Mountain Biking in Heber Valley By Heber Valley Test the limits of your endurance as you climb the sloping trails on a mountain bike. Feel the exhilarating rush as the wind whips by, while you ride down dirt pathways. Take on one of the many beautiful mountain biking trails that surround Heber Valley, whether you’re an expert or just starting out. While the trails may range in difficulty, the stunning views make any journey well worth it. Enjoy a Heber Valley pastime favorite of visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, there are plenty of beautiful trails in Heber Valley for every skill level. Choose between single track, dirt roads or paved trails. There’s a trail for everyone in your family. Bring your own bike or rent one and hit the scenic mountain pathways. What better way to experience Heber Valley than by bike? Climb to beautiful vistas overlooking the valley or explore it first-hand by cycling through the quaint cities. Choose your own adventure in Heber Valley. Trails Uinta Recreation Offering ATV rentals, side by side (RZR) rentals, snowmobile rentals, and guided tours Soldier Hollow E-bike Rentals Lodging Explore accommodations in Heber Valley E-bike Rentals at Wasatch Excursions Slim & Knobby’s Bike Shop Wasatch E-bikes Gravity Coalition Let us get you the gear that makes your activity awesome Restaurants Try authentic flavors at over 30 local restaurants. Share your favorite Heber Valley mountain biking experience with us on social media. Tag @HeberValley in your posts! To discover all the biking trails or find more information about Heber Valley, visit www.gohebervalley.com Subscribe Or Renew Here ELECTRIC BIKE ACTION MAGAZINE For more subscription information contact (800) 767-0345 The post Ready For An Exhilarating Ride? appeared first on Electric Bike Action.
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Zwift Academy has launched for its fifth year and this time there are separate competitions for road cycling, triathlon and running. If you’re targeting the cycling programme, the men’s winner will this year be offered a place on the Alpecin-Fenix team of cyclocross and road star Mathieu van der Poel, while the women’s winner, as in the four previous years, will have the chance to join Canyon//SRAM Racing. “It’s a really cool concept, and I look forward to seeing who will join us on the team for next season,” says van der Poel. “There’s certainly no hiding on Zwift, it’s a tough platform that tests you to your limits, so I’ve no doubt that we will find someone with a really big engine to add to the team’s strength in 2021.” Best smart trainers Wahoo Kickr review The Zwift Academy offers the chance to win a pro contract with Canyon//SRAM or Alpecin-Fenix. Zwift The Zwift Academy Road programme offers a range of different activities to step up your training, compete and take part in social rides. That starts with a programme of eight workouts, which Zwift says will let riders “unlock their inner speed, strength and forge a path towards bettering their own cycling performance”. You can complete the workouts alone or as part of a mass participation event with other riders. Next are the Zwift group rides, designed as recovery workouts in a more relaxed format. Zwift has split these into a fast and slow group each for men and women this year, based on different watts-per-kilogram power outputs. If you’re more interested in competition there are the Academy’s Zwift races, one over a flatter course and one for climbers. Finally, Segment Rides let you ride flat-out over two different segments on two different courses. They’re designed to test sprint power, threshold power, anaerobic power and VO2 max. Not just a competition Zwift points out that Zwift Academy isn’t just a competition for the pro contracts on offer. For the majority who have enrolled, it’s a chance to up their fitness levels and speed in a structured, community-based training programme. So you’ll “graduate” the Academy if you complete the eight workouts and any four events. If you’re after the big prize though, you need to complete the workouts, two road races and the segment rides. Three past Zwift Academy winners are still with the Canyon//SRAM women’s WorldTour team. Zwift As a bonus, once you enrol you’ll get free premium access to Today’s Plan for the duration of the programme to track your progress. The stats on Today’s Plan will be used to analyse the results for would-be pros. You can sign up for the three Zwift Academy programmes starting 8 September, with the eight-week programme’s Grand Depart on 1 October and the finish on 25 November. More details at zwift.com/academy. “Zwift Academy is a proven program that our team truly believes in,” says Canyon//SRAM team manager Ronny Lauke. Three past winners of Zwift Academy are still with the team, with race wins, podiums and top tens to their names in 2020.
[Press Release] – The Enduro Sports Organisation (ESO), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Finale Outdoor Region are pleased to announce that a second Italian race weekend has been added to the 2020 Enduro World Series (EWS) event calendar. Set to take place on a closed course on the expansive trail network surrounding the town of Pietra Ligure, just along the coast from Finale Ligure, home of the iconic Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure and Rider’s Trophy. The pro-only race in Pietra Ligure will take place on 19-20 September. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 precautions, safety for both event participants and local communities is of paramount importance. The restrictions on rider and spectator attendance are designed to limit unnecessary travel to the region as much as possible. With that in mind, the races slated to take place in Manizales, Colombia and Farellones, Chile in November have now been rescheduled to open the 2021 season. The rounds in Nelson, New Zealand and Derby, Tasmania which were due to raise the curtain next year have been repositioned as the opening rounds of the 2022 season. EWS Pietra Ligure (Pro Only), Italy – 20 September 2020 Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure and Rider’s Trophy, Italy – 26-27 September 2020 EWS Manizales, Colombia – 19-20 March 2021 Montenbaik EWS Farellones, Chile – 27-28 March 2021 Shimano EWS Tasmania, Australia – 2-3 April 2022 Aorere EWS Nelson, New Zealand – 9-10 April 2022 As a result of this restructuring, the 2020 season will now take place solely within Europe, and, although we will miss some of our international racers who would normally take part as well as the crowds, this decision has been taken to ensure on-site safety whilst still providing our fans with as much racing as possible. The revised schedule also sees the second EWS-E race of the year move to the stunning trail network surrounding Pietra Ligure on 22-23 September to sit between the two Italian EWS events. This move is designed to ensure that maximum social distancing can be observed throughout the individual events. The three Italian events will take place over a ten day period to allow ample time for athletes, local staff and media to move safely around the venues in accordance with local government guidelines. Finale Outdoor Region has hosted an EWS race every year since the championship began in 2013. Today’s announcement is a further example of their continued support for the athletes and teams of the EWS as we continue to work together to put safety and the sport first. Ugo Frascherelli, the Mayor of Finale Ligure said: “Finale is honoured to host again, for the 8th year in a row, a round of the Enduro World Series which finds its natural home in our town. It is going to be a different event this year, focused on the sport and the storytelling of a special territory. A region that is ready to welcome outdoor sport lovers again on its trails, climbing routes, sea and its beautiful villages.” Luigi De Vincenzi, the Mayor of Pietra Ligure echoed those sentiments: “Hosting a round of the Enduro World Series and EWS-E is a great honor, a result that rewards the work done in recent years to make Pietra Ligure a bike destination of international level with a strong appeal. In this difficult moment we have seized an extraordinary opportunity that has been given to us. We are ready to show the world the beauty and uniqueness of our trails. The EWS events represent both a prestigious showcase of the trail network and the chance to launch a positive message for such a strategic segment of tourism.” Andrea Principato, President of Finale Outdoor Region Sport and Events added his endorsement: “I’m excited to say that in 2020, such a difficult year, we are not just confirming the Finale event, but we are doubling it. A huge effort that shows the love for our region and the commitment of a unique team of whom I am very proud.” Gianluca Viglizzo, President of Finale Outdoor Region Consortium said: “We cannot wait to host the EWS on our enlarged territory. Finale, is well known as the spiritual home of enduro is uniting with Pietra Ligure, to represent a unique territory, from the mountain to the sea, full of history, natural trails and good food. See you in September!” The Enduro World Series’ Managing Director, Chris Ball, had this to say: “This year has been incredibly tough for our local communities, venues, athletes and teams. What has been remarkable however is the work and commitment behind-the-scenes from all of our partners, striving towards hosting safe, responsible activity that provides moderated activity in safe outdoor spaces. This collective work has ultimately culminated in being able to turn those challenges into some much needed positives for the incredible communities of Finale and Pietra with whom we have worked with for many years. There is no series championship this year and we’ll no doubt miss some nationalities attending and the spectators being trackside. However, we are looking forward to exploring the news trails around Pietra, supporting our local partners in Finale and bringing some safe pro-racing to our fans online and around the world from some brand-new stages”. www.enduroworldseries.com
As part of my job I get invited to quite a few bike launches. I love going. It gives me a chance to see the bikes in person and talk to the companies that make them to get a fuller understanding of the bike. Better still, it often involves getting a chance to ride the bike, not just hear about the specs. It’s a visceral experience, one that allows me to accurately talk and write about the new products that fill these pages. I was invited to one recently, a brand I know pretty well, and they were launching a new flagship bike and a few similar variants, all chock-full of new technology. We do live in an exciting time, where e-bikes can easily be enhanced with connectivity that allows for over-the-air firmware updates, rider customization, tracking of both rides and the bike if it’s stolen, and heart-rate monitor integration—you name it. Because they have their own power source, adding this level of connectivity is somewhat easier than it would be on a traditional bike. NOBODY LOOKED FAMILIAR At most launches, normally there’s a handful of familiar journalists to be found mulling around looking for free food. When I arrived at the venue for the launch and watched the presentation, I was surrounded by almost nobody I knew. Not only that, but as I looked around, it was pretty clear that I was nearly twice the age of most of the other journos in the room. In talking to one of the company principals, I found out why. Instead of inviting the more regular industry people and journalists from within the cycling world, they had instead mostly invited “influencers.” That is to say, people that have a large following on platforms like Instagram or YouTube. I was told that the people in the room collectively had “millions of followers.” On one hand, that’s a pretty brilliant strategy to get your product seen by a massive amount of people. But what level of expertise do social media influencers have about the products they mention in their posts and videos? These people definitely have a knack for getting a lot of people to follow them, which tends to be the limit of the expertise they have in this area. A great case in point is the ruse recently popularized by Payless Shoes, the discount shoe store chain. They wanted to point out the folly of depending on influencers to make buying decisions, so they set up a fake shoe store in trendy Santa Monica Place, filling the store with shoes from a regular Payless store. But, they didn’t call it Payless, instead calling it “Palessi,” which sounds like it could be a fancy Italian designer store. The post Fully Charged⚡️ appeared first on Electric Bike Action.
From SOC’s desk: After frequent discussions with Monterey County health officials, it has become clear that we cannot host an event that will meet our health and safety standards. This has always been our top priority. Consequently, we have decided to cancel the Sea Otter Classic scheduled for October 1-4, 2020. The Bicycle Leadership Conference is also cancelled. More information regarding the cancellation of the Sea Otter Classic and the Bicycle Leadership Conference will be available on July 17th. While a year without Sea Otter is hard to comprehend, we knew this was a possibility. So, we’ve been developing a new event to keep us all connected. We are pleased to bring you Sea Otter Play presented by Continental! This premier immersive virtual experience will feature over 350 innovative cycling companies in a digital format. The event will include several cycling challenges, fundraising for COVID-19 relief, and cycling’s largest digital festival. Our partners from Sea Otter Europe, Sea Otter Canada, and Sea Otter Australia will join us in this inaugural event. “As a presenting sponsor of all Sea Otter global events, Sea Otter Play represents an innovative opportunity to connect with riders around the world,” Oliver Anhuth, Global Head of Marketing for Continental Bicycle Tires. Sea Otter Play will be held during September 2020. The ride challenges will start on September 1st and the festival will be held September 17-20. The industry response to this event has been terrific. For many sponsors and exhibitors, this will be their first opportunity to showcase their latest innovations to a global audience. We’re excited about what our September event will bring to the cycling industry and are making every effort to ensure your faith in us is rewarded with fun for you and your family. “With new challenges come new opportunities. SRAM is excited to take part in Sea Otter Play.” David Zimberoff, vice president of marketing at SRAM. Thank you again for your support during these challenging times. We encourage you to stay connected to our events and social channels for news and updates in the coming weeks. From all of us at the Sea Otter Classic, be safe. We look forward to hosting you digitally in September and being back with you in Monterey in April 2021!
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