SDMBA Archipelago Mountain Bike Ride Traverses North County Backroads
The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) annual membership ride, the Archipelago Ride aka “ARCH” ride, is best described as a mountain bike adventure through the backcountry of North County.
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 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.
The Woodstock of Triathlons is Back for 2018
Head to the Wildflower triathlon for a well organized event, camp out, enjoy the fun times, and challenge yourself in one of the classic California triathlons. The 2018 Wildflower Experience runs May 4-6th at Lake San Antonio with offerings for team or individual competitions.
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.
A Weekend of Riding at Outerbike 2017 in Crested Butte, A MTB Playground
The Outerbike festival in Crested Butte this past August was surrounded by the mountains of the Colorado region, allowing for a mountain bike playground for riding demo bikes from some of the best outdoor/adventure brands.
The Annual Pilgrimage – Interbike 2017 Preview
It’s impossible to comprehend that almost 12 months have elapsed since Interbike 2016, but the calendar doesn’t lie, so the editorial crew is planning our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the largest bicycle expo in the United States.
The Sixth Annual Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (Trailer)
This year, the Belgian Waffle Ride offered up it’s sixth course in six years, with 12,000 feet of climbing, 41-miles of off-road across 17 sectors, headwinds in every direction, prickly desert heat and deep sand arroyos.
New Products at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic, the most enduring harbinger of spring in southern California for the past 25 or so years, was a compendium of more than 400 exhibitors vying for the favors of an audience which has been somewhat blasé about their offerings recently, much…
Race Schedule and Spots to Watch the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride in Action
Fun for Riders and Spectators Will you be riding this year’s Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride? While not all of us can be gravel crushers and road warriors, you may not want to miss out on the excitement of this annual event. Luckily, organizers and riders encourage…
2017 Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride – Official Course Preview
Not unlike the Spring Classics, the BWR course has changed over the years and 2017 is no different. This year’s course is very different in many ways from the previous editions, but it does take its cues from the best sectors of previous years, as prescribed by the riders, and added in some new ones to create the best, most dynamic course yet.
Bikes From the 2016 Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride and Suggestions for 2017
The best bike is really dependent on the rider’s skill and comfort in the dirt. The faster and more experienced riders will use their road bikes with 25 or 28mm tires, as this is a road race, not a gravel grinder.
Dirt Training Tips for the Belgian Waffle Ride
The dirt has a special way of zapping the strength of even the most prepared riders because it’s often really soft and hard to maintain any kind of speed. Some of the dirt stretches are really long. Some of them are really rocky. Others are sandy.
Cycling Art On Display in Paso Robles at the Eroica California
Eroica California has always had an eye towards the culture and art of cycling. The event welcomed artist Miguel Soro Garcia, who discussed the inspiration and methods for his paintings. Eroica also featured collector Elizabeth Norris, displaying her collection of vintage posters.
2017 Eroica California | Wandering The Starting Line
Eroica California is an annual event on the coast of California that culminates on Sunday morning at 6:30 AM in downtown Paso Robles. The weekend features a festival with various cycling art installations, vintage swap meet and bike show, but the rubber meets the road on Sunday when participants gather to venture on the days adventure throughout the valleys and hills of the central coast.
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