Monday, June 18, 2012
The League of American Bicyclists sent out an Action Alert today regarding ongoing efforts within Congress to remove federal funding for bicycling and walking projects. The full alert may be found by clicking on the link below: http://bit.ly/Lwlc96 Please take a moment to read the League's action alert and, if you agree that Louisiana and Baton Rouge should have the opportunity to apply for federal funds to construct bicycling and walking infrastructure, send your letter of support. Thank you. Mark E. Martin
If you still have not done so, REGISTER NOW for the 6th Annual Tour de Lis! The walk and run benefitting cancer survivors begins at 8:00 am, and the bike ride for a purpose will begin at 9:15 am on Saturday, June 16th, at City Park’s Rugby Field. Treme Brass Band will kick things off at 7am with some New Orleans' favorites. The walk/run/ride will be followed by more music, free food and beverages, and festivities. In addition to a free t-shirt, all registered participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Madone 4.7 bike donated by GNO Cyclery. Additional tickets can be purchased on-site for $5.00 per ticket or 5 for $20.00, so don’t forget your cash! Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2012 Start Time: 8:00 am - 5k Walk/Run Start Time: 9:15 am - Bike Ride for a Purpose Location: Rugby Field (Corner of Magnolia and Zachary Taylor), City Park Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 15, 2012
TIM DUGGAN WINS USA PRO CHAMPIONSHIP Liquigas-Cannondale's Tim Duggan just won the 2012 USA Pro Championship! Duggan soloed to victory in the closing circuits of the 185-kilometer race on the Super Six EVO Team. "This was one of the most satisfying days of my career," said Duggan. "We had to do everything right and take every opportunity we had...you can't look back, and that's what I did."
SUPERSIX EVO THE HITS KEEP ON COMING The SuperSix EVO is the bike to beat - propelling Peter Sagan to an unprecedented 5 wins at the Tour of California and leading Tim Duggan to victory at the USA Pro Championship. And to top it all off, Tour Magazine named the EVO "Best Bike in the World" after testing more than 2,000 bikes over 10 years. But don't take our word for it - or even Tour Magazine's. The proof is on the podium. LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE DOMINATES THE TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Liquigas-Cannondale's Peter Sagan won 5 of the race's 8 stages on the SuperSix EVO Team, easily taking the points classification - and held the overall lead for the first half of the race. Sagan was clearly the man to beat at every sprint finish - taking convincing wins in Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Livermore, Clovis and Los Angeles on the Best Bike in The World. In addition, Tim Duggan was named Most Courageous Rider on Stage 6 from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hello, We wanted to share this great write up of the 695 in peloton magazine. Below is a link to the recently launched LOOK 695 video review. The review is also featured in the printed version of peloton issue number 05 being shipped now. It sounds like Ben Edwards enjoyed his time on the 695!! http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Tested-Bikes/video/8/719/LOOK-695-Video-Review_prerolldone "Pillars of French Cycling" Film is slated to launch July 11 (Hutchinson and Time Sport) with Part Two scheduled for July 18 (LOOK Cycle and Mavic). Check out the preview below: http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Special-Features/video/10/734/Pillars-of-French-Cycling-Preview_prerolldone Thank you and have a great weekend! Best regards, LOOK Cycle USA
Greetings, This year LSU Cycling is hosting the Road Championships for the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC). The race will be happening on April 21st-22nd. We are seeking volunteers for each of the 3 events. Below is a description of the positions we need. As many of you know, volunteer efforts are critical to the success of these races, so any help is much appreciated. For the detailed flyer of the race, visit http://lsucycling.org/lsurace.php. If you would like to put your name down for one of these positions, please email us at: email@example.com Here are the events in order: Saturday, April 21st, St. Francisville, LA Road Race starting at Bains Elementary. Volunteers will need to be present at Bains Elementary no later than 7:30am. The vehicle coverage takes top priority, so if you have a vehicle that can serve as a wheel truck (truck/SUV), please consider doing that first. Positions available: 6 Wheel Trucks* 6 Lead Vehicles 6-8 Corner watchers 10-15 Neutral feed zone coverage Saturday Evening- Team Time Trial Start/Finish is located at the Split (Gummer's Ln X River Rd 991) First race starts at 5. Volunteers should be there no later than 4:30. Postions available: 4 Rider holders 3 Corner watchers 5 Setup Sunday, April 22nd - Downtown Criterium (State Capitol) Setup: 6:30am Positions available: 10-15 Setup course 10,000 Spectating duties Plenty thanks, Dustin D. LSU Cycling 504-613-7662
Don’t forget to promote the free bmx race any new rider on June 23 at every track in the usa . There are ad’s running in sports illustrated for kids on this event . From what I was told this is the first of a few of the free races the USABMX is going to offer . They are looking to pick up 30,000 new members this year . Moto count at nationals this year have been huge and record setting . Don’t miss out BMX racing is really growing again .
Cross Training: Biking http://claimyourjourney.com/2012/06/cross-training-biking/ Biking is a great way to cross train for runners who are injured or who are just looking to mix it u...
On October 21, 2012, thousands of riders like you will hop on their bikes to ride for the 28 million people living with cancer. Our goal is to have 5,000 riders at the start line in downtown Austin, the biggest cycling event the city has ever seen. With the number of lives cancer has touched, it’s not an impossible goal. Recruit your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and everyone else you know to join. We need all hands on deck. So far Austin has raised over $240,000 and I know you can come together to reach the $2 million goal by October. When recruiting fellow riders (anyone with a working bicycle), be sure to let them know there isn’t a fundraising minimum this year. Whether they raise $50, $500 or just come out and show their support, they’re making a difference in the fight against cancer. We also have great fundraising incentives this year including a commemorative 15th anniversary t-shirt that is only available to Austin Challenge riders. And we are hosting a gala event that you don’t want to miss. The Gala will take the place of the Fundraising Appreciation Dinner, and to earn a ticket you must reach $5,000 in fundraising. Course descriptions for 2012 have been posted. The ride distances are 18, 65 and 100 miles. All riders will head south out of Austin and return to the LIVESTRONG Village where the Post-Event Party and a good time await. Thank you for your participation. We certainly cannot thank you enough for all you do. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the ride, Matthew Florio Team LIVESTRONG@TeamLIVESTRONG Ride Course Information The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin will start and finish at the Palmer Events Center North Circle Driveway on Riverside Drive, across the way from Auditorium Shores. Participants will depart via wave starts based on ride distance. Cyclists are required to follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic signs and signals. Law enforcement personnel will be used at intersections with moderate to high traffic and/or traffic signals to assist with cycling safety and motor awareness. 18-Mile Course This course features an out-and-back loop that is great for a beginner cyclist or a family or group of riders. After crossing the start line, riders will turn right onto South 1st Street heading for the South Austin neighborhoods and Atkins High School. The school driveway will serve as the turnaround point for riders to head back up South 1st Street to the LIVESTRONG Village in time for a coffee and breakfast tacos. 65-Mile Course The 65-mile course is ideal for intermediate to experienced riders who are looking for a longer, more challenging ride. Riders follow the same course as the 18-mile route, but turn right onto Old San Antonio Road heading west past Buda into gorgeous rolling terrain. Riders will enjoy great views of Texas hill country as the course loops south, eventually winding back up to Austin. 100-Mile Course Riders who want to experience a true Texas Hill Country ride should definitely take on the 100-mile course. This course promises to be both a challenging and scenic fall ride. Riders head south out of Austin, then turn right onto Old San Antonio Road heading west past Buda. The course will then turn south towards Wimberly and east to San Marcos before working back north to Austin and the LIVESTRONG Village. Please note that all courses are subject to change. Information including cue sheets, detailed maps and elevation profiles for each course will be posted as they are finalized.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Just a reminder that RIdeYellow is in 16 days - Father's day weekend in Bay Minette, Alabama. Hope you can come join us for a great ride and lots of food and fun! Check out the new gear on the website: http://rideyellow.org/ Skip Archer Mobile, Alabama