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Urban Hall of Fame in Search of Items

A quick reminder about the Urban Hall of Fame that I posted about a couple months ago. We are looking for items that tell the story in every city, from bicycle activism, to races and everything in between. The Hall Of Fame is for everyone, and we want to make sure everyone is represented. If folks have anything they are interesting in submitting for consideration…

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Win a 4 Day Ride Camp with Nuun and Trek Travel

One winner will receive their choice of one spot on a fall 2013 Trek Travel 4-Day Ride Camp in Greenville or Solvang and a year of Nuun to stay hydrated. Just like Nuun Hydration and Trek Travel on Facebook and fill out the form linked here to enter to win. Contest closes August 2, 2013.  Trip Details: Choice of one spot on 2013 fall Greenville or Solvang 4 day ride…

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Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

Review: Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

A women’s carbon bike that is happy on the all day century, yet stiff enough for trying your hand at criteriums. MSRP: $4,000 Details: Performance carbon frameset with a taller headtube and a little more relaxed geometry Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 with 6700 bits mixed in. A full Shimano groupset which is rare to find these days Components: Handlebar, stem, seatpost and seat are…

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Motivational with Cathi

Motivational with Cathi from Charlotte

What is your name and location? Cathi from Charlotte What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mostly Cross Country MTB What is your first cycling memory? Riding with my husband on an old, heavy Trek not “grasping” that it would be “easier” if I shifted. Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why? Patty Smith. She is, and continues to be, an inspiration to so…

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Arleigh and Emily

The Value of Nothing

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Lord Henry Wotton (Oscar Wilde) It seems lately people are full of stuff. Often, when you ask them what they are saving for it is an object. It is not a destination or milestone but a new car, a new bike, and a new “thing.” Everything has price tags and I know…

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Pearl Izumi Driving Retail

Driving Retail Success: Keeping your soft goods areas looking new

Presented by: Bruce Schofield, Retail Services Lead, Pearl iZUMi Summer is the best selling time for most of the country, and the last thing you want to do is change things around. However if don’t keep your store looking new the customers who frequently visit won’t see your inventory, because they think it looks the same as always. Here are a few things you can…

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Bern Allston Helmet

Intro: Bern Allston Helmet

Bern Helmets are a pretty standard helmet line these days that you’ll find urban shops, as well as snowboard shops! This proven helmet brand brought their snowboard molds to the bike market a few years ago and have been selling pretty hot in the shops that stock them well (and in the right commuting/urban market!) The biggest complaint in the original models was the lack…

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Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Review: Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

The bag isn’t so big that you can overload and have too much gear on your back. You can stuff it, carry tons of beer or whatever else you may but it’s right at 1100 cubic inches of space. Not too big, not too small.

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Motivational Monday with Meagen

Motivational Monday with Meagen

What is your name and location? Meagen Johnson What type of cycling do you enjoy? Century rides, triathlons and 70.3 Ironmans What is your first cycling memory? Did my first century ride with my girlfriends. I had no idea what I was doing. A friend told me to keep my computer at 80 and I’d be fine. He was referring to the cadence. I kept…

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