Competitive Cyclist Updates Strava Connect Program with Goals; Gives Away Free Bikes

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Competitive Cyclist’s program to give away free credit to their online store to Strava users came to a grinding halt when they quickly realized that it was a losing proposition. Today Competitive Cyclist announced their new plan: “Goals.” According to their email announcement, the goals could vary from trying to score a KOM/QOM, to creating …

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News: Camelbak’s #gnarliestdescent Photo Contest

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Gnar(ly): a particularly challenging section of terrain often consisting of varying combinations of root patches, rock gardens, drops, precipitous slopes, and/or trees within close proximity that may be wet, dry, loose, and/or off-camber, presenting a higher risk for involuntarily dismount from one’s bike -est: adjective or adverb suffix used to indicate the greatest degree of …

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News: TomTom Launches Bandit Action Camera

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TomTom, previously known for their GPS products, is following Garmin and their jump into the action camera market. To help differentiate themselves from industry giants like GoPro, the Bandit “comes with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download footage before editing it,” according to TomTom. The companion smartphone app syncs to the camera, and …

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News: Bulls Bikes Launches Brand in USA

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Bulls Bikes started in Germany in 1994 and produces a full line of mountain bikes, road bikes, commuters, and even kids’ bikes. Yesterday the company launched a new online store in the USA where consumers can order the bikes directly. Sharon Yu, General Manager of Bulls Bikes USA says, “Selling direct gives us the opportunity …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Urban Wilderness Gravity Trail, Knoxville, TN

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The Urban Wilderness is… well… wilderness adjacent to “urbanness.” Knoxville, TN, to be exact. Aside from being a very cheesy opening statement, it is the proximity of the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness just minutes from a town of over 180,000 people that makes this project so unique. Granted there are other projects showcasing trail systems in-town, …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Cedar Creek DH Trail, Ruidoso, NM

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That’s right! New Mexico has two promising candidates for the 2015 Bell Built Grant, each very different and deserving in their own right. In south-central New Mexico, the Village of Ruidoso sits adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the shadows of the Sierra Blanca mountain range about 3 hours south of Albuquerque. Like many …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Red Rock Park MTB, Gallup, NM

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The second New Mexican contestant in this year’s Bell Built Grant program is situated halfway between Albuquerque, NM and Flagstaff, AZ, literally in the heart of Indian country, in Gallup, NM. Nearby trails are within minutes of town and include: High Desert Trail, home of the Dawn ’til Dusk race, and Zuni Mountain trails, host to 24 Hours in …

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