Old Cedar Avenue Bridge Now Open

The Old Cedar Avenue Bridge officially opened last Friday to bicyclists and pedestrians even though it has been traveled by them for the last week and a half.  This opening creates a vital link across the Minnesota River connecting the South Metro to the communities North of the River without a long roundabout detour East and West of the Eagan/Bloomington area.

I have biked this area for many years and it's really nice having a crossing over the river to the Bloomington area in which I can head anywhere in the Twin Cities via streets, trails and light rail.  Not only are mountain bikers enthused about this new crossing which leads to the Mendota Trail on the Eagan side of the river and the Minnesota River Bottoms Trail, but also road cyclists that wish to ride routes that include roads on both sides of the river.

Cyclists aren't the only ones enjoying this new crossing, I have seen many walkers, runners and bird enthusiasts taking advantage of access to the Wildlife Refuge they didn't have before.  The bridge is slated to remain open until the Spring of 2017 when it will close again for road construction in nearby areas reopening in the fall of  2017.

The parking lot at the base of the bridge on the Bloomington side opened last Friday as well.  Now users of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge can park nearby and experience all that the Refuge has to offer.

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2017 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule

The 2017 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events with links to more information and some with online registration.  Earlier is better when planning which events you are going to participate in as some have a cap on the number of participants or registration deadlines. Use this event listing to save the day for the ones you want to participate in.

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This post is a work in progress, so bookmark it and check back often for new event listings.  If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in this post, send me an email (or visit my contact page) with the information and available links.

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New Year's Day Frozen Nose & Toes Fat Bike Ride-January 1, 2017
Royalton, MN  

Introduction To Fat Biking-January 7, 2017
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Prior Lake, MN 

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 7, 2017
Great Lakes Fatbike Series
Lutsen, MN
Facebook Page  

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-January 11, 2017
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Rockford, MN 

Get Phat With Pat-Race #1-January 21, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN 

QBP Fat Bike Rennet-January 21, 2017
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
39k Illuminated, 13k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration  

Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup-January 22, 2017
Carver Lake Park Mountain Bike Trailhead
Woodbury, MN 

Fat Bike Fun Race-January 28, 2017
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Prior Lake, MN
10k, 5k 

Get Phat With Pat-Race #2-January 28, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN 

Iceman Fat Tire Bike Race-January 28, 2017
Granite City Speedway
Sauk Rapids, MN
1 or 2 hour race
Online Registration

King Boreas Winter Triathlon-January 29, 2017
Phalen Golf Course
St. Paul, MN
5k run, 17k bike, 7k ski
Online Registration  

Arrowhead 135-January 30-February 1, 2017
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Registration for race veterans opens 9/1/16
Registration for newcomers opens 10/1/16
Race Registration Information 


Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-February 1, 2017
Elm Creek Singletrack Trail
Champlin, MN 

Cuyuna Whiteout-February 3-4, 2017
Great Lakes Fatbike Series
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Crosby/Riverton, MN 
30km, 20km, 10km
Online Registration

Fatbike Frozen 40-February 11, 2017
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN 
40, 20 miles
200 rider cap 
Facebook Event Page 

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 12, 2017
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
38K Race, 10K Ride
Facebook Event Page 

Fat Frozen Fun Team Relay Race-February 18, 2017
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN 
4 hour, 2 hour and 2 Lap Newly Fat relays

Bikecicle Fatbike Race-February 19, 2017
Rhombus Guys Brewing Company
Grand Forks, ND


Northland Fat Bike Rally-March 4, 2017
Lake Bemidji State Park
Bemidji, MN 

Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville-March 25, 2017
Harry's Cafe
Lakeville, MN
80+ miles

TCBC Swap Meet-March 25, 2017
Hopkins VFW Post #425
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Event Page


30 Days of Biking-April 1-30, 2017

Dickie Scramble-April 22, 2017
JJ Tailgaters
Elgin, MN 

Falls Duathlon-April 29, 2017
Hannah's Bend Park
Cannon Falls, MN
2 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run 

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride-April 30, 2017
Location TBA
Facebook Event Page 

Minnesota State University-Mankato Sprint Triathlon-April 30, 2017
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN
300 yd swim, 14 mile bike, 5k run


Ride Around Woman Family Bike Ride-May 6, 2017
Longville, MN
18 miles 

Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour-May 13-14, 2017
Colville Park
Red Wing, MN
Approximately 85 miles

Oakdale Spring Classic Duathlon-May 13, 2017
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN
3 mile run, 14 mile bike, 2.5 mile run

Alexander 380-May 19, 2017
Spring Valley, MN
380 miles 

Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 20, 2017
Spring Valley, MN
162, 100 miles
Facebook Page 

Root River Triathlon-May 20, 2017
Houston, MN
6.8 mile canoe, 7.9 mile bike, 3 mile run
Online Registration 


New Bri Tri-June 3, 2017
Long Lake Park Reserve
New Brighton, MN
1/2 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run 

Tour of Lakes-June 3, 2017
Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Brainerd, MN
70, 35 miles 

Twin Cities Tour de Cure-June 3, 2017
Minnehaha Falls
Minneapolis, MN
100, 62, 43, 29, 18, 7 miles 

Buffalo Triathlon-June 4, 2017
Sturgis Park
Buffalo, MN
Sprint Course:  1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, 6.2 mile run 
Facebook Page 
Online Registration 

Liberty Triathlon-June 10, 2017
Lake Rebecca
Rockford, MN
Olympic Course:  1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Long Course:  1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

Hillfest-June 11, 2017
Prescott, WI
100, 60, 35 miles
Online Registration 

Tour of Minnesota-June 16-23, 2017
Stillwater/North Branch/Moose Lake, MN
Superior/Danbury/St. Croix Falls, WI
Taylors Falls, MN
300+ miles

Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake Festival-June 17, 2017
Sanford Event Center
Bemidji, MN
17 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration  

Rochesterfest Triathlon-June 18, 2017
Foster Arend Park
Rochester, MN
Sprint Course: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run
Olympic Course: 1.5k swim, 40k bike,  10k run

Lutsen 99'er-June 24, 2017
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen, MN
99. 69, 39, 19 miles & kid's races
Facebook Page
Online Registration  

UCare Tri-Loppet-June 24, 2017
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
7km paddle, 5km trail run, 13km mountain bike   


Great Scott 50 Classic Bike Ride-July 4, 2017
Lakefront Park
Prior Lake, MN
50, 25 miles 

Tour D'Amico-July 4, 2017
Golden Valley, MN
62.2, 45, 29 miles 

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour-July 6-9, 2017
Harmony/Houston/Rushford/Peterson, MN
50-68 miles each day
Facebook Event Page 

Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis-July 8, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
International Course:  .93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run
Sprint Course:  .47-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3.1-mile run 
Super Sprint Course:  .25-mile swim, 3.92-mile bike, 2.41-mile run
Duathlon Course:  3.1-mile run, 15-mile bike, 3.1-mile run  

Graniteman Clearwater Triathlon-July 8, 2017
Warner Lake
Clearwater, MN
Sprint Course:  .44 mile swim, 14.33 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 28.66 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Online Registration  

Timberman Triathlon-July 8, 2017
Sugar Lake Resort
Grand Rapids, MN
Sprint Course, International Course (TBD)
Swim, Bike, Run 
Facebook Page  

Moose Lake Triathlon-July 22, 2017
Moose Lake City Park
Moose Lake, MN
.4 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike, 3.4 mile run 

Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon-July 23, 2017
Island Lake Park
Duluth, MN
Buzz: 500 yd. swim, 12 mile bike, 2.5 mile run
Half-Buzzed: 250 yd. swim, 8 mile bike, 1.25 mile run
Facebook Page  

Hoot Lake Triathlon-July 29, 2017
Fergus Falls, MN
1/4 mile swim, 15.7 mile bike, 3.3 mile run 

Tour de Bun Bike Classic-July 29, 2017
Memorial Park Stadium
Montgomery, MN
50. 33, 13 miles 

Toughman Minnesota Triathlon-July 30, 2017
Paradise Park
Chisago City, MN
Sprint Course:  1/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Half Course:  1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run 
Aqua Bike:  1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike
Online Registration 


Graniteman Big Lake Triathlon-August 5, 2017
Lakeside Park
Big Lake, MN
Sprint Course:  1/3 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Online Registration   

Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour-August 5, 2017
Grand Rapids to Virginia, MN
70 to 15 miles 
Facebook Page  

Minnewaska Triathlon-August 5, 2017
Glenwood City Beach
Glenwood, MN
400 yd swim, 11.1 mile bike, 2.5 mile run 

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride-August 19, 2017
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Two Harbors, MN
55, 37, 28 miles


Grind-Giants Ridge Iron N Dirt-September 2, 2017
Giants Ridge
Biwabik, MN
35, 18 miles
30 or 45 minute cyclocross race under the lights
Kid's race
Online Registration
Facebook Page  

Hopkins Royal Triathlon-September 2, 2017
Shady Oak Beach
Minnetonka, MN
Sprint Course:  750 yd swim, 13 mile bike, 5k run
Mini-Sprint Course:  100 yd swim, 4.5 mile bike, 1.75 mile rum 

Jesse James Bike Tour-September 9, 2017
Northfield, MN
100, 60, 45, 30, 12 miles

Square Lake Triathlon-September 9, 2017
Stillwater, MN
Short Course: .5 mile swim, 16.5 mile bike, 5 mile run 

Taste of the Trail-September 9, 2017
Root River State Trail
Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalen, MN
Facebook Event Page  

Park Tool Fall Classic Duathlon-September 17, 2016 
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN
3 mile run, 13.5 mile bike, 2.5 mile run

Taste of the Trail-September 16, 2017
Root River State Trail
Fountain, Harmony, Preston, MN
Facebook Event Page 

Taste of the Trail-September 23, 2017
Root River State Trail
Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village, MN
Facebook Event Page 

Life Time Gravel Fondo-September 24, 2017
Waconia Brewing Company
Waconia, MN
50, 25 mile
Online Registration 




Global Fat-Bike Day-December 2, 2017

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The Pie Burner Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride Returns for Fourth Year

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

The Pie Burner Thanksgiving Weekend Fatbike Ride started 4 years ago this coming November by my friend on the Iron Range, Joe Sacco.  This yearly tradition will take place on Saturday, November 26th at 9am with the start and finish at Palmers Tavern in Hibbing.  For the history of this ride and details for this year, I will leave it to Joe to tell the rest of the story.

"My fatbike friend Brian H. at the time was dating a local Hibbing girl, and would come to Hibbing (from Detriot Lakes) for the Thanksgiving holiday every year.  Over the last 4 years that woman has now become his wife.  Well, back then I received an email from Brian saying we should ride our fatbikes around and burn off some of the pie/food that we consumed over turkey day on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You can thank Brian for the name of this ride!!   And that my friends is how this ride started." 

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"I contacted a few select individuals and gauged interest. That year we started with 10 fatbikers. Picked up two along the way, and ended with 8 riders.  This is the original core group the 1st year."

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"Year two and three saw riders show up from all over the state of Minnesota." 

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"We always end the ride at Palmers Tavern in Hibbing."

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"Year four will be more of the same fatbike riding.  A few months before year three I decided the ride needed to stand for something; so I contacted the North St. Louis County Toys for Tots Foundation, and asked if they'd be interested coming aboard. The answer was a resounding yes we would. So, from that moment on the Pie Burner Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride has a ride fee..... a simple donation of new unused toys, books or stocking suffers.... or a cash or check donation. These donations stay local, and help underprivileged children have a bit more of an enjoyable holiday season."

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"Also, for year four we begin and end the ride at Palmers Tavern. This is a welcome change from previous years. Sandy of Palmers Tavern deserves a HUGE shout out for being so accommodating to my little ride. Thank you Sandy!!" This change gives riders a chance to change out of sweaty ride clothes and leave after fellowship with new and old friends a like, without having to pedal the 2.5 miles back to the old starting point, with full bellies of a good home cooked burger."

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"If you are new to fatbiking this ride is for you.
If you are a fatbike veteran this ride is for you also. 
A few quotes from out of area riders...."
"This is true fatbike country."
"I've never seen an area like this, and a fatbike is the right tool for this ride." 
"You could charge big money for this ride."  

"Year three saw two distances come about, and year four will be no different. The shorter route will be around 15 miles, and the longer route will be near 30. The 1/2 way cut off is along Grace Rd. 3 miles east of Hibbing. I have a local rider who will guide riders back to Palmers Tavern."

"What to expect on this ride..... a lot of fun and great company.... per the fatbike crowd!!" 

Image Credit: Joe Sacco

"There will be plenty of opportunity for climbing long abandoned mine dumps. I've also added a few climbs at the request of one "Pugzilla" so if you dislike them, talk with him!! "

Image Credit: Joe Sacco
"All the climbs are "only if you'd like." There is no shame in waiting at the bottom. What you'll miss at the top?? Compete awesome vistas of the surrounding area. We will descend one long abandoned mine pit, and with the water levels down 25' or more, it's a fatbikers dream!!!  The rest of the ride is along 4 wheeler trails, the Mesabi Trail, and a few goat paths just for fun. We will take plenty of breaks to let everyone come back together before moving forward."

"If you're looking for a truly unique fatbiking experience this ride is for you! Peace, Joe" 

For updates on the Pie Burner, visit the following links:

The 2016 Pie Burner Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride Facebook Event Page

The "Pie Burner" Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride Facebook Page

The Adventures of Joboo and His Trusty Pugsley

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The MN DNR Wants Your Input for Year Three of its Winter Fat Bike Pilot Project

Fort Snelling State Park Muli-use Trail
The Minnesota DNR has just set up an online survey to get feedback from fatbikers and specifically, those that have used the Fat Bike Pilot Program trails over the past two years.  The 21 question survey was designed to help the MN DNR improve upon the existing Winter Fat Bike Pilot Program trails and, who knows, with a very large response to this survey, maybe even add some new Winter fatbike destinations around the state.

Yawkey Unit at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

Please take the time to participate in the survey and share with your fatbike friends so they can do the same.  More fat bike trail access is what the MN DNR must be considering after the huge success of the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails and other trail systems in the previous year's pilot programs. This is your opportunity to tell the MN DNR what you think about the pilot program trails you have ridden and how they can make the experience better.

Cuyuna Lakes State Trail

I rode some of these trails last winter and it is nice to be able to give some in-detail feedback on what I liked and what I thought needed improvement.  Let the MN DNR know what your thoughts are and help expand and improve their efforts for fatbike trail access around Minnesota.


4th Annual Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival at Lebanon Hills October 1st

The 4th Annual Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the West Trailhead at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan.  This fun-filled free event is made possible through Dakota County Parks and a partnering with MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists), local area bike shops, businesses and organizations.

Join in on the fun and celebrate one of Minnesota's best mountain bike trail systems and the many hours of volunteer work that MORC members have put in to maintain nearly 12 miles of single-track.  This event is not only for the avid mountain biker but also a fun and festive way to introduce new riders to the sport.

"This is event is ½ fun community festival trying to introduce mountain biking and the fantastic amenities at the West Trailhead at Lebanon Hills Regional Park to a greater audience and ½ recognition for MORC for the many MANY hours their volunteers put in making that system possible." - Katie Pata, Park Operations Coordinator for Dakota County Parks

Scheduled activities are FREE and include:

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics
11 AM Mountain Bike Skills Clinic (Learn correct riding positions and more)
1 PM Mountain Bike Skills Clinic (Learn correct riding positions and more)

Fix-it Clinics
NOON Basic Bike Repair (Flat tires, shifting and brake adjustments and more)
2 PM Basic Bike Repair (Flat tires, shifting and brake adjustments and more)

Training Clinics
11 AM How to Improve Performance Out of the Saddle
1:30 PM How to Improve Performance Out of the Saddle
2:30 PM How to Improve Performance Out of the Saddle

Group Rides
10 AM Advanced Men Group Ride
10:30 AM Intermediate Men Group Ride
11 AM Levo Electric-assist Bike Demo Group Ride
11:30 AM Intermediate Women Group Ride
NOON Beginner Teen Group Ride
12:30 PM Beginner Women Group Ride
1:30 PM Beginner Men Group Ride
2 PM Levo Electric-assist Bike Demo Group Ride
2:30 PM Open to All Beginner Group Ride
3 PM Open to All Beginner Group Ride

Kids Activities
11 AM I Spy From My Bike Up High
Noon Kids Bike Races
1 PM I Spy From My Bike Up High
2 PM Bike Games for All Ages
3 PM Kids Bike Races
3:30 PM Adults-on-kids-bikes Race

Ongoing Activities
All day Bikes to Demo (Bring your own helmet, drivers license and credit card)
All day Chair Massages

Food and beer will be available for purchase all day from the Blue Door Pub.  They'll be cooking up mini Blucy's and serving craft beer from Indeed Brewing Company.

Updates for the Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival can be found on the Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival Facebook event page.

Event parking will be available at the West Trailhead and at the School of Environmental Studies just a couple of blocks to the south on Johnny Cake Ridge Road.  Overflow street parking is also available along Galaxie Avenue with entrance to the bike trails.  Overnight camping at the Lebanon Hills Campground (located just across the road, and south about half mile from the event grounds) is an option for those needing accommodations.  Camping reservations can be made by visiting the Dakota County Campgrounds page.


Interbike 2016 Press Round Up

Image Credit: Bill Randen

Now that Interbike 2016 is over, you may not have seen all the press and news reports from this year's show.  I have been following all the updates closely since I wasn't able to go this year and have compiled a majority of the news I have come across.  These reports include content from some of my favorite sources, lots of videos and even several podcasts.  I've done the work so you don't have to to keep up on all the latest the bike industry has to offer.

Whether you're a mountain biker, fatbiker, roadie, freestyle BMX enthusiast or just the casual rider, there will be something in this post that will catch your attention regarding new products or bikes coming to a local bike shop near you soon.

I will list some of my favorite sources from the internet in an easy to navigate format so you can go to the posts that interest you most.

Press Coverage

New Pumps, GPS Units From Lezyne - Interbike 2016

What People Are Saying - Interbike 2016

Hey, Where Did Everybody Go? - Interbike 2016

Outdoor Demo Randoms - Interbike 2016

Brake Power Meter Prototype - Interbike 2016

Patrol's 672 All-Mountain Bike - Interbike 2016
Alchemy's Less Expensive Arktos - Interbike 2016  

 Kali Releases Multiple Impact Helmet: The MacDuff - Interbike 2016

Fresh from the Show Floor – Interbike 2016

Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 2
Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 1

Interbike Outdoor Demo 2016

TOGS Interbike 2016

New and cool from 9Point8, Rohloff, and Maxima

Lupine Lighting Interbike 2016
Ellsworth Interbike 2016
Syncros Interbike 2016

Maxxis Interbike 2016

Park Tool Interbike 2016

Push Industries Interbike 2016

Bulls Bikes Interbike 2016
Marin Bikes Interbike 2016

SKS Interbike 2016

Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2016

New products from Phil Wood and Hope

Interbike Preview Highlights: G-Form, GoPro, Abus, Polar and Now helmet

Prototype power meter measures braking forces

2016 Outdoor Demo Mega Gallery

Interbike highlights: Cheap GPS, pro tires, natural fuel

First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100

Interbike Liveblog: Day 1

Interbike Liveblog: Day 2

Interbike: Five curiosities spotted at Outdoor Demo

Who Has The Best 360 In BMX?

Interbike 2016 – Haro and Premium

Interbike 2016 – The Shadow Conspiracy & Subrosa Brand

Interbike 2016 – S&M, Fit Bike Co. & United
Interbike 2016 – Mutant Bikes
Interbike 2016 – Cult
Interbike 2016 – Deco

Interbike 2016 – Stolen Bikes and Fiction BMX

Interbike 2016 – Profile Racing & Madera  

Interbike 2016 – Fuse Protection

Interbike 2016 – Flybikes

Interbike 2016 – Wethepeople & Eclat

Rotor spins out direct mount Q-Rings and new mountain cranks

Wolf Tooth Components out-gears SRAM and Shimano

Fuji Rakan 27.5+ 3.1 first ride review

Interbike Award Winners: Best Mountain Bike, Race, Shop, and More

The Magicshine 90X Series Claims up to 8,000 Lumens for Under $250

Topeak Uses Your Bike to Pitch the Bikamper Tent

Advocate Cycles Hayduke 27.5+ Test Ride Review

The New GoPro Drone Is Even More Amazing in Person

Marin Rift Zone Pro Test Ride Review

Interbike Day 1: The GoPro Drone, Yakima Racks, and Tents!

Transition Smuggler Test Ride Review

Fuji Rakan Test Ride Review

OutBraker Converts Hydraulic Disc Brakes to Single Lever System

Fuji Bighorn Test Ride Review

Lamere Dopamine: World’s Lightest FS Fat Bike?

First Look: Patrol 671 Enduro Bike

KTM Scarp Prime Test Ride Review








The Massive Interbike 2016 Photo Gallery



Interbike Favourites – The Best Bikes On Show

Video: Weird and wonderful Interbike tech

The Future Of Electronic & Smart Bike Tech | Interbike 2016

The Year Of The Gravel Bike? | Interbike 2016    


Interbike 2016: SKS RideAir and TL Tubeless Tire Inflation Solutions

Interbike 2016: Stan's NoTubes MK3 and S1 Wheelsets
Interbike 2016: Bulls Bikes Dail-E Grinder, Lacuba EVO E8 and E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon 27.5+

Interbike 2016: Syncros XR1.5 Stem and Integrated XR MTB Garmin Mount and XR1.0 SL Saddle

Interbike 2016: Maxxis Rekon, Forekaster, Griffin, Minion FBF and FBR Tires

Interbike 2016: DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline One, XM 1501 Spline One and XR 1501 Spline One

Interbike 2016: Marin Pine Mountain 1, Attack Trail 7 and Hawk Hill 

Interbike 2016: Magura Raceline MT8 Brakes, Boltron Fork and Vyron Seatpost 

Interbike 2016: TOGS “Thumb-Over-Grip System”


How to Follow All The Coverage From Interbike 2016

Interbike 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV starts today and if you are a bike tech geek like me you're going to want to watch the media coverage closely if you are unable to attend.  I would be blogging from Interbike like I did last year but other commitments kept me from attending this week so I will be closely monitoring all of the coverage on the Internet.

This is where companies from every corner of the bike industry will be debuting and showcasing their products to bicycle retailers, importers, distributors and the media.  With more than 1,400 exhibitors, it is the largest show of its kind in North America.  For bike people, it's like being a kid walking into the biggest candy store ever.

Over these next three days many new products will be creating buzz in the bike world.  Some of these products will be seen for the first time at Interbike and the media coverage is always excellent at the show.  Below I will post some information and links so you can also keep abreast of all the cool new bikes, accessories, gadgets and apparel from Interbike.

With so many brands at Interbike you may want to view the Exhibitor's List to see who is going to be there this year.  Use the Exhibitor List Search to narrow the results.  Once you know who the exhibitors are you can do Google searches with the brand name and "Interbike" to bring you to the media coverage, photos and news for that brand.

Bike websites and blogs have staff reporting from Interbike daily with all the latest news and photos from the show.  Below is a list of some of my favorite sources that you can check out over the next week to keep updated on all the great new offerings from bike companies and manufacturers before they show up at your local bike shop.

Use the following hashtags for Interbike 2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to also see the latest reports from the show.


Following the extensive Interbike media coverage will keep me on top of the latest bike tech.  Seeing the new bikes, gear and gadgets months before they show up at my local bike shop is pretty cool.  There are always a bunch of things that catch my attention at Interbike and I'm really looking forward to see what this year's show brings to the table.
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