The 2014 BC Randonneurs Pacific Populaire runs this Sunday April 6th. What is perhaps one of the most anticipated days in the early season Vancouver enthusiast cycling calendar, the Populaire runs for the 29th edition of the spring 25km/50km/100km classic. The introduction to randonneuring ride starts at 9:00am and be there early to register if you haven’t already.
Also running on April 6th is the Ronde Van Vlaandaren monument, which if it isn’t the best single day race in the pro calendar, it’s certainly one of them with all the cobbled climbs and early season drama in Flanders. Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara go head to head again for classics supremacy as the youngsters of Peter Sagan, Sep Vanmarke, and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck aim to push the elder statesmen off the podium.
You can catch the race on TV at Musette Caffe Burrard prior to the populaire and fill up on their great morning breakfasts if you need a little motivation to get up early and be prepped for the Populaire.
Spring riding and racing is in full swing, and if you haven’t been out, there’s no excuses now.
Our “neighbours” at the Kona office down the road took one of the custom wool jerseys we produced for them last year to Versoix, Switzerland, where they shot this beautiful video for their new Rove range of bikes.
The Adventure Cycling Association is offering youth scholarships for cyclists aged 18-25 who are interested in participating in their Leadership Training Course or the Introduction to Road Touring course. The offered scholarship covers airfare!, the cost of one of the courses which includes meals, lodging accommodations, and the cost of a rental bike and gear. Perhaps this is only offered to Americans, but hopefully young Canadian Students can apply?
Get more information on the ACA website
Belgium’s most significant sporting news outlet Sporza always puts together an impressive year end feature, and this year, at almost 80 minutes running time, it’ll give you something enjoyable to watch on the holiday break.
It is in Dutch… but… that’s fun. Oo la la la la, haer kompt Tohmboohnen.
After literally considering four continents for a base layer material, contacting more than a dozen suppliers, and scouring through hoards of swatches we found a small American Mill that produces, by what we have felt, the softest and highest quality 100% Merino Wool. It was very important to us to source as regionally as possible so we used this buttery-soft merino to make a small batch run of our new Le Domestique base layer.