- Win a perfect urban biking weekend in Vienna with the Wiener Fahrradschau – After seven successful years in Berlin, the best biking lifestyle show is coming to Austria, as well. October 21-23 marks the first expansion of the Fahrradschau into a new European capital, and to celebrate they are giving away show tickets, bike schwag, and a grand prize putting you and a partner up at a hotel in town to attend the show and the weekend of cycling festivities. There will be new bikes, new bike fashion, hands-on bike tests, plus several different types of racing from fixed gear crits to cyclocross, oh and the parties. Register by Oct 14 to win, or just come out and join in on the fun of the show. WienerFahrradschau.at….
Where to ride
- Salsa demo tour moving east this weekend: ID, KY, WV – Nashville, Indiana readers leave work now, and head to Brown County State Park (you can go Saturday, too.) Sunday they’ll hit Devou Park in Ludlow, Kentucky, then on to the Arrowhead Trail in Fayetteville, West Virginia on Monday afternoon. New carbon Mukluks and the new Woodsmoke 27.5+ will be out there to try, as well as several other trail bike. Get the details over on Facebook.
- ‘Tis the season for Breast Cancer Awareness – Sock Guy reminded us of a month of pink with a couple of socks to raise money and show some support. They donate 20% of the proceeds on the sale of every pair of Save the Ta-Tas and Cancer Sucks socks back to their respective organizations. Buys some socks to show the love, or check out either group to see how you can help: SaveTheTaTas.org & CancerSucks.com.
- Rubbers coming to a bike park near you – With minimal packaging and a label that doubles as a tire boot or patch to get you back on the trail quickly, Rubbers mountain bike tubes are partnering with North American bike parks to make fixing flats more accessible. After having been the primary tube supplier to several Whistler retailers, they are broadening out and hope to make it easier to get ahold of a spare, even looking to add tube vending machines in some parks in the coming year. RideRubbers.com
- The Sufferfest just released three new videos exclusively through their app, and now they’ve launched a Windows version of that app in Beta. The full version is set to release November 4, at which point it’ll have all the bells and whistles, but for now you can at least see your power data on screen and stream any of their videos…you just can’t download them for offline use yet or have it control your trainer. Patience, padawan.
- Unless you’ve missed this entire week of crazy new tri bikes being released, you know it’s about time for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in Kona. The bike above is the Ventum being raced by Leanda Cave. Pic is from Paul Lew of Edco, who was on hand to help set up the wheels alongside Ventum owner Jimmy Seear. How many other athletes do you think have the company owners wrenching on their bikes?