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This course by Summit Mountain Biking is designed to take you through the basics of mountain bike riding through a progressive series of four tutored skills days.
Starting off on one of our beginner MTB trails, you will be guided through the basic core skills required for taking your bike off-road. As your skills and confidence increase with expert tuition, you will move to a progressi... Read Full Storyvely more technical and exciting terrain.
Each session is designed to take place 2 weeks apart - to allow you to practice and get used to the new skills learned - before progressing to the next stage.
Basic Skills include:
• Neutral Position on your bike
• Track Stand
• Front Wheel Lift
• Rear Wheel Lift
• Bunny Hop
• Gear Selection
Intermediate Skills include:
• Power-assisted Front Wheel Lift
• Riding Technical Terrain - picking your line, roots and rocks
£105 (per person, on group basis)
£400 (personal tuition)
Boston, MA -- Bike Riders, the luxury adventure travel company located in Boston's historic North End welcomes back celebrity chef Alex Stratta of ALEX & Stratta at Wynn Las Vegas to its signature Guest Chef Adventures. Chef Stratta returns to Tuscany with Bike Riders to create a delicious culinary adventure as he headlines Cucina Toscana in Tuscany Guest Chef Adventure, Oct 11-18, 2009.
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With 18 years in the making, a Bike Riders Guest Chef Adventure offers travelers the chance to combine their interest in food & wine while biking through culinary landscapes with award-winning chefs. Destinations include Italy (Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Sicily), France (Provence and Burgundy, Dordogne) and Spain (Andalucia). Like all Bike Riders trips, the group size is small (max 16), the pace is your own and the experience is true.
Alex Stratta joins a roster of some of the countries best award-winning chefs to have headlined a Guest Chef Adventure. Chefs hail from top American restaurants including 2009 James Beard Best Chef Northeast, Rob Evans of Hugo's in Portland, Maine, Jody Adams, Chef/Owner of Rialto in Cambridge, MA, Brad Steelman, Executive Chef of The River Café in New York, Rick Moonen, one of the world's most celebrated seafood chefs of restaurant rm at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV; Sanford D'Amato, Chef/Owner of Sanford in Milwaukee, WI; James Boyce, James Beard Award Nominee and Executive Chef of Cotton Row in Huntsville, AL and formerly Studio at Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach, CA and Chef Roberto Donna of the award-winning Galileo in Washington, DC and Bebo Trattoria in Arlington, VA.
Alex has previously joined Bike Riders in Burgundy, Provence, Umbria and Tuscany.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Tour of Missouri is pleased to announce the addition of four elite, domestic teams to its prestigious line-up. BISSELL Pro Cycling Team, Colavita / Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light, Kelly Benefit Strategies and Team Type 1 are now confirmed to compete in the invite-only, UCI professional cycling race, scheduled for September 7-13, 2009.
"The level of compe... Read Full Storytition continues to deepen as the Tour of Missouri continues to attract the best there is in professional cycling," said Chris Aronhalt of event organizer Medalist Sports. "Based on the event's history of solid economic performance and world-wide exposure for Missouri, we expect 2009 to be another unprecedented success."
Colavita / Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light and BISSELL Pro Cycling Team are currently ranked number one and two, respectively, on the United States' National Racing Calendar (NRC). Team Type 1 is ranked number five out of a total of 69 teams on the NRC.
"We would like to extend a big thank you to the state of Missouri for having us in their race. I am very excited that we will again be competing against the best in the world, and have the opportunity to share our message of inspiration to people affected by diabetes," reports Phil Southerland, founder of Team Type 1 and second-year professional rider.
"I have done a lot of work with the Lantus and Apidra insulin representatives in the state who have shown me what a great diabetes community Missouri has. I very much look forward to working with them, so that everyone with diabetes in Missouri has a chance to meet Team Type 1."
Kelly Benefit Strategies has acquired several big wins in races across South America, and team member Scott Zwizanski recently won Canada's biggest race, the Tour De Beauce in Canada.
"The BISSELL Pro Cycling Team is both honored and excited about the invitation to race the Tour of Missouri, one of the biggest and most prestigious races in the US. To race in a world class field on home soil is always an honor, and I know the BISSELL riders will be up to the task," said Glen Mitchell, BISSELL Pro Cycling's director and manager. "We are known for our strength in the time trials, but we also have some fast finishers for bunch sprints, so we will be looking at every opportunity to put a BISSELL rider on top, throughout the tour."
The 2009 Tour of Missouri will field a total of fifteen teams, with eight riders each. Fourteen of the available 15 invitations to the Tour of Missouri have been extended and accepted, with the following teams confirmed in addition to above:
BMC Racing (USA)
Cervelo Test Team (SUI)
Jelly Belly (USA)
OUCH presented by Maxxis (USA)
Quick Step (BEL)
Team Saxo Bank (DEN)
Team Columbia-Highroad (USA)
The International and National Federation for Cycling has recognized The Tour of Missouri as one of the top five ranked events outside of Europe.
In addition to the Missouri Tourism Commission, sponsors to-date include Assurant Health Insurance, Columbia Sportswear, Drury Hotels, Edward Jones, Emerson, Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives, Mavic, Missouri Farm Bureau and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, Wind Capital Group and Yakima.
For the first time since its inaugural year, the 2009 Tour will route east to west, starting in St. Louis and finishing in Kansas City. The past two years, the race routed west to east, starting in Kansas City and finishing in St. Louis.
The race will be contested over seven days and seven stages. There will be two circuit races (St. Louis, Kansas City), one individual time trial (Sedalia) and four point to point road races (Ste. Genevieve to Cape Girardeau; Farmington to Rolla; St. James to Jefferson City; Chillicothe to St. Joseph). The overall mileage for the course is expected to be more than 600 miles.
Bikes for Kids Utah hosted successful 5K, 50K and 100K fundraising bike rides last weekend to support its mission to annually provide 1,000 underprivileged Utah second graders with free, brand new bicycles. Ride participation for 2009 more than doubled from last year with more than 300 cyclists registered to ride. The fundraising rides took place concurrently with the Bikes for Kids Utah annual b... Read Full Storyike giveaway event at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
"The cycling community has always been very supportive of the Bikes for Kids organization," said Debbie Reid, founder and executive director of Bikes for Kids Utah. "But this year an incredible number of cyclists from around the Salt Lake Valley turned out to offer their physical and financial support to our cause."
Though Saturday's wind was an added challenge for 5K, 50K and 100K riders, the warm, sunny weather made for overall pleasant riding conditions. All of the rides began and finished at Intermountain Medical Center and were led by police escort.
In 45 minutes or less, 80 Family 5K riders of all ages completed a 2.5-mile loop through 4800 South. The Half-Century 50K took 72 riders on a 30-mile, 1.5-hour loop with a turnaround rest stop and a Belgium breakfast at the finish line. The longest ride was the Metric Century 100K that took 160 riders 65 miles around the Salt Lake Valley, with five "Tour of Europe" rest stops.
Alyssa Boone who rode the 50K said of the ride, "I would do it any day for a good cause. The course was excellent. I always felt safe with the police escorts and that the whole group was working together to protect itself from the wind." Boone and her family enjoyed watching the BMX riders demoing at the bike giveaway after she finished the Half-Century.
Nancy Blanco rode for Bikes for Kids Utah for the first time on Saturday, tandem with her husband. She said as she was getting ready to enjoy the catered breakfast at the finish line: "This fundraising event is very well supported. This is my first time riding for Bikes for Kids; I heard about it yesterday from one of the event sponsors. I think it is great that all these kids are able to get bikes, and I love the flags that are on their helmets."
The next Bikes for Kids fundraising event will be the Bikes for Kids Utah second annual Red vs. Blue Time Trial on Saturday, August 29, 2009. A charity dinner and silent auction with a Time Trial award ceremony will be held the following Wednesday, September 1 at La Caille Restaurant. More information about the time trial and auction will be available soon.
For more information, please visit www.bikesforkidsutah.org or call 801-523-3730.
Canberra's Caroline Buchanan took the win in her last World Cup Four Cross race in Maribor, Slovenia overnight. The 18 year old won the fifth round convincingly after avoiding the collision between Anneke Beerten (NED) and BMX Olympic bronze medallist, Jill Kintner(USA). Despite wet and muddy conditions Buchanan stayed ahead of the World Champion, Melissa Buhl (Arizona USA), to claim the win with... Read Full Story Buhl second, Beerten in third and a disappointed Kintner in fourth place.
For Buchanan this marks her second only World Cup win in her career. Her first was a memorable home town win in Canberra during the World Cup last August.
Buchanan will head back to Australia now after a successful overseas campaign resulting in a second place two weeks ago in round four of the World Cup in Fort William, Scotland.
Also on the podium was Queenslander, Jared Graves with second place in the elite men's final. The 26 year old was able to stay upright on the slippery track but could not pull back Dutch rider Joost Wichman.
Kintner and Graves retain their respective series leads as the World Cup heads to Canada for two more rounds. Both BMX Olympians are expected to miss the BMX World Championships this year due to their mountain bike commitments.
Buchanan however returns home on Tuesday and will refocus on BMX before heading to Adelaide for a national team training camp just prior to the BMX World Championships in Adelaide. The training camp begins officially on the 17 July.
Graves and Buchanan, the current national four cross champions, will then compete at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Canberra between 1-6 September.
Women: 1 BUCHANAN Caroline AUS 100
2 BUHL Melissa USA 75
3 BEERTEN Anneke NED 50
4 KINTNER Jill USA 40
Men: 1 GRAVES Jared AUS 50.67
2 RINDERKNECHT Roger SUI +00.27
3 SALADINI Romain FRA +00.83
4 ALVAREZ DE ESP +01.00
5 ATHERTON Dan GBR +01.11
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