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After an absence of more than a decade , The Trek Bicycle Store of Mt. Pleasant / Piggly Wiggly Cycling Team is pleased to announce The Return to Killer 3 Mountain Bike Race presented by The Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant. The race will be held in Manchester State Forest just outside of Sumter, SC on March 13, 2011. The Killer 3 race was a popular race series that occurred in the early t... Read Full Storyo mid nineties.
The Trek Bicycle Store of Mt. Pleasant / Piggly Wiggly Cycling Team has revived the event for a one day race on the same trails that made the race popular in the nineties. The trail, formerly named best in the state, features a mixture of rolling terrain that is surprisingly hilly for this area of the state. The 10 mile trail can also be technical in some areas with sharp turns, jumps, and in some cases sand. The trail is 90% single track.
A strong cash purse will be awarded to the pro/expert classes while the Trek Bicycle Store of Mt. Pleasant has stepped forward with a generous prize package that will be distributed to other classes. The top male and female racer from the Charleston area in each class will also be awarded a special prize.
Participants can register at The Trek Bicycle Store in Mount Pleasant, SC or online at pre-reg.com. Those in the lowcountry can save on registration by registering in person at the Trek Bicycle Store. For more information contact email@example.com or visiting www.trekcyclingmp.com.
BERKELEY, Calif.—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s 2011 spring race season starts this February 27th in northern California, with southern California and Washington leagues following shortly after on March 6th, and April 3rd, respectively.
NICA’s Executive Director, Matt Fritzinger, said, “With over 1200 riders set to compete in our west coast leagues it’s going to be ... Read Full Storya very exciting spring. The fitness these kids achieve riding and racing their mountain bikes is one thing, but also we’re seeing many coaches, team staff and parents riding a lot, too. Having teamwork that spans several generations like this is the kind of thing that helps improve our gross national wellness.”
The NorCal series, which has been running since 2001, includes five races, February 27 - May 1, and the California state championship, May 15.
The SoCal series, now entering its third season, will have four races, March 6 - May 1, and the California state championship.
The Washington series, in its inaugural year, includes two events, April 3 and May 1.
This year, Northern California starts its process of breaking into two sections by holding a prologue event, the first event of the series, with one race for schools in the northern part of the region and another for the southerly schools.
The special and unique quality of NICA events can be fully appreciated only by attending an event. Cycling specialist journalists who have not yet attended a NICA event are encouraged to do so this year, to find out first-hand what all the fuss is about.
One of the main targets of NICA is to have a coast-to-coast network of high school mountain biking leagues by the year 2020.
For more information on NICA visit www.nationalmtb.org or call 510.524.5464.
Chris Horner, a world class road cyclist and resident of Bend, Oregon will kick off the first Cascade Gran Fondo fundraising cycling event in Bend this August. This announcement comes on the heels of Horner’s best season, which was highlighted by a top 10 finish at the Tour de France, road cycling’s version of the Super Bowl.
Gran Fondos are long-distance, mass participation cycling ev... Read Full Storyents popular in Italy. They’re open to recreational and competitive cyclists alike.
“I’m excited to be able to host the Cascade Gran Fondo in Bend this summer,” said Chris Horner, professional cyclist for Team RadioShack. “It will be a great opportunity for riders from all over the world to come together and explore one of my favorite rides, as well as enjoy all of the fantastic things Bend has to offer.”
The Cascade Gran Fondo will take place August 18-20, 2011 and is expected to draw more than 1,000 riders. Thursday, August 18 will include a Q&A session with Chris and other members of the cycling community. Friday, August 19 will involve a VIP dinner for participants, community members, sponsors and top fundraisers. Saturday, August 20 will be the big ride in conjunction with an all day expo and outdoor festival. Proceeds from the ride and the fundraising efforts of the riders will go to support Livestrong, Mount Bachelor Ski & Education Foundation, and World Bicycle Relief.
“Visit Bend is honored to partner with the Cascade Grand Fondo and we’re thrilled Chris would choose Bend, Oregon as the site of this exciting new event,” said Doug La Placa, President and CEO of Visit Bend. “This is a great opportunity to introduce Bend to cyclists from around the country, and provide a significant economic boost to Bend’s economy.”
Bend, Oregon is no stranger to national recognition for its extraordinary outdoor recreation opportunities. In recent years, Bend has been named America’s Top Adventure Town (Men’s Journal), best trail running town (Outside) one of the country’s Top Five Ski Towns (Travel + Leisure), and #1 mountain biking town in the United States (Mountain Bike Action), “bona fide climbing town” (National Geographic Adventure), and one of the Top 10 Fly Fishing Towns in the U.S. (Fly Fisherman).
On Sunday, April 17, 2011, 02 Modern Fitness and Maynards Market & Kitchen Cycling Team will bring the Jim Click Automotive Team Old Pueblo Grand Prix bicycle road race to downtown Tucson. With a prize purse of $20,000, this event will rival some of the top races in the country and should attract many of the top cyclists.
The Old Pueblo Grand Prix will be a classic downtown criterium ... Read Full Story– a quintessential American-style bike race concentrated around a few city blocks with lots of turns, high speeds and continuous action and excitement. This racecourse includes a total of six turns, both right and left, creating a difficult course for the riders and plenty of excitement for the crowds. The criterium is sanctioned by the USAC.
The racing will begin around noon and extend to 7 p.m. The race starts and finishes on Church Avenue with the route headed north on Church Avenue, east on Alameda, south on Stone Avenue, east on Pennington, south on Scott, west on Congress and north on Church to the finish line in front of the historic Court House. With the course measuring just 6/10ths of a mile, spectators will likely see the athletes pass by at speeds of 25-30 mph every minute.
Concentrated in downtown Tucson, the race is a family and spectator friendly event. Watching the races is free and there are approximately 18 eateries along the route. At the EXPO area, Jim Click Automotive Team, the title sponsor, will have eco-friendly vehicles on display. A demo car outfitted for race day excursions and a special pace car that will lead the riders ceremonially around the first lap of each race will also be featured. The Expo will be located in the lawn in Jacome Plaza at the library and the center along Pennington Avenue.
Races throughout the day will be separated by level of competitive experience, with the Pro men and women likely to be well-known cyclists on an international level.
There will be a post-race gathering to "meet the pros" at Hotel Congress later in the evening.
Racers must register by April 10, 2011 at www.bikereg.com. For more information go to www.oldpueblograndprix.com.
This is an eight-day epic mountain bike holiday that takes in the best mountain bike riding Scotland has to offer, through some of the most wild, dramatic and diverse landscapes in the UK.
We start this holiday in the far north east of Scotland in the Highland coastal town of Bonar Bridge, and complete your all-mountain coast-to-coast adventure in the stunning fishing village of Applec... Read Full Storyross, where you can enjoy views out to the Isle of Skye to the west.
During this all-mountain bike extravaganza you will ride nearly 300km, descend a mouth-watering 7500m, experience the best mountain bike trails in Torridon, Gairloch, Ullapool and Applecross and even get a ride across a Highland sea loch on a high speed RIB!
Your efforts will be rewarded each evening in the comfort of hand-picked 3- or 4-star B&B accommodation where you’ll receive a warm Highland welcome and enjoy the local food, beer and, of course, sample some Scottish whisky.
If you like the sound of this mountain bike holiday and think you can take on the challenge of an all-mountain coast-to-coast mountain bike holiday in Scotland, then why not visit the H&I Adventures website at http://www.mtbholidayscotland.com/coast-coast.html
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