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Contests

  • Central Region Voting is Now Live – Is your local trail one of the candidates to receive the grant from Bell Helmets? Vote now through May 10th. The project with the most votes will be awarded the grant on May 25th. Visit BellHelmets.com to place your vote.
  • Win a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD road bike – The athlete nutrition experts at The Feed are giving away a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD road bike to one lucky winner (valued at $7,500).  Visit thefeed.com to register for the contest and be sure to check out their other deals.

Clothing – Gear – Tools

  • Microsoft Partners Strava and MapMyRide for Band Smartwatch – Microsoft has responded quickly to early criticism of its Band product’s cycling-specific functionality by announcing a partnership with Strava and MapMyRide. Building upon the initial Bike Tile introduction in February, Band customers will now be able to compare performance or share routes with other riders using the popular apps. Here’s more details.
  • Tribike Transport Introduces New Service: Ship & Ride – TriBike Transport (TBT), triathlon’s first fully assembled bicycle transportation service, is proud to announce their newest service: Ship & Ride, for those athletes interested in taking their bike with them while traveling for work, vacation, or for any instance that takes them away from their home and vis a vis, their bike.

Plenty more cycling tidbits and how you can help Nepal after the break…

Disaster Relief

  • Help Nepal Hydrate – In the midst of the tragic disaster that struck Nepal, ZYM is donating both proceeds and electrolyte drink tabs to the victims. We’ve called it HNH 7.8, Help Nepal Hydrate. Through May 31, 2015, ZYM will donate 20% of purchases made from the goZYM.com website to the Nepal Relief Fund. To take part in the contribution, make a purchase of any ZYM tubes. You will also receive 3 tubes of ZYM orange FREE. To make individual donations to Nepal, please go to the Direct Relief website at directrelief.org or text “RELIEF” to 27722

Benefit Rides

  • Tahoe Honor Ride Raises Funds for Ride 2 Recovery – Ride 2 Recovery provides mental and physical rehabilitation programs to injured veterans through cycling. The Honor Ride Lake Tahoe is May 8th and is a 19-mile route that departs from Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Base Lodge and takes participants along Pioneer Trail toward Meyers, Calif. before returning to Heavenly. Visit ride2recovery.com/honorRide for more details.
  • 4th Annual Mother’s Day Memorial RideThe Christina Clarke Genco Foundation will be hosting the ride on Mother’s Day, May 10th 2015. This day is designed for families and elite cyclists, with bike routes including 3.4, 17, 34, and 68 miles. The distances of the routes reflect the number 34 in honor of Christina’s lacrosse jersey number. All routes will start at Newton City Hall in Newton, MA. Visit CCGFoundation.org for more details.

Industry News & Events

  • May is National Bike Month – Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a 31-day celebration of travel by two wheels. Communities big and small are hosting bike-centered events, teaching bike education classes, voting on resolutions to deem May Bike Month in their towns and much more. National Bike to Work Day, May 15 this year, is also a time to take stock of how much bicycling has grown locally and nationally. For more information on all of these events and bicycling data, visit bikeleague.org/bikemonth.
  • America’s Most-Attended Consumer Bike Expo, Begins Today – On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, more than 60,000 cyclists will roll through Basketball City to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 120 exhibitors. Visit bike.nyc for more information.
  • Morpheus Bikes Goes Consumer Direct – By selling their products exclusively through morpheususa.com and therefore straight from the manufacturer to consumer, Morpheus are able to offer great value for money. Focusing on selling direct to the consumer saves on many distribution costs and those savings can be passed on to you, the customer. Here’s the story that we did on Morpheus from Sea Otter.
  • How to Start Your One Bike Company – Mason Progressive Cycles’ top five tips to riding something with your name on it. Starting Mason Progressive Cycles hasn’t been easy, as a one-man operation it’s taken over Dom Mason’s life, but the two bikes sat before us are the machines he unwaveringly set out to create in the first place. Find the Five Tips here.

Kickstarter Campaigns

  • 4 Days Left: Can You Help Meet the LucidBrake Kickstarter Goal? – There are only 3 days left on the LucidBrake bicycle brake light Kickstarter campaign lucidbrake.com. LucidBrake is a wireless motion sensing bicycle brake light that requires no installation and alerts when stopping for safer biking. Visit their Kickstarter campaign if you’d like to help them out.

Product Recall

  • Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles and Aluminum Bicycle Fenders – This recall involves all Civia Hyland bicycles sold with the fenders as original equipment and Civia Hyland aluminum bicycle fenders sold separately as aftermarket sets.The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider. For more details visit the HealthyCanadians website.

Trail News

  • Horsethief Campground is Hub of a few new Moab Mountain Bike Trails – Moab Trail Mix has added another trail series. For tent camping and biking the Horsethief, Bureau of Land Management first come -first served, campsite is perfectly positioned for mountain biking in Dead Horse Point State Park on the Intrepid Trails, the Navajo Rocks network (new to Moab last year) and access to Gemini Bridges and the Magnificent 7. For more information visit moabtrip.blogspot.com.
  • Kolo Flow Summer Bike Camp – At the Kolo Flow Bike Summer Camp, campers will ride on purpose-built mountain bike trails and skill elements designed for all levels of rider to experience flow on a bicycle. The camp is for kids age 6-13 years who can comfortably ride a two-wheel bicycle. Some off-road experience is recommended but not required. The camp runs weekly from 8:30-3:00 June 15 to Aug 14. Visit kolobikepark.com for more information.
  • Opening Day at Big BearThe Snow Summit Bike Park is set to open next Saturday, May 8, and they’re hoping you’ll join us. There’s a full schedule of events planned. You’ll find more information on the festivities and everything else planned this year at Southern Cal’s only lift-accessed bike park in the press release here. Check out the opening day video that they’ve put together.

Touring

Bikecentennial

  • After 40 Years, the Ride Continues – Adventure Cycling Seeks to Reconnect with Bikecentennial & TransAm Cyclists. The largest cycling membership organization in North America wants to reconnect with those involved in Bikecentennial and cyclists who have ridden all or part of the TransAmerica Trail between 1976 and today. In preparation for a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration in 2016, Adventure Cycling invites Bikecentennial and TransAm cyclists to fill out an online form to share their contact and trip information. For more information about Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary visit adventurecycling.org/40th.

Deals

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  • Culprit Bicycles is offering a team deal on their lightweight Arrow One carbon road and Bullet Triathlon/TT frames. Order two or more framesets and you’ll nab a substantial deal. The Arrow One framesets come in at just $950 USD ($1,150 with custom paint) and the Bullet is $1,150. USD  Both include the frame, fork, seatpost, Token headset and seat collar, torque wrench, Culprit jersey and carbon water bottle cage for the price.
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Greg C
7 years ago

PLEASE, PLEASE go vote for our Gallup, NM trail in the Bell Helmets Competition. We’re behind on votes here in our little corner of New Mexico and we need your help! This downhill trail will be epic and we have nothing like it here in Gallup.