Bookwalter Gran Fondo

Oct. 27, 2018

Bookwalter Gran Fondo

Bookwalter Gran Fondo

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Location: Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa,NC
Join us for the Bookwalter Gran Fondo ride, studded with racing on timed segments of tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all.

Choose your challenge
Three routes of varying length traverse some of the most beautiful roads in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina: 7,000 ft of climbing in 87 miles, 5,800 ft in 72 miles, or 2,850 ft in 39 miles.

Ride with Pros
This is an unusual opportunity to ride alongside female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country. Our accessible pros ride all three routes, and along with Brent, they are inspired by cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities.


Rides/Distances

  • Gran Route /87 miles
  • Medio Route /72 miles
  • Piccolo Route /39 miles
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Lighthouse Century

Sept. 22, 2018

Lighthouse Century 2018

Lighthouse Century

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Location: Morro Bay High School
Morro Bay High School,CA
 

Rides/Distances:

  • Century        100 miles
  • 75 mile Ride   75 miles
  • 58 mile Ride   58 miles
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Best of the Bay Century

Oct. 6, 2018

Best of the Bay Century

Best of the Bay Century

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Location: Castro Valley United Methodist Church
Castro Valley,CA

 

Our Best of the Bay event includes an official CTC double century as well as a single century option. Both rides start and finish in Castro Valley, California.

Our double century route has three segments on which we include an experience filled with many of the best and most memorable cycling roads offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first segment has many small climbs and descents heading North to Grizzly Peak and back.

The most challenging part of the route is the second segment, which climbs and descends Mt. Diablo.

The third and final segment of the double century ride travels to these other great cycling offerings in the Bay Area: Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park, the Livermore vineyards, and the foothills of Mt. Diablo. The final 60 miles are less demanding, resulting in a finish without any significant challenging climbs.

Our single century is a part of the double century route and includes Mt. Diablo, Las Trampas, and Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park.

Rides/Distances

  • Double Century /195 miles
  • Century /104 miles

 

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Limestone Cycling Tour

Sept. 15, 2018

Limestone Cycling Tour

Limestone Cycling Tour

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Location: Limestone Landing
Maysville,KY

 

A tour of the beautiful, rolling hills surrounding Maysville, Kentucky! Choose from a challenging century, metric century or the 40 and 22 mile loops. See all that this little corner of the Ohio River Valley has to offer via our curving, little traveled back roads. Some of the best cycling in Northern Kentucky awaits you!

Event proceeds go to the Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Hayswood Foundation, a renewable scholarship available to eligible Mason County High School seniors. Learn more about our cause and the scholarship here:
Zachary Ruble Scholarship
Come join us for a fabulous ride for a fantastic cause!   Register


Routes/Distances:

  • Century /100miles
  • Metric Century /67miles
  • Third Plus Century /38miles
  • Quarter Century /25miles
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Coeur d’Fondo

Sept. 22, 2018

Coeur d’Fondo will showcase beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene and the forest, roads and scenery along Idaho’s Scenic Byway; Highway 97, passing through many lakeside communities; before finishing back in Coeur d’Alene at the fall Oktoberfest in downtown Coeur d’Alene   
Exclusive TheWeekendBicyclist Discount coupon: Enter F18FONDO code for a $15.00 discount!

Coeur d'Fondo 2018

Coeur d’Fondo

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Location: Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops
Coeur d”Alene,ID

 
 
Start to finish times : Competitive and non-competitive options : TAKE THE CHALLENGE.

ROUTES/DISTANCES:

  • Gran Fondo /116 miles
  • Medio Fondo /88 miles
  • Centro Fondo /50 miles *
  • Piccolo Fondo /37 miles **
  • Family Fun Ride /15 miles
*   50 mile Centro participants will enjoy an approximate 1.5 hour cruise aboard the Mish-an-Nock from Coeur d’Alene to Harrison. Crossing time may vary slightly depending on weather conditions. Their ride will begin in Harrison and finish at the Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene. The boat will depart at 7:45am.
** 37 mile Piccolo participants will finish in Harrison and enjoy a leisurely 1 hour to 1.5 hour cruise back aboard the Mish-an-Nock to the Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene. Crossing time may vary slightly depending on weather conditions.
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History of the Internally Geared Bicycle Hub

History of the Internally Geared Bicycle Hub

The Vintage 3 Speed Bicycle Vintage 3-speed hub

The 3 speed bicycle with internal hub gearing got its start in 1902 in Nottingham England, invented by Sturmy-Archer Gears LD.

For a complete Timeline of the Evolution of Geared Hubs click here 

Geared bicycle hubs have come a long way since I got my “3 Speed Bike” as a kid. That bike, with English Sturmey Archer parts, had a geared rear hub with an internal shifting mechanism that was actuated by means of a small chain that went into the rear axle. That in turn, was connected by means of a cable to a shifting lever mounted on the right handlebar.

3-speed bike Sturmey-Archer Shifter

This was a clean, efficient type of shifting, as the gearing was enclosed in the rear hub. Although more complex than the derailleur type of shifting, most bike shops still know how to work on these old hubs.

Vintage Shimano 3 speed hubs, circa 1980’s, are similar; but instead of using a chain to pull a rod in the hub, it makes use of a bellcrank to push a rod into the hub.

Vintage Shimano 3-speed bellcrank

 

Modern Day Multi-Speed Bike Hubs

Modern day multi-speed bicycles with geared hubs still work on the same principal as my vintage 3 speed from the 50’s!

Shimano Nexus Revo Shifter

Tour de Fresno

Sept. 15, 2018

Tour de Fresno 2018

Tour de Fresno

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Location: California Home for the Aged
Fresno,CA
 
Welcome to Tour de Fresno!
Thanks to your participation and our sponsors we’ve had 9 successful years. We invite you to join us again for the 10th Annual Tour de Fresno ride, which will take place on Saturday September 15, 2018.

Rides/Distances –

  • Century /105 miles
  • Metric Century /80 miles
  • Half Century /56 miles
  • Five Cities Ride /48 miles
  • Scenic Family-Friendly Ride /17 miles
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Tehachapi Gran Fondo

Sept. 15, 2018

Tehachapi Gran Fondo

Tehachapi Gran Fondo

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Location: Veteran’s Hall

Tehachapi,CA

View the details on our 5 Tehachapi Gran Fondo courses: Fun, Piccolo, Piccolo+, Medio and Gran Fondos. Then choose between 18 to 104 miles of riding fun! View All Courses

Rides/Distances

  • GranFondo /100 miles
  • MedioFondo /82 miles
  • Piccolo+Fondo /62 miles
  • PiccoloFondo /32 miles
  • FunFondo /18 miles
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Mammoth Gran Fondo

Sept. 8, 2018

Mammoth Gran Fondo

Mammoth Gran Fondo

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Location: Footloose Sports
Mammoth,CA

  • 102, 70, and 42 Mile Mammoth Gran Fondo Route Options with Timed Results
  • Beautiful, Quiet Roads with Minimal Traffic – 75 Miles of the Gran Fondo Route Closed to Through Traffic
  • ​One Stoplight
  • Signature Event Socks & Finisher’s Tech T-Shirt
  • 6 Feed Stations with Full SAG/Tech Support
  • Free Photos of You After Your Ride
  • After-Ride Party with Food & Entertainment

 

Rides/Distances

  • Gran Fondo        102 miles
  • Medio Fondo       70 miles
  • Piccolo Fondo    42 miles

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