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  • Win the ultimate road trip experience AND a new bike with the BC Bike Ride – Up for grabs is a pretty amazing trip BCBR style. The grand prize package worth about $10,000 will award one lucky person a front row seat at the BC Bike Ride, PLUS a brand new Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 MSL. From North Vancouver, you will take off on a journey through the new frontier of mountain biking in British Columbia. Then let them show you around the cache of sweet hidden singletrack on offer in Burns Lake, Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, and Williams Lake. BCBR’s own experienced ride crew will take the winner around and guide them through seven days of excellent riding that’ll include more than just good times on bikes, but also all the road trip essentials – beers, campfires, and plenty of entertainment along the way. The big winner will be picked on April 17, with weekly consolation drawings until then. Enter via our mountain biking friends and BCBR’s contest partners over at PinkBike.com

Check out other industry tidbits of the week after the break…

Behind the scenes

  • Bikerumor story on the Escape the 9 to 5 Grind podcast – Curious about how Tyler launched Bikerumor? We may have our own behind the scenes startup podcast by way of The Build Cycle, but that doesn’t mean we can talk to other and share too. Check out this interview and our part of Theo’s story, plus his advice for anyone wanting to launch a media website or blog. Xoomly.com


Gear & Industry news

  • Pre-order your Sherlock now – We wrote about the stealthy, hidden inside your handlebar, Sherlock when it was crowdfunded last spring. Well word is that they have the devices almost ready to ship now, and are taking a few more pre-orders. That means still 20% off of the retail price of 122€ for invisible GPS theft tracking to help bring your stolen bike home. Deliveries are now slated for May 2017. Sherlock.bike

  • Get your JET roll for gravel or trail in a few new looks – Just Enough Tools (keepers of one of the last website designs from the last millenium) have just added a couple of new versions of their JET Roll MTB due to popular request for some low-key looks. The new spring 2017 versions add all black and charcoal gray for a bit more subtlety. JustEnoughTools.com

Where to ride & race

  •  MTBparks.com opens 4th annual ‘Best Bike Parks Riders’ Choice Awards’ survey – The site dedicated to downhill mountain bike parks once again is beginning its annual mission to crown the nation’s best according to riders, including shuttle-access parks for the first time ever. The results will identify the top lift-served mountain-bike parks in eight separate regions across North America: Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Put your voice in with the thousands of votes that come in each year. BestbikeParks.com

  • Experience cycling’s homeland with the Campagnolo Experience – Thomson Bike Tours have again partnered up with Campy for total Italian cycling immersion via the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma, plus riding the beautiful route from Rome to the capital of cycling: Campagnolo headquarters in Vicenza. Top that off with a factory visit, access to the latest tech from Campagnolo and some of the best cuisine Europe has to offer for the complete Campagnolo experience. More details at: ThomsonBikeTours.com
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