2019 is a big year for cyclocross in the Pacific Northwest. The headline news is that the USA Cycling Cyclocross Championships will be held at Fort Steilacoom Park December 5-10. The Seattle-area season kicks off Sunday September 8th with MFG Cyclocross' Lake Sammamish GP presented by Planetbox. Cyclocross originated in the early 1900s as an off-season training … [Read more...] about ‘Cross is Here 2019
Wednesday evening was the finale of the 2018 NW Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the "Wednesday Night World Championships," this was the series' fifth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, everyone acts as though World Championship stripes are on the … [Read more...] about NW MTB Series 2018 Finale
If there is a "hub" of cycling in Seattle it may very well be the Ballard-Fremont corridor. The two neighborhoods have a dense ecosystem of cycling businesses that include: -Cascade Bicycle Studio (CBS) which offers a personalized bike purchase and fitting process, and has earned some notoriety for their shop rides -Dutch Bike, which is focused on commuters and folks who … [Read more...] about Peter Cannon’s Beautiful Bike
If there is such a thing, last weekend (February 23-24) was the season opener for cycling in the Seattle area. Racers start their season with a series of time trials, and this year's Frostbite Time Trial (results) was run on a course in the Carnation area. Highlights from the lung-busting event included: * a course record by Dustin Van Wyck who blazed the 12.6 miles in … [Read more...] about Cycling Season 2013: Let’s Ride and Race!
You may be familiar with the term "in the box" which refers to riders who are at their physical and mental limits, and doggedly working through pain and suffering. For savvy commuters and riders who closely interface with autos, being "in the box" looks to be an up and coming positive trend. Automobile driver's view of a cyclist in the side mirror. As a cyclist, this scares me … [Read more...] about In the Box