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Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club presents… North Las Vegas Century

August 16th, 2014

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club is proud to present the North Las Vegas Century.

There’s a new ride in town… and one that you will want to mark on your calendar, because it’s the first inaugural year, and I have a feeling it will be around for years to come.  The North Las Vegas Century presented by the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club. For those of you who are not familiar with the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club (LVVBC), they have a long history in our cycling community. They’ve been a long-time advocate for cycling in our town, and were co-hosts with the RTC for the original Las Vegas Century ride, which eventually turned into the Viva Bike Vegas. The club started in 1989 and they’ve been a staple in our cycling community hosting rides, events and advocating our love of two wheels since. For more information on the club, visit their website at lasvegasbikeclub.org.

Fast forward now to 2014, and thanks to the LVVBC we have another great local event.  The North Las Vegas Century which benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Eagle Quest of Nevada.

DATE OF EVENT:  SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th, 2014

Ride Options:

There’s something for everyone in this event, from family fun to non-competitive long distance endurance rides:

  • 100 Mile Century
  • 60 Mile Metric Century
  • 25 Mile Route
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Ride

Cost to register increases as the date gets closer, so you’ll want to register now to save money.

  • All distances are $80/rider between August 16, 2014 and September 15, 2014
  • All distances are $95/rider after September 15, 2014

All distances include full ride support, well-stocked rest stops, lunch, finisher’s medallion, and a ride T-Shirt.  There is also a raffle drawing at the event. Each registration includes 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the event.

I’m very excited for the LVVBC and this new event they created.  I think it’s going to be a winner, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting this local club’s ride which benefits everyone from you the rider, to the charities that will receive a donation, to the organization that created it.

BONUS CONTEST:  Want to win a FREE Registration into this event?
The LVVBC gave me 2 registrations to giveaway. Post a comment below and you’ll be entered into a random drawing.  Enter before 8/30/14.  Winners will be picked at random on or around 8/31/14
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To register or for more information on the North Las Vegas Century 2014, visit the event website:
http://www.northlasvegascentury.org

For more information on the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club, visit their website at:
http://www.lasvegasbikeclub.org

North Las Vegas Century presented by the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club

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Interbike Customer Appreciation Day 9/12/14

August 13th, 2014

Interbike Consumer Day Exclusive Discount Offer

INTERBIKE CONSUMER DAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th 2014
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
9:00am - 4:00pm PST.

Interbike isn’t just a trade show, it’s a cycling industry experience! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Interbike, it’s an exclusive event for bicycle manufacturers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and cycling media.  It used to be that if you weren’t one of these organizations, you couldn’t attend Interbike. That has changed…

Starting last year, Interbike opened their show to bicycling consumers for 1 day during the week-long event. Regular, every day bike consumers are able to see, hear and feel, all of what is Interbike.  It truly is an experience if you’ve never gone before.

This year is the second year and it’s going to be bigger and better!

HOW CAN YOU ATTEND?

We are fortunate enough to have been given the BEST price in town to enter Consumer Day.  Thanks to the Interbike organizers, BLV members can attend for only $10!!  That’s a 50% discount from the price at the door.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR INTERBIKE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY FOR ONLY $10!
http://registration3.experientevent.com/showibk141/default.aspx?flowcode=rcu&source=vegas14

INTERBIKE CONSUMER DAY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th 2014
Mandalay Bay Convention Center   9:00am - 4:00pm PST.

If you love cycling and all the fun gear, nutritional products, newest bike designs and more…
you will be blown away by this event, that’s my promise to you.

Register for only $10 using this special BLV Interbike link here:
http://registration3.experientevent.com/showibk141/default.aspx?flowcode=rcu&source=vegas14

I plan on being there… if you plan on attending, comment below and we can get a group together to meet up the morning of the event to experience this fun day.

See you at Interbike!

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Featured Member: LawnchairMan, Scott Woodford

August 6th, 2014

The best thing about living in our great city is its diversity.  In cycling, we have the advantage of meeting so many nice people on our rides, that it always amazes me how much we learn about and get to know the people we ride with.  I mean, what else is there to do on a 2-4 hour bicycle ride?  LOL.

Well, on a ride one day with the Green Valley Cyclists, I discovered that one of our mutual members invented a product for the type of pedals I use.  Member LawnchairMan, a.k.a. Scott Woodford, is the inventor of Keep On Kovers, cleat covers for Speedplay pedals.  These are not just any ordinary cleat cover though…these are cleat covers that you can wear while riding your bike.  They help to protect your cleats and extend their lifespan.  Since I am an avid Speedplay pedal user, Scott invited me to try out a pair to see what I thought.  I LOVE THEM!  So much so, I wanted to make sure all of you knew about Scott (a cyclist in our own community!) who created such a cool item that makes my life easier.  No more carrying around of cleat covers… now I can wear them while riding which saves space in my pockets, and, it extends the life of my cleats.

BLV Member LawnchairMan, Scott Woodford, Inventor of Keep on Kovers

I asked Scott a few questions about his product invention and other cycling “stuff”, and I wanted to share with you our conversation… enjoy.

Lisa (BLV): When did you start Bicycling and what was your first bike?
Scott: I was probably seven when I got a rusty hand-me-down bike that could only coast down hill. Couldn’t pedal it, and I don’t think the brakes worked either. But I learned to balance. The first bike I bought was a Schwinn Varsity.

Lisa (BLV): What bike do you ride today, and what type of riding do you like to do?
Scott:
I started cycling seriously in 2005 on a Specialized Roubaix. My neck and shoulders hurt until I got my first recumbent. Now I ride my dream bike: a Carbent Raven. It’s a nineteen pound carbon fiber recumbent with Zipp 404 Firecrest wheels. It is truly a sweet machine! Don’t tell everybody how fast it is and how much easier it is to pedal. If everyone got one I’d have to work to keep up.

One disadvantage of recumbents is the long wheel base. Because of that they are not good on technical trails. I like to ride on long straight roads where I can use down hill momentum to help climb the next hill. I’ve also been enjoying RAGBRAI the last few years, and am about to do it again. That is the seven day camping, ride, food fest across Iowa. Join me!

Lisa (BLV):  How did you get the idea to invent Keep on Kovers?
Scott: I think it was in 2009 that I got the idea for Keep On Kovers. Riding my recumbent to work, my cleats would slide on the pavement at traffic lights. I had Speedplay Coffee Shop covers, and wondered if I could put a hole in them. I assumed, though, that if it could be done Speedplay would have done it. So, I waited. Later, I finally decided to try it. It wasn’t as simple as I’d thought, but I got it to work. I started selling them in 2011, and after a slow beginning they were selling better than I’d dreamed. The moral of this story is, if you can make something work for you, it can work for others. Don’t wait, develop it!

Lisa (BLV): One tip you’d give any cyclist if they asked for one.
Scott: The smaller frontal profile of a recumbent gives an aerodynamic advantage, but makes it harder for motorists to see me. That is why I use a bright flashing light in the daytime. We all should ride predictably and be as apparent as we can.

Keep on Kovers

Thank you Scott for such a great product and for sharing your creative mind with the rest of the cycling community!  For any of you who ride with Speedplay pedals and who might be interested in getting a pair of his Keep on Kovers, visit his website to check them out.  They’re very affordable (ranging from $17.95 to $23.95 a pair) and they’re definitely worth the price.

Keep on Kovers Website:
http://www.keeponkovers.com/Product.html

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