Cycling News Tidbits

The fine folks at Kona want to hook you up with a test ride. A new addition to the Kona website site is their Kona Test Centres facility that allows you to scroll through a list of participating Kona dealers and view their test bike inventory. You make a call to a dealer near you (our use the online map to track them down), and you are on your way to throwing a leg over a sweet Kona rig.

Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles just announced their 2009 mountain bike camp schedule. Based in Whistler, the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles travels throughout BC, Alberta, Oregon, California, Idaho and Utah. They offer personalized instruction, professional programming, and a skilled, enthusiastic, and supportive coaching staff. If you’re looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on the bike, or simply have a great time on your bike, then a bike camp may be your ticket to ride. More info at

Ritchey Design announced that they are working with Plus 3 Network, a beta social networking website, to increase awareness and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization Project Rwanda. By selecting Ritchey Design as a sponsor, Plus 3 members can choose to raise money for Project Rwanda with every mile they ride, walk, run or swim. The funds are provided by the sponsor, and there is no cost to member participants. Folks who would like to turn their regular (or irregular) fitness routines into a contribution to Project Rwanda can sign up here. For more info on the program click here.

The folks at Muc-Off are giving away a year’s worth of goodies to celebrate the launch of their new website. Just go to their new interactive on-line gallery and upload a photo of yourself or your bike with any Muc-Off product, or simply a photo of you and a Muc-Off sticker. If your image gets selected as the monthly favorite, you’ll win a year’s supply of Muc-Off to keep your ride looking neat and clean.


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