Posts From May, 2014

Raleigh Supports Bike to School Challenge 

Over the month of May, Raleigh Bicycles helped support the country’s largest and longest-standing bike to school event.  Teaming up with People For Bikes & Century Cycles bike shop, more than 4,000 students from six schools in Northeast Ohio participated in the annual Century Cycles’ Bike to School Challenge.

Challenge organizers estimate that the riders in the 2014 challenge rode more than 41,179 miles, burned 1,647,160 calories, saved $6,326 on gasoline and prevented 33,827 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

As Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, put: “I have never seen a bike-to-school program that generates the level of participation and excitement that this one does.”

At the end of the event, students were entered to win grand prizes including brand-new bikes from Raleigh Bicycles. Raleigh donated one bike per week to each of the six schools that participated in the event.

Click here for a great write-up of the event, written by the wonderful people of People For Bikes.

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Women's Health Features RX 1.0 Women's 

The June issue of Women’s Health featured Raleigh’s RX 1.0 Women's.

The Raleigh’s RX 1.0 was created for women. Raleigh utilized a women’s feedback panel throughout the design process of each bike, such as selecting touch point components like bars and saddles or helping with color schemes and graphic direction. Raleigh take's pride in the attention to detail they give to women-specific bikes and the experience created for the woman rider.

Interested in the Raleigh’s RX 1.0 Women’s? Click here for more information

Editor’s Note: “Curious about cyclocross? This alloy steed is one of the few for women in this category.”

Click here for the full Women’s Health feature.

Raleigh's RX 1.0 Women

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:53:00 AM Categories: Cyclocross

Elevation Outdoors Features Capri Carbon 4 

The April issue of Elevation Outdoors featured Raleigh’s Capri Carbon 4.

The Capri Carbon 4 is an endurance riders bike. The Carpi’s geometry features a slackened seat angle that shifts the rider’s center of gravity back and takes some weight off the handlebars. The result is reduced strain on wrists, elbows, neck, and lower back. Less fatigue translates into improved stamina and comfort.

Interested in Raleigh’s Capri Carbon 4? Click here for more information.

Editor’s Note: “The 19.4-pound bike was ideal for everything from social rides to serious training, since its geometry was designed to make it more of an endurance bike as well as suited to the female frame.”

Click here for the full feature in Elevation Outdoors.

 

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:07:00 AM

Fox News Features Tripper 

Fox News featured the Raleigh Tripper in a segment about summer bikes and bike tools.

The Tripper features an internal three-speed that has the simple and clean look of a singlespeed with gearing that makes it easy to get around. The 4130 Chromoly frame is a tough platform built to take abuse (without the abuse to the riders wallet) with the rack and fenders being an easy install.

Interested in Raleigh’s Tripper? Click here for more information.

For the Fox News clip, click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 2:29:00 PM Categories: Cyclocross Tripper

About.com Loves the Eva 

About.com featured Raleigh’s Eva 5.5 and 7.5 in a recent mountain biking article.

Raleigh’s Eva 5.5 is a perfect mountain bike for woman that are just getting introduced to the sport. With a light aluminum women’s-specific frame, the Eva 5.5 is tailored to beginner's.

Raleigh’s Eva 7.5 is a step up. Whether the rider is attacking flowing dirt single-track or downhill riding or wooded single-track, the Eva 7.5 is a perfect weapon. 

Interest in Raleigh’s Eva 5.5? Click here for more information.

Interest in Raleigh’s Eva 7.5? Click here for more information.

For the full Raleigh feature on About.com, click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 10:23:00 AM

BRAIN Highlights Bike to School Challenge 

With May being National Bike Month, Northeast Ohio is geared up for what will surely be another successful ‘Century Cycles’ Bike to School Challenge.’

Raleigh Bicycles has supported the event since the beginning, helping to contribute to the more than 221,000 miles students have pedaled since the programs inception. The three-week program will have more than 4,000 students from six schools in Northeast Ohio and has grown in popularity each year.

At the end of the challenge, students are entered to win grand prizes including brand-new bikes from Raleigh Bicycles. Raleigh is donating one bike per week, either a Talus 3 or Retroglide, to each of the six schools. Raleigh will also be hosting a water bottle day with Century Cycles, giving away 700 bottles to participants.

For the full Bicycle Retailer article, click here.

To learn more about the event, click here for Raleigh's press release.             

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Cadent 3 in Bicycling Editors' Choice 

Raleigh's Cadent 3 was featured in the June issue of Bicycling magazine's Editors' Choice feature.

Editor’s Note: The Cadent 3 was deceptively fast.. It was nimble and really wanted to get up and go. That means this Raleigh is a great option for shorter-distance fondos and charity rides.

For the full feature in Bicycling, click here.

Interested in the Cadent 3? Click here for more information.

 

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:45:00 AM