Morning Links: Bikes vs Cars, weekend events, a dangerous intersection and good news from Newport Beach

By bikinginla You really don’t want to drive to see Bikes vs Cars, do you? The documentary is screening in a free outdoor showing Sunday night at the Bowtie Project as part of the Ambulante Film Festival. There will be a free bike valet, and at least …read more

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Seven Cycles offers two custom fat bike models

By Stephen Frothingham

The Seven Treeline SL.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles has added two custom titanium fat bike models to its lineup.

The Treeline S and Treeline SL are built with straight-gauge and double-butted titanium respectively.

Seven Cycles’ founder Rob Vandermark said, “As with most of the bikes we build, the Treelines answer a need in our own riding. We are New England cyclists. We ride through winters. It’s what we do, and a fat bike gives us …read more

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Rotating Mass art director changes

By Stephen Frothingham

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag‘s art director for the last seven years, Matt Kasprzyk, is moving on to a new career at Scott Sports. Kasprzyk’s vacancy will be filled by long­time Bicycle Times art director, Stephen Haynes.

Dirt Rag’s Issue #188 will be Kasprzyk’s last with the magazine.

“I’ve been challenged and inspired during my tenure at Rotating Mass Media and Dirt Rag Magazine. I’ve met some of the best people in my life and have …read more

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Outerbike opens with e-bikes, retail exhibitors (and the usual stampede)

By Stephen Frothingham

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Outerbike, a consumer demo event held just outside this mountain bike destination, opened Friday with its traditional stampede as riders rushed in to grab their preferred demo bike as soon as possible (as show in the Vine video below, posted by the Bureau of Land Management office). This year’s three-day event features about 55 exhibitors including, for the first time, an e-bike exhibitor, Haibike.

Haibike USA brought a …read more

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Time to take my cyclo-prozac

By JustAnotherCyclist


Woke up in a totally crappy mood this morning. No idea why. I found myself pacing around the house in circles while trying to simply put my clothes on. Some days are just like that. I looked outside. Beautiful sunny day. But I didn’t really care. All I thought was “gee… at least I won’t get rained on during my ride to work…”

Ride to work…Now there is something positive.

I have absolutely no question in …read more

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Montague RackStand serves as rear rack, fender and kickstand/workstand

By Stephen Frothingham

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Montague’s new RackStand serves as a bike’s rear rack, fender and a kickstand or workstand. It’s compatible with 700c, 26-inch or 27.5-inch wheels and will work with quick release or bolt-on axles. It also is available for OE sales.

“We wanted to create a product that could do it all,” said Jonathan Vandenberg, Montague’s product manager. “Cyclists have long had to purchase several accessories separately; racks, fenders, and …read more

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Caitlin Dronen: California Tour

By Pretty Fast

Words by Caitlin Dronen, Photography by Cailtin Dronen and Aaron Beasley

When I was a kid I never enjoyed my family camping trips. To my father’s irritation I wore platform sandals in protest when we’d go hiking and was always eager for the end of the trip when we’d stay in the lodge with a pool. Strangely, I didn’t rediscover the outdoors until I moved to Brooklyn from the Midwest in 2011. I began to spend …read more

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Verde to launch online retail training program

By Stephen Frothingham

Photo courtesy of Interbike.
Agency harnesses Women’s Collective trade show seminars into education about women’s market.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications is launching an online training program tailored to retailers, reps, manufacturers, guides and other members of the bike industry focused on the women’s market.

The Colorado-based PR, marketing and events firm focused on the outdoor, ski and bike industries, assembled the panelists and speakers for the Women’s Collective, a new area at the Interbike …read more

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Longtime retailer Kevin Chudy plans to retire

By Stephen Frothingham

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Kevin Chudy, owner of three Bike N Hike stores in Beaverton, Milwaukie and Hillsboro, plans to retire from the business after 31 years. Chudy is putting the three stores on the block as he transitions into retirement by the end of this year.

The Bike N Hike stores in Corvallis and Albany, owned and operated by the chain’s founders Al and Dorothy French, are not affected by this …read more

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Morning Links: Coronado bike lane madness hits big time, Rowena redux, and OC deputy gets bike law wrong

By bikinginla The Coronado anti-bike lane madness is now officially the butt of jokes. In a brilliant monologue, CBS Late Late Show host James Corden rips the rich old white ladies, as he calls them, who claim to get vertigo from the tattoo and graffiti-like white stripes …read more

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