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.
Specialized is using Riding for Focus as a way to Manage ADHD In Schools.
Mike Sinyard founder and chairman of Specialized used to have trouble focusing and found that regular cycling helped to calm his mind. So he thought why not use cycling as a way to help kids who are suffering from ADHD.
A new tube for road and mountain bikes that are super light, hold pressure as good as a normal butly tube and is twice as flat resistant. Tubolito tubes are 2/3 lighter than a standard tube. Every gram counts, when it is up to cycling fun. Even more if you reduce the rotational weight.
Tubolito offers an easy and achievable weight tuning.
Tubolito provides this solution, as they are combining a new material with a self-developed production technology. Applying this technology allows them to build a 45gram mountain bike tube and a 38gram road bike tube.
Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has lifted the lid on her battle with depression and the surfing trip to Costa Rica that helped her banish her demons.
The CABDA West show opened Wednesday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack.
Opening day of the inaugural CABDA West expo here brought in 1,200 retail attendees, show director Jim Kersten said. Many exhibitors said those dealers came predominantly from Southern California, with pockets of attendees traveling to the show in San Diego County from locations as far away as New York, New Jersey, Iowa and the Denver area.
At 37 years young, Marie Dessart becomes a “pro” cyclist with Lotto-Soudal Happiness never comes alone, the Liège, Belgium cyclist Marie Dessart is a new example. After becoming amateur UCI Gran Fondo world champion at the beginning of September in Varese, Italy, she has just signed a one-year contract with the Lotto-Soudal womens cycling team….
Award-winning director Arunas Matelis returns after 12 years of creative silence with his new documentary feature Wonderful Losers – A different world.
In this film, Matelis features the less known side of bike racing to understand the harsh sacrifices and the selflessness of the team domestiques to compete the Giro d’Italia which covers over 3,000 kilometers in May of each year.
UPS has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington to make deliveries using electric-assist cargo bikes in downtown Seattle. During the year-long pilot, UPS will deliver packages in Pike Place Market and the surrounding neighborhood using the bikes. If the pilot is successful, UPS will expand its cargo e-bike delivery service to other parts of Seattle.
After the time-trial in Pau, the climbers will have the opportunity to hit back against the specialists against the clock when the race tackles the Col du Tourmalet pass, which will signal the start of a festival of summits. In the space of a week, they will face an unprecedented climbing programme, with five mountain stages including three that will finish at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres: on the Giant of the Pyrenees (2,115 m), then in Tignes (2,113 m) on a stage that will culminate at the Col de l’Iseran pass (2,770 m) and finally in Val Thorens (2,365 m), the day before the finish in Paris. In the mean-time, the riders will have also experienced a day in the Alps of the highest standard, with the ascents of the Col de Vars (2,109 m), Col d’Izoard (2,360 m) and Col du Galibier (2,642 m) passes before a dizzying, vertigo-inducing descent into Valloire!