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Giving Tuesday: Support Your Local Cycling Non-Profits


In a world where people trample each other for Black Friday, skip the lines, go for a ride, and splash some cash on organizations doing good stuff in your neck of the woods.  Continue reading “Giving Tuesday: Support Your Local Cycling Non-Profits”

Want to Join a Bike Racing Team? Read This

Sponsorship in Really Amateur Bike Racing

It’s the time of year when cyclists start thinking about the 2018 race season. It seems like the perfect time to cash in on your incredible Iceman result to see if you can join a bike racing team, or move to the bigger team with fancier kits (hot pink, baby!). With an impressive 48th overall in the Men 52-53 year-old division at Iceman, you figure bike shops around the state are lining up to pay your entry fees and send you $5,000 worth of free kit. Continue reading “Want to Join a Bike Racing Team? Read This”

Wheelie Good Reads: Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon


If you follow Velonews, CyclingNews, or any other major cycling website, you’re bound to have heard about Phil Gaimon’s comments claiming Fabian Cancellara allegedly using a motor in his bike during his heydey – specifically during his wins at Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. The comments came out in Gaimon’s new book; Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While). The cycling media had a field day with the comments, writing numerous stories until Fabian Cancellara’s legal team threatened legal action against Gaimon unless the publisher took the book off shelves. The book is still on the shelves, I think. It’s definitely still available on Kindle. Pretty sure when something is on the Internet, you can’t take it off. Just science. Continue reading “Wheelie Good Reads: Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon”

Friday Night Lights at Brew 11/17


This Friday, we’re going back to fat with the first big night ride of the year, and it’s all for a darn good cause, too.  Continue reading “Friday Night Lights at Brew 11/17”

ZWIFT Unveils Virtual Out’n’Back Course!

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That’s right, virtual training software developer Zwift has just opened up an incredibly realistic map of the Iceman Cometh Challenge Out’n’Back ride.  Continue reading “ZWIFT Unveils Virtual Out’n’Back Course!”

2017 Iceman Cometh Week Primer


This Saturday, the fever breaks and a few thousand people in spandex make the trip from Kalkaska to Traverse City in search of glory, beer, and a ride home.  Continue reading “2017 Iceman Cometh Week Primer”

Thanks, Pre-Ride (And Bathrooms): Will Unger’s Peak2Peak Story


Norte Youth Cycling’s Will Unger submitted this entry on the benefits of a pre-ride. Will and the Norte squad were out in force at Peak2Peak, and their strong performances were the result of months of training, careful preparation, and a well-timed team recon of the course.  Continue reading “Thanks, Pre-Ride (And Bathrooms): Will Unger’s Peak2Peak Story”

2017 Peak2Peak: A Real Boxing Match of A Bike Race


In weather more suited for July than late October, one of the biggest editions of Peak2Peak saw sun, speed, and one of the fastest fields in the event’s 12 years.  Continue reading “2017 Peak2Peak: A Real Boxing Match of A Bike Race”

The Out’n’Back: RIP Drivetrains


It was muddy, windy, wet, and somewhat cold, but after The Out’n’Back, we’re ready to shoot the J. Shoot it.  Continue reading “The Out’n’Back: RIP Drivetrains”

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