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     VeloNews.com Launches Live Tour de France Coverage
Tue Jul 1, 2003
VeloNews.com yesterday launched its online Tour de France coverage for the tenth consecutive year. And when the live coverage begins, some retailers with SmartEtailing web sites will be broadcasting VeloNews.com's minute-by-minute reports on their sites also. read more



     BMX To Replace Two Cycling Events In 2008 Olympics
Tue Jul 1, 2003
BEIJING, CHINA - Bike Moto Cross, otherwise known as BMX cycling, will be added to the program for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. read more



     USA Cycling Launches Second eBay Auction
Wed Jul 2, 2003
An Olympic Superbike, an autographed Lance Armstrong book and a Tyler Hamilton-autographed CSC jersey are among the 36 items now on eBay for the second round of an auction that will benefit USA Cycling junior and track programs. read more



     Gracia And Jonnier Crowned At Debut Jeep KOM
Wed Jul 2, 2003
WINTERGREEN, VA - At Sunday's inaugural Jeep King of the Mountains event, which paired male and female racers into "national" teams, Cedric Gracia and Sabrina Jonnier recaptured the glory of yesteryear for France. read more



     Better World Club Introduces Bike Pick-Up Insurance
Thu Jul 3, 2003
PORTLAND, OR - Better World Club, recently began a nationwide bicycle pick-up service. The program, likely the first of its kind, works just like the company's emergency roadside assistance program for cars. read more



     Waddell Still Unconscious, But Prognosis Good
Thu Jul 3, 2003
Four days after suffering one of the worst crashes you'll see in a downhill race, ITS-Santa Cruz rider John Waddell remains unconscious in a Quebec City hospital. read more



     Tenney Mountain Opens For Snow Skiing This Weekend
Thu Jul 3, 2003
PLYMOUTH, NH - It read more



     Whistler To Host Olympics, Hopes For Biking Boost
Thu Jul 3, 2003
By the slimmest of margins, Vancouver has been selected to act as host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and now begins the monumental task of preparing ski hills and skating rinks for the best athletes in the world. read more



     Contic Scores Podium, Qualify For 24 Hr World Solo Championship
Fri Jul 4, 2003
SNOWSHOE, WV - In the world of 24-hour mountain bike racing, solo riders cross boundaries into a freakish state of mind-over-body as they try to complete as many laps as possible on the mostly singletrack course. read more



     Bicycling's Steve Madden Teaches Kids To Ride On NBC
Fri Jul 4, 2003
Steve Madden, Bicycling's editor-in-chief, will be demonstrating how to teach a child to ride a bike with the gravity technique on NBC's Today Show this Saturday at 8:30a.m. EST. read more



     Armstrong Keeping Last Year's Team
Sat Jul 5, 2003
Lance Armstrong is working on the principle that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Armstrong is sticking with the teammates that last year helped him move within one victory of a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France title. read more



     Marin Bikes Launches Cruiser Line
Sun Jul 6, 2003
Marin Bikes yesterday introduced a line of Cruiser bikes for men and women. Retailing for $249, the cruisers will be available in September. read more



     Injured Waddell Update
Tue Jul 8, 2003
Waddell update. He is still unconscious. The doctors think 7-10 days. The doctor reviewed the CT scans with Derin last night and his opinion was that John was just under the line of being seriously messed up. read more



     ZIPP, CSC Donate Tour Wheels To Cancer Society
Tue Jul 8, 2003
Team CSC will be donating the special edition ZIPP Speed Weaponry wheels it uses in the Tour de France to the American Cancer Society. read more



     IMBA and Subaru Celebrate Trail Care Milestone
Wed Jul 9, 2003
The International Mountain Bicycling Association announced the 1000th trail project of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, marking a major milestone for the program. read more



     Downhiller Adams Hit By Car
Wed Jul 9, 2003
KAMLOOPS, BC - Giant-Pearl Izumi downhiller Dustin Adams has seen his season put on hold after he was hit by a car during a training ride in Kamloops, British Columbia over the weekend. read more



     Only $23,219 More To Buy Nam
Wed Jul 9, 2003
So close, yet so far! I can't believe that we only have $23,219 left to go before we'll own trails that we can call our own - Philip Keyes read more



     Cannondale Airs Its First TV Ads During OLN Tour Coverage
Thu Jul 10, 2003
Cannondale will be airing its first television ads during the Outdoor Life Network's (OLN) daily Tour de France coverage. The bike maker bought two different 30-second spots that will alternate during the Tour. read more



     Hamilton Tackles The Alps, And IMAX Cameras Follow
Fri Jul 11, 2003
While many watch Lance Armstrong climb for his fifth straight overall victory, cycling fans have been riveted to the progress of another American, Tyler Hamilton (CSC) of Marblehead, Mass. read more



     Nation Olympic Rankings Update
Sat Jul 12, 2003
Things are getting very interesting for the American men and their chances for the Olympics. In the latest set of UCI nation rankings the U.S. is 14th, meaning two spots at the Olympics is anything but assured. read more



     Grouse Mountain: Rain Turns DH Upside Down
Sat Jul 12, 2003
When it comes to downhill racing, there's one factor that even the world's wisest odds makers (or best riders) cannot completely account for - rain. And that's just what happened on the steep slopes of British Columbia's Grouse Mountain. read more



     Grouse World Cup 4-X Results
Sun Jul 13, 2003
Right from the start, Mike King was the man to beat. He was owning the short 4-X course and looked super smooth throughout his heats before finally taking the top spot. read more



     House Panel Votes To Axe All Bike Projects In 2004
Mon Jul 14, 2003
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Friday approved a bill that would cut funding for transportation alternatives like bike paths in order to bolster highway construction spending. read more



     Wachusett Brewery Sets Up The Big Top At Pedrosfest
Mon Jul 14, 2003
LANESBORO, MA - Organizers have selected Wachusett Brewery of Westminster, MA, as the official sponsor of the big top beer garden and entertainment tent at the 9th annual Pedro's Mountain Bike Festival being held Aug. 8-10 in the Berkshires. read more



     Grouse Mountain: Dahle, Paulissen Grab Cross-country Wins
Mon Jul 14, 2003
VANCOUVER, BC - the fourth stop of the UCI World Cup concluded with a pair of cross-country races that produced enough drama to fill a week of daytime television. read more



     Tour de France Update
Mon Jul 14, 2003
After ten straight days racing, the Tour has reached its hump. Lance Armstrong is in the lead and well on his way to a record tying fifth win. But with 1088.4 miles of racing still left, don't think it's going to be easy. read more



     Interbike's OutDoor Demo Expands To Include BMX, Downhill
Tue Jul 15, 2003
For the first time at Interbike, OutDoor Demo goers this year will have the chance to ride bikes on a professionally built BMX test track. There will also, be test tracks for downhill bikes. read more



     New England Mountain Biking Hits PayDirt
Tue Jul 15, 2003
The Eastern Fat Tire Association (EFTA) is adding a new element to its race itinerary for the 2003 season. It's not another race. It's not a mountain bike festival with bands and hot tubs and trials shows. read more



     US Troops Use CamelBaks
Tue Jul 15, 2003
Staying hydrated is crucial to their health, as well as their ability to do their jobs. Many troops have custom backpacks that serve as personal water-carrying and drinking systems. read more



     Smith Sport Teams Up With New England Marketing Division
Tue Jul 15, 2003
Smith Sport Optics has teamed up with Fringe Marketing's Ambush Division to develop the untapped action sports community in the New England Region of the country. read more



     Mtbchick.com Seeks Nominations For Flower Power Awards
Wed Jul 16, 2003
Mtbchick.com is accepting nominations for the 2003 Mtbchick.com Flower Power Awards, a series of year-end awards recognizing outstanding female mountain bikers. read more



     Candy SL: The New Small Platform Pedal From Crank Brothers
Wed Jul 16, 2003
Like the Egg Beater, it is simple, lightweight and has a 4-sided entry mechanism. The Candy has a larger platform area for your shoe, which is good for riding unclipped. See crankbrothers.com for more info.



     World Handlebar-Sitting Record
Wed Jul 16, 2003
Last year, Pieter de Hart (NL) realized a one-hour World record by cycling 26.948 km. In May 2003 his record was improved: 29.1 kms and is now the distance to beat. read more



     1st Annual Durango 100-Mile MTB Race - Durango, CO
Thu Jul 17, 2003
DURANGO, CO - Durango, Colorado a world-class mountain bike venue, will play host to the 1st Annual Durango 100 mile Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, August 16th. read more



     Trek/VW Rocky Mountain Team Delivers Pair of Pro Wins
Thu Jul 17, 2003
At the Mountain States Cup series race at Sol Vista, the Trek/VW Rocky Mountain Team faced a very talented field of racers and an incredibly demanding course and came out on top. read more



     Armstrong's Winter 'Cross Training Uncovered
Fri Jul 18, 2003
Lance Armstrong's dramatic cross-country excursion to avoid colliding with the fallen Joseba Beloki on stage nine of this year's Tour showed the Texan's bike-handling skills. read more



     David House To Launch Three New Consumer Magazines
Fri Jul 18, 2003
David House, formerly associate publisher of "Mountain Biking" and "Flow" magazines, left Challenge Publications to launch his own consumer bicycle magazines. read more



     Redbones To Host Ride And Tour de France Meal
Fri Jul 18, 2003
SOMERVILLE, MA - Because you just can read more



     Whistler Fat Tire Crit
Sat Jul 19, 2003
WHISTLER, BC - Whistler village shut down for one evening last night for racers to compete in the Whistler Gravity Festival Fat Tire Crit. read more



     Whistler Summer Gravity Fest
Sun Jul 20, 2003
WHISTLER, BC - What a truly stellar event read more



     Dave Staub Dies, Heart Failure Likely
Tue Jul 22, 2003
Dave Staub, an industry veteran of more than 30 years, died last Thursday while riding his bike. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate Staub after he was found collapsed on the side of the road with one foot still clipped in. He was 63. read more



     VIP Tickets FOR NYC Cycling Championship
Wed Jul 23, 2003
NEW YORK , NY - On the streets of Lower Manhattan August 3 will be the second annual New York City Cycling Championship, VIP Hospitality Packages at the Start/Finish Line provide the best view of this international spectacle. read more



     SBS Ships Cyclocross Bikes To Soldiers In Iraq
Thu Jul 24, 2003
It started with an email from an American soldier. "Is there any way we can get our guys some Redline bikes, so that we have something to do in our spare time here?". read more



     Broken Bone Blues
Thu Jul 24, 2003
Tyler Hamilton, the winner of Stage 16, must have one of the highest pain thresholds in the pro peloton. In his seventh Tour de France, Hamilton has called this his "hardest ever. read more



     Dave Jumps Tour de France Peloton
Fri Jul 25, 2003
FRANCE - Freeride Entertainment celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France with a historic jump. read more



     UCI Hires New 4X Builder
Fri Jul 25, 2003
The UCI has tabbed Fort William four-cross designer Phil Saxena as its new four-cross co-coordinator for the remainder of the 2003 season. read more



     Hackers Bring Down BustedSpoke
Sat Jul 26, 2003
On July 20, the website BustedSpoke.com was brought down by hackers for about 48 hours. We have set up stricter security measures and hope that this never happens again.



     Sony Introduces First MTB Racing Playstation Game
Sat Jul 26, 2003
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Downhill Domination(tm), available exclusively for the PlayStation-2 computer entertainment system. read more



     Waddell Update
Sat Jul 26, 2003
A very real possibility that downhiller John Waddell's racing career is over. According to team manager Derin Stockton, Waddell's condition is actually worse than initially thought. read more



     Race Face, Manitou, Giant Offer $25,000 In Freeride Challenge
Sat Jul 26, 2003
Giant Bicycles joined Manitou and Race Face this year as sponsors of the Ultimate Freeride Challenge. With Giant's sponsorship, the freeride competition winner will walk away with $25,000. read more



     Skinsuit Flap
Sun Jul 27, 2003
First it was bullet heads (downhillers wearing helmets without visors), now the latest fashion faux pas in the gravity-racing world is skinsuits. And no, I'm not kidding. read more



     Danielson To Defend Mount Washington Record Aug. 16
Mon Jul 28, 2003
PINKHAM NOTCH, NH - Tom Danielson, the Connecticut cyclist who last year astonished the cycling world by breaking Tyler Hamilton's record for the Mt. Washington Hillclimb, will return on August 16 to defend his title. read more



     No Fines For Unbuckled Helmets
Mon Jul 28, 2003
Fines are often given for holding onto or pacing behind cars, not signing in and drafting in time trials. Therefore it's curious that no fines have been handed out for the incorrect wearing of helmets. read more



     Waddell Update: DH'er Comes Out Of Coma
Mon Jul 28, 2003
Maybe a little home cooking was all John Waddell needed. Just days after leaving a Quebec City hospital and returning to his native Australia, the 22-year-old downhiller has come out of his coma. read more



     A Tour To Remember: Armstrong Makes It Five (And Results)
Mon Jul 28, 2003
The 2003 Tour de France returned to where it started three weeks ago and finished with the same winner as the past four years, Lance Armstrong. read more



     Senate Approves Conserve By Bike Act
Tue Jul 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - After suffering a blow in the House on Thursday, cycling triumphed in the Senate on Friday when the organization unanimously approved the Conserve by Bike Act as an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill. read more



     House Committee Votes Down Bicycle Funding
Tue Jul 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a 2004 transportation budget that will eliminate funding specifically set aside for bicycle and pedestrian pathways. read more



     Green, Redden On Top At Schweitzer NORBA Cross-Country
Tue Jul 29, 2003
SANDPOINT, ID - Chrissy Redden and world champion Roland Green emerged as winners from a dry, dusty cross-country course on Northern Idaho's Schweitzer Mountain, round four of the five-round NORBA National Championship Series. read more



     Keep Your Eyes Open
Tue Jul 29, 2003
Blink, and you might miss something... on August 19, Artisan Home Entertainment brings the gripping world of the top action sports to DVD with the release of the fast-paced Keep Your Eyes Open. read more



     Bicycling Magazine, Trek Turn Portland, Maine Into Bike Town
Tue Jul 29, 2003
PORTLAND, ME - Bicycling magazine and Trek provided 50 bikes to Portland residents in hopes of turning the city into "Bike Town USA." read more



     Bicycle Retailer Is Out Of Order
Wed Jul 30, 2003
When you get the Aug. 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer magazine in the mail, you will discover that most of the pages are out of order. You can sort through the mess or wait a few days for your corrected replacement copy. read more



     A New MTB Film By Clay Porter
Wed Jul 30, 2003
Productions just recently released a new mountain bike film called The Spectacle. If you love seeing racing footage and are tired of freeride oriented mtb movies, then The Spectacle is for you! read more



     Oudoor Life Network Gets Big Boost From Tour de France
Wed Jul 30, 2003
The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) received some of the highest ratings in its nine-year history during its three-week coverage of Lance Armstrong's record-tying fifth straight Tour de France victory read more



     Pedrosfest Downhill/Freeride 101 Clinic Descends on Jiminy Peak
Wed Jul 30, 2003
LANESBORO, MA - Event organizers present the first Downhill/Freeride 101 Clinic at this year read more



     Topolino Relocates To Larger Production Facility
Thu Jul 31, 2003
BETHEL, CT - Topolino Technology found a new home with more elbow room just down the street from the barn where it began. read more


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