Fixed Gear Racing Photos and Results from the Second Race in the SoCal Fixed Series
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.
A Haute Route Choice: Should I Ride the 3 Day or 7 Day Event?
The Nytro Womens Multi-Sport Racing Team are Ambassadors for the Sport and their Sponsors
The Nytro Women’s Racing Team is the gold standard in triathlon, consisting of accomplished professional women, triathletes, and respected ambassadors for their sponsors.
Cycling Through Coachella Towards Mecca
An out-and-back from the center of Coachella Valley to Joshua Tree National Park. 106 miles highlighted by tall mountains, blue skies and wide-open desert vistas, plus no old guys in Bentleys aiming to run me over while texting to set up a tee time.
The SoCal Fixed Series Returns with a Flurry of Action-packed Racing
In an even bigger showing this year than the last two, the SoCal Fixed Series returned with a vengeance on Saturday May 24th for the official first race of the summer series. Luis Suarez, the director of the Series and OC Brakeless, managed to secure a massive parking lot at the Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California for the site of all 3 criterium, brake-less, fixed gear races.
The Cyclist Running for Sheriff Makes the Case for Reform
When we heard there was a candidate running for sheriff who is an active cyclist, we took note and sat down with the man himself, Duke Nguyen, to hear his take on some of the issues we’ve seen in Southern California, and specifically in Orange County. Nguyen is a 26-year law enforcement veteran of the force and currently investigates officer involved shootings for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
A Legendary Ride Through the Southwest
Offering ride lengths of 100, 50 and 25 miles with male, female and tandem categories the Tour De Acoma offers every rider a chance to win prized Acoma pottery. Plus, with all proceeds going to the Haak’u Museum Foundation the event helps preserve New Mexico pueblo history and art. That’s a good thing.
Paul Components: Blending Passion and Reliability
Paul Components, based out of Chico, California, is renowned for producing a line of American-made CNC components, accessories, and adapters that can best be described as functional jewelry for your bike.
The Amgen Tour of California 2018, Coming To A California Road Near You
The Amgen Tour of California returns to the golden state for a week of World Tour racing, an exciting event for cyclists in Southern California and beyond. The stage race features both a men and women’s competition that finishes in the capital, Sacramento. Spectating the Amgen Tour of California is a great opportunity to see some of the World’s greatest athletes battle it out on the roads of our gorgeous state.
Experiencing the Farm and Bike Life in Tuscany, Italy
Near the Madonna di Pogi are a handful of hiking trails that loop around the olive groves and vineyards of Pogi, which are often utilized in national marathons and mountain bike rides. The common room at the farm was fully stacked with maps and tourist itineraries so we were able to plan out our route quite successfully.
Riding Enchanted Lands at the Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance
Nestled in the Northeastern corner of Arizona’s Superstition Wilderness at an elevation of 3,300 feet, Reevis Mountain lies to the south of Roosevelt Lake. Reevis Mountain is owned by Peter Bigfoot, local master of self-reliance. He is best known for his solo trek across the Sonora desert in July 1976, in which he covered 85 miles in 15 days, surviving the journey by foraging.
The Whiskey Off-Road Embraces the Culture of the Old West
The event is called ‘The Whiskey’ because it starts on the famed ‘Whiskey Row’, an 1800’s downtown row of tall western saloons and shops; traditional Old West Saloons that have swinging doors with names like ‘The Palace’ or ‘The Bird Cage.’
The SoCal Winter Weekend: Gravel Clinics, Bike Demos and Season Planning
Last weekend, Rick Schultz (Bike Fitness Coaching, Ask the Bike Coach) put together a free bike clinic on how to ride your first gravel event. Topics included discussions on rider and bike preparations, course routes, survival techniques and equipment selection.
An Off-Road Quest to Reach the Silver Spike
I rode my mountain bike to the start line of the inaugural Carson City Off-Road 35/50 Mountain Bike Race put on by Epic Rides. My goal was the finishers reward of the coveted silver railroad spike with the proof of my success engraved in the metal.
Mesquite Madness: Rolling The Dice Through Three States
Life is all about taking risks. I had one of those days at the Mesquite Madness ride in Nevada hosted by the great folks at Red Rock Bicycle Company in St. George, Utah.
The Official Haute Route Ventoux Three Ride Report
Organized by the same folks who put on the 7-day Haute Route Alps, Pyrenees and Rockies, Ventoux offers the same Pro-like experience both on and off the bike in a perfect 3-day weekend format. Based in the quaint French village of Bédoin the route covers 270km with 7800m of climbing, including three ascents of Ventoux.
Group Ride Bucket List: Tucson Tuesdays with Fairwheel Bikes
There’s no better place out West to figure out if you’re one of the strong or weak than at the iconic Fairwheel Bikes Tuesday Group Ride, or as the locals call it – The Tuesday.
Meet the Bike Coach: Your Questions Answered by Rick Schultz
Meet Rick Schultz, a bike coach and regular contributor to BICYCLIST magazine, who is an experienced CAT 3 racer, a Peaks Coaching Group specialist, and a Beginner Racer Program (BRP) instructor. Send him your questions through this contact form and your answer could be featured in upcoming issues of the magazine.
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