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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • The Trek CXC Cup cross race gets called up to become a UCI World Cup in 2017 – Trek will host one of the first rounds of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series next season on their home cyclocross course. Built just next to their Waterloo, WI headquarters the event that had been the Trek CXC Cup has been selected to join Cross Vegas as the season openers in the US. The inaugural World Cup Waterloo’s elite racing will take place on Sep 24, with a full weekend of events including amateur & pro racing kicking off on Friday. Make your plans now. Go race the same venue as the pros, then watch the best in the world compete in the early season racing in the midwest. Trekbikes.com
    Check out where you’ll ride in 2017 after the break…

Where to ride

  • Ride the Granfondo Stelvio in style this summer – On June 11 in the heart of the Italian Alps 3500 cyclists entered in the 6th edition of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini, will start in Bormio and finish at the top of the 2,758-metre Stelvio Pass. All who ride will get this Santini-branded technical jersey, specifically designed and manufactured by the Bergamo cycling wear company for the race. GranfondoStelvioSantini.com

  • Ride Pelotonia: some of the midwest’s best roads – Registration is now open for the 9th year of the popular weekend event weaving through 180 miles of urban to rural pavement in central Ohio. Pelotonia 2017 takes place Aug 4-6, but save if you register early. 100% of the proceeds raised go directly to cancer research at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Pelotonia.org
  • 25th annual Stihl Tour des Trees to benefit tree research – Yes, it is sponsored by a chainsaw company. Who else is more concerned with there being enough trees? Mark your calendars for the urban fundraiser ride (it’ll hit some trails too) through Washington D.C., parts of Northern Virginia, and up to Annapolis, MD. Riders will rack-up over 500 miles in the course of 7 days. Rider registration is open now for the Jul 30 – Aug 5 event. StihlTourdesTrees.org


  • Help Fund a Velo Parklet in San Francisco – Long-time cycling advocate Bradley Woehl, owner of the oldest bike shop in San Francisco – American Cyclery at Golden Gate Park, needs help to build a cycling-themed ‘parklet’ to enhance the local neighborhood around the shop, in a boost to make cycling more attractive in the city. He’s setup a project on IndieGoGo to develop what he’s calling a ‘much-needed amenity to the streets of San Francisco’. Indiegogo.com

Race news

  • Madison Saracen bring back Development Team for 2017 – They’re bringing back the Development Team for this year! It’s how Manon Carpenter started out before her rise to the top of the women’s game and the team is back to offer similar opportunities for a small group of talented young mountain bikers. Four riders aged 14-19 make up the team that will be led by former Development Team rider, turned Saracen legend, Jack Geoghegan. Saracen.co.uk
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