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GT BICYCLES SIGNS JILL KINTNER & BURRY STANDER

GT BICYCLES SIGNS JILL KINTNER & BURRY STANDER (From GT Bicycles) What do you do with the most talented woman in cycling? If you’re GT, you sign her up. GT proudly announces that Jill Kintner has joined the GT team. The 24-year-old Kintner began racing BMX when she was 16, and killed it. Won every […]

MICK HANNAH IS THE REAL CROCODILE DUNDEE

MICK HANNAH IS THE REAL CROCODILE DUNDEE (Off Cannondale’s Brad Blog:) “When we choose athletes to put on our machines we focus on performance and personality,” says Matt Mannelly, Cannondale CEO. “Mick’s commitment to winning will push us to the next level in our approach to product, and his unique lifestyle sets an example of […]

SUPERCHARGED NORCO FACTORY TEAM!

SUPERCHARGED NORCO FACTORY TEAM! (Norco press release) Norco Performance Bikes, Canada’s premiere bicycle company, is excited to announce that Ryan Leech and Fionn Griffiths will return for 2006 along with a great lineup of new and returning riders. Ryan Leech, widely considered to be one of the most skilled riders ever to throw a leg […]

CHANGES TO 2006 NORBA NATIONAL MTB SERIES

CHANGES TO 2006 NORBA NATIONAL MTB SERIES USA Cycling announced today two significant changes to the previously announced 2006 National Mountain Bike Series. Organizers of the series have added a seventh event at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA July 15-16. Additionally, both the date and the venue of the opening round in Southern California have […]

TECH ZONE REVISIONS FOR 2006

TECH ZONE REVISIONS FOR 2006 Shimano has just inked a three year sponsorship agreement with the UCI for the World Cup Series. In return for being billed as the presenting sponsor of the World Cups, Shimano will provide neutral technical assistance at each leg of the series. Changes in the rules for 2006 now authorize […]

IMBA AND THE NPS ANNOUNCE 12 PROJECTS

IMBA AND THE NPS ANNOUNCE 12 PROJECTS Three Pilot Programs Unveiled The pilot mountain bike programs will be carried out in Big Bend National Park (Texas), Fort Dupont National Park (Washington, DC) and Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio). Each of the three programs is unique, but all will involve substantial study of the recreational benefits […]

TEAM MS-INTENSE FACTORY-RACING

TEAM MS-INTENSE FACTORY-RACING MS Racing and Intense are proud to announce the resigning of Australian DH and 4X star Chris Kovarik for 2006/2007. Chris had different offers, but he decided to work on with Intense Cycles and MS Racing. After a couple of top results in last year’s comeback, Chris aims for the top three […]

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE TO RACE AGAIN–JAN 4

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE TO RACE AGAIN–JAN 4 The first rider to win a XC world championship aboard a full-suspension bike, Belgian Filip Meirhaeghe, tested positive for EPO one year later after winning the Mont-Saint-Anne World Cup in 2004. Because Filip openly admitted guilt, he was handed down a “light” 15 month suspension by the UCI and […]

CEDRIC GRACIA TO COMMENCAL

CEDRIC GRACIA TO COMMENCAL From cedricgracia.com: “After having spent many years on an American team (Cannondale), it was simply time to end this beautiful story. The choice of Commencal can be explained by a return to sources and a new challenge that I find interesting. Commencal is young and full of motivated people with a […]

HELP CHANCE NOBLE RACE IN EUROPE–JAN 3

HELP CHANCE NOBLE RACE IN EUROPE–JAN 3 So Cal’s own, Chance Noble departed last week to spend the holiday season racing in the most competitive and relentless cyclo-cross series of the season throughout cross crazed Belgium and Holland. The trip will provide valuable preparation for the World Championships later in January as well as real […]

FIRST TRAIL WORK EVENT OF 2006

FIRST TRAIL WORK EVENT OF 2006 We will be having our first 2006 Trail Work Event on Saturday, January 7, brushing and doing some earthwork on the trails in Trabuco Canyon–Holy Jim, Trabuco and West Horse Thief. Work will start at 8 a.m. We will stage out of the Holy Jim Parking Lot which is […]

DEC 29–MARLA STREB OFFERS DOWNHILL CLINIC

DEC 29–MARLA STREB OFFERS DOWNHILL CLINIC     You can treat yourself to a downhill clinic at Bootleg Canyon near Las Vegas on January 6-8. The clinic is taught by Marla Streb and Gene Hamilton (from Betterride.net). If you haven’t been to Bootleg Canyon, Marla is here to tell you that it is one of the best […]

TEAM HARO: CODY WARREN, CAMERON ZINK, ERIC PORTER

TEAM HARO: CODY WARREN, CAMERON ZINK, ERIC PORTER Freerider Eric Porter has joined Haro Bikes and will compete on Haro frames in all the major slopestyle and freeride events, along with many filming and photo trips. “I am really psyched to be riding Haro for at least the next 2 years,” said Porter. “They have […]

WARREN REID PLAYS SANTA CLAUS

WARREN REID PLAYS SANTA CLAUS Warren Reid here. I’m race director of the Cat Classic held near Williamsport, PA the first Saturday of May every year. This past May 7th was the third annual event. It’s brought to you by the club I belong to, the Susquehanna Valley Velo Club (SVVC). We are a not […]

GREG MINNAAR GETS A NEW RIDE

GREG MINNAAR GETS A NEW RIDE 2005 Downhill World Cup Champion and South African cyclist of the year, Greg Minnaar, was handed the keys to a brand new silver Honda CRV by John Laurence, Marketing Manager of Honda SA, earlier this week. Minnaar’s amazing mountain biking talents and skills accentuate the versatility and adaptability of […]

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS A LOOK AT TEAM GT TODD WELLS: 2005 Cyclocross National Champion, 2nd in both the U.S. Short Track and Cross-Country National Championships. Todd’s focus will be the U.S. National MTB & CX Championships, World Cup XC and select National Mountain Bike Series XC and UCI CX events. The road agenda includes the USPRO […]

WARRIOR’S SOCIETY CHRISTMAS THANKS RIDE

WARRIOR’S SOCIETY CHRISTMAS THANKS RIDE Photos by the Warrior’s Society The plan at our Christmas Thanks Ride was to take all of the 2005 volunteers on a tour of the old and new trails at the Flying B Ranch. Along the way we would play games to score points for swag. The persons with the […]

BE THE 1st MTBing CROCODILE DUNDEE

BE THE 1st MTBing CROCODILE DUNDEE The Real Race Company today announces the opening for application into The Real Race. The Real Race, an adventure travel tour and competition, will depart from Sydney, Australia, on May 8, 2006 for 17 days. Twenty-four competitors from around the world will be racing around Australia; they will have […]

16TH ANNUAL SEA OTTER CLASSIC

16TH ANNUAL SEA OTTER CLASSIC DATE: April 6-9, 2006 LOCATION: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA. DESCRIPTION: The Sea Otter Classic is the largest, most celebrated cycling festival in North America. The multi day event, known throughout the world as the cycling season’s premier kickoff, draws nearly 10,000 professional, amateur and recreational athletes; 50,000 spectators; […]

24 HOURS OF ADRENALIN 2006 SCHEDULE PART I

24 HOURS OF ADRENALIN 2006 SCHEDULE PART I *Apr 28-30: Hurkey Creek Park 1…Idyllwild, CA *May 13-14: Laguna Seca…Monterey, CA *Sep 15-17: Hurkey Creek Park 2…Idyllwild, CA *Oct 6-8: Conyers International Horse Park…Conyers, GA This year the 24 Hours of Adrenalin ran summer events in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Massachusetts, as well as a […]

NORCO GOES BIG!–DEC 18

NORCO GOES BIG!–DEC 18 Norco Performance Bikes is excited to welcome Gareth Dyer to the 2006 Norco Factory Team. The newest member of the Norco Factory Team is one of the most popular freeriders in the industry. In addition to being a founding member of the Superheros and starring in Superheros 1, 2, and 3, […]

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS–DEC 19

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS–DEC 19 With the addition of Matt Kelly, Subaru-Gary Fisher has finalized the most dominant cross-country team in the states. Who is Matt Kelly? Matt was the American junior who came out of nowhere to win the 1999 Junior World Cyclocross Championships in Poprad, Slovakia. It was a one-hit performance, as Matt struggled to […]

FORD CYCLING ABOARD SCOTT BICYCLES–DEC 19

FORD CYCLING ABOARD SCOTT BICYCLES–DEC 19 Ford Cycling announced that they will be aboard Scott bikes, apparel and footwear in 2006. Says Adrian Montgomery, Scott’s bicycles PR director, “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our already strong Contessa Sportswoman line of bikes, and to develop it further with top level women. Female […]

2006 MAS O MENOS 100–DEC 17

2006 MAS O MENOS 100–DEC 17 Desert Sports is again holding the Mas O Menos 100 mountain bike race and festival on Presidents Day weekend, February 16-18, 2006. The Chihuahuan Desert offers miles of the finest singletrack in Texas and warm weather in the winter. Challenging topography keeps you revved up with big sky vistas […]

CALLING ALL GRAVITY RIDERS!–DEC 15

CALLING ALL GRAVITY RIDERS!–DEC 15 Canada has ruled the domestic as well as most of the world XC racing scene for nearly the last 10 years. Despite this incredible bout of domination, and especially considering their unbelievable big stunt ability, Canada has yet to set the world of gravity racing on fire. This year women […]

IMBA HANDS OUT ANNUAL TRAIL ACCESS REPORT CARD

IMBA HANDS OUT ANNUAL TRAIL ACCESS REPORT CARD (From the International Mountain Bicycling Association) The 2005 International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Report Card hails Virginia and Scotland for outstanding mountain biking and successful bicycle advocacy, while pointing to Rhode Island and California as potential trouble spots for 2006. The IMBA report, now in its seventh […]

SYDOR TOPS CANADA’S TOP 10 LIST

SYDOR TOPS CANADA’S TOP 10 LIST CanadianCyclist.com is pleased to announce the results of its poll on the top-10 Canadian Cycling Achievements. After two weeks of voting, thousands of readers chose the top 10 individual achievements of Canadian cyclists, from a list of 25 significant athletic accomplishments. “We began this project after Forbes.com released a […]

RENNIE’S 150 FOOTER ON TV THIS SATURDAY!

RENNIE’S 150 FOOTER ON TV THIS SATURDAY! Everyone has been wanting to see Nathan’s monster tow-in jump and now the footage will finally air. The Australian made the leap, but flubbed the landing, so the jump could not be recorded into the books. Still, 150 feet is a long way to fly without wings or […]

AMGEN-SCARYFAST SANTA CROSS

AMGEN-SCARYFAST SANTA CROSS U.S. Master Women #2 Dorothy Wong drops us a note reminding us about the final SoCal Cyclocross. It’s the Amgen-Scaryfast Santa Cross on Sunday, December 18, 2005. It’s on the same Pierce College circuit in Woodland Hills, CA that Lance Armstrong made a surprise visit to last year. (He won after dicing […]

TINKER MIGHT RETURN TO THE OLYMPICS!

TINKER MIGHT RETURN TO THE OLYMPICS! Photo of Tinker Juarez by Granny Gear/Tom Weigand TENTATIVE 2006 GRANNY GEAR 24 HOUR RACE SCHEDULE Apr 22-23…24 Hours of Temecula, CA May 20-21…24 Hours of Conyers, GA Jun 10-11…24 Hours of Big Bear, (Hazelton), WV Sep TBA…24 Hours of The Ozarks…TBA Oct 14-15…24 Hours of Moab, UT Now […]