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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Hold tight to your bikes – Crowd-sourced device tracking service TrackR has completed some extensive research to find how often bikes get stolen and from where. And their biggest takeaway is probably how few of those bikes actually get recovered. That’s where they come in with a tiny Bluetooth LE device that links up with the crowd via an app that keeps an eye out for your devices. More graphics and stats after the break. More info at: theTrackr.com



  • Tour Iceland, Peru, Switzerland, or Whistler with Trek this summer – Trek Travel is teaming up with Big Mountain Bike Adventures out of Canada to offer four new mountain biking trips in 2016. Combining the trail experience and relationships of Big Mountain with Trek Travel’s logistical expertise and bike fleet, they aim to offer an unparalleled experience for those looking to explore premier mountain biking trails around the world. Each trip will include a max of 10 riders with 2 guides, so it will be sure to be a personalized and unique experience. TrekTravel.com


  • Berlin Bicycle Week starts next Monday – Berlin continues to establish itself as the international bicycle metropolis with numerous events, bicycle races, and workshops as Berlin Bicycle Week brings together all types of cyclists from Mar 14-20. More than 60 events for all audiences are scheduled, always with a focus on the bicycle as part of a healthy and social lifestyle. The week ends with the Berliner Fahrradschau (Berlin Bike Show) kicking off on Friday night where we will be checking out the newest urban bikes and lifestyle gear. Events calendar at: BerlinBicycleWeek.com
  • 2016 RAAM Challenge Series schedule released – 4 cities make this year’s cut. For the last 5 years, the events have grown in popularity and continue to test individual and team endurance on both the 200 and 400-mile race courses. Each event reflects the unique characteristics of the region, with scenic courses and local culture. The RAAM Challenge Series 400-mile course is a RAAM qualifier for the epic 3,000-mile bike race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in June. Both the 200 and 400-mile course options are available to race with or without support crew. RAAMChallenge.com The calendar includes:
    -Austin (Marble Falls), TX on Mar 19
    -Oceanside, CA on May 7
    -Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN on Aug 7
    -Columbus (Dublin), OH on Sep 17
  • The fixed gear Fyxation Open crits return in 2016 as 4 race series – This year’s criterium race series includes events in Illinois and Wisconsin for men’s and women’s riders with equal prize money going to each field. This will be the largest fixed gear-only street race in the Midwest, and events will coincide with the Tour of America’s Dairyland (TOAD) in Milwaukee and the popular Prairie State Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup in the Chicagoland area, at the end of June and July, respectively. FyxationOpen.com

Gear Deals

  • Crankbrothers: Buy pedals, get a free tool – For a limited time when you order a pair of Candy 7 ($165) or Candy 11 ($450!) pedals from Crankbrothers over at their website they will include a color-matched m17 multi-tool for free. No special code needed, they will just drop a tool into the box when it ships if you place your order by Sunday 13 March. Crankbrothers.com
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