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Safety Concerns for Giro della Toscana Leads to Protest

This past weekend a moment in women’s cycling history happened, and you probably didn’t hear about it. In the fourth stage of the Giro della Toscana more than half of the racers did not finish. Why? In protest of the lack of safety for the group. This included lack of security for riders while on roads, and leaving the peloton to ride through traffic. While…

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Cross of the North Colorado

Cyclocross Bicycle Practice, or my First CX Race is This Weekend

My first cyclocross “race” is this coming Sunday; I use the word race loosely as I’m looking at it as bicycle practice, with a very high average heart rate. Things to do for my first CX race of the season Find wheels for my cyclocross bike. I have a pair of Specialized Roval Pave wheels that I’ll be swapping over from my single speed. This…

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CrossVegas Women’s Race to Receive Equal Payout

Ladies, you have an even bigger reason to head to Las Vegas later this month. Lazer Sport has made it so women are receiving equal payout at the 2013 Cross Vegas race. Now ladies, support the race and sponsor that has allowed this to happen! Lazer has stepped up their annual participation at Clif® Bar Cross Vegas with sponsorship of the Elite Women’s race.  This…

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Bike Share All Over the US

Last summer I was fortunate enough to witness Charlotte’s B-Cycle program launch and most recently I live in the town of Denver that embraces bike share with stations all over Denver proper, and Boulder having another large program 30 minutes up the road. While I haven’t been an avid user as I have too many bikes of my own (maybe I should start my own…

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Pearl Izumi Driving Retail

Driving Retail Success: Staff Apparel

Presented by: Bruce Schofield, Retail Services Lead, Pearl iZUMi Store owners that use printed custom shop shirts for the staff to wear, can also promote your brand. Custom shop apparel helps you to run a more organized business. Custom shop shirts not only further promotes your brand, it tells your customer here is a member of my staff that can help them. My vote is (as…

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Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix & Ride with the Stars

The US Pro Challenge hits Fort Collins this Saturday, and so does the Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix with many other women’s events.   Ride with the Stars       8am : Event starts at 8am. Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the professional ladies! Will ride to Crankenstein’s in Old Town for $1 coffee drinks (there will be ample bike parking). Highlighting ladies,…

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5 Fundamentals of Riding Everyone Should Take Note Of

When I tell people I run a website with the goal to empower women in cycling they automatically hear “feminist.” This is as far from truth as you can get as I simply want more people on bikes, and realize that a huge opportunity is to empower women on two wheels. Last week the Bike League released a report wrapping women’s cycling stats and misconceptions…

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Sunday Bike Ride with the Greenwalds

For the past few days Emily’s parents have been visiting us in Denver. They are a fairly mellow couple but also very active. It’s a great joy to have them around, watching their mutual loving relationship and the enthusiasm for adventure is contagious. I can only strive to be to Emily what her parents are together! Yesterday we decided to go on a bike ride…

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cyclocross

Colorado Cyclocross Calendar

it’s my first year living in Colorado for cyclocross and I’m starting to get excited! The calendar on BRAC (Bicycle Racing Association Colorado) is lacking links and non-sanctioned races/clinics so in my effort of research, here is what I have found for cyclocross racing in Colorado. Cross of the North 2012 – Men’s Open from Jamie Servaites on Vimeo. August 20 – Formula Four Boulder…

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Bike Commuting

August Challenge: 1,000 Commuter Miles

Last week I wrote about the bike commute into my new job at Pearl Izumi. After nailing down my inbound and outbound routes it takes between 1.5 – 2 hours each way. This is going pretty easy and really only attacking on the way home to get home faster! Fast forward to this week, I drove in the first couple days this week and became…

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