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     NORBA'S 24-Hour National Championships
Mon Jun 2, 2003
SPOKANE, WA - Most mountain bikers gave little thought to the news that 24 Hours of Adrenaline promoter Trilife had broken their affiliation with NORBA. But the race goes on. read more



     USA Cycling Race Mechanic Clinics
Mon Jun 2, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - USA Cycling has scheduled a series of clinics around the country for would-be race mechanics, said Alan Sekowski, head of the organization's mechanics program. read more



     World Cup Report From Fort Williams, Scotland
Mon Jun 2, 2003
FORT WILLIAMS, SCOTLAND - After a month of shakeups on the NORBA and World Cup scene it's time for the riders to get down to some nail-biting close racing. Fort Williams in the Scottish Highlands played host to World Cup Downhill, Four Cross and Cross Country. read more



     French Road Cyclist Salanson Found Dead In His Hotel Room
Tue Jun 3, 2003
23 year old French Professional cyclist Fabrice Salanson was found dead today in his hotel room just hours before the start of the Deutschland Tour (Tour of Germany). read more



     Chinese Government Holds International Bicycle Design Competition
Tue Jun 3, 2003
BEIJING, CHINA - The Republic of China's Department of Industrial Technology is accepting applications for its 8th International Bicycle Design Competition. read more



     U.S. Pro Cycling Tour Offers A Million Dollar Bonus
Wed Jun 4, 2003
The U.S. Pro Cycling Tour is offering a one million dollar prize to the athlete able to win American cycling's version of horse racing's Triple Crown, USA Today reported on Tuesday. read more



     Robin Williams & Michael Jordan Auction Bikes For Charity
Wed Jun 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - World T.E.A.M. Sports hosted a celebrity bike silent auction last night, featuring the machines of Robin Williams, Michael Jordan and Senator John Kerry. read more



     Extreme Downhill Mountain Biking Banned at Beaver Creek
Wed Jun 4, 2003
BEAVER CREEK, CO - The Grand Junction Sentinel recently reported Beaver Creek Mountain will ban "extreme" downhill mountain biking. The article quotes Beaver Creek representatives who blame excessive speed (20MPH?) user conflict and erosion for the ban. read more



     Change Of Venue For Pedro's New England MTB Festival
Wed Jun 4, 2003
LANESBORO, MA - America read more



     Tradeinbikes.com Now Accepts Aluminum, Carbon And Titanium
Thu Jun 5, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, TN - Tradeinbikes.com expanded its trade-in program to include high-end carbon and aluminum bikes in addition to domestic titanium bikes. These bikes can be traded in towards the purchase of a new Merlin, Litespeed, Quintana Roo or Tomac. read more



     Serotta Plans Seminar For Women
Thu Jun 5, 2003
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - Following a successful first clinic for women, Serotta Competition Bicycles is ready to hold its second titled "Becoming an Empowered Cyclist" on Aug. 7-10 at the Hearthstone Inn in Colorado Springs, Colorado. read more



     Playboy Playmates Straddle Ellsworths For 2003
Thu Jun 5, 2003
The Playboy X-Treme Team, an adventure racing team comprised of Playboy Playmates, is riding Ellsworth Isis bikes this season. read more



     Governor Proclaims June As Mt Bike Month In West Virginia
Fri Jun 6, 2003
CHARLESTON, WV - Bob Wise, governor of West Virginia, declared June as Mountain Bike Month in his state. Gov. Wise touted the state's popular reputation among mountain bike recreational riders and racers. read more



     U.S. MTB Team Heads To Colombia
Fri Jun 6, 2003
While most of America's top mountain-biking pros will head off to NORBA No. 2 in Snowshoe, West Virginia a week from now, there will be a four-rider U.S. contingent making a slightly longer trip to the start line. read more



     Diablo Freeride Park Opens To Rave Reviews
Fri Jun 6, 2003
VERNON, NJ - After countless months of planning and weeks of trail clearing and preparation, TerraLogic Park Industries is pleased to announce that the grand opening weekend was a huge success. read more



     Brian Lopes Out For 8 Weeks
Fri Jun 6, 2003
After breaking his left ankle last weekend at the World Cup in Fort William, Scotland, it will be at least 8 weeks before American Brian Lopes is back racing his bike. read more



     SARS Fears Snubbed By Mt. Bikers
Sat Jun 7, 2003
TORONTO, ON - Ignoring current health concerns spurred by SARS and "Mad Cow Disease," 700 mt. bikers and 2,500 spectators will travel to Milton, Ontario, for the fifth annual 24 Hours of Adrenalin. read more



     Skytrain Now Takes Bikes
Sun Jun 8, 2003
Skytrains running in Vancouver BC are finally allowing bikes on their trains, legally. For years Skytrain security in has objected to people taking their bikes with them onto the trains. Starting June 1st this is all changing - during "a trial period" they will allow individuals to travel on board with their bikes.



     Trek Across Maine 6/13 - 6/15
Sun Jun 8, 2003
BETHEL, ME - The Trek across Maine from the Sunday River Ski Resort to the Sea begins in Bethel, ME bright and early on the morning of Friday, June 13 and finishes on the coast of Maine. This is a benefit for the American Lung Association. 1-800-458-6472.



     Trek Travel Tourists To Ride With Postal Pros
Mon Jun 9, 2003
Trek Travel and Tailwind Sports, owner and manager of the U.S. Postal Service team, are together selling "performance cycling vacations" that include social events with the Postal team at the San Francisco Grand Prix. read more



     Carter, Moseley Take World Cup 4-Cross
Mon Jun 9, 2003
FRANCE - There was nearly a French revolution in Saturday's 4-Cross after riders threatened to protest the second round of the World Cup against what they deemed an unimaginative course. read more



     2003 24 Porn Tour
Mon Jun 9, 2003
The boys are back for the 24 street session tour, it's nothing serious, just one hell of a good time. Its not a competition or a tupperware party. The idea is to meet local riders and just ride! read more



     Salanson Autopsy Showed No Drugs
Mon Jun 9, 2003
The body Fabrice Salanson, who was found dead in his hotel bed ahead of the Tour of Germany, showed no traces of doping substances, state prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, said Friday. read more



     NORBA Series Round 2 Preview
Mon Jun 9, 2003
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN, WV - The West Virginian venue of Snowshoe Mountain is ready to host the second round of the 2003 NORBA National Championship Mountain Bike Series between June 12-15. read more



     CTS Performance Center Aspen Opens This Week
Tue Jun 10, 2003
ASPEN, CO - Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) and Athletic Performance will open the CTS Performance Center Aspen Thursday, June 12. The facility will provide physiological testing, personalized fitness and health assessments and training programs. read more



     REI Wins E-Commerce Award
Wed Jun 11, 2003
CHICAGO, IL - REI walked away from the 2003 Retail Systems Achievement Awards with the Best in E-Commerce Innovation award Monday night in Chicago. read more



     Iron Horse/MadCatz Racing News
Wed Jun 11, 2003
Team Iron Horse/MadCatz has started the 2003 UCI World Cup season with a bang! Team riders Nathan Rennie, Sam Hill and Jared Graves made the trip over to Europe to compete in the first two World Cup events of the season in Scotland and France. read more



     USA Today Notes Cannondale's Riders, Factory Workers
Wed Jun 11, 2003
BEDFORD, PA - Pro team sponsorship isn't just good for selling bikes, it's good for spirits in the company factory. At least that's the case for Cannondale, according to a receint USA Today article. read more



     Sydor To Ride Pan-Am MTB Champs
Wed Jun 11, 2003
MEDELL - Canadian Alison Sydor is the latest top North American rider to throw her helmet into the ring for this weekend's Pan-American Mountain Bike Championships, which runs June 13-15 in Medell read more



     NEMBA Members Get Deal On Pedrosfest Registration
Thu Jun 12, 2003
The folks at Pedrosfest would like to pass along a special premium deal to NEMBA members who register for the Pedro's Mountain Bike Festival between June 15 and July 5. The Festival is August 8-10. read more



     Bear Mountain Challenge Results
Thu Jun 12, 2003
MISSION, BC - Last weekend the Seventh Annual Bear Mountain Challenge was held in Mission B.C. where the weather was hot and so was the action, on the well-prepped spectator lined DH course. read more



     New Cycling Film To Screen In Framingham, MA
Thu Jun 12, 2003
FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Minuteman Road Club is pleased to bring to our area a featured-length documentary film "The Hard Road". If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a pro cyclist, this is your chance. read more



     Toyota X-Treme Mountain Bike Challenge at Wisp and Blue Knob
Thu Jun 12, 2003
BALTIMORE, MD - Toyota and the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) have teamed together to bring the Toyota X-Treme Mountain Bike Challenge to the Mid-Atlantic region this summer. read more



     Killington To Host Two MTB Races This Summer
Thu Jun 12, 2003
KILLINGTON, VT - Killington's rugged mountain bike terrain is the playing field and sets the tone for competitors in the 9th annual Thunder & Lightning mtb race and 2nd annual Beauty and the Beast mtb race. read more



     Cycles Gaansari Designs, Sells Wright Brothers Replicas
Fri Jun 13, 2003
DAYTON, OH - Before the winged machines, Wilbur and Orville Wright built bicycles. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of their famous first flight, Gary Boulanger designed two replicas of the 1896 Wright Van Cleve bicycle. read more



     Shonny Vanlandingham Returns
Fri Jun 13, 2003
Luna team member Shonny Vanlandingham has just been trying to get back on the bike. After breaking her collarbone at Sea Otter, Vanlandingham missed all of May and part of June. read more



     Third Annual Red Bull Rampage
Sat Jun 14, 2003
VIRGIN, UT - Once again Red Bull Energy Drink is hosting its Red Bull Rampage, an invitational only, men's mountain bike freeride competition. For the third year in a row the best freeride mountain bikers in the world will gather to challenge the steep lines and cliff bands of Virgin, Utah. read more



     Specialized Cries Foul
Sun Jun 15, 2003
Specialized Bicycles takes a new approach to getting their main man invited to the big dance in France -- if you can't beat them, get angry at them and start a campaign that reveals just how stupid they are! read more



     Race Across America Kicks Off In San Diego
Mon Jun 16, 2003
At 7 a.m. Sunday, the solo field of the 2003 Insight Race across America rolled out along San Diego's Harbor Boulevard. The official finish line is on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. read more



     NORBA NCS #2 Race Report
Mon Jun 16, 2003
SNOWSHOE, VA - Rain was the most formidable competitor at stop two of the NORBA National Series. Throughout the weekend the muddy conditions played a big outcome in the results. read more



     Youth Bicycle Races Return To Pittsfield Common
Tue Jun 17, 2003
PITTSFIELD, MA - The Berkshire Cycling Association announces its 5th annual Youth Bike Race Series, beginning on June 19th and held at the Common in Pittsfield. The 7 week Thursday night series is an informal and fun introduction to bicycle racing for ages 5-12. read more



     2003 NORBA Series Visits East Coast Off-Road Cycling Capital
Tue Jun 17, 2003
MOUNT SNOW, VT - Long considered the off-road cycling capital of the Northeast, Mount Snow, Vermont will welcome the third stop of the NORBA National Championship Mountain Bike Series, June 19-22. read more



     RAAM Rider Killed In New Mexico
Wed Jun 18, 2003
PIE TOWN, NM - A member of the Vail-Go Fast team contesting the Race Across America was killed late Tuesday night outside of Pie Town, New Mexico. The rider was struck and killed by an 18-wheel tractor trailer. read more



     Bell Tells President Bush To Wear Helmet
Wed Jun 18, 2003
After seeing President Bush fall off a Segway scooter in the national news, executives at Bell Sports sent the Bush family helmets they can use for scooter riding, biking and other activities. read more



     IMBA To Host Wild Rides On Threatened California Singletrack
Wed Jun 18, 2003
CALIFORNIA - IMBA is hosting a series of mountain bike rides to showcase California trails that could be lost to potential Wilderness designations. Many of the proposed areas contain popular mountain bike trails that cyclists have ridden for years. read more



     SRAM's Trigger Shifters Arrive At Distributors
Wed Jun 18, 2003
SRAM's X.7 Trigger Shifters and X.7 rear derailleur are now available SRAM distributors. The Impulse Technology Shifters and the X.0-styled rear derailleur were launched to the media at the Sea Otter Classic. read more



     Giant's Llanes Breaks Foot In Car Accident - Out For This Season
Wed Jun 18, 2003
Less than a year removed from a crash at the Durango NORBA that brought a premature end to Tara Llanes's 2002 season, the gated-racing specialist has had another season halted mid-stride, a broken foot from a car accident. read more



     Shimano Introduces 2004 XT Group
Thu Jun 19, 2003
Shimano receintly released details on its 2004 XT group, which includes integrated shifter/brake levers and an integrated crankset/bottom bracket. Shimano has not yet nailed down retail prices and weights. read more



     Shimano Wins Patent Case Against SRAM
Thu Jun 19, 2003
GERMANY - Shimano wins patent infringement case preventing SRAM from marketing its Powerglide cassettes in Germany. read more



     The OTHER Derailleur Company
Thu Jun 19, 2003
It weighs 179g and it'll be out near the end of the year. If you're looking for an alternative to Shimano and SRAM, then it might be worth a look. read more



     New From Sinister - The R9
Thu Jun 19, 2003
To be built in cooperation with Frank The Welder and FTW Industries, Sinister Bikes will be showing off their newest creation, the R9 at this weekend's NORBA stop at Mt Snow, VT. read more



     USA Cycling To Use eBay Auctions To Raise Money
Thu Jun 19, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - USA Cycling Sports is using eBay to raise money for its under-23, junior-level mountain bike, road and track programs. Memorabilia donated by various professional cycling and sports figures will be at auction. read more



     Oberstar Introduces Safe Routes Bill In Congress
Fri Jun 20, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman James L. Oberstar (D-MN) yesterday announced the introduction of a bill to fund Safe Routes to School and create more bike friendly communities. read more



     Alison Dunlap Out For The Season
Fri Jun 20, 2003
Alison Dunlap went down last weekend, separating her shoulder in a crash at the NCS cross-country race in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Doctors told her that without surgery she wouldn't be able to race at an elite level again. read more



     Mount Snow Adds Mountain Cross To Summer Mtb Program
Fri Jun 20, 2003
MOUNT SNOW, VT - Mount Snow is very excited to announce the addition of Mountain Cross to its summer mountain bike program. read more



     Fantasy Tour de France Registration Opens
Sat Jun 21, 2003
CyclingNews.com has created a new fun online experience that gives you the chance to take on the role of being a professional cycling team manager for the 2003 Grand Tour races. read more



     Brew Biking USA
Sun Jun 22, 2003
BERKELEY, CA - Beer, there's no getting around the fact, is fattening. But what if you exercise during your personal beer fest? That's the idea behind the Californian bicycling and beer-drinking vacation from Backroads. read more



     Frisco Cycling Club Has Plans For Superdrome
Mon Jun 23, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Frisco Cycling Club wants to bid to host the 2008 Elite World Championships, track cycling's premier event. But a covered velodrome read more



     Red Bull Bike Battle 2003
Mon Jun 23, 2003
BOSTON, MA - The second annual Red Bull Bike Battle assaults Boston City Hall with the most progressive mountain bike riders in the world on Saturday, September 27, 2003. read more



     NORBA Mount Snow XC
Mon Jun 23, 2003
MOUNT SNOW, VT - At Saturday's cross-country eventg. Mary McConneloug put her stamp on the mountain bike scene today, besting top competition while World Champion, Roland Green held off rising stars for a hard fought win. read more



     NORBA Mount Snow 4X
Mon Jun 23, 2003
MOUNT SNOW, VT - Eric Carter and Sabrina Jonnier showed why they claimed the number one seeds for Saturday's mountain cross finals, each posting victories in the face of stiff competition. read more



     NORBA Mount Snow DH
Mon Jun 23, 2003
MOUNT SNOW, VT - The downhill event saved the drama for the very end as the last riders down the mountain, Marla Streb and Cedric Gracia erased the previous marks set by their competitiors to win their respective downhill events. read more



     Dunlap's Injury More Serious
Tue Jun 24, 2003
Alison Dunlap underwent surgery last week following her crash in the final round of the NORBA MTB series on June 14. Dunlap's injury was a complete separation of her shoulder. read more



     Giant Gives Away $10,000 Bike Through VeloNews.com
Tue Jun 24, 2003
Giant Bicycles is giving away a Special Edition Team TCR Composite valued at $10,000 via VeloNews.com during the Tour de France. read more



     Tomlinson & Kyle Win Test Of Metal
Tue Jun 24, 2003
SQUAMISH, BC - A grueling 67km cross country race with over 1200 metres of climbing, 35km of singletrack, sold out to 800 + racers, otherwise known as the Test of Metal, took place this past weekend! read more



     Government Shuts Down Road Racing In NSW
Wed Jun 25, 2003
AUSTRALIAN - The Australian State at once hosted important cycling events such as the Olympic Games road race has effectively shut down road racing by banning all club cycling events to be held on public roads. read more



     MTBAccess - New Advocacy Group
Wed Jun 25, 2003
MTBAccess is advocacy with backbone, they're serious about saving trails. If trails are important to you, and you've been looking for a new advocacy organization, then check out MTBAccess Founders Circle. read more



     Patrick McCue Creating List Of Legal Freeriding Areas For IMBA
Wed Jun 25, 2003
Cyclist Patrick McCue is compiling a list of legal freeriding areas and trails to provide models for future freeride trail development. McCue is requesting information about such places across the country. read more



     Race Across America Results
Wed Jun 25, 2003
Allen Larsen crossed the Race Across America finish line this morning on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, to become the first-place solo winner in the annual ultra-marathon cycling event. read more



     USA Cycling Announces 3 New Pan-Am Mountain Bikers
Wed Jun 25, 2003
USA Cycling has announced the three off-road riders that will complete its team for the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 1-17. read more



     Viosport Revolutionizes The Helmet Camera
Thu Jun 26, 2003
Viosport has released the Adventure Cam II helmet camera. Adventure Cam II is a streamlined plug-and-record system that allows you to capture the action faster than any set-up available. read more



     Mike Kinrade Suffers Another Broken Collarbone In Whistler
Thu Jun 26, 2003
After barely being cleared to ride again after his unscheduled meeting with a large hemlock tree in early May, Mike Kinrade suffered a broken collarbone jumping Whistler Bike Park's sub-box last weekend. read more



     Moots Ships First Batch Of Aluminum Smoothies
Thu Jun 26, 2003
Moots, best known for its high-end titanium bikes, shipped its first order of aluminum machines this week. read more



     How To Be Sponsored By No Fear
Thu Jun 26, 2003
The No Fear clothing company is looking to increase its involvement in lifestyle sports, such as mountain biking, which organizers feel is a valuable way of showcasing the group read more



     Travel Channel To Feature Cannondale's Factory
Fri Jun 27, 2003
BEDFORD, PA - A Travel Channel video crew visited Cannondale's Bedford factory last week to film for "Made In America," a series that will air early next year. Cannondale will be featured in a 10-12 minute segment. read more



     Extreme Film Course In Fernie
Fri Jun 27, 2003
FERNIE, BC - Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce that the award-winning adventure filmmaker Peter "Peru" Chrzanowski has chosen the resort as one of the locations for his Extreme Film Course from December 8 to 14, 2003. read more



     Womens Mountain Bike Clinics In Rossland BC
Fri Jun 27, 2003
July 18-20 and Sept 12-14th ! The Nations best riders teaching you! Everything for every rider. Open to beginners through advanced - each group has great coaches with a max 6:1 ratio. read more



     Ford Adventure Sport Challenge
Fri Jun 27, 2003
BEAVER CREEK, CO - The Ford Adventure Sport Challenge is hitting Beaver Creek, CO from July 17-20, 2003. There is a 24-Hr Mountain Bike race, which carries a prize purse of $15,000, and starts on Saturday, July 19th, at 12 Noon. read more



     VeloNews Hands Out Some Midseason MTB Awards
Fri Jun 27, 2003
There's no official halfway point in the mountain biking season. But with three of five NORBAs in the books and the World Cup slate well underway, it seems like an appropriate time to hand out some midseason awards. read more



     Skier To kick Off Tour de France
Sat Jun 28, 2003
Austrian skier Hermann Maier, a former Olympic and World Champion, will open the centenary Tour de France when it sets off from the Eiffel Tower on July 5. read more



     First Ever North Shore-Style Freeriding Contest In Russia
Sat Jun 28, 2003
RUSSIA - "We've definitely caught the "Shore virus" - North Shore-style freeriding now is one of the hottest topics in my home city of Moscow." - Nata Romanova read more



     America Bikes Requests Industry Support Of PACE Bill
Sun Jun 29, 2003
America Bikes requested that everyone in the bike industry contact their representative to support the bill, the Pedestrian and Cyclist Equity Act of 2003 (PACE). read more



     Light & Motion Lights Up Segways
Mon Jun 30, 2003
Light and Motion, a bike industry light manufacturer, is now selling to Segway LLC, maker of the Segway Human Transporter. read more



     Lance's Chances For Fifth Tour de France Title
Mon Jun 30, 2003
Winning a fifth consecutive Tour de France is nearly impossible, but Lance Armstrong is going after another victory as methodically as he did the cancer that nearly killed him. read more



     Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup
Mon Jun 30, 2003
The only thing that came close to ending Gunn-Rita Dahle's World Cup winning streak was one of the Mont-Sainte-Anne course's many tight, technical singletrack sections. read more


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