Ride Mallorca like never before at inaugural Toros de Gravel gravel grinder – Every Euro roadie knows the road climbs of Spanish island Mallorca, but did you know there were killer gravel tracks there too? We didn’t. But on Oct 13 the first Canyon Toros de Gravel
Mallorca GP will roll of the beaten tracks for 140km of gravel grinding with enduro-style timed segments along the way. Stop for a swim in the sea on the way, and finish in the Sineu velodrome where you can shower of the dust before enjoying an evening of music, food, drink & entertainment from the local fiery Demons.
Sound entertaining? Come join us, we’re gonna give it a spin. Registration is limited, so act quickly. TorosDeGravel.com
Industry News & Advocacy
- Master framebuilder & painter Dario Pegoretti dies at 62 – Bicycle Retailer reports that renowned Italian frame builder and artist behind some of the most original paint jobs ever seen in the cycling industry, Dario Pegoretti passed away yesterday from a heart attack. We first saw some of his unique creations as far back as our first NAHBS in 2009, and have ogled them ever since as they came across our desk. His imagination will surely be missed across the industry. Dario-Pegoretti.com
- IMBA National Mountain Biking Survey needs you (& Win too!) – IMBA has launched the first-ever nationwide survey to understand the habits, access to trails, and levels of engagement of America’s mountain bikers, so they need OUR input! Everyone who takes the survey may choose to enter to win a SRAM GX Eagle groupset. Take the survey, share it with friends who ride. They need to hear from every person who rides a mountain bike in the states between now & Sept 20. IMBA.com
- Win a custom MAAP/ENVE team-edition Cannondale Super X CX bike -#Crossiscoming. TBH, for some of our readers, #crossisalready here. So head on over to MAAP to register to win a replica of their team’ Cannondale SuperX, kitted out like their riders with ENVE M525G wheels, carbon ENVE bar, stem & seatpost, an Ultegra Di2 Disc groupset, and $1000AUD worth of MAAP gear to ride (or race) in. Just drop your email in for a chance to win before the end of August. MAAP.cc/pages/win
Gear & Special Deals
- Fire Dept Coffee for those that also dig Bourbon, Tequila, or donuts – Cyclists love coffee, and Fire Department Coffee offers spirit-infused roasts with your choice of Bourbon, Irish Whisky, Rum or Tequila, as well as more traditional roasts like “Donut Shop”. We’ve tried it, and the infusions are subtle, both in taste and smell, and the coffee itself is rather smooth. Every batch is roasted to order, and the company was started by and donates a portion of the proceeds to firefighters… which is nice because often that’s who’ll get to the scene first if you’re ever in a bad car vs. bike accident. They come in 14oz bags starting at $11.50, check them out at: FireDeptCoffee.com.