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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Rapha Nocturne series coming to London in June, then Copenhagen in August – Rapha’s Nocturne race in London has grown each year since the inaugural event in 2007, building a reputation for world-class urban racing combined with fun elements like the Penny Farthing & Folding Bike Races, and a party atmosphere. The roads around the City of London are closed for a day each summer as cars and lorries give way to two-wheeled traffic of all kinds. The Rapha Nocturne London will take place on June 10, and then continue with a new Rapha Nocturne Copenhagen on August 19, with pro race action as well as events for fans and racers of all ages and abilities. RaphaNocturne.comCheck out a some more places to ride and ways to promote riding after the break…


  • Argonaut Cycles partners with Chef Cycle in a bid to eliminate childhood hunger – Argonaut Cycles together with Chefs Cycle, are donating a fully-built custom carbon bicycle in order to raise funds for the No Kid Hungry initiative. Chefs Cycle is a fundraising endurance event that features award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community raising money to combat hunger outside of the kitchen, and we’ve covered their work in the past. The Argonaut bike being raffled off will get custom fit to the winner and their riding style, then built up with top shelf kit from Shimano, ENVE & Mavic. Raffle tickets are selling for $50 a pop or $125 for 3, with 100% of the proceeds being directly donated to Chefs Cycle’s No Kid Hungry project. Get tickets online at Universe.com for a shot at the $12,800 retail Argonaut bike. Check out plenty more places to ride after the break…
  • Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) Event & Ride on May 16 in Sn Diego – As part of Bike Week on Tue, May 16, San Diego civic and community leaders will join bike and environmental advocates in a special event designed to showcase the latest in Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) technology. Starting at 4:30pm at North Park Main Street the group will ride eBikes to Little Italy and back. There’ll be LED helmets with integrated brake and turn signals, day & night time running lights, hi-vis clothing & bags for all to see. The event is supported by a number of e-bike brands, as well as visibility & safety product makers to increase viable & safe cycling options with the public officials. ClimateActionCampaign.org

Where to ride

  • Five rounds, one passion: Italian XC racing in the MTBike Experience Cup – A brand-new mountain bike circuit will kick off this summer launched at the PadovaFiere event. The first race runs June 4 through to the last on Sept 10. Each of the races in the new MTB series take place in five different locations around Padua, wrapping up at the end of the Expobici 2017 show. The Trofeo Petrinato XC race in Massanzago will be the premiere, then on to XC Party Beer – Cicli Stefanelli July 17 in Rovolon, the XC Tergola Cup – Coppa Città di Vigonza Aug 27 in Vigonza, and the XC Villa Draghi Sept 3 in Montegrotto Terme before heading to the Medio Fondo MTB finale in Padua where the series winners will be crowned. BikeExperience.com

  •  Get ready to Boogaloo in America’s first-ever eMTB race series – The future is here. Troy Lee Designs and motor maker Bosch eBike Systems are inviting racers to come out to their BOOGALOO – a new Class 1 eMTB Race Series taking place at two of California’s premier mountain bike resorts: Big Bear Snow Summit and Mammoth Mountain. The race series will be held on two unique courses specifically designed for eMTB racers. Racers can expect near vertical ascents, tough drops, obstacles, berms, and more that will take their eMTB to the limits of what they thought possible on two wheels. Each race will be divided into three separate classes: the Pro Class, the Bosch “Race of Champions” Class for amateur athletes, and an Industry class. You t know you want to try it. TLDBoschBoogaloo.com
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