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  • Set an alarm to register for the 6 hours of Warrior Creek – There are those events that riders like so much that they sell out every year. Then there are ones like the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek that sell out in a matter of minutes. The popular race ripping through 13 miles of berms, dips, lake views, and all around good times will return this year on April 1, 2017. But the important date that you need to not forget is tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST. That’s when registration goes live at BikeReg.com and you need to be on the ball if you want to get in on the fun. 6HoursofWarriorCreek.com
    Check some other great events that are in store for this spring, plus a few other goodies…

Where else to race

  • 2017 Southern Cross Gravel Grind registration is now open – Looking for an event that’s and actual adventure? Feel free to check out north Georgia’s Maxxis Tires Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind. It’s got a long name and a solid 55 mile course length with a bit over 7,000 ft of elevation gain (two major climbs). It covers the bases with a mix of pavement, gravel roads, and some short sections of singletrack trail. It is is cross bike or mountain bike friendly, so pick your poison. Register now for the March 4, 2017 event, as it is limited to a 350 rider field. MountainGoatAdventures.com
  • Some gravel plans for 2017 with the Rasputitsa Spring Classic – Rasputitsa is Russian for “mud season” which should give a hint as to what’s in store for this April 22, 2017 event.  The 40-mile Vermont race is essentially for bragging rights. Dubbed a “Total Sufferfest” by olympian Lea Davison, who pre-rode the course in February 2016 as a fundraiser for Little Bellas, it sounds like a good time on two muddy wheels. RasputitsaGravel.com


  • Help women’s pro team WM3 pick their team bike design & win a Ridley – For a new team with new sponsors there is a lot to do. The women of WM3 just visited the Ridley factory in Belgium and were convinced they could design the paint scheme for their own bikes. So they came up with a bunch of ideas and now need your help in picking the best one. Help them choose over on Facebook and enter to win a team replica Ridley Liz SL, a VIP Package at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, or a day next to Jeroen Blijlevens in the WM3 Pro Cycling Team Car. Facebook.com/LaRidleywomen


  • 99% Invisible: Making cyclists safer with The Dutch Reach – If you don’t know about the podcast and articles over at 99% Invisible, they are always worth a look for interesting tidbits hidden in plain sight in our environment. But this past week especially that had an interesting bike-related topic. They found out about The Dutch Reach, a technique the people of the bike-friendly Netherlands have figured out to keep cyclists from getting doored. 99PercentInvisible.org


  • Get an Alchemy demo bike for up to 60% off – With a new model year with often hear about deals on last seasons demo bikes. That’s pretty much what you’ve got here. Alchemy has a number of bikes, either like new or used demos that have made the rounds showing off what they do. It looks like mostly road bikes that are available for a steal now, but check it out for yourself. Alchemy.bike
  • The Right Stuff hydration from NASA, now in Cherry Lime – After positive feedback from their launch of the Stevia-sweetened Lemonade Right Stuff, they’re coming back with another flavor. It’s the same highly effective, NASA-developed hydration formula that contains no sugar. This new variety is sweetened with natural stevia and like all the other flavors is NSF Certified for Sport. TheRightStuff-USA.com
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Ol Shel
Ol Shel
7 years ago

Warrior Creek is a blast. It has berms done right, and is the best combo of traditional and new-school trails I’ve ridden.

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