Trek Recalls Almost 1 Million Bicycles After Rider Becomes Paralyzed

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Trek Bicycles has issued a recall of of almost 1 million bikes after a series of accidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed. The recall includes all Trek models equipped with front disc brakes and a quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees on the front wheel. This lever can get caught in the disc brake, causing the wheel to come to a sudden stop or completely separate from the bike … [Read more...]

League Awards 161 Bicycle Friendly Businesses In 31 States

Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart and Starbucks, are setting an example across the country Washington, D.C. -- April 22, 2015 -- Today, the League of American Bicyclists has awarded 161 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 31 states and Washington, D.C. With this Earth Day announcement, the program has grown to include more than 950 visionary local businesses, government … [Read more...]

Froome Planning Cobbles Reconnaissance For Tour

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Waremme, Belgium, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome was taking a break from his Tour de France preparations Wednesday by riding the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic in Belgium. But according to his Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford, his true reason for a trip around Wallonia was as a stop-gap before riding a reconnaissance mission along the cobbles that will … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Risks A Chilly Tour Welcome On Charity Ride

Sochi, Russia, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling's governing body has warned. The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, plans to go over this year's "Grande Boucle" route one day before the main race with … [Read more...]

Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles And Aluminum Civia Fenders

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Name of Product: Hyland Bicycles and Aluminum Fenders Hazard: The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled fenders and contact an authorized Civia Cycles dealer to receive a $60 credit. Consumer Contact: Civia Cycles toll-free at (877) 311-7686 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins To Target Cycling’s ‘Holy Grail’

London, April 15, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins will attempt to add cycling's world hour record to his four Olympic gold medals and 2012 Tour de France title, he announced on Wednesday. Wiggins intends to take a shot at what he describes as cycling's "holy grail" at London's Olympic Velodrome on June 7. Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis is the current world hour … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Added To Orica-GreenEdge Giro d’Italia Roster

Four-time Grand Tour stage winner Simon Gerrans has been added to the Giro d’Italia roster for ORICA-GreenEDGE next month, boosting an ambitious line up for the first three-week race of the 2015 season. The announcement comes as the 34-year-old continues his comeback from consecutive injuries at the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday. “The Giro is perfectly timed for my first peak of the … [Read more...]

Belgian Cyclist Greg Van Avermaet Risks Two-Year Doping Ban

Brussels, April 16, 2015 - Belgian cyclist Greg Van Avermaet, who strongly denies accusations of steroid use, is facing a two-year ban if found guilty, Belgian cycling federation (RLVB) prosecutor Jaak Fransen said on Thursday. The rider is suspected of having procured the cortisone Diprophos between 2009-2012 from Belgian doctor Chris Mertens. The product is banned … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Releases His Upcoming Race Calendar

14-Apr-2015: Etixx - Quick-Step has released the race calendars of Mark Cavendish for the upcoming months. Mark Cavendish will open the next part of his season with the same program of 2014 prior to Le Tour de France. He will race the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, a race in which he won four stages and the points classification the previous year. He will then participate in AMGEN Tour of … [Read more...]

Classics Great Tom Boonen To Ride His First Giro d’ Italia

Paris, April 14, 2015 (AFP) - Classics specialist Tom Boonen will ride the Giro d'Italia for the first time next month, his Etixx-Quick Step team said Tuesday. The 34-year-old Belgian is one of the greatest cobbled Classics riders of all time having won Paris-Roubaix four times and the Tour of Flanders three times -- both jointly held records. However, the 2005 world road race … [Read more...]