The inaugural west coast version of the industry bike show took place at the Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego, California on January 16 and 17th of 2019. Besides the opportunity to get an overall ‘feel’ for the industry, the show offers a chance to learn about products that otherwise may get lost in the fire-hose of bike-related product launches. Here are some of the goods that caught our eye. Subscribe to the BICYCLIST Experience podcast for additional information on this field trip
Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
Interbike, the bicycle industry trade show started in 1982, will be cancelled for September 2019 in Reno, Emerald Expositions announced today. Darrell Denny, Executive Vice President of Emerald Expositions’ Sports Group, cited recent bike tariffs on imports as the final straw.
We discuss some professional cycling ‘icons’ (Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas disagree on one person), and some cyclists from team Cervelo-Bigla team reveal serious incidents under reign of manager. We also touch on how Clif Bar company plans to do their part in lowering CO2 emissions, and the studies that prove that ebike riding requires more physical activity than walking.
UCI makes changes to the World Tour requirements, including in apparel, ASE, parent company to Performance Bikes, files Chapter 11, and we read an excerpt on sprinting from Peter Sagan’s new book “My World”.
We discuss how cyclists are not the problem with electric scooter share acceptance, how we push against helmet apathy, and how millennials relationship with cars is vastly different than older generations.
REI Co-op launched Camping Project, a new product that enables users to search for bookable campsites and outdoor properties by location and nearby activities. REI members and customers can now search REI.com for more than 3,400 bookable campgrounds, cabins, and lookouts and thousands of other outdoor properties using Recreation.gov data.
We talk an experiment that made drivers more compliant, whether electrolyte beer is beneficial, a local Proposition that would hurt bicyclists, and our tips for outdoor photography and the gear you should have.
We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
We talk an announcer that made unbelievably sexist remarks towards some of the women cyclists in the UCI’s Jingle Cross race, Floyd Landis is building a domestic cycling team, preparation for bathroom emergencies in the wilderness, and the pursuit of extreme selfies is causing untimely deaths.
We review our experience as an exhibitor at cycling convention Interbike, we also discuss the first fatal e-scooter share accident just as more people are riding them, Uber CEO invests in bike friendly infrastructure, and how social media is making the outdoors ‘more dangerous’.
Project Speed’s Denise Mueller-Korenek has become the fastest human to ever ride a bicycle — setting the World’s Paced Bicycle Record of 183.932 mph on September 16 at world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Thoughts on e-Scooters and their role in urban cities, the Vuelta a Espana is shocked by low flying helicopter, Aqua Blue Sport Cycling team abruptly ends, and SF ride director Najari Smith is arrested while leading memorial ride for slain woman.
Denise Mueller-Korenek and her coach, Olympian John Howard, speak with Chris Reynolds of the BICYCLIST Experience Podcast on her attempt to smash the men’s world speed record on September 14-16th, 2018.
CeramicSpeed releases a new drivetrain concept that eliminates the need for chains – we discuss the implications of this new component. We also review results of the 2018 Tour de France Stages 1-8, as well as the team bikes for the pro cyclists in the race.
We returned to the SoCal Fixed Series on June 24th at Mt. San Antonio College for race #2 of the fixed gear competition. This time around racers were riding in the opposite direction from race 1 on the .65 mile criterium course, which created more of a challenge for riders fighting against a strong, summer headwind.
Dozens of Lime Bikes scrapped in AZ, reviewing the latest study on MIPS in bike helmets, how anti-cyclists use the Environmental Quality Act against cyclists, our choices for favorite helmets of 2018, and all our current cycling summer soundtracks.
Former pro Bernard Hinault puts his finger on the scale and calls for a TdF peloton strike, Phil Gaimon challenges Fabian Cancellara to ta duel, and tariffs are making their way to the bike industry – specifically electric bikes.
We look into some of the reasons why LA is the deadliest county for cyclists, the upcoming summer events of 2018 and the highest grossing ‘cause-related’ cycling events in the US, and fat bikes are replacing skiing in Anchorage, Alaska.
We talk to the Jamie Smith on his latest book, American Pro. With great insight into the industry and a witty writing style, Smith uncovers what’s wrong—and what’s right—with America’s broken bike racing system. American Pro will transform how you think of domestic pro racing through a five-season exposé of the sport we love.
State Bicycle Co. in collaboration with the Simpsons is giving away the ultimate dream build with their limited edition Simpsons Donut frame dressed up with top-of-the-line components. Open to everyone, potential winners simply need to register online for a chance to roll away with this one of a kind build.
Discussing visibility for women in cycling and sports, why road bikes sales are declining, how some cyclists have come to terms with having to break traffic laws, and the time it takes to commute to work may actually take less time than you think.
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