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As we move into the fall season, we bring you another issue brimming with information to help you make the most of your time riding bicycles, wherever you may be. The summer heat has ticked down a bit, kids are back in school, who’s ready for a weekend getaway? A visit to a new place to explore? Look no further than these pages for your inspiration.
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This issue, we partnered with our friends at the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride for a magazine takeover. The ‘magazine within a magazine’ commemorates all the guts and glory of this brutal California race that became the unofficial 8th stage of the Tour of California, with local pros racing the Sunday event after the Tour finished on Saturday.
For this issue, we’re looking at our own backyard. specifically Santiago Mountain, the focal point for many SoCal riders. So far as the bike recommendations for this original SoCal amusement park, we bring you the Marin Nail Trail 6, a fantastic value for the roadie looking to get into MTB.
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To help guide those adventures, and inspire a future challenge in your cycling progression, we bring you our 151th issue, ‘The Challenge Issue’. Look no further than page 8 for the BICYCLIST Challenge 151, the most difficult we’ve profiled, yet. The 63 miles through Yosemite National Park lead to the most idyllic of vistas and includes a momentous journey that most people experience air-conditioned and numb to the world around them.
This summer has gifted fans of bike racing with the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tour de France couldn’t compete with the lure of Olympic gold, with some athletes leaving the TdF early to begin their Olympic preparations. Most notably Mark Cavendish, a world champion sprinter from the UK who won four stages of this year’s race, called it quits after the 16th stage. Though Cavendish was a favorite for the final stage of the tour and a sprint finish down the Champs-Élysées (a stage he previously won 4 times) Cav elected to bow out and prepare for Rio. Such is the draw of Olympic glory, second only to the over-all TdF winner in terms of prestige.
For issue 152 of BICYCLIST Magazine, we bring stories from all across the map to inspire, entertain and inform. The BICYCLIST Challenge for this issue is a glorious 73-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, affectionately known to locals as ‘The Big Blue’. In Utah, this September 14-16 Denise Mueller-Korenek will be attempting to break the paced land-speed world record. She currently holds the women’s record set in 2016, but she is returning to break the men’s record of Fred Rompelberg that has stood since 1995. See our profile of her team, Project Speed.
The fall is a special time for bicyclists on the west coast and especially in Southern California. With endless sunshine and events through to New Years, it truly is the land of 4 seasons riding. For fall, the category is cyclocross, and this year schedule is packed with events for both participants and spectators alike.