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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead of snow. Riders will compete in expert, sport, and beginner divisions covering 24, 16, or 8 miles through a mixed surface beach course that will be spectator friendly. Weekend activities also include adventure riding on the island, demo bikes, maintenance and race tips, an evening social, and other entertainment, then finishing it all off with a Sunday sunrise ride on the beach. Find race info & registration at: SetupEvents.com



  • Ride Melbourne this weekend for Multiple Sclerosis – This Sunday Mar 6 from 7am, MS Melbourne Cycle will be raising funds and awareness for people living with multiple sclerosis. This family friendly, non-competitive bike ride starts and finishes at Flemington Racecourse and gives participants the chance the West Gate Bridge. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, a team will take turns riding ‘The Bike with MS’, which we featured back in December. MSMelbourneCycle.org.au
  • Join in Asheville, North Carolina’s Get in Gear Fest – Presented by the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina and benefiting local outdoor rec revitalization, the free event brings together outdoor enthusiasts from all disciplines to check out the newest goodies made in the region, from bikes to components to hiking and whitewater gear. This year’s 2nd annual festival will take place Mar 18 & 19 in the downtown Asheville. OutdoorGearBuilders.com


  • Tour le Tour with Trek this summer – Get the full Tour de France experience with a Trek Travel biking vacation. As an official tour operator and sponsor of the Trek Segafredo team, you’ll get VIP access, exclusive places to spectate, an evening with legendary hardman Jens Voigt, and daily rides. Check out a whole slew of ways to enjoy the French summer event and countryside. TrekTravel.com


  • Customize your kit for 2016 with Garneau and no minimums – Louis Garneau is making full-custom even more attainable with a new no minimum order policy. Now you can get even a single jersey made out of one of their North American shops in Quebec, Vermont, or Mexico. Garneau’s custom kit delivers the same top-level performance as their regular line, and with no multi-piece threshold, why not ride something one-of-a-kind. Details & pricing at: Custom.LouisGarneau.com
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7 years ago

http://custom.louisgarneau.com/us-en/ doesn’t work.
Eds: check it out without the us-en/ at the updated link

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