Fight Parkinson’s with a bid on Taylor Phinney painted Allied Able gravel bike – Ex-pro road racer turned artist Taylor Phinney is raffling a one-off hand-painted Allied Able carbon gravel bike this month to support those living & fighting with Parkinson’s Disease. Former Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney, his son a former US national road champion Taylor Phinney, and bike maker Allied Cycleworks have come together on The Next Stage project. Aiming to raise money and awareness for those living with, and those working to combat Parkinson’s Disease, the custom art bike giveaway is helping the Davis Phinney Foundation’s work to drive new research to improve the quality of life of those afflicted by Parkinson’s.
To lend your support, sign up for their newsletter and you can contribute $25 or more for a shot at the custom bike up for grabs (you can also enter without donating, but the point here is to support their important work.) The bike itself up for grabs is a $9400 size M Allied Able custom painted by the younger Phinney, decked out in a SRAM Force AXS Mullet group, ENVE cockpit & G27 wheels with Chris King hubs, a monster 52cm Crust Shaka bar & Brooks Cambium saddle.
Everyone who signs up will be eligible for the chance to win the bike custom painted by Taylor Phinney, inspired by his father’s journey and everyone’s journey to find themselves and live their best lives. *No contribution necessary.DavisPhinneyFoundation.org
Where to ride
- Buckle up, saddle up & giddy up to ride Redecca’s Private Idaho virtually – Rebecca Rusch’s Private Idaho Challenge is waiting for you. So, train for 8 weeks to prepare together with her and a team of other expert coaches starting July 13 to prep for the grand finale race over Labor Day when everyone will join together to race and ride the Private Idaho course profiles. RebeccasPrivateIdaho.com
- Last chance to ride Czech Hardcore Blinduro, register today only – Still weak on the bike in Europe after quarantine times? Hardcore Blinduro will make you stronger, but registration is open only until today, Friday July 3. They need a few more racers to make sure the two-day on-sight enduro race will go on later this month on Jul 18 & 19. Full details & updates on Facebook. Register at sportsoft.cz today.
Industry News, Advocacy & a Chance to Win
- Sea Otter Play virtual bike festival this September – A year without the Sea Otter Classic seems strange in the cycling industry, but with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s really not a big surprise. And the organizers have know that too. So, they devised an “immersive virtual experience” that will bring together more than 350 companies from our industry in a unique digital festival. Sea Otter Europe, Sea Otter Canada & Sea Otter Australia partners will also join in, making for the most global Sea Otter event yet. Ride challenges will start from Sep 1, with the digital festival running Sep 17-20. Join them (& us) to see what latest innovations will be on display. SeaOtterClassic.com
- Trailforks Trail Karma Month supports local trails – A new awareness campaign from trail tracker Trailforks hopes to raise funding for trail stewardship organizations and local trail builders around the globe this month. Throughout July, Trailforks is giving more reason to give back with Trail Karma Month offering a chance to win prizes. Last year Trail Karma raised more than $80,000 for organizations around the world with its easy direct option for Trailforks users to donate, with 100% of donations going to trail associations. A minimum $5 donation enters you to win prizes from industry supporters. TrailForks.com/karma