Help rebuild Santa Cruz trails & win a custom Caletti – Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship is raising money to rebuild Out of the Ashes with a new Caletti giveaway. Working to rebuild trails affected by the recent CZU Lighting Complex Fires, they are giving away a fully custom Caletti and a beautiful hand-crafted coffee table.
It’s not the first (and unfortunately won’t be the last) Out of the Ashes fundraising campaign, raising funds to rehab trail networks affected by recent wildfires. But you benefit when you support it with the chance to win one of either the custom bike from Caletti Cycles and a one-of-a-kind live edge coffee table from Kochlacs Wood, plus plenty of other great mountain bike components donated by RaceFace, Fox & Easton.
Entries for the drawing are just $5 each, with 100% of all funds generated going straight into SCMTS rails projects throughout California State Parks, including the historic Big Basin State Park that continues to experience wildfire damage. This campaign runs through Aug 9 with a fundraising goal of $30k, then the two grand prize winners will be drawn on August 10. Head to SCMTSfor more details, to donate & enter to win. act.SantaCruzTrails.org
Where to Ride, Recall Past Rides & more…
- Pas Normal’s Definitive Stages of the Tour de France – Le Tour may be almost done, but the Pyrenees live on in the hearts of pretty much every cyclist who has ridden them. Pas Normal’s Destination Everywhere returns with a visit to the Pyrenees as they set out to experience firsthand the toughest mountain stages of this year’s Tour de France. To breathe renewed life into the project, they decided to send a handful of staff into the mountains to experience firsthand the toughest Tour stages for a chance to reconnect with some of the clothing company’s core values. Check out the full three day, three stage, three video look at: PasNormalStudios.dk
- US Gran Fondo National Championships come to Asheville this weekend – The Gran Fondo National Championship heads to Asheville, NC for the series’ big-ticket event this weekend. Offering 30, 60 & 96mi race options, GFNS will crown the US champ competing on routes with short, timed full-gas sections, interspersed with friendly social transfers. GranFondoNationalSeries.com
- Ride MTB Day is coming soon: July 20th – We’re a week out from an important global holiday, international RIDE MTB DAY on Tuesday the 20th. Sure, every summer day feels like it should be the day to ride mountain bikes. But this is about growing MTB riders globally, and just geting new riders on the trails. Instagram.com/RideMTBDay
- 10 Barrel Brewing is searching for next Pub Union Crü Member – Beer is only part of the recipe for 10 Barrel Brewing. It takes a special person. Someone who’s creative, passionate, and open to success or failure to really make the most of what Pub beer has to offer. 10 Barrel Brewing is looking for the next member, an instigator that can help Pub Beer make more Cheap Fun in whatever field they’re most passionate about. Are you an Athlete that’s also an Artist, burgeoning small Brand, Cat Trainer, Craftsperson, or Entrepreneur that can help tell their story? Hit up this form to see if you might be a good fit: CheapFunBeer.com
Gear & Deals
- Save on Swift bags thanks to Human Error – Swift gear is made by real live humans. And as we all know, humans are wonderful, but sadly are imperfect… no matter how skillful. So Swift’s semi-annual Human Error Garage Sale gives you the opportunity to scoop up some Swift imperfections at bargain pricing. It’s next Saturday, July 24 from 11am-3pm at their Seattle HQ & it’s first come, first served only. BuiltBySwift.com
- Save up to 55% in Rudy Project flash sale – Readers in North America can fin more than 1/2 off in a Flash Sale this weekend from Rudy Project’s outlet. It’s midsummer, so thy’re clearing out some clutter… blowing out discontinued, old favorites, and low inventory colors & styles of sunglasses and helmets. RudyProjectNA.com
- Pre-order affordable Scope Scott carbon wheels for fast summer dleivery – Scope’s latest 998€ aero tubeless Sport carbon road wheels debuted just two weeks back, but we all know how constrained product supplies are these days. But Scope has a remedy… Pre-order one of the 3 depths in rim or disc brakes from their online shop before the end of July and they’ll guarantee that you get one of their first sets of wheels that will ship out on July 31st. ScopeCycling.com