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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Which country will climb the most in Suunto’s World Vertical week – The action is about to begin, as Suunto is pitting country against country in the ultimate battle of who can earn the most vertical in just one week. The northern hemisphere might be at a slight disadvantage with wintery temps in many places, but Americans might get a boost from the competition starting on a Monday federal holiday? You don’t need to be a Suunto user, just download their Movescount app and hit the road or trail. Find out after a week how your country does. #VerticalWeek starts globally on Feb 15 and runs through the 21st. MovesCount.com



  • Cyclocross World Cup coming to America twice – After CX Worlds in Zolder a couple of weeks back, the UCI has quietly locked in the World Cup cyclocross schedule for 2016/17. And it is returning to Vegas September 21 for Cross Vegas. But the news is that just three days later the second race of the World Cup series will take place in Iowa City, IA. The host of Jingle Cross will line up the best in the world on Saturday, only a few days after the Wednesday night race in Las Vegas under the lights. JingleCross.com
  • Interbike & the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series partner for Fall CycloFest – Interbike and NCCX are working together for Fall CycloFest, a race set to take place on Oct 22, 2016 at the US Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. The event is expected to have one of the largest purses for a cross race on the East Coast. NCCyclocross.com


  • Scicon celebrates their partnership with Mallorca312 with a chance to win a trip – On Saturday Apr 30 over 3000 cyclists from around the world will take the start to try and best their personal record on the 312 km long race around the island of Mallorca312. To celebrate their second year supporting the event, Scicon is giving away 2 race entries, with accommodation and 2 AeroComfort 2.0 bike bags. There are just 5 days left to enter, so get on it and see what you’ve got. SciconBags.com/Mallorca312


Valentine’s Deals & Tips

  • Get a shiny red water bottle gift when you sign up for the Tour de Steamboat – When you register for one of the 4 routes riding 26, 46, 66 or 116 miles through some of northwest Colorado’s spectacular areas and communities, you’ll get a last minute gift for someone special. Or maybe register them as well and give the gift of riding as well. TourdeSteamboat.com
  • Tips for dating a cyclist – This is seriously a thing and kind of amusing just for its existence. Handsome Cycles apparently has us covered, although it is a pretty safe bet that if you’ve read this far you are an obsessed cyclist as well. But maybe a bit more helpful is part two of the tips that reminds us that not everyone has a significant other who is equally obsessed. HandsomeCycles.com/Blogs
  • Skip the chocolate, and go for Infinit’s Mud instead – The limited edition and rich Dark Chocolate Mocha MUD is perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth. Forget chocolates this Valentine’s Day and opt for a creamy nutrient-rich blend of ground golden flax, pure whey protein isolate, and coffee to both refuel and satiate the cravings after your winter workout. Plus get free shipping when you include the limited edition mix with any other order. InfinitNutrition.us
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