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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Fuel up for a long day on the bike with The Feed – For a limited time now in April, online sports nutrition specialists The Feed are offering a free April Fuel Kit on top of any order place over 20 bucks. The special reward package includes 5 different products to let you sample some things you might not otherwise have tried and has a $12 value. The Feed offers goodies from the well-known names like Clif, Honey Stinger, Larabar, Osmo, Powerbar, Skratch, plus many others that offer just about anything an athlete could imagine. TheFeed.com



  • Maybe you can race the Marblehead Road Race next week with Bkool – The popular New England  circuit race is usually a tough season opener with its windy 2.2 mile loop on the coast of Massachusetts. But a freak April snowstorm just downed trees and power lines, forcing the cancellation of the early season race. So indoor simulator Bkool is stepping in to run a virtual race. Join them at noon on April 12 over at Bkool.com for the event from the comfort of home, or ahead of time to virtually preride the loop.
  • The Grinduro is coming back this fall to Quincy, California – One of the most fun sounding new events in cycling is returning this fall, brought to you by Giro, Charge, and SRAM. October 8th, 650 riders will get a chance to ride the Grinduro’s mix of neutral dirt and gravel road riding, paired with four hotly contested timed sections of road and trail, and of course a friendly festival atmosphere. Like last year, the total course will clock in at about 60 miles with 8,000-ish feet of climbing. Registration opens next Sunday, April 17, and from the feed back of this past year’s inaugural event, expect it to sell out quick. Full details at Grinduro.com.
  • Race the Marji Gesick 100 in Marquette, MI with 11,000 ft of trail climbing – Uphill from start to finish. How does that sound? Join Tinker Juarez in Ishpeming, Michigan as him and 750 other mountain bikers take on the challenge to race all of the Midwest singletrack the organizers could rustle up. The self-supported point-to-point race is pretty unique, and anyone who finishes in under 12 hours wins a special belt buckle (last year the first to finish under 12hr won $101 after a bet was made that it wasn’t going to happen.) All race proceed go back into the trails via Range Mountain Bike Club and NTN Singletrack. Check them out at: 906adventureteam.com



  • Get out to the Laemmle Monica Film Center next Friday in LA to screen Marinoni – The new documentary film by Tony Girardin will show April 15 in Los Angeles.  Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame tells the story of cycling icon Giuseppe Marinoni, who found his calling when he transitioned from champion racer to master bike craftsman. Born in Italy in 1937, Marinoni was an acclaimed young racer who moved to Canada after racing and event there and finding the love of his life in the 1960s. For more showing dates and a trailer check out: FirstRunFeatures.com.
  • Watch the UCI World Cup live Sunday with Redbull – It’s either Paris-Roubaix or the first round of the DH World Cup in Lourdes this weekend. In either case there is likely to be mud and a lot of crashing. Catch the gravity-fueled side of things over at: RedBull.com where they are keeping a live count down timer rolling. 41 hours to go as we go live.


  • Wheels Manufacturing rolls out Manufacturing Scholarships – Dave and Cindy Batka, owners of Wheels Manufacturing , want to build a pipeline for Colorado’s manufacturing industry by graduating skilled workers from Front Range Community College. So they’ve ponied up $20,000 to the school, half of which will fund new scholarships for students in need pursuing manufacturing degrees and certificates. The other half will establish an endowment to keep scholarships rolling out, and keep manufacturing in Colorado. blog.FrontRange.edu & WheelsMfg.com
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8 years ago

It’s definitely nice that the Marinoni film is getting screened around outside of Canada now. Was deeply enjoyable to watch, and some of the interactions between Girardin and Marinoni are pretty amusing.

Someone got a free anniversary frame at the screening. I may or may not have overheard “So can I turn this into a fixie?”

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