Besides great illustrations by artist Chris McNally, there are plenty of photos along the way, and lessons to be learned for you next adventure ride. Get it wherever you buy books, or for £20 via Thames & Hudson. JoshuaCunningham.info

Where to Ride

  • Ride 6 days of CT & VT gravel, road & trail with 2019 TourXNewEngland – Dates are set & registration is open for Kingdom Cycling’s premiere 6-day cycling tour of New England. July 3-9, it will test your fitness, bike handling & longing for adventure through some of the most beautiful and iconic parts of New England, from the Litchfield County Hills of Connecticut to its finish just south of the Canadian border in Vermont. Trip costs is $3800 all-inclusive for food, lodging & support for what looks to be a killer mixed-surface adventure tour. KingdomExperiences.com

  • Register to ride the granfondo La Fausto Coppi 2019 – The most popular granfondo in the mountains of northwest Italy, La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio 2019 is one of the hardest and most beautiful cyclosportives of the European calendar. But that’s what makes it special and draw riders from around the world. Jun 30, 2019 a field limited to 2800 riders total will take on teh 177km, 4125m of climbing Granfondo or the more manageable 111km, 2500m of ascent in the Middle-path. Secure your spot today, with more info at: FaustoCoppi.net

  • Assault Mt. Mitchell #44, next May – The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg, SC has announced the 2019 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion set for May 20, 2019. The one-day century ride up the “Beast of the East” attracts cyclists from around the world each year, with a climb of more than 10,000 vertical feet over the course of the day. Register now for the ride that finishes atop the highest peak east of the Mississippi, through the end of the year for a discounted price of $135. TheAssaults.com

Advocacy & Industry News

  • Tern debuts #BikesForBusiness program – Urban transportation or rather city bike specialists Tern have just announced a new Bikes For Business program, aiming to help companies integrate bikes into their business operations. The Tern program is also structured to assist independent bike shops with product & materials that will help them approach local businesses for bike partnerships. It all centers on Tern’s GSD, a mid-sized e-cargo bike that can be setup to deliver any number of products and services without relying on cars, or adding to (or even getting stuck in) city traffic. IBDs or businesses interested in the concept can get more info at: TernBicycles.com

Gear & Deals

  • Plan out your next bike purchase in Après Vélo’s N+1 Notebook – Maybe this will make a stocking stuffer for a cyclist you know, trying to develop a strategy to justify their next bike? It’s really just an empty $15/12.50€ notebook to jot down your thoughts, but maybe the notes inside the cover will help you make an informed decision. ApresVelo.com

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