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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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Our Friday Round Up has been on a mini working holiday as Eurobike took precedent, but it is back with more cool places to ride, interesting cycling news tidbits, and chances to win new gear…

Where to Ride

  • Join us at the Bicycle Times Adventure Fest Oct 13-15 – We are joining the fine folks of Bicycle Times in about a months time at their Adventure Fest in Stokesville, VA. You should come camp and ride with a great crowd of cyclist (& some great industry folk) on the supported road, gravel & mixed-surface rides, plus plenty of singletrack, too. The rides are planned, routes marked, aid stations stocked. All you need to do is show up ride (even demo new gear) and have a good time. How can you argue with family friendly AND complimentary beer tasting. Oh yeah, and live entertainment both Friday & Saturday nights! Get info, then tickets at: BicycleTimesAdventureFest.com

  • Test new Bianchi bikes in Italy – Bianchi is running six stages of demo days for teh public to test ride their performance bikes. The focus is on their Countervail family of carbon vibration damping bikes, even some e-Bianchis. It already started last weekend, but there are five more chances to ride, next running out of Milan. Get the details at BikeShopTest.it

Follow the pros

  • FloBikes launches for competitive cycling coverage, starting with CrossVegas Sep 20 – FloBikes is a new pay site dedicated to comprehensive live and on-demand coverage of competitive cycling from World Tour races, cyclocross, mountain biking, BMX, track, and American criterium racing. Their live coverage kicks off next week with Clif Bar CrossVegas, one of America’s most exciting cyclocross races featuring many of the world’s top racers, on Sep 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. Join & watch live on Wednesday at: FloBikes.com

Gear & Deals

  • Shop the Pinarello Atelier at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris – During the temporary exposition “La famiglia” dedicated to Italy at Le Bon Marché Pinarello is presenting l’Atelier Pinarello. The pop-up store in the heart of Paris is an interactive spot dedicated to the Brand’s history and to cycling fans. Check out bikes that made history like Miguel Indurain’s Espada, together with the latest Dogma F10 & K10 models, and the Dogma F10 special edition TdF2017 to celebrate Chris Froome’s last Tour victory. There’s even a bike fitting area virtually connected Smart Trainers to test the bikes. More info on Pinarello’s Facebook.

  • Compete to win at the Glory Gears Colorado State Championship – The Glory Gears CO Champs is an elimination tournament using the new cycling strategy board game “Glory Gears!” Based off the film ‘Breaking Away‘ showcasing the Little 500 bike race, the event takes place at 24, 3hr fun-filled nights of prizes and refreshments at participating bike shops across the state – Nov 1-30. It culminates with one final night at Blake St.Tavern’s Social Underground on Dec 6, 2017 to crown the state champion with a $9000 Colnago road bike. More info at: MindMeltGames.com

  • Fizik & PedAl Ed are celebrating the Tour of Britain with deals – PEdAL ED is an official apparel supplier of the JLT Condor professional team and partnered with Fizik to offer a special 20% discount on the team’s racing kit & their other cycling collection if you subscribe to their newsletter. Just sign up at PedalEd.com
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