Author Archives: "Mimi Lopour"
Matti Lehikoinen from Finland will be joining Team Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense for the 2010 race season. The move puts Lehikoinen back on Intense bikes, which he rode in 2008 as a member of the MS-Intense World Cup team. He rode for Evil last year.
Missy Giove, the embattled former downhill world champion, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in Albany, New York yesterday that stemmed from a massive drug bust last summer. She now faces up to five years in prison, according to the Associated Press.
Source: Colorado High School Cycling League The National Interscholastic Cycling Association gratefully announces it has received foundation matching grants from the Easton Foundations for both the national association and the newest chapter, the Colorado High School Cycling League, which launched in October 2009. Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), and the
Trek World Racing confirmed today that young American star Neko Mulally from Pennsylvania will be joining the team for a full World Cup program.
Once again over 4000 eager cyclists are preparing to line up, not to ride, but for the mid-Atlantic s biggest bicycle swap and consumer expo series. The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE has become one of the east coast s most eagerly anticipated cycling events, according to Bruce Culver, the event s founder and co-promoter.
Lapierre has been an active member of the international race circuit for many years now. For 2010 the French company has decided to take their sponsoring activities to the next level in order to reflect their export ambitions by creating a new “Team Lapierre International”, composed of the world’s best DH, Enduro and XC riders.
Exiting I-575 on the northern outskirts of Atlanta, a series of large municipal signs direct us to the trailhead at Blankets Creek: Mountain Bike Trails, This Way. The large parking area is one of the most institutionalized I’ve ever seen—a kiosk displays trail information, lists corporate sponsors, has a donation box for contributions and informs riders of a third, $75,000 loop that was recently added to the two already established here. This display of civic responsibility smacks of Berkeley or Boulder, or even Portland, Oregon. But Georgia?
A quest for singletrack south of the Mason-Dixon line reveals a cast of unlikely characters, a hearty riding culture and a hollerin’ good time. Over the course of nine days and 1,500 miles, we mercilessly flog a rental van and live off deep-fried food as we search for the South’s finest trails.