TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2018 – call for entries

Designers, manufacturers, and distributors across all the sectors of the bike industry are invited to enter their innovative design in the competition, bring home the trophy and shine at the Taipei Cycle Show 2018 (31st October to 3rd November 2018). Until 31st August 2018, entries can be submitted in the following categories: 1 – Bicycles 2- Components + Parts 3 – Peripherals + Accessories 4 – E-bikes + Pedelecs 5 – IoT Applications in Cycling Complete details here: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/cmsmdblive/11780.pdf The TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards was launched six years ago to…

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Event Alert | 14th State Mountain Bike Championship Mysuru

Mysuru District Cycling Association is organizing 14th State Mountain Bike Championship From September 8th to September 9th, 2018. The venue of the event will be near Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysuru (Helipad Ground ) and the event schedule is as follows: • UNDER 14 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2004 – 2006) • UNDER 16 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2002 – 2003) • UNDER 18 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2000 – 2001) • Elite Men (born in 1999 & before) • Elite Women (born in 1999 & before)…

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Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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Find out why La Clusaz should be your next trip

An all-encompassing mountain bike resort with a range of trails for all, and a great atmosphere. Written by: James McKnight | Photography: Ben Winder La Clusaz, a French ski resort known for its famous resident, Candide Thovex, its regular appearances in the Tour de France and, most importantly (if you ask a local) its Reblochon cheese, is now embracing mountain biking in a big way. The riding Three summertime lifts (Beauregard, Crêt du Merle and Crêt du Loup) on two mountains are open late from June to early September, and take…

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5 fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season

Our top five tips to get you out on your bike and riding faster and better than ever over the coming months. Here’s our guide to the top five things to give your riding mojo a kickstart. 1. Buy a new bike OK, so it’s a drastic first measure but the simple fact of the matter is that nothing makes you want to go riding like having a new bike. Granted, it’s an expensive move, but new season, new bike – it makes sense, doesn’t it? Aside from actually dropping…

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Discover the true MTB paradise of Val di Sole

Val di Sole is a true paradise for mountain bikers. It may host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but it’s not just a playground for pros. Riders of all abilities flock to this MTB Mecca thanks to a huge variety of trails and bike parks. With its network of routes, amenities, lifts and cycle buses, it’s uniquely geared for riders. The 35km long Val di Sole cycle path is the ideal way to get to your starting point. It follows the Noce river through woodland and meadows along the valley…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 7 – Squamish

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 13, 2018 – Morning temps for the burly 56 km final stage of BC Bike Race in Squamish were expected to be in the mid 20s soaring to the low 30s in the afternoon. Some of BCBR’s 90 Mexican participants might consider it a chilly spring day. On the coast we call it hot. Perennially a people’s choice favorite, the Squamish course was about to serve up a veritable smorgasbord of sumptuous singletrack. After a 5km warm up on asphalt to wake legs fatigued from six…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 6 – North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 12, 2018 – A male rider racing in the top 30 and flying a foreign flag stops midway down Dale’s to adjust his seat height with an allan key. Wrong! You’re obviously not from around here boy. It’s day 6. Welcome to the North Store. Time to bust out the baggy shorts and activate the dropper post. During the mostly road ascent to the top of the first descent, any delusions about this 18km stage being a smooth and easy day were shattered the second…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 4 – Earls Cove to Sechelt

SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 10, 2018 – “After that trail, if there’s one game I’ll never play again it’s Frogger,” said an American rider, between laboured breaths. He was in the middle of a multinational chain of BC Bike Racers that included a Chilean, Frenchman, Guatemalan and a Canadian. Forty kilometers into a 62-km day, climbs like the Sechelt classic Frogger can feel like salt on an open wound. That’s when camaraderie is forged on the trail though – the unspoken language of mutual, dig-deep suffering. But there is always…

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Coming soon in India: Polygon Siskiu

With Asian Enduro series and various other enduro mountain bike races taking place in Asia-Pacific, Our country is next in the list as Himalayan Enduro Championship will be the first Enduro mountain bike race of India that will take place during the 5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (11th to 14th October). This one day race will be divided in 3 special stages which are extremely steep and technical. You’d be glad to ride a good enduro mountain bike in this race and Polygon’s new range might be a good weapon.…

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