Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group – Cycling Weekly

Riding in a group comes with many benefits, namely having a bit of company and having people to keep you out of the wind when it’s not your turn to suffer. But riding alone can also be enjoyable, offering riders the peace and quiet of the road and a little ‘me time’ that we all crave every so often. So here are a few reasons by heading out on your own is brilliant.

Here’s the full article from Cycling Weekly: Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group – Cycling Weekly

Ride the Ridge – Maple Moonshine Fat Bike Criterium

Ride the Ridge – Maple Moonshine Fat Bike Criterium

Maple Ski Ridge and HRRT Present the 2016 Ride the Ridge Series. Event #1- Maple Moonshine Fat Bike CriteriumSaturday, March 12th – 6:30 pm. Registration Fee: $20, register online at bikereg.com.

PicsArt_1424277110049WHERE: Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam NY WHAT: With its short lap format, success in a winter Fat Bike criterium requires cyclists to hold their own on a fast, snowy course that covers the lower portions of Maple Ski Ridge Mountain. Wide tires will be the tool of choice for riders to navigate the varied terrain in this spectator friendly, one of a kind event…

More info here: Ride the Ridge

Crank Sports Sponsorship: eFuel, eGel

This was in today’s email:

Congratulations, Old Time Cycling has been selected for our Team Crank sponsorship program. This program will allow your club to receive pro deal pricing on e-Gel, e-Fuel and all of our products as well as some additional benefits. Your account has been activated and you now have access the area of our site reserved for team members.

I’m very excited to announce that Crank Sports will be sponsoring Old Time Cycling with their eFuel electrolyte drink and eGel electrolyte gels. Crank Sports manufactures premium energy gels and hydration drinks for endurance athletes that provide balanced energy, hydration and electrolyte replacement. eFuel and eGel are both gluten free, and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners…just clean energy!

Adirondack Rail Trail

Adirondack Park Agency: Board Approves Plan to Convert Stretch of Rail Bed Into Recreational Trail
The agency determined that the plan conforms to New York State land regulations. It would convert 34 miles of the existing rail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid into a multi-use recreation trail.

New York Bicycling Coalition: Action Alert

We need your help to make our state a safer place to bike!

https://www.votervoice.net/Shares/BAAAAABjACO3KAepeTO7FAA

While New York State currently has a safe passing law, it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s ambiguous and isn’t easy to enforce. Each person can interpret what “a safe distance” means in their own way.

In order to resolve this issue and make our roads safer, New York State needs to adopt a law that requires a minimum safe passing distance of at least 3 feet. This means that every person who is driving a motor-vehicle must pass people who are biking by giving them at least 3 feet of space.

There’s no reason this shouldn’t be part of the existing law and we need your help to make it a reality. Please take a moment to email your legislators.Tell them that you support the implementing a 3 foot safe passing law because it means safer roads and streets for our friends, families, and communities.

https://www.votervoice.net/Shares/BAAAAABjACO3KAepeTO7FAA

Clean Bottle Sposorship

Clean Bottle is supporting Old Time Cycling with their unique water bottle. This bottle is so easy to clean…and so easy to drink out from without spilling and dripping like so many other bottles out there.

Opens from both ends for easy cleaning. It’s that simple.

Never hassle with dirty, moldy bottles again. With a removable top AND bottom the Clean Bottle is easy to, well, clean!  Using only BPA-free plastics, the dishwasher safe Clean Bottle is guaranteed for life.

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Thanks Clean Bottle!