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Did you catch that amazing copper finish Stayer Cycles OMG hardtail in today’s Bespoked gallery? Well, that bike, in addition to two others from Stayer (there’s a small, medium, and large) could be yours. Continue reading below for the details of the Ultra Distance Scholarship X Stayer Cycles Prize Draw.
The Ultra Distance Scholarship (UDS) is a new nonprofit in the UK working to increase diversity and representation within the niche world of ultra-distance cycling and racing. They provide comprehensive support packages, including a custom bicycle, bikepacking bags, cycling kit, gear, and tech, coaching, mentorship, and entry into a prominent ultra race, to three recipients a year. More than the extensive and exciting support, is the strong community that is emerging as a result. The UDS are currently running a prize draw fundraiser courtesy of one of their sponsors, Stayer Cycles, to help them continue to do their important work. There are three Stayer OMG mountain bikes up for prize draw now until November 18th, 2022. There is a small, medium, and a large up for grabs and they are each wonderfully unique and one-of-a-kind. All funds raised go back into the running and expansion of the scholarship.
All money raised through this campaign will help fund the Ultra Distance Scholarship’s work this year and hopefully into the next! The major expenses of the scholarship are: coaching fees, mentorship fees, bike fitting fees, administration fees, and additional componentry, equipment and gear not currently covered by sponsors. The UDS would also love to pay some awesome folks working to make cycling more inclusive, to do some vital consultation work with them, eventually carving out a job position for someone qualified to lead the UDS to further glory (ideally POC-led).
With your support you’ll be helping the Ultra Distance Scholarship continue to provide amazing opportunities for folks who might not normally participate in these types of events. Please help them keep alive an initiative whose work is not done yet (but one day hopes to be!).
Just about every month, Wolf Tooth releases a new limited edition colored Morse Cage and this month’s is a slime green in the titanium model… These are in stock and shipping now from Wolf Tooth.
Rapha + POC Omne Air Mips + POC Ventral Lite $190/$325
Rapha has teamed up with the Swedish safety experts once more to present a new line of helmets that offer maximum performance, protection, and style for every ride. Combining POC innovation with Rapha design, we’ve joined forces with the Swedish masters of protection on a new line of helmets that represents the pinnacle of performance for every cyclist. This years releases include the advanced helmet for road and gravel – Rapha + POC Omne Air Mips. And, the helmet of choice for many of the riders in EF Education-EasyPost at the WorldTour and beyond, extremely lightweight Rapha + POC Ventral Lite.
See more on this collaboration at Rapha.
Keep your gear warm this winter with the new Rambler luxe colorway, featuring waxed and quilted burgundy detailing on a waxed tan bag with a darker tan webbing and tan binding. All models are fully lined with high-vis orange recycled packcloth, the canvas is thick No. 8 duck, the burgundy is quilted here, and it’s all treated in-house with a vegan and biodegradable waterproofing wax.
Luxe bags use unique limited fabrics and techniques to detail the Rambler base model bags.
- Small Shortflap $190 (base 160 + 30)
Medium Shortflap $235 (base 195 + 40)
Large Longflap $270 (base 220 +50)
Weekender Longflap $285 (base 235 +50)
Fancy Pouch $135 (base 110 +25)
Short Modular Ramblonneur, flat pockets $315 (base 265 +50)
Short Modular Ramblonneur, boxy pockets $355 (base 305 +50)
Tall Modular Ramblonneur, flat pockets $330 (base 280 +50)
Tall Modular Ramblonneur, boxy pockets $370 (reg. 320 +50)
Full Flap Frame Bags $255 (base 215 +40)
See more information and pre-order at Rambler Bags.
For the Café du Cycliste Gravel Team this World Championship marked the culmination of a first season of excellence. Our warriors have all qualified with art, heart and humility. They descended into the arena during the selection rounds, fought with all the commitment and bravery that we know of them to obtain the key to unlock this Venetian final.
Racing for a good part of the course alongside the Frenchwoman who will be crowned the first champion of the world in the discipline, Annabel Fisher abandons due to a puncture at the 101st kilometer. Danielle Larson, Lydia Iglesias Bares, Maria Ögn Guðmundsdóttir will give the best of themselves in their respective categories, and the podium passes just under the nose of Lydia, the Spanish rider of Team Café du Cycliste.
Meet the Knoths. Dawn Rae, Rob, and Max have been bikepacking since before Max was in Kindergarten. They usually spend an entire month of each year bikepacking and sleeping on the ground! Sometimes those nights come in the form of longer trips in places like Baja, other times they are quick weekend overnights like this ride.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration by @kook.grin.media
Kook Grin Media is speaking the truth this Monday morning!
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