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Introducing em:pwr cycling

We mentioned a Bike Shop Girl cycling team for 2011 and with much discussion, planning and “crayon on napkin” design we are ready to reveal! Welcome to em:pwr cycling Yes, this is the team for all teams. If you are a sponsored rider or a recreational cyclist we are for you. em:pwr cycling. em:pwr yourself. em:pwr others. Our mission is simple, empowering ourselves and others…

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USA Cycling Logo

Encouraging Women’s Pro Cycling in the USA

This past Monday USA Cycling introduced a new team category for the NRC (National Racing Calendar.) Domestic Elite Squads Unlike Continental registration, Domestic Elite squads will have no age requirements placed on their rosters, but will require80 percent of the riders to be U.S. citizens. Foreign teams can compete for the NRC teams classification, but must pay the registration fee. “One restriction we are putting…

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Loeka Recycling

Recycle Your Clothing with Loeka

Loeka women’s cycling & outdoor wear based out of Canada have started a recycling program for your used Loeka clothing, or winter items in good condition.  Turning some of your clothing into point of sale merchandising or donating the good clothes to local women.   We have an email to Loeka for an interview to get the background on the program and how it exactly will…

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George Berger Cyclocross

Race Report : NCCX #14 Greensboro

George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team,  started riding BMX as a kid in Houston, graduated to local crits and road races, then moved into mountain bikes and triathlons before finally ending up as someone who loves ‘cross more than anything else. The problem, he says, was that each major cycling ‘era’ for him was in different decades. He says that if he’d have…

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NC Cyclocross

DFL #2 for the 2011 Cycling Season

The second race of my 2011 season was the NCCX #12 at the Wilkesboro Speedway right here in North Carolina.  This race could be one of the coolest venue’s I’ve been to.  Most of the course was found within the infield of the speedway and the rest was right out the back gate in a grassy field. The Word of the Race : Mud In…

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Carla Swart

Take a Moment for Carla Swart

I didn’t know Carla Swart, though she went to college an hour from my home and many of my friends rode, races or coached her.   I’ve heard rumors about Carla.   A girl that was ripping legs off at Nationals,  a girl from North Carolina winning big time cyclocross races, a down to earth girl that was fast and genuine. For full details on Carla’s accident…

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New Belgium Urban Assault

2011 Dates for New Belgium Urban Assault

New dates and more cities have been revealed for the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride in 2011. Having done the the Charlotte, NC race last year I can tell you from first hand experience that it was some of the best fun I have had in Charlotte proper on a bicycle. The scavenger hunt, clues, and fun games at every stop made it feel like…

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NCDOT Bicycle Survey

North Carolina Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey

If you live in North Carolina and either ride a bike or walk please talk a few moments to click the link below to a survey for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Survey responses will be collected through February 8. http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/Public/Bike-Ped-NCDOT-Survey.html The results will be used as a primer to for a series of round table discussions scheduled for later this year and will…

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Speedway Cyclocrossapalooza

Race Promoters Use Video for Pre-Race

Tomorrow is my second race of the season and other than being nervous, changing gearing on the single speed cyclocross bike, I am a bit fearful since I’ve never ridden this course.  Being a single speed rider I really like to have ridden the course prior either on a geared bike in another race or pre-riding the course a couple days prior.   I didn’t have…

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