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     NCS Series In The Toilet?
Thu May 1, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - With the latest jaw-dropping decision from NORBA to not have a pro payout at nationals, the UCI has stepped in and decided to remove the point granting status (E1) of the NCS series. No pro payout = no right to race world cups. read more



     NH Seacoast Bike/Walk To Work Day
Thu May 1, 2003
SEACOAST, NH - May 15, 2003 is Bike/Walk to Work Day in the Seacoast. Welcome the spring by trying your commute by bicycle or on foot! read more



     Tough Times Continue: Telluride World Cup Cancelled
Thu May 1, 2003
TELLURIDE, CO - There seems to be no shortage of bad news when it comes to mountain-bike racing these days. Just a week after it was announced that there would be no pro prize money at this year's NORBA NCS races, the World Cup stop in Telluride, Colorado gets cancelled. read more



     Colombia Gets Ready For Pan-American MTB Championships
Thu May 1, 2003
Fourteen countries have so far committed to sending riders to the VII Pan-American Mountain Bike Championships in Medellin, Colombia June 13-15. read more



     Race Face Signs Steve Peat
Fri May 2, 2003
Race Face Components Inc., one of North America's leading producers of high performance mountain bike components and clothing, is proud to announce the signing of DH World Cup champion, Steve Peat for the 2003 racing season. read more



     Are You A Freerider Looking For Support?
Fri May 2, 2003
Well here is your chance! Dirtbag Clothing Inc. is looking to sponsor up and coming Freeride/MTB talent. For more info email them at mtb@dirtbagclothing.com



     Red Bull Down Town : Portugal
Fri May 2, 2003
LISBON, PORTUGAL - Once again, the world's best Down Hill riders will bring speed and life to the historical centre of Portugal's capital, with a breathtaking spectacle. read more



     Ablocco Enters U.S. Market With Custom Frames
Fri May 2, 2003
BOSTON, MA - Virtuops, a company owned by Ronald Augusti, is now the sole distributor of Ablocco bicycles, a small Italian company building custom frames for the U.S. market. read more



     Desert Solitaire : 2 Long Races
Sat May 3, 2003
Not interested in the Big Bear NCS or the World Cup in St. Wendel - and didn't get an invite to Lisbon. Well here are a couple of cross-country races you might consider. read more



     Miguel Martinez Back On Dirt
Sun May 4, 2003
Reigning Olympic mountain bike champion Miguel Martinez has announced that he plans on being on the start line for the World Cup opener in St. Wendel, Germany, May 24-25. read more



     What Happened To Telluride: Sutton Explains
Mon May 5, 2003
At the close of the 2002 Telluride 360 Degree Festival, Rick Sutton couldn't have been happier. His latest brainchild had been a substantial success, and he was already looking ahead to 2003. So why was it canceled for 2003? read more



     Wade Bootes Crashes, Ruins MTB Season
Mon May 5, 2003
Wade Bootes' MTB season is in disarray after he sustained a suspected broken collarbone from a crash during a qualifying heat of the keirin at the Australian Track Cycling Championships in Sydney on Sunday, May 4. read more



     Finally Some Good News: MTB Jeep King Of The Mountain A Go!
Mon May 5, 2003
WINTERGREEN, VA - Mountain-bike racing needed some good news, and Friday it looks like it got some. The mountain-biking version of the Jeep King of the Mountain series has gotten the thumbs up from Chrysler. read more



     Texas Cyclist Killed
Tue May 6, 2003
COLLIN COUNTY, TX - A 42 year old endurance cyclist from Texas, has died after being hit by a bus in Collin County last Thursday. Schwartz was struck from behind by the mirror of a school bus carrying students. read more



     Workers Offered Cash To Get On Their Bikes
Tue May 6, 2003
NORWAY - Norwegian workers are being offered cash incentives to get on their bikes as part of a government drive to encourage pedal power and cut car use. read more



     Thong-Wearing Bicyclist Angers Park Patrons
Tue May 6, 2003
SAN ANTONIO, TX - San Antonio Park Police say they've received dozens of complaints about a man riding his bike in the park wearing only a black thong. read more



     Specialized Is Expanding Their Freeride Team
Wed May 7, 2003
Recent recipient of the $10,000 Ultimate Freeride Challenge 2 grand prize check (courtesy Race Face), Matt Hunter has earned himself a spot on the Specialized factory team. Check out specialized.com for the official press release.



     U.S. DOT Says Americans Prefer Walking To Biking
Wed May 7, 2003
More than twice as many Americans prefer walking to cycling during the summer months, and perception of safety for each activity seems to be an influential factor. read more



     NH Seacoast Bike/Walk To Work Day On May 15th
Wed May 7, 2003
Spring! It's here - time to pump up your tires, put on your helmet and get out on your bike on NH Seacoast's Bike/Walk to Work Day On May 15th read more



     MTBchick.com Gear Stolen
Thu May 8, 2003
Women's mountain biking advocate Tonya Laffey is appealing for riders in the Terre Haute Indiana area and beyond to keep an eye out for clothing and equipment that was stolen from her vehicle last Thursday night, May 1. read more



     WMBA Fat Tire Festival 2003
Fri May 9, 2003
PEEKSKILL, NY - On Sunday, June 1, at the Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY the Westchester Mountain Bike Association brings you the 2003 WMBA Fat Tire Festival. Event runs from 10am - 5pm. read more



     Bike Mechanics Class June 23-24
Fri May 9, 2003
BOSTON, MA - USA Cycling will be putting on a mechanics clinic in Boston, where among other things you'll learn important skills such as pit set-up; track, road and mtb support; gluing tires; dealing with athletes and staff; wheel changes; and what to expect on the road. The cost for the clinic is $120 for two days. For more information contact Alan Sekowski at (719) 866-4770 or asekowski@usacycling.org.



     National Bike Month - Bike To Work Week Is May 12-16
Sun May 11, 2003
This year marks the 47th consecutive year the League of American Bicyclists has declared May to be National Bike Month. Promoted as the official kickoff to another busy cycling season, the theme for this year's National Bike Month is wellness. read more



     Factory Descent-World Qualifies For World Cup
Mon May 12, 2003
All the team members of Factory Descent-World have now qualified to compete at the World Cup, the first round being at Fort William, Scotland on the weekend of 31st May - 1st June. read more



     Lock And Lube Ride Brings Out Industry On East Coast
Tue May 13, 2003
WILMINGTON, MA - Dozens of industry members rode 100 miles together last week in the first annual Lock and Lube Century Ride, an event sponsored by Kryptonite and Pedro's. read more



     Consumer Reports Picks Best Bikes For Pavement
Tue May 13, 2003
Consumer Reports gave a thumbs up to most bikes sold through specialty retailers in its June issue 'Best Bicycles' ratings. However, it singled out bikes from Giant, Specialized and Bianchi among its top 3 consumer choices. read more



     Work With The Film Makers Of Jib And Double Down
Tue May 13, 2003
Invictus Productions is posting the dates and locations of their production schedule and extending an open invitation to talented local riders to participate in the shoots. read more



     Mountain Creek Resort To Open Freeride Park
Wed May 14, 2003
VERNON, NJ - TerraLogic Park Industries, a rider owned company based out of Vernon, New Jersey is pleased to announce the grand opening of its innovative mountain bike park to be located at Mountain Creek Resort. read more



     SockGuy Adds Collegiate Socks
Thu May 15, 2003
SockGuy signed an agreement with Adrenaline Promotions to produce a line of licensed socks for more than 50 major colleges across the country. read more



     Bicycle Village Grand Opening
Thu May 15, 2003
AURORA, CO - Denver area residents with an open Thursday afternoon might want to head to Aurora on May 15 to check out the formal grand opening of what is being touted as the world's largest bike shop. read more



     MTA NEMBA Spring Cleaning Trail Day - Sunday May 18th
Thu May 15, 2003
If you enjoy Mount Agamenticus, please help MTA NEMBA preserve this great riding spot! This trail day will consist of a fun/working trail ride during which they'll make stops as needed to pick up litter. read more



     IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants Awarded
Fri May 16, 2003
Six IMBA mountain bike clubs will receive cash awards in the first round of 2003 IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants. Massachusetts is among the recipients. read more



     Maine Cyclist Pedals Greenway Mesage to Washington
Fri May 16, 2003
FRIENDSHIP, ME - Chip Jahnke, a 65-year-old proprietor of a bed-and-breakfast in Friendship, Maine, is biking his way to Washington, D.C. with a message: trails are important community assets that deserve federal support. read more



     Bradbury Mountain Trail Day, Sunday May 18th
Fri May 16, 2003
BRADBURY, ME - This weekend get down and dirty in Maine at Bradbury Mountain State Park, that's right a Trail Day! Help take care of the trails we all use and support your local bicycling community. read more



     Sponsor A Mile Of The East Coast Greenway In Maine
Sat May 17, 2003
Show your support for the East Coast Greenway by sponsoring a mile of the East Coast Greenway in Maine and get your name or a short inscription listed on the new information kiosk. read more



     Portland Maine Bike Network Celebration
Sun May 18, 2003
PORTLAND ME - The Portland Bike Network celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 21st. The purpose of this event is primarily to focus media attention on the existence of the bike lanes - where they are, why and how to use them. read more



     ASTM Introduces New VIN Standard For Bikes
Mon May 19, 2003
The ASTM Subcommittee on Bicycles developed a new standard for bicycle vehicle identity numbers (VIN). Manufacturers that identify bikes according to the new standard, ASTM F 2268, will make the bikes easier to track if stolen. read more



     Rider Dies During Downhill Practice At Big Bear
Mon May 19, 2003
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA - Sadly it was the love of mountain biking that ended 33-year-old, Haruko Fujinaka's life during her honeymoon. She was the victim of a bad crash in the Naked Falls section of the Snow Summit Resort downhill course. read more



     Juarez And Kobin Take 24 Hours At Laguna Seca
Tue May 20, 2003
MONTEREY, CA - Although some race promoters recently ended their affiliation with NORBA, racing went on as planned. In the end, it was two familiar winners from 2002, Tinker Juarez and Louise Kobin, that ended up atop the podium. read more



     Bank Closes Drive-Through Window To Bikes
Wed May 21, 2003
SEATTLE, WA - Larry Naylor, owner of Perfect Wheels in Seattle, Washington, rides his bike to work nearly every day, often stopping at the bank to make a deposit. That's what he planned to do last Friday, on Bike to Work Day, until the bank refused him service. read more



     SARS Scares Commuters Off Busses, On To Bikes
Wed May 21, 2003
BEIJING, CHINA - Bicycle commuting is back in favor in Beijing, where worried workers are shunning crowded buses and subways as the SARS epidemic continues to spread in China's huge capital city. read more



     Syncros Is Reborn - Marshall Cant Leaves Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Wed May 21, 2003
The Syncros name still echoes some Canadian badass attitude and, along with his design experience, Marshall Cant brings his knowledge of what freeriders do to components and a vision for where the niche is going. read more



     Sinister Bikes And FTW Industries Form Formal Partnership
Wed May 21, 2003
LYNN, MA - After a few weeks of discussions and careful planning, Sinister Bikes and FTW Industries have formed a more formal partnership. With this new partnership FTW's DNA will now be distributed and marketed by Sinister Bikes. read more



     Drop And Give Me 34(km): Military Cycling Championships
Thu May 22, 2003
The U.S. Military National Cycling Championships are under way in Pennsylvania - but with America's armed forces otherwise occupied in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, is anyone wearing Lycra instead of desert camo? read more



     Armstrong Named World Sportsman Of The Year
Thu May 22, 2003
Lance Armstrong, the American cycle star who won the Tour de France for the fourth successive time in 2002 after beating cancer, was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. read more



     Catlike Recalls Kompact Helmets
Fri May 23, 2003
Monarch is recalling 2254 Catlike Kompact adult helmets in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Although Monarch has not received any injury reports, the Kompact may fall short of CPSC safety standards. read more



     U.S. Olympic Starts Imperiled
Fri May 23, 2003
At long last, the UCI has finally released a set of updated nation rankings, and as expected the U.S. men are not a lock to get more than one starting spot for the Olympics. read more



     Roadie-Turned-Dirtie Due To 1 Win
Fri May 23, 2003
T-Mobile's Kim Anderson is still substantially committed to road racing however, she finished third in the cross country and sixth in the short track at Big Bear. Look for Anderson at the rest of the NORBA races!



     Local Retailer Barry Field Dies After Motorcycle Accident
Fri May 23, 2003
LITTLETON, NH - Friends and family said farewell to Barry Field, owner of Littleton Bike Shop, yesterday at his funeral service. read more



     2003 World Cup #1 - St. Wendel, Germany
Sun May 25, 2003
ST. WENDEL, GERMANY - At the World Cup opener in St. Wendel, Germany, there were more new faces on the podium. World Cup Champion Filip Meirhaeghe flatted. Roland Green, fourth overall in the World Cup standings last year, is still trying to regain his form. read more



     Armstrong's Coach Is Hall-Of-Fame Bound
Tue May 27, 2003
SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lance Armstrong's coach beat the cycling great to the hall of fame. Chris Carmichael was inducted to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Somerville, NJ. read more



     3 Cyclists Lost On Mount Agamenticus Trails
Tue May 27, 2003
YORK, ME - Three bicyclists were lost off the trails of Mount Agamenticus Monday and called 911 at around 1:30 PM to report they had been lost for two hours. About 50 people were involved in the search-and-rescue effort. read more



     Federal Court Issues Injunction Against AD-II
Wed May 28, 2003
A federal court issued a permanent injunction against AD-II, prohibiting the sale of the company's twist shifters that were found in violation a SRAM patent. read more



     Interbike Opens Online Registration With Virtual Floorplan
Thu May 29, 2003
Interbike is now registering companies for its October 10-14 show online. Interbike's online system offers a few new features, including a virtual floorplan that is updated as companies sign up for space. read more



     Crank Brothers' Pedal Featured In San Francisco Museum
Fri May 30, 2003
The Egg Beater, the four-sided pedal made by the Crank Brothers, is on display until Aug. 17 at the San Francisco Design Museum. The pedal will be part of a sports exhibition entitled "Inspiration Perspiration." read more



     Bicycle Commuter Act Introduced In U.S. Senate
Fri May 30, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate last week that would include bike commuters in the tax code transportation fringe benefit. read more



     LL Bean Steps Up IMBA Support
Sat May 31, 2003
L.L. Bean is now the official outfitter of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, providing essential clothing and gear for life on the road. The company also supplies outdoor gear to IMBA staff. read more


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