42 Below Vodka is sponsoring the 42Ride, in which -- you guessed it -- 42 cyclists are riding across the country from NYC to LA. The 21 riders that are taking a northern route were in Detroit last night, and we met up with them at their visit to CityFest. What a great group of people. Alex almost took off with them, we're pretty sure. We were particularly excited to meet Jacquie Phelan, three-time NORBA champ, member of both the US Bicycling AND Mountain Bike Hall of Fames and founder of WOMBATS (Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society), a group that works to increase the number of women in the sport of mountain biking. Us being a female-owned shop and she being an outspoken advocate for women in the sport of cycling, well, we hit it off. Hopefully we'll be seeing her back in Detroit soon!
Read more about Jacquie at her blog.
Safe riding to all the 42Riders! We hope you enjoyed your stay in the D!
Ride to CityFest & Leave the Parking to Wheelhouse!Wheelhouse is really excited to sponsor free bike parking at CityFest this year! If you've ridden there in years past, you've certainly noticed the, um, creative places people have had to lock their bikes. Well, this year, you can head to our corral, located at the southeast corner of W. Grand Blvd. and Cass, and we will keep your steed safe -- for free! CityFest runs from Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5. More info and a schedule of performances can be found here.
Tour de Troit Registration Kick-Off Ride TONIGHT, July 1, Tour de Troit registration kicks off! Meet us at the T-Plex between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to register for this year's ride, which is set for September 19. For one day only, it will cost just $25 to sign up; when online registration opens on July 2, the price will jump to $30.
After registering, we ride! We'll do a (free) ten-miler that wraps up at CityFest -- just in time to see De La Soul headline!
Read tons more about the TdT and registration here.