Chances are you have DeFeet socks, did you know that your socks are made from recycled water bottles? 80% of plastic bottles end up in landfills. When you buy DeFeet socks you are helping the environment. Also when speaking to DeFeet founder Shane Cooper at CABDA 2019, he told me that DeFeet is working on new clothing fibers that will be completely bio-degradable.
Imagine a cycling jersey and shorts that automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty. A new smart fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. When you’re feeling hot and sweaty—when playing sports, say— the fabric lets infrared radiation (heat, to you and me) pass through. But when you’re colder and drier, it traps the heat in.
German Bike Highway connects 10 Cities. Germany’s bicycle Highway will to provide over 100km miles of car-free bike travel when it is completed. The route will connect 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm as well as four universities.
The cyclocross world championships are coming to Arkansas in 2022, marking only the second time the winter-season off-road racing title will be decided on American soil.