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Ride the Chico Wildflower on April 30th
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Ride the Chico Wildflower Century on April 30th

Northern California’s Chico Wildflower Century has been listed in Bicycling magazine as a "Top Ten Century". It’s one of the most popular century rides on the West Coast with over 4,000 participants taking part each year.  

The event features 8 different rides to cater for families and all abilities, ranging from the 12 mile children’s ride for families, right up to the Wildcat 125 mile challenge.

The 2017 Wildflower will be a great day for everyone who loves to eat, breathe, drink, and pedal!

 
Registration opens for Fourth Edition of the SLO Gran Fondo
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Registration opens for Fourth Edition of the SLO Gran Fondo

The fourth edition of this classic annual fall cycling event, presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, will again feature three routes of 25 miles, 61 miles or 100 miles that all showcase the scenic Central Coast of California.

Enjoy epic coastal and wine country vistas, in 70 degree fall weather over rolling miles of clean open road, October 28th - 29th, 2017 in San Luis Obispo County, California.

A limited amount of tickets are available for the VIP Recovery Ride & Wine Event with Bob Roll and our pro riders starting and ending in Avila Beach at Sinor-Lavallee wine tasting room.

Early registration is advised as the event sells out in advance.

 
Triple Bypass – An Epic Colorado Cycling Experience
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Triple Bypass – An Epic Colorado Cycling Experience

10,000 feet of Gradual Climbing, 120 Miles of Open Road, 3 Scenic Mountain Passes and 1 Epic Experience!

The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, presented by Team Evergreen Cycling, is recognized as one of the Premier Cycling Events across the country and takes place July 8-9, 2017. A one or two-day cycling event, celebrating its 29th Anniversary, the Triple Bypass takes cyclists on a gorgeous tour through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Register now and don’t miss this EPIC Colorado cycling experience!

 
Rouge Roubaix – The Deep South’s Most Unique Race
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Rouge Roubaix – The Deep Souths Most Unique Race

For riders who like both Road and Gravel, the course of the Rouge Roubaix in Louisiana on the weekend of March 11-12th this year, is one of the best in America.

Rouge Roubaix is on par with the likes of California's Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride in terms of its unique and challenging course. Sunday’s Road Race is an opportunity for riders to battle it out for cash prizes, custom trophies, category champion's jerseys and most importantly -Rouge Roubaix Glory!

Saturday's fast growing Gran Fondo, is a great opportunity for first timers or non-racers to tackle the race course with no time limits and fully supported stops and mechanical support from Mavic. This race is a classic test of man and his machine vs. the terrain and elements.

Registration is still open, don't miss this Bucket List ride!

 
Armstrong lawsuit goes to trial in November
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Armstrong lawsuit goes to trial in November

Lance Armstrong has been scheduled to go to trial on November 6th after failing to stop the doping lawsuit. Damages could range anywhere from $32 to $100 million dollars.

Cooper set the trial date after rejecting Armstrong’s request last week to throw the case out of court in summary judgment.

Speaking in his own podcast about the pending federal whistleblower lawsuit against him, Lance Armstrong says that if the court rules against him, he could be “out on the street.”

 
Pro Peloton acts on Disc Brake Safety Fears
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Pro Peloton acts on Disc Brake Safety Fears

Professional Cyclists Association calls for more safety tests on disc brakes. CPA not against the disc brakes but against the non-implementation of the security measures that the majority of the riders asked for.

Disc Brakes were introduced into the Pro Peloton at the end of the 2015 season, with full trials started in 2016.

Since that time there have been accidents where by disc brakes could have been to blame which has led to the removal and re-introduction of disc brake testing.

 
2017 Tour of California Race Leader Jerseys by ASSOS Unveiled
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2017 Tour of California Race Leader Jerseys by ASSOS Unveiled

AEG, producer and presenter of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, May 14-20, and the Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM, May 11-14, announced a multi-year agreement with the technically-innovative cycling apparel brand, ASSOS of Switzerland, to provide official race jerseys and staff uniforms for the annual professional cycling events.

The partnership includes creation of race-week executive and broadcast team apparel and staff uniforms as well as exclusivity in the tech apparel category. 

 
VIDEO: Tony Martin lands on his face and gets back on his bike
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VIDEO: Tony Martin lands on his face and gets back on his bike

Tony Martin gets eight stitches to his face after a nasty crash at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

The time trial world champion crashed with around 55km to go after a bizarre accident at the back of an echelon. Martin went over the handlebars and landed face first onto the tarmac. He was seen after holding his head in his hands as he sat on the road.

He seemed distressed, but remounted and carried on!

 
Peter Sagan sprints to victory in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
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Peter Sagan sprints to victory in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Peter Sagan won the 2017 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. He out sprinted his breakaway companions Jasper Stuyven and Luke Rowe, Benoot, and Trenti.

Last year's winner Jasper Stuyven of Trek-Segafredo attacked. The Belgian was joined by Peter Sagan, Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal), Luke Rowe (Sky) and Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step).

This move proved to be final blow to those that had missed the cut earlier as the five remained ahead of their chasers and the peloton and as such got to battle for the victory in a small sprint.

 
Van Avermaet Goes Back to Back at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Van Avermaet Goes Back to Back at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet claimed his second consecutive win at Omloop Het Niuewsblad with a stunning sprint to the line ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgohe) and Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team).

Van Avermaet, Sagan and Vanmarcke were in the lead 20km before the finish line, and it was this trio that would hold off the reduced peloton and battle it out for the win.

The three riders were eyeing each other in the final 2km but it was Van Avermaet who was positioned well on the inside approaching the line and sprinted to claim his first win of the season.

 
Guide to Weight Loss during Base Training
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Guide to Weight Loss during Base Training

Base endurance is an essential component of getting fit and prepared to ride Gran Fondos, Century Rides, Gravel Grinders and multi-day rides like bicycle tours and charity rides.

In this phase, typically in Spring, you lay down the foundation of longer rides that allow your body to adapt to riding for over 5 hours of more.

In fact some of the big Gran Fondos in the mountains will take you anywhere from 5 to 10 hours to complete.