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Bend is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a review of three of *gravel* routes.

The post Bend Gravel Cycling June 2019 appeared first on Northwest in Motion.

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Northwest in Motion by David Longdon - 1w ago

Read about XWA 2019, a bikepacking race on the Cross Washington Mountain Bike Route.

The post Bikepacking: XWA 2019 appeared first on Northwest in Motion.

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Northwest in Motion by David Longdon - 1w ago
Until recently I had the mistaken idea that “bikepacking” was a strictly non-competitive activity that combined bikes and camping, and synonymous with the “bicycle touring” and “adventure cycling” genres. Whatever you call it–bikepacking, bicycle touring, or adventure cycling–have all been around as long as bicycles have existed, and long before paved roads. To add to […]
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Conditions for the 2019 Ballard Criterium presented by Carter Volkswagen were spectacular. We are fortunate to have the Ballard Crit as an ongoing event in the Pacific Northwest cycling race calendar. At the beginning of 2018 there was some question about whether it would continue. The Apex Cycling Team has been managing the event since […]
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As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the fitness business is one of the world’s biggest snake oil markets. Count all the ways that promise to make you better: Devices, superfoods, miracle fitness and diet programs, and enlightened fitness gurus abound. Meanwhile, the stuff that actually works has been known since the dawn of human civilization. […]
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Northwest in Motion by David Longdon - 2M ago
2019 is the 30th year of the Seward Park Series bicycle race. For historical perspective, check out this recap from the 25th year. This year’s season began on April 4 and runs through August 29 (with no race on July 4). With three races every night, the Series is a way for bike racers of […]
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Northwest in Motion by David Longdon - 2M ago
Earlier this year there was a big press announcement and social media buzz about Bontrager’s new “WaveCell” helmet design. Bontrager claimed their new collapsable honeycomb design to be much safer than helmets using MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) technology. The latest generation of bike helmets, rather than just being a styrofoam lid, incorporate features that […]
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Saturday June 8 marks the 26th edition of the Ballard Criterium. The now classic Seattle cycling race began in 1994 when it was hosted by Bill Devaney of the Ray’s Boathouse Cycling Club. Devaney hosted it between 1994 through 1997. David Douglas (who organizes the event rides for the Cascade Bicycle Club, and the Seward […]
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In the early days of the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project (aka “MTP”), founder Ed Ewing described cycling as a mind-expanding experience for the Project’s target audience: “Most of these kids live in a what is essentially a tunnel between wherever they are sleeping (which might not be their …
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In the early days of the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project (aka “MTP”), founder Ed Ewing described cycling as a mind-expanding experience for the Project’s target audience: “Most of these kids live in a what is essentially a tunnel between wherever they are sleeping (which might not be their …

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