Peaty turns 40 this year, but it isn’t slowing him down one bit.
Expect nothing less than the usual carnage with #allthelads and the rest of the Santa Cruz Syndicate as they travel the globe taking in the full UCI World Cup and World Champs, whilst hooking up with some famous friends along the way.
The eight-part web-series will begin with the first episode on Wednesday, May 7. See past episodes at thisispeaty.com and follow @thisispeaty and @stevepeat.
Don’t worry Gee. We don’t know the words either.
On to the video…
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship in Northern California, along with partners Santa Cruz Bicycles has announced another “5 Bucks A Foot” campaign. Up for grabs this time is the eventual winner’s choice of any complete Santa Cruz bicycle with a value up to $10,000. Every purchased foot of singletrack for $5 is an opportunity to win, and the random winner will be chosen on June 3.Tweet Print
As you might have heard, we’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year. As a bit of a thank you gift to the head honcho around here, Publisher Maurice Tierney, we partnered with BaileyWorks to produce this custom, one-of-a-kind Citi Pack backpack.Tweet Print
$100,000 in prize money? Split between three winning trail networks? That’s what’s at stake in the annual Bell Built Grants. Bell Helmets and IMBA have teamed up to build three dream trail projects and after whittling the contenders down to 12 finalists in three regions, the West Coast winner has been decided by popular vote.Tweet Print
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the governing body for interscholastic mountain biking, announced recently that Alabama and Virginia will be the newest states in its growing nationwide school cycling program, bringing the number of leagues in NICA network to 13.
One of the key features of NICA is its structural ability to work in concert with existing organizations that have parallel missions. Two of the leagues added in 2014, Virginia and Wisconsin, are built on established existing mountain biking programs.
NICA now has league clusters in several parts of the United States. Northern California, Southern California and Arizona; Utah and Colorado; Minnesota and Wisconsin; Texas; New York and Virginia; and Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
NICA has over 1,300 licensed coaches who are working with 3,500 student-athletes in the USA, giving a very favorable overall supervision ratio of one adult to three student-athletes.
Watch for more as NICA continues to grow.
I’m not much of a mountain bike historian but I have run into Don Koski many times over the years at bicycle trade shows and such. Nice guy. I knew he was around back in the day and was currently making ski bikes.
He had called me a few times recently, asking to show me something. I’m not really the product guy, but Don’s a persistent fella. So out of respect for my elders, and with the offer of lunch, I agreed.Tweet Print
Bell Bike Helmets and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have announced the 12 finalists for the 2014 Bell Built Grants: $100,000 in technical assistance money put up by Bell for three bike projects to be built in 2014 by IMBA Trail Solutions. Public voting to choose the winners is open now and ends May 18, with winners announced May 19.Tweet Print
The international cycling community lost two of its own recently, Steve Worland and Fabio Rattazzi, and our staff mourns their passing.Tweet Print
Words and Photos by Ryan Thibault
I smile at the customs agent. She’s scrutinizing my passport—one glance down at my mug shot, one up at me…and again. The photo is dated, and my Afro has long since been quaffed.
“An’ why are you tra-ve-ling to Ca-na-da?” she asks in a French accent as cute as her face. “To visit Cycles Xprezo,” I reply. “Ah, a moun-tain bi-ker,” she says with a knowing smile while handing back my documents and nodding me past.
There are a number of universal loves in Quebec and the bicycle tops the list, alongside Celine Dione and poutine. Spend even a few minutes in the province and the fanaticism for man’s most noble invention is apparent. This ingrained affinity for bicycle technology has given birth to one of Canada’s homegrown bicycle manufacturers, Cycles Xprezo.Tweet Print
We had heard that the fastest man on dirt had parted ways with his longtime ride at Ibis, and now it’s been confirmed he will be on Intense for 2014. Will he be shredding on the new Tracer 275 Carbon? Sounds likely.Tweet Print