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Mother’s Day

  • Culprit Bicycles is Having a Mother’s Day Sale – Culprit is offering their Arrow one and bullet for $1,900 USD plus shipping and handling. This is their steepest discount that they have ever offered to date. Visit Culprit’s Facebook Page for details.

Road

  • Looking for a new Road Bike?  – Franco Bicycles wants to see more Repsol Balcom S bikes on the road. To that end, for the next two weeks, we’re offering a free Repsol Edition upgrade on any Balcom S complete bike. The Repsol offer ends May 20th. Check out their road bikes here.

Contests

  • Bell Built Grant – Eastern Region Voting Goes Live May 11th – Is your local trail one of the candidates to receive the grant from Bell Helmets? The project with the most votes will be awarded the grant on May 25th. Visit BellHelmets.com to place your vote.

More news after the break.

Recalls

  • Felt Cruiser Bikes Recalled – The company has received 26 reports of brake failure incidents with the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported. Visit the Consumer Affairs site for more information.

Events & Happenings

  • Swap Meet in Washington D.C.Gearin’ Up Bikes in the only full service, non-profit shop in DC. They sell used bikes, teach classes, and provide employment skills training to teens from under resourced parts of the DC. They’re hosting a swap meet on Sunday, May 17 so if you’re in the area check it out. For more information check out their event page on Facebook.
  • Bicycle Film Festival Call for Entries – All styles and lengths are welcome: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary and music videos are all a go. The easiest way to submit your film is through FilmFestivalLife.com. The call for entries deadline has been extended to May 11th.

Industry News

  • BikeFlights.com launches new ambassador program – The new program supports racers who travel frequently to train and compete in epic events. Find out more about BikeFlights.com and its new program, including a list of ambassadors who have already joined the program.
  • Brompton Unveils Concept Bike Café at Rough Trade NYC – Just in time for Bike Month and on the heels of Record Store Day, Brompton Bicycle announces the arrival of the Brompton Bike Café at Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn. The opening represents a stateside union for the two iconic British brands that got their starts in the West London of the 1970s. For more information visit brompton.com.
  • Moots Announces New President – Moots Cycles today announced Butch Boucher, a 19-year veteran of the company, has been named the new President of Moots Cycles. Boucher will oversee all aspects of the company including strategic planning, product development, operations, finance, marketing and sales. moots.com

Racing News

  • SSCXWC 2015 Dates Announced – The 2015 Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (aka America’s hat) on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. For ongoing updates and complete details about the race, the venue, the city of Victoria and all the events taking place throughout the weekend of November 21-22 check out sscxwc.com
  • The Nation’s Newest Velodrome Opens in Colorado! – The Boulder Valley Velodrome has opened in Erie, Colorado and racing has begun. The 250-meter Olympic-caliber facility, designed by renowned track architect Peter Junek and built by Frank Banta Construction, has 41.5-degree bankings and 11.5-degree straights. Situated in a cycling hot spot at an altitude of 5,130 feet, it may possibly be one of the fastest tracks in the world. For more information, visit bouldervalleyvelodrome.com or email Pat McDonough at bvvelo@gmail.com.

Benefit Rides

  • Cycle Across America to Build Affordable Housing – Bike & Build, a volunteer non-profit organization, funds affordable housing projects executed by groups of cyclists across the U.S. The ride enables bikers, ranging from newcomers to professional cyclists, to raise awareness about the current housing crisis and help give families in need a home. This video brings together the love of biking and the charity of house building.
  • California Coast Classic Bike Tour – On September 26th, 300 cyclists will be riding 525 miles (over eight days) from San Francisco to Los Angeles for the 15th Annual Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic. Some of the riders are athletes and others just started training to support the cause. Many of the riders suffer from arthritis themselves, and have wonderful stories to share.

Advocacy

  • Pedal Against PTSD – We are a veteran non-profit organization that empowers veterans to overcome PTSD through the sport of cycling. It was founded by a USMC veteran that started the idea of Pedal Against PTSD after finishing the Tour Divide MTN race in 2013. Check out their video on vimeo. Visit their Facebook Page to learn more.
  • Route Feminent, Stickers Funding Adventures for Women and LGBTQ Cyclists – Brent Knepper started the project that raises money to sponsor women and LGBTQ adventure cyclists. You can read more about his project here: everythingwillbenoble.com/routefeminent

Touring

  • Bike Oregon’s Wine Country Every Sunday in August – Cyclists of all abilities are invited to discover the beauty of Oregon’s wine country on daylong cycling tours held every Sunday in August, organized by Eola Hills Wine Cellars. Guided by winery staff, cyclists of all abilities will tour the scenic back roads of the mid-Willamette Valley, stopping at wineries to taste and order wines along the way. Learn more and reserve online at eolahillswinery.com.
  • Storm New Zealand’s South Island with H+I Adventures – Mountain bike enthusiasts explore New Zealand’s backcountry wilderness with expert Kiwi guides. H+I Adventures, specialists in cultural mountain biking trips, is pleased to announce a new bike tour through New Zealand’s striking South Island. The South Island is a haven for adventure travellers especially and boasts a rich cultural history, making it the perfect destination for H+I to sink its wheels into. The thirteen-day trip debuts January 25th, 2016 and is available to book now. For more information about H+I’s New Zealand adventure, visit mountainbikeworldwide.com or call 1-888-228-5035.

Crowdfunding Project

  • Share the Adventure: Sharing Economy Documentary about the Outdoors – On May 6, GearCommons launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce an adventure film that showcases how various shared economy services can be used to help get people outside. There’s something different about this crowdfunding campaign though – they’ll be selecting the stars of the adventure film from their community of backers. To find out how to get involved and back the campaign, please visit their Kickstarter Page.
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WV Cycling
7 years ago

Oh my, I have a blue Pearl Izumi quest jersey from the 80’s/90’s that is nearly white on the rear due to sun fading. I love it though. White stripes on shoulders and sides of shirt.