Starstruck: Apex Racing's Adrian Magun and Trek-Segafredo pro Kiel Reijnen.
Cycling

Starstruck at Seward Park

After one of the wettest and coldest winters on record, stupendous spring conditions inspired a huge turnout at the May 25 edition of the Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series. The Seward Park Series is classic Seattle bike racing: Ride to the race, race, ride home with buddies and …

Climbs

Daniel Perry: Everesting a Hill Near You

Do you dream of endless climbing on your bike? Add ‘Everesting‘ to your to do list. Although I naively believe I have a modest grip on the latest cycling trends, I completely missed ‘Everesting.’ ‘Everesting’ is doing 29,029ft (8,848m) of hill repeats all in one effort. Fun? Yes, for some, …

Bicycle touring

Cycle Oregon 2017

Having lived in Eugene, OR for about five years in the mid-2000s, it caught my eye that 2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the week-long Cycle Oregon “Classic,” September 9-16. Several friends have participated in Cycle Oregon, and all give it high marks as a well-organized event by folks who …

Cycling

Jennifer Wheeler 2.0

Back in 2010 a young(er) Jennifer Wheeler, a transplant from Indiana, was lighting up the local racing scene, which led to a two-year stint as a pro. After leaving pro cycling she experimented with several different athletic endeavors, but has once again set her sights on competing at the highest …

Cycling

Seward Park Series Opener 2017

Last Thursday marked the opening of the Seward Park Series’ 28th season. The Seward Series is an integral part of Seattle’s cycling culture and to emphasize its importance is nicknamed the “Thursday Night World Championships.” Not to be confused with the Tuesday Night World Championships, which are held at Pacific …

Community

Meet the Bend Bella Cycling Club

Central Oregon’s largest women’s cycling club emphasizes fun, skills, and confidence building — on the road and on mountain trails. When I lived in Vancouver, WA the local cycling club (Vancouver Bicycle Club) proved to be my social lifeline. Through it I met a great group of people who quickly became some …

Adult beverages

A Ride Under the Randonneurs’ “Big Tent”

As the summer of 2016 waned, I realized it had been over a year since I had ridden with the Seattle International Randonneurs. I sent an email to the Randonneurs’ president Mark Thomas saying I urgently needed to maintain a glimmer of Rando credibility: “When can we ride?” Mark’s response …

Cycling

Aaron Berntson Sets New Velodrome Hour Record

Saturday morning October 1, Aaron Berntson set a new Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome one hour record of 44.1km, or approximately 27.4 miles. Stewart Bowmer held the previous record, 43.49 km/hr, set in July 2010. With metronomic discipline Aaron pedaled each lap in 32.7 seconds +/- 0.5 seconds: 1.83 laps per …

Cycling

Aaron Berntson Attempting Velodrome One Hour Record

Weather gods permitting, between 9AM and noon this Saturday October 1st, Garage Racing‘s Aaron Berntson will attempt a new Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome one-hour record. Stewart Bowmer set the current record of 43.45km (~27 miles) in 2010. Since this is a record attempt there will be 3 officials present to …

Cycling

Penultimate Seward Park Evening

The 2016 Voler Thursday Night Cycling Series at Seward Park wraps up next week on September 1. The race series winners are locked up: 7:00 Race: Ian Mensher (Keller Rohrback) 95 points 6:00 Race: Jed Stremel (Audi) 87 points 5:30 Race: Troy Seeborn (Audi) 77 points In sunny conditions, shooting …