“Vincenzo Nibali is on home turf. I think he’s the greatest rival I have in this Giro,” said Nairo Quintana while speaking at a press conference in Bogota, Colombia this past Friday. Quintana has set the goal of winning the Giro-Tour de France double – a feat not achieved since Marco Pantani did it back in 1998!
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. Celebrating it’s 52nd year, it was run for the first time in 1962 and has run consecutively with the exception of 3 times.It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.
WOOD. Brings performance. Provides comfort. Think of tomorrow!
My-Esel wooden frames are tested and certified according to ISO 4210-6: 2014,4. They are characterized by high stiffness and are protected by a fourfold surface sealant optimally against all weather conditions. In addition, wood vibration dampens many times better than Carbon. This results in high running stability and reduces impacts which are transmitted directly to the cyclist via the seat tube.
New Zealand’s Premier Cycling Event.
From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has grown into NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 8,000 riders from across New Zealand and over 20 countries across the globe taking part each year!
Held on the last Saturday of every November around the pristine and picturesque Lake Taupo, this year’s event will be on Saturday 25th November 2017.
Meet the Koppla bike! By mixing the sense of a fixed gear with the flexibility of a BMX this bike is made to offer a fun yet efficient ride.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet while cycling reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 80 percent?
Common reasons people do not wear a helmet include these complaints: They’re bulky, too heavy and hot.
Already April and some of us may still be have some extra winter weight. While that weight could be fun on downhills, you will get dropped on climbs often. Cycling is an important part of becoming fit as is doing some free weights and core work. Many people forget about what they eat. In a effort to help get you ready for your first Century or Gran Fondo of the season we will feature eating plans we believe in from time to time. Dropping that winter belly will make your climbs a lot more fun!
Cancellara is one of the greatest cyclists of the last decade–he conquered the hearts of many cycle fans around the world. 2016, his last year as a professional cyclist, saw him win gold in the Olympic men’s individual time trial and, such is his status in world cycling, the Tour de France was rerouted in his honor through his home town in Switzerland.
One of the best kept secrets is the spring season when the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed to cars, but open to bikers and walkers, providing a quieter glimpse into the heart of Glacier National Park. Visit the Road Status page on Glacier National Park’s Website for updates on biking and hiking access. Gear up to ride as far as the plows allow, or bring the entire family for a leisurely ride and picnic along McDonald Creek as it cascades down toward Lake McDonald.
El Diablo is a fixture on the international cycling scene. Inspired by the “red kite”, or “flamme rouge” in French, a triangle-shaped piece of red cloth announcing 1,000 meters to go to the finishing line, Didi chose the devil’s costume for accompanying the racing cyclists on their last “tantalizing” meters of a cycle race.
Coffee first came to North America by way of New Orleans back in the mid-1700’s. It was successfully cultivated in Martinique about 1720, and the French brought coffee with them as they began to settle new colonies along the Mississippi.
The taste for coffee and chicory was developed by the French during their civil war.
April has arrived and soon we will have steady rain day and night. While April showers bring May flowers, this year stay dry and have fun cycling in the rain. We recommend the Endura line of rain cycling clothing.
Endura was founded in Scotland in 1993 with a no-nonsense commitment to advancing the performance and function of cycle apparel for all. As a maverick brand, it immediately launched a host of novel and challenging products that have gone on to earn iconic status globally and in many cases reset the benchmark of function and durability for the industry. This philosophy and disruptive innovation has carried the brand from Scottish local hero to global market leader.