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Month: June 2011

7/2 Spokespeople Ride

7/2 Spokespeople Ride

Please join SPOKESPEOPLE, http://www.spokespeople.us/ride.php, on the first Saturday of every month for a fun, low-carbon, community ride. All Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at 42nd & Densmore and ride on the road to an adjacent urban center. New riders welcome! Please come by 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on the road with traffic, and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. Please join us! This is a Bike Smart Seattle ride. All are welcome!
http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Activities_Calendar_RDetail.cfm?eventID=15854
Spoke & Food

Spoke & Food

Tomorrow night in Seattle-

Spoke & Food was launched in the summer of 2010 as a way to help influence the culture of Seattle. The format of the event is quite simple and quite fun:

On the evening of our event (Tuesday, June 28th, 2011), we would like for you to forgo using your car and instead to bike to and from dinner that night, dining at one of our host restaurants. In doing so, you’ll get the opportunity to better connect with your community and surroundings, you’ll do something healthy, you’ll have fun and most importantly, you’ll help raise some funds for a well-deserving local non-profit.

Funds raised via the event are generated by the kind donations of the host restaurants who have agreed to donate 20% of their total revenues from the night of our event to our non-profit benefactor. The checks are written directly to the non-profit so 100% of the money raised will go to a good cause.

Each of the host restaurants will have a Spoke & Food volunteer onsite who will provide you with info about the event and Seattle Tilth while also collecting any additional donations you make.

Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross

Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross

If you are looking to get on the bike and start your cross season early- then the good folks at Raleigh and MFG Cyclocross should be on your Christmas list this year.  This July you can race for an opportunity to be a part of the Raleigh Pro Team.  Yep, the top elite rider (without a contract) will be offered a contract to ride with Raleigh Bicycles.  Of course there will also be lots of great prizes for top riders off all categories including SS and Women’s.  And it’s only $10.  And I know there is a lot of camping in the area…  It’s likely to be hot and dusty out there- so be prepared.

July 21, 2011
Suncadia Resort – Nelson Dairy Farm
Roslyn, WA

Registration:

Pre-registration only online at www.bikereg.com. Pre-registration closes on 7/15/11. 80 rider field limit per Category. USA Cycling racing licenses are not required.* Race not sanctioned by USA cycling.

Entry Fee:

$10 per rider. Second race $10 per rider. Elite Men and Women are free. Invited Raleigh Retailers and P&A Vendors are free.

Race Day Check-In:

Riders must check-in and pick up race number no later then 30 minutes before the start of their race at Race Registration.

Amenities:

Food vendors with food for purchase will be available on-site.    There will also be a beer garden open throughout the day.   Please bring potable water as the temperatures could be in the 90’s in July.

Industry Expo Area will be open throughout the day as well.

Demo Bikes:

Demo bikes from Raleigh will be available throughout the day at NO CHARGE for test rides and races.

Lodging:

Vacation Rentals at Suncadia

Camping in Roslyn Area

Race Day Schedule:

Race Day schedule can be found here.

Course Map

Categories:
Categories are self-seeding. Sandbagging will not be tolerated. Riders are encouraged to choose the category that provides them the maximum challenge while allowing for them to be competitive.

Beginner = Little or no racing experience in any cycling discipline
Cat 4 = CX beginner with experience in other cycling disciplines
Cat 3 = Intermediate
Cat 2 = Advanced
*Elite = Must possess USCF Cat 1 or 2 Cyclocross License

Prizes:

Merchandise prizes three deep for all categories (see below for Elite and Singlespeed).

Top Elite Rider without contract will receive a “Contract with Raleigh” for the 2011/2012 US UCI Cyclocross Calendar. Offered to both Elite Men and Women. Approximate value of $10,800 to $14,800 (equipment & travel support).

Eligibility for Top Elite Rider without contract prize:

  • Must be eligible to ride UCI sanctioned Elite cyclocross races in 2011/2012.
  • Must purchase a UCI International License to receive prize.
  • Must be racing age 19 or over during the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
  • Cannot have a current contract with a UCI trade team for the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
  • Cannot have a current contract with title sponsor for the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
  • Must be able to attend all US Grand Prix of Cyclocross and Cross After Dark races in 2011.

Elite Men & Women Cash Prize List – $2,850 / 3 Deep

Singlespeed Men & Women Prize List – Winner-Take-All prize package valued at $4,550.

Elite and Singlespeed Prize List Breakdown – Here!

CBS’s Tour of the Unattended

CBS’s Tour of the Unattended

July 11th to July 15th

In celebration of the second week of the Tour de France, Cascade Bicycle Studio is proud to present the Tour of the Unattended.  The Tour of the Unattended is a cumulative 5-day SOLO cycling challenge in celebration of the Tour de France.   Each stage must be ridden on the prescribed day,  on the prescribed course.   Daily and overall rider participation and rankings will be posted on their website each day.

Check out the stages below:

July 4th White Trash Sprints

July 4th White Trash Sprints

Real sprints. Real bikes. Real talk. These guys have been doing this for years, but this will be the first time I’m not busy making sure no one is burning down my house or peeing on my lawn in Eastlake. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Kits, kits, kits.

Kits, kits, kits.

I got an email from Gregory Klein the other day about some of the projects he’s been working on as of late.  They include a few fine kits made by Pactimo, as well as a journal- which you may recognize as similar to the design work he did for the Bike Snob NYC book.

Looking good Gregory!

And for the ladies:

See more, and order the jerseys HERE

You can also pick up his wonderfully done journal through Chronicle Books for $9.95.