Category Archive: Racing

Brit wins Trans Am Bike Race in 17 days

Locations on June 27, from Trackleaders.com

It only took Mike Hall of Harrogate, UK, 17 days-16 hours to ride his bicycle from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, on the TransAmerica Trail bicycle route, a distance of 4,406 miles.

It’s the same epic route that touring bicyclists have used to cross the US since 1976. Their journeys are usually completed in months, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/27/brit-wins-trans-am-bike-race-in-17-days/

Trans Am Bike Race leader crosses into Virginia

Sunday morning round-up at Trackleaders.com

The leader of the unsupported Trans America Bike Race crossed into Virginia Sunday morning, just 15 days after setting off from Astoria, Oregon.

This is the last leg of the race for Mike Hall, 33, of Harrogate, UK. He still has to cross a series of Appalachian hills and valleys on the Trans America Bicycle Route …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/22/trans-am-bike-race-leader-crosses-into-virginia/

Trans Am Bike Race cyclists stretched across the West

Monday morning Trans Am Race at trackleaders.com/transam14

The Trans Am Bike Race is 9 days sold and the remaining 38 cyclists in the unsupported bike race are spread across 1,975 miles of the western United States.

Michael Hall, 33, of Harrogate, UK, is leading the race as he approaches Larned, Kansas, with 2,456 miles behind him. He’s followed by Jason Lane, 32, of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/16/trans-am-bike-race-cyclists-stretched-across-the-west/

First day on the road for Trans Am Bike Race

Locations of TransAm racers at www.trackleaders.com/transam14

How far do you normally go on the first day of a multi-day bike tour when you’re carrying all your gear? Thirty-five miles? Fifty miles? Eighty miles?

Probably not more than 450 miles, but that’s how far Canadian Jason Lane traveled in his first day (actually his first 29 hours) of the Trans Am Bike Race that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/08/first-day-on-the-road-for-trans-am-bike-race/

“Ride the Divide” film crew returns for Trans Am Bike Race

www.transambikerace.com/

One of the best bicycling films I have had the pleasure of viewing is “Ride the Divide,” a documentary that captures the action and competitors in the grueling 2,700-mile Tour Divide mountain bike race.

Now that production team, including Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, is getting together to film the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, which takes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/28/ride-the-divide-film-crew-returns-for-trans-am-bike-race/

Route and bike teams announced for Tour of California

2014 Tour of California

Those of you planning to attend at least one of the eight days of bike racing at the 2014 Amgen Tour of California can find detailed route descriptions and maps online.

Organizers of the ninth edition of the bike race — running Sunday, May 11, through Sunday, May 18 — posted the details of the routes, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/23/route-and-bike-teams-announced-for-tour-of-california/

Death Valley National Park freezes bike race and charity bike ride permits

Event organizers who operate charity bike rides and bike races in the Death Valley National Park learned just before Christmas that no new permits for such sporting events will be issued at the park in 2014.

The park service is citing safety concerns and a need to study such sporting events before issuing permits for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/02/death-valley-national-park-freezes-bike-race-and-charity-bike-ride-permits/

Trans Am Bike Race: It’s all about bragging rights

Somewhere on the TransAmerica Trail in western Missouri, 1984

Plans are underway for next summer’s inaugural Trans Am Bike Race. The coast-to-coast self-supported bike race follows the Adventure Cycling Association’s TransAmerica Trail.

The rules for bicyclists competing in the 4,233-mile-long event are spelled out succinctly on the race poster:

“No outside support. No drafting. No entry fee. No prize money.”

That might be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/14/trans-am-bike-race-its-all-about-bragging-rights/

Pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie announces retirement

Dave Zabriskie

Dave Zabriskie, the time trial specialist whose professional reputation was tarnished by doping, announced his retirement over the weekend.

He’s one of the last of a one-time storied group of American cyclists on the US Postal Service teams whose careers fizzled after they admitted to the US Anti Doping Agency that they used performance enhancing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/07/pro-cyclist-dave-zabriskie-announces-retirement/

“Bicycle Dreams” documentary tells the behind-the-scenes RAAM story

[The film “Bicycle Dreams” will be presented next Thursday (March 14, 2013) at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Exit Theater at 807 East Roy Street in Seattle. The showing is presented by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. See details here for discount advance tickets.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s a story I did in 2009 about the film. By the way, Dani Wyss won the race in 2009, but Jure Robic won the contest the following year. Tragically, he died in September 2010 in a collision with a car during a training ride.]

June 23, 2009 — Endurance cycling junkies no doubt are enjoying the contest between Jure Robic and Dani Wyss being played out this week as the Race Across America nears the finish line. ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/08/bicycle-dreams-documentary-tells-the-behind-the-scenes-raam-story/

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