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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Liv says yes to empowering women cyclists – There’s this specific moment every cyclist faces. It’s the moment you decide whether to meet your fears, or retreat; a battle of determination or mind-over-matter. Liv’s “Actually, I Can” campaign aims to inspire through stories of women who have used bikes to change their realities; everything from affecting social change to just accomplishing personal goals Liv-Cycling.com


  • Register now for May 8th’s CycloFemme – In 2016 CycloFemme enters its fifth year for the Global Women’s Cycling Day. Rides are already planned in almost a dozen countries with more in the works. Join other ladies out to get more girl power on bikes and maybe even find some new year-round cycling partners. The event is open to all, with the unique ability to unite cyclists regardless of gender, age, or riding style to encouraging a more inclusive cycling culture. The “We Ride Together” the goal is about building a tribe of empowering and supportive riders. Bikerumor has led rides for the last couple years; come join in. CycloFemme.com
  • Head to the 2nd annual LA Bicycle Festival at the start of May – On May 7th discover a mix of bikes, art, music, and food in Los Angeles. Family friendly workshops, pro-demos, beer garden, interactive art installations, wandering musicians, and local ride groups amongst the most innovative bike and gear brands. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a the more than 4000 expected other cyclists and kick off Bike Month 2016! BicycleCulture.org
  • Test ride a new Kona close to home on the East Coast –  The Kona East Coast Demo Tour is making its way across the country. This weekend they are in Tennessee, with upcoming stops in North and South Carolina, then Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania through May. If you call any of these places home, you should take a look at their Calendar and make sure you take a ride on one of their bikes on your local trails. KonaWorld.com
  • Road Titans 300’s beckons with an early bird discount until month’s end –   The October race in South Carolina has added a 150 mile distance ride along with the traditional 300 mile cycle challenge. Take advantage now of Early Bird registration until May 1 to see if you have what it takes for the RT300 on Oct 7-9 in Oconee, SC. RoadTitans300.com


  • What happens when they mash-up your favourite Sufferfests? – The Sufferlandrian ruling class has created new Mash-Up workouts from their most popular videos to motivate you to suffer at home on the trainer. Both painfully familiar and terribly refreshing, they are exclusive to their iPad/iPhone app subscribers. “Revolver is Easy”, “The Best Way is Blended”, and “Told Off By Angels” will give you what for. Members get unlimited access to all videos, plus the ability to connect to HR monitors and power meters, track workouts, share to Strava, TrainingPeaks, Facebook and more. See if you can take it. The Sufferfest.com


  • BikeFlights.com Buck Up for Bikes supports Interscholastic Mountain Biking – BikeFlights.com announced a  new advocacy program with donations going to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). With Buck Up for Bikes, BikeFlights.com customers have the option to contribute $1 to NICA when they book their bike shipping online. The goal is to raise at least $1,000 for NICA by Interbike in September. They’ve already raised $540 for NICA and $460 more for the Amy D. Foundation. BikeFlights.com
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