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Friday Roundup: Ladies AllRide, Trans-Cascadia, win a Dirty Kanza slot & more!

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Ladies AllRide mountain bike skills camps return nationwide in 2019 – Liv Ladies AllRide is back for 2019 with another packed schedule for their women’s mountain bike skills camps across the US. Registration has just gone live earlier this week for the first 11 of 12 dates on the calendar across seven states, and a few are already sold out. Luckily those sold-out slots are also backed up by alternate dates in the same locales.

The first camp opens in Sedona, AZ in late April, followed by stops in Bentonville, AK; Bend, OR; Big Sky, MT; Grand Targhee, WY; Brevard, NC & Lyndonville, VT across the summer. Don’t miss out on these welcoming, informative & fun camps that will take your riding to another level, whether for those  new to mountain biking or a seasoned shredders looking to hone their technical bike handling skills. The camps really are filling up fast, so sign up today. Ladiesallride.com

Industry & Race News

  • Follow the 2019 Pro Road Race Calendar with Fizik – We’re generally not super enamored by every pro road race on the circuit. But there’s plenty of history & great racing worth a closer look, especially amongst the Spring Classics & Grand Tours. If you want to have a look at what dates you should keep an eye out for, fi’zi:k out together a quick summary. mag.Fizik.com
  • Ibis has a new EWS Team, and they’re super serious – OK, so maybe nuts is a better description. But they’re getting their SoulCycle training dialed. And there’s plenty of fun motivational riding to get amped for the weekend in their latest shredit. Ibiscycles.com/Team

  • Hear more from our founder on someone else’s podcast – Curious how Bikerumor.com founder Tyler Benedict manages to run the world’s largest cycling tech blog and find time for side projects like the Adventurous Way of Life travel blog and Fast AF sports nutrition company? Listen to his interview on the Minimal Multisport Podcast for his startup story and more on what it’s like to run a massive website, deal with growing pains, and the state of the cycling industry! Find it on iTunes here or check the full show notes at: MinimalMultisport.com

Where to Ride

  • Register now for Trans-Cascadia, 4 days of exclusive PNW singletrack  – Let’s just start with a quote from 2018 winner (and past Jr. DH World Champ & Elite DH World Cup winner) Loris Vergier, “Best trails, best conditions, best times, best feeling I’ve ever had on a bike – ever.” Just 100 riders will be able to get a spot for the firth running of Trans-Cascadia next Sept 24-30, 2019. The race promises a backcountry camp experience as 100 mountain bikers race for four days blind on primitive Pacific Northwest singletrack. Registration unlocks 9am PST, noon EST today. Now. Get yourself a spot at: Trans-Cascadia.com

Gear Deals & Contests


  • Rapha Explore has nothing on a packable Fürst Tatsu down beanie – Bikepacking is all the craze these days, and cycling companies are jumping to get you outfitted for adventure. But sometimes it’s just an outdoor upstart like Fürst that has the simple little ideas. Their new Tatsu beanie is a 800 fill down jacket for your head. It weighs just 29g, packs down to about the size of a golf ball, and will keep your head toasty for under $40 for early birds. Check it out via Kickstarter for another few days, with deliveries expected to start later this month.

  • Buy a set of Enve G Series wheel for a shot at a Dirty Kanza entry – The DK200 sells out fast, which means if you aren’t already registered, you aren’t competing this year, unless… Since Enve is a wheel sponsor for the race, they were given 10 entries to give away. And so they are rewarding cyclists who buy one of their gravel wheels this month. “Anyone who purchases a G23 or G27 wheelset during the month of February will be entered to win a highly coveted entry into the most prestigious gravel event on the planet.” You just need to buy, then register your wheels by March 1 to be eligible. Plus of course since this is a legal sweepstakes, it’s also no purchase necessary, so read the fine print and see that you can just fill in an entry form for a shot as well. Enve.com

  • Bike Citizens all-weather strap-on phone bar mount – Need a bike mount that can hold up to freezing temps, works with any smartphone, and attaches to any bar or tube on your bike? Check out the Finn, made in Austria, costs you just 15€, ships free anywhere, and looks weird. Check out their website to see how it works: GetFinn.com
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