Follow women from 7 countries tackle the 700km Torino Nice Rally – Starting today, September 24, ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox is leading a group of 20+ women from 7 different countries, as they set out to bikepack the well-known Torino Nice Rally cycling route. Said to be the first European bikepacking challenge of this scope exclusively for women, it could even be the first time a female collective has been formed to undertake such a cycling adventure of this magnitude.

Supported by Komoot who will help guide the women across the 700km route, the self-supported ride allows each rider to set her own pace & priorities, whether that’s riding solo, with others, or under the guidance of Komoot ambassador Wilcox.

Komoot women's Torino Nice Rally, start group

The absence of racing pressure ensures that each woman can get what they want out of the adventure, with the opportunity to build friendships with those around her. Lael Wilcox says she’s, “been told that it’s impossible for women to ride long distances, to climb mountains, to ride through the remote countryside. Yet I’ve done all of these things and so have many women that are joining on this week-long adventure. I’m very motivated to show that women are extremely capable in the world of ultra-distance cycling and this event is a way for us to connect with each other and to share our stories and our passion for adventure cycling”.

Komoot women's Torino Nice Rally rollout

Interested adventurers can follow along with the Komoot collection for the trip or plan their own ride (here), or keep tabs through Lael’s Instagram feed (here). Newsroom.Komoot.com

Advocacy & Contests

Campagnolo Ekar 1x13 gravel group, 13-speed gravel bike drivetrain, up close

  • Celebrate Ekar’s birthday, Win a Campy groupset! – OK, so Campagnolo’s lightweight 1×13 speed Ekar gravel gruppo is now officially 1-year-old. And to celebrate its birthday, Campy is giving away a complete groupset to one lucky fan. All you have to do is fill out a registration form to sign up for their newsletter on the Ekar landing page to enter to win. Campagnolo.com/Ekar

Donate to  Win a 40th-anniversary Ibis Ripmo Carbon

  • Donate to  Win a 40th-anniversary Ibis Ripmo Carbon – Love trails? Love bikes? Well, you could get both for just $5. From now til Sep 27, for each $5 donation to the Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship you earn a shot to win a one-of-a-kind 40th Anniversary Ripmo Carbon. All donations go towards breaking new trails, rebuilding those destroyed by fires, and maintaining those you know and love. But wait there’s more if you act fast! Until 11:59pm tonight, Friday Sep 24, every $75 SCMTS charity raffle donation also gets entered into a second draw to win an Ibis carbon wheelset with i9 hubs worth more than $1700 PLUS the 40th Anniversary Ibis Ripmo! Click here to donate now. act.SantaCruzTrails.org

Gadgets, Deals & Industry news

  • Wacky Corky X rearview mirror on your shades – In what is no doubt a wild mix of super dorky, old guy rando style and modern cycling sunglasses, The Beam has a new clip-on sunglasses rearview mirror for cyclists. Simply designed to allow you to look behind you without turning your head, the 55€ Corky X is meant to fit modern shades and blend in with contemporary techy styling. Nothing fancy, just a modern aero-ish take on a cycling safety classic idea. TheBeam-Europe.com

  • Save 25% off InfoCrank power meters direct – Verve is offering a limited time 25% discount off everything on their InfoCrank website, including power meters and accessories, starting this weekend but for a limited time only. They say it’s a celebration of a successful summer of Olympic & Paralympic wins, with a haul of over 30 medals won by athletes riding with InfoCrank.To redeem the 25% discount, enter the code “medals25£ at checkout on the online store, now until Oct 31. InfoCrank.cc

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