• In case you weren’t one of the 3500 people who were lucky enough to score a ticket to the Red Bull Dreamline last month then you’re in luck. NBC will be airing the event this Saturday at 5 PM EST. The Red Bull Dreamline, which is part of the Red Bull Signature Series, was held at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event featured a field of 32 of the world’s best BMX dirt jump riders.
  • Here’s one more reminder that if you’re in the Philadelphia area this weekend then be sure to check out the Philadelphia Bike Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It will be held November 8th and 9th. Purchase your tickets in advance and save $$$!
  • After the incredible turnout last year, the Chiltern Cycling Festival has grown into two events. First off will be The Chiltern Cycling Festival on July 12th. The next date for your calendar is the Chenies Velo Classique on August 31st. Entries open on November 6th via www.britishcycling.org.uk.
  • Get ready for next season’s riding by training indoors over the winter with the ultimate cycling video experience. The Sufferfest – creators of the world’s best cycling, running and triathlon training videos – have launched a licensing program which is set to transform the indoor cycling experience for facilities, instructors and participants.
  • Put that training to good use by taking a cycling tour through beautiful Tuscany. Imagine spending several days cycling through the Italian countryside, riding past vineyards and Roman castles, then stopping overnight in hilltop towns to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and wine at the end of the day. Lifecycle Adventures, a cycling vacation company known for its customized bike tours in California, Hawaii, Washington’s San Juan Islands and Oregon, is now operating cycling tours in Tuscany, Italy.
  • Do you live in New York City? Want to know the ins and outs of bike commuting in the city? Bike New York offers free Bike Commuting 101 and Winter Riding 101 classes to empower cyclists to become year-round bike commuters.
  • Mario Cipollini, Tour de France multi-stage winner will be visiting California from November 12 to 15 for several meet and greet events at  Cipollini dealers. Visit www.cipolliniusa.com for dates and times.
  • Funkier Bike Apparel is now available in the USA! Torcano Industries has become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Funkier Bike Apparel. Check out the story HERE.
  • Swiftwick’s Sock of the Month for November are these really cool Turkey Trot socks. I can’t think of anything better to wear on my piggies on Thanksgiving Day. Look for mine propped up on the end of the couch while I take my tryptophan nap. Click HERE to get yours today.

Lots more Friday Roundup after the break!


  • Juliana Bicycles is ready to grow our family of riders, and are looking to support more racers, ambassadors, and juniors in our dealer communities. The online application process launched on November 5th. Visit www.julianabicycles.com for more information.
  • USA Cycling has announced the final four cities to vying to host the 2017-18 Cyclo-cross National Championships. USA Cycling will finish site visits in the next month and will announce the final location selection before the 2015 Cyclo-cross National Championships in Austin, Texas. Click HERE to see the final four.
  • A non-profit foundation fighting a rare disease has named Catrike Partner of the Year. Catrike, has been dramatically improving the lives of individuals affected by the rare and genetic disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Recognizing the company’s many contributions to the FA community, Catrike has been honored as Partner of the Year by the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. For more information about FARA, visit them online at www.curefa.org. for information on Catrike’s products visit www.catrike.com.
  • Here’s another feel-good story: We Make What We Sell – Founder and CEO, Mark Dwight, discusses our passion for making what we sell at Rickshaw Bagworks right here in our own factory in his latest column for Inc. Magazine. Full story HERE.
  • Selle Anatomica is also making products in American and now you can get the “World’s most comfortable cycling saddle” for only $99 during their 2014 Holiday Sale. Every saddle that they make is on sale! Click HERE for details.
  • Now it’s your turn to help and you could win a Giant Reign 1 27.5 or one of many other prizes. Pink Bike’s Share the Ride is Back for 2014. Their goal this year is to raise $30,000 and continue to change the lives of children and youth around the globe by introducing them to the joy of riding a bicycle. Click HERE for more details.
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