Win a Mosaic Cross bike in this year’s Wounded Warrior Project – This season Mosaic Cycles & Pearl Izumi have teamed up to support the Wounded Warrior Project, where for every ten bucks you donate you get a shot at a killer ti cross bike. Last year Mosaic raised more than $17,000, and this year they’re stepping up their game to draw in even more support to directly impact the lives of veterans. All of this is made real together with the continued involvement of elite US cyclocross racer & Air National Guard pilot Mitch Hoke, plus supporting partners in Shimano & Donnelly. Mosaic is also sponsoring a new vet this year, Joey Chavez who was supported by the WWP since 2015, now in his first season racing cross.

For 2019, Mosaic is raffling off a one-of-a kind custom-painted titanium XT-1 cyclocross bike to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The contest winner can even substitute a G-series bike if they are more gravel than CX (or even a stock Mosaic paint scheme for the less adventurous). The bike gets an Ultegra or GRX mechanical groupset with Ultegra wheels, Donnelly tires & a Pro cockpit.

Then, new partner Pearl Izumi has made limited edition Elite cycling kit to match with a full 30% of the sale price benefitting the WWP. You can get more details and support either via: MosaicCycles.com and of course the WoundedWarriorProject.org

Advocacy & Industry News

  • 53 places earn Bicycle Friendly Community awards from Bike League – From bike education in public schools to Open Streets events to successful bond measures funding biking and walking projects, recent Bicycle Friendly Community awardees are each taking different steps towards a shared goal: building a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Twice a year, the League of American Bicyclists honors communities, city leaders & local advocates with an award level based on the progress these places have made towards being more welcoming to people who bike. This week’s announcement includes 65 communities, of which 53 earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification & 12 communities were recognized with Honorable Mentions. Get the full lowdown, and see if your community made the cut at: BikeLeague.org

  • Go Good shopping from Pearl Izumi & support Go Grants – More from Pearl Izumi, they’ve launched a new “Go Good” promotion where they’ll direct 5% of all online purchases made between Nov 28-Dec 3 into their internal “Go Grants” program. The Pearl Izumi advocacy fund supports the growth of bike ridership via community development, expanded rider resources & improved trail access. Go Grants has worked to support Boulder County Open Spaces, IMBA, People for Bikes, Trips for Kids & Pedal 4 Possible. To encourage more consumerism-powered giving, Pearl has marked everything online down 25% through Dec 3rd, plus free shipping. PearlIzumi.com

Where to ride

  • The Queen of gravel requests your presence in Idaho – Don’t just mark your calendars for next Labor Day, Rebecca Rusch suggests you sign up now for the Sep 3-6 Rebecca’s Private Idaho 2020. Choose your challenge: the 100mi Baked Potato, 56mi French Fry, 20mi Tater Tot, or the ultimate 4-day Queen’s Stage Race. If you are gonna join in on Private Idaho, why not get the Rusch Academy training camp too and hone your skills. Sign up for #RPIgravel 2020 Queen’s Stage Race or Baked Potato and enroll in the Rusch Academy before the end of the year to save 10%. It will all sell out, so lock in a spot today. RebeccaRusch.com

  • Famous UK climbs now ready for Virtual Training inside on Rouvy – Indoor virtual training platform Rouvy has been doing some British recon. Actually, they’ve acquired UK-based CycleRecon and their catalog 15 of the UK’s most famous climbs for roadies & triathletes to get their immersive training on real routes. my.Rouvy.com

  • Lael Wilcox just wants to ride the Great Divide – Ultra-endurance star Lael Wilcox loves the difficult of the Great Divide mountain bike race, from the route’s never-ending passes to landscapes that vary from the Canadian Rockies down to the desert nearing the Mexico border. Follow along in Lael’s new film ‘I Just Want To Ride‘, documenting her crushing the 2019 Tour Divide.

3 COMMENTS

  1. it’s too bad that Lael Wilcox turned that great video about the TD race into a bitch session about her detractors. Altho her gripes were justified, airing these little grievances between racers is not a good look for her sponsors. Jay Petervary lost his sponsorship over that deal, ’nuff said.

    • I mean, the video was about the race via HER experience (for the most part), and the conflict was a huge component of that. It would have been insincere to not talk about it. Whether you believe she was wronged, or justly called out, the issue deserves attention. I would hope that it spurs better resolution on the “code” of the race for future runnings. It’s only going to get more popular.

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