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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Join Oskar Blues at this summer’s charity Burning CAN (NotJustA) Beer Festival – Burning CAN is coming back in July 21 & 22 with more beer and killer music at the scenic REEB Ranch. The weekend-long lawn party includes 50+ craft breweries, internationally touring bands, camping, food trucks, and plenty of outdoor sports – all based at the foot of DuPont State Forest. Camp out, join the group rides, and enjoy the live music & brews over the three day event. Proceeds from Burning Can Fest NC go to support the Can’d Aid Foundation. Check the details & schedule of events at: BurningCan.com/NC

Check out other places to ride & imbibe after the break…

Where to ride

  • Pedaling and Wine, an ideal combo in Colorado – The new owners of the now 24th annual Tour de Vineyards cycling tour – ClippedIn Productions – just announced an update to their annual fall ride in Palisade, CO. The tour gets several new features to better the event while keeping a number of Tour de Vineyards’ past traditions. Beyond a new logo, the Tour gets a new start/finish in downtown Palisade and is working on a 2nd route option into scenic Mesa County. Most notably is a new longer 58 mile option for more exploration through Palisade’s wine country. Registration for Sept 16 event is open now, with early bird discounts through May 15. TourDeVineyards.com

  • Join Trek Travel and pros Tracy Moseley, Emily Batty & Andrew Shandro to ride Norway, Whistler & Peru – So it isn’t centered on alcohol, but Trek Travel has apparently recruited a few of the biggest names in mountain biking to lead new Pro-Led Mountain Bike Tours. Partnered up with Big Mountain Bike Adventures they’ll send you on some of the biggest, baddest international mountain bike trips you could imagine, led by top pro riders. The trips include: the 6-day Norway Mountain Bike Special Edition with Tracy Moseley, 6-day Whistler Mountain Bike Special Edition with Andrew Shandro, and 7-day Peru Mountain Bike Special Edition with Emily Batty. Check out the details at: TrekTravel.com

  • Brompton World Championship USA coming to the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic on June 18 – Classic British attire and folding bikes will duke in out on the streets of Harlem for the first time this year on Father’s Day. While the Brompton World Championship USA is a serious event, with winners of the men’s and women’s races being flown to London to compete in the grand final, the race also offers something of a visual spectacle. The 2017 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic takes place Sunday, June 18 at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem from 11:30am. Brompton.com/BWCUSA

  • Join Moots at their Steamboat Sprigs Ranch Rally this June – Back for its fourth year, they are gearing up for the Moots-Colorado Ranch Rally 2017. Limited to 150 riders it’ll be a day of riding and raising money for the Community AG Alliance of Steamboat. The fundraiser ride explores the roads less traveled around Moots HQ, where you’ll meet new friends and challenge yourself. There are no awards other than seeing the amazing countryside around Steamboat Springs and meeting some great people along the way. Where the pavement ends, the fun begins. Moots.com
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