Support Trails, Win an Ibis Hakka MX – Every year Ibis partners with the the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz to give away a trail bike in their Ante Up pledge drive. Well, that already happened earlier this year, but they are working together again for a give away a monstercrossing Hakka MX gravel bike to a lucky supporter in support of the Old Growth Classic gravel race in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

So, for every $10 you contribute to support MBOSC, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the Hakka MX, custom built with Easton AX carbon & alloy components. Every dollar donated goes straight to trail development in Santa Cruz County. More details on how to support the trails at: MBOSC.givingfuel.com

Want to ride the Old Growth Classic gravel race, itself this Sept 14th? Well, it sold out in 24 hours, so you’ll have to wait until next year. Sorry. You can probably still volunteer, though! OldGrowthClassic.com

Where you can still ride…

  • Join us for the Little Bash, central Europes best gravel secret in 2 weeks – Autumn is fast approaching, but our EU Bikerumor team is looking forward to two weekends of gravel riding to close out the summer season. Next week, we’ll be stuck in side at Eurobike, but from Sept 13-15 we’ll be taking in the Bohemian Border Bash, and hundreds of kms of quiet gravel roads through the forests, rock towers, and hill on the Czech & German borders. There are still slots left for the 2-night camping week-end of The Little Bash and even the ultra-distance Jeroboam 300km Big Bash with food, beer, music & camping included in your registration fee. TheBash.cc

  • Then, the Italian Jeroboam the next weekend – 3T’s original ultra-distance gravel event is what inspired expansion to the Czech one too. Sept 20-22 will be the third running of the Jeroboam Gravel Challenge with 75km, 150km, or 300km gravel route options near Bergamo, Italy. blog.3T.bike

Gear, deals & jobs

  • Shimmering Bicyclecrumbs x North St Bags – Hi-Vis doesn’t have to mean day-glo yellow. So, industry graphics whiz Bicyclecrumbs (who now works at Vanilla) partnered with fellow Portlandite North St. Bags to creat something a little different. You are still going to be seen with all that sparkle. Get that rainbow sequin goodness in a $118 Pioneer handlebar canister bag (or with a waist belt kit) or a matching $30 medium zippered pouch. In Crumbs’ signature Radar print which is a bit less shocking, you can also get those same bags (same prices) or a $100 pannier bag or $130 daypack. Find it all at: NorthStBags.com

  • 8bar mid-season sale: Save 200€ off bikes, 100€ of frames & more! – 8bar bikes has a mega sale going on right now with some killer discounts on selected complete bikes, framesets, parts, cycling apparel & components. Think 200€ off already affordable complete Fhain, Fhain WMN, Kronprinz & Krzberg complete bikes (code: Bikes-200); or 100€ off Fhain, Fhain WMN, Kronprinz & Krzberg framesets (code: Frames-100); or 60% off bags, up to 75% off components & 50% off apparel (no codes needed). 8bar-bikes.com

  • Muc-Off Silicon Shine, now available in the US! – Muc-Off’s popular spray-on protector and suspension lubricant is now available in the states by popular demand. Partly intended just a spray on protection layer that leaves a sparkling shine on metal, plastic & rubber parts, it also it one of the few lubricants recommended for your suspension. The silicon formula prevents grime build up, and specifically reduces friction on fork stanchions and rear shocks. Get it now for $15 a can. Muc-Off.com

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