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  • This weekend, endurance cyclist Jay “JayP” Petervary, pictured above, will attempt to be the first athlete to successfully complete the 515-mile Race Across Oregon road bike race solo and self-supported. Track his progress here.
  • Speaking of endurance events, RAGBRAI starts on the 21st!
  • Join Emma Pooley, Kathryn Bertine, Marianne Vos, and Chrissie Wellington in their online petition to Christian Prudhomme to include women’s cycling teams in next years’ Tour de France.
  • Round 2 of the Outlaws of Dirt Bike Festival, a dirt jump and pump track series, will be August 22nd – 25th at Frisco Adventure Park in Colorado.
  • The USAC Professional Criterium National Championships will be next week, July 25-28th, in High Point, NC. A must-see while you’re there is The Bicycle: Art Meets Form – a celebration of handmade and vintage bikes. Go here for schedule of events including bike shows, swap meet, cycling themed movies, art exhibit, vintage bike ride, and more!
  • ARTnews.com details how shows like the one mentioned above and museums are helping to promote bike culture.
  • Zeasorb, makers of antifungal powders, is giving away VIP passes for two of your supporters so they can watch you compete in an upcoming IRONMAN in style. Enter to win on their FB page.
  • The 5th annual Pelotonia bike ride in Columbus, OH, will be August 9-11. All funds raised by participants go to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Enter Shimano’s photo caption contest to win an entry into the sold-out Downieville Classic All Mountain Championships on August 3-4.
  • Betty Designs is looking for local Bettys to represent their brand. If you want to rock some free Betty gear for the 2014 season, and possibly earn some cash, check out how to apply here. Deadline is Sept. 1st.
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10 years ago

How is there no mention of the USAC XC Nationals on here?? I for one am looking forward to seeing Todd Wells and Jeremiah Bishop riding my local trails

David French
10 years ago

Come on Jay Petervery!

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