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January 2011

empwr cycling kit
BlogWomen's 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

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USA Cycling Logo
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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

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Loeka Recycling
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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

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George Berger Cyclocross
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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

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NC Cyclocross
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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

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Carla Swart
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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

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First Bicycle Ride
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Does cycling make you feel free and independent?  Was it the first way that you went down the block, to a friends house or across town without anyone’s help?  Tell us about it! Photo Credit :Shareski

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New Belgium Urban Assault
BlogCycling

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

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NCDOT Bicycle Survey
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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

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Speedway Cyclocrossapalooza
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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

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