Rides and Races in 2012

Here are a few of our top picks of rides and races  for 2012 across North America

We know there are lots more out there so feel free to share with us via our comments link at bottom of post, with what ride or race you are training for!

Ragbrai– an annual 7 day ride across the state of Iowa. We have exhibited here in the past few years on the first day. This ride sounds like a blast!

Leadville Bike Race Series– One of our staff did this last year and kicked it

Door County Century Ride– Located in Door County Wisconsin, this ride sounds like fun and filled with stunning scenery.

TD 5 Boro Bike tour– We were in New York for the New Amsterdam Bike show last year during this tour. A great way to see the Big Apple.

UPAF’s Ride For The Arts-I did this ride last year here in Milwaukee and enjoyed every minute. Its a great ride for families as well. You can do  5, 12, 25, 50 or 75 miles.

RSVP-Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party– this ride is affiliated with the guys from the Seattle Cascade Bicycle Club. It sounds like a fun ride and to be able to see two of the best cities in North America…what could be better?

Fruita Fat Tire Festival- A week long  eventl that ends with an 18 hour race. Sponsored by New Belgium Beer. The two always go hand in hand-beer and bicycles.

Subaru Elephant Rock Century Ride– Another multi-mile ride for all types of cyclists. this ride is located in Colorado as well and they are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Bike Ride.com this website has a huge list of month by month events, rides and races

We know there are lots more out there so feel free to share with us via our comments link what ride or race you are training for. 

Cycling NYC 2011: A Tribute

We were at the New Am bike show this past summer and were so inspired by the cities range of cyclists. From families to businesswomen and everything in between.  Streetfilms.org put this video up on December 20th to celebrate NYC Cycling in 2011 . I just wanted to share in the celebration. ~AT

Celebrating NYC Bicycling 2011: A Tribute


To check out Street Films  full post go here http://www.streetfilms.org/celebrating-nyc-bicycling-2011-a-montage/

Blue Ridge Parkway banned to cyclists?

I have heard rumors of this happening this week and finally read an article from Bicycle Retailer this morning.  Blue Ridge plan alarms cyclists.

I grew up with the Blue Ridge Parkway in my back yard and enjoyed it so much. We would go hiking, camping and take long drives to enjoy the view. I have wanted to return with my road bike to experience it as a cyclist. I really hope this banned does not happen.

houndsome-art prints

If you are looking for cool gift for a cyclist this holiday or even want something for yourself, you should check out our  artist friend Peter Horjus. He has a cool shop on Etsy called Houndsome with some really great fine art prints. Take a look around his shop. These prints he is selling for $19.00 which is a killer deal.