5 TIPS FOR FALL BIKE CAMPING 

Raleigh Sojourn touring bike with a rear bike rack

As summer turns to fall and the leaves change colors, bike camping seems like the perfect weekend getaway before the trails are covered in snow. When bike camping, you can cover many more miles than you would on foot, enabling you to explore your state for a couple days, or somewhere entirely new for weeks. Start and go for miles with your pack strapped to your bike, or have a base camp. Either way, here are five tips for an easy bike trip.

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Posted by Brita as Editor September 20, 2013 Categories: Bicycling Sojourn

BIKING IN VEGAS – RALEIGH INTERBIKE EVENTS 

CROSSVEGAS

Ah, Vegas. There’s nothing quite like it ­– massive casinos, extravagant shows forall interests, neon sunsets, clubbing until 4 a.m. But biking and Vegas, now that seems like a strange vacation. Unless you’re Raleigh, who does it every year at Interbike, the largest bike industry tradeshow in North America. Battling through the Strip and attempting to avoid the nightclubs, Raleigh will set up shop at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, booth BN #24098 from September 18-20. If you’re attending Interbike, stop by to see the new line of 2014 bikes or attend the number of fun events before and during the show. 

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Posted by Brita as Editor September 13, 2013 Categories: Cyclocross Interbike Ride2Recovery

RALEIGH 2014 PREVIEW: GRAVEL GRINDERS + 27.5″ MOUNTAIN BIKES 

The Raleigh Tamland 2 (photo: cxmagazine.com)

This past DealerCamp set the stage for the unveiling of Raleigh’s 2014 line. DealerCamp, a bike industry event that takes place at Deer Valley Resort, is an exciting time. Dealers, consumers and media all come to get a glimpse into what 2014 will bring to the cycling world. There are extravagant displays, epic amounts of schwag and catalogues galore, but they only magnify the excitement that these shiny new toys bring. Ears perked up and eyes widened as Raleigh wheeled its shiny new 2014 line on stage. In addition to new colors and updates to its sleek line of road, mountain, cyclocross and hybrid bikes, its two new categories, gravel and 27.5 mountain bikes, are what stood out the most.

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Posted by Brita as Editor September 04, 2013 Categories: Bicycling

CHAMPION CHICK: Q&A WITH RALEIGH-CLEMENT CYCLOCROSS RACER CAROLINE MANI 

CHAMPION CHICK: Q&A WITH RALEIGH-CLEMENT CYCLOCROSS RACER CAROLINE MANI

Caroline Mani began racing in France in 2004, but not on a road bike. She raced on her mountain bike. When her friend beat her during on a cyclocross bicycle, Caroline immediately went out and got herself one. Now she is a professional cyclocross racer for Raleigh-Clement and is stoked to start the season in September. As a premier woman athlete in the sport, she took some time to answer some questions about getting chicks into biking.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 28, 2013 Categories: Cyclocross Cyclocross Team

WELCOME TO THE RALEIGH-CLEMENT FAMILY, JAMEY DRISCOLL! 

WELCOME TO THE RALEIGH-CLEMENT FAMILY, JAMEY DRISCOLL!

Cyclocross veteran Jamey Driscoll has signed with the Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team for 2013. He will join Ben Berden, Allen Krughoff, Craig Etheridge, and Caroline Mani by wearing the Raleigh-Clement colors. Jamey spent the past five years riding for Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld but before that he was U.S. Junior National Champion in 2003 and has been a member of seven U.S. World Championship Teams.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 23, 2013 Categories: Cyclocross Cyclocross Team

SUCCESS IN KNOXVILLE FOR RALEIGH’S 706 PROJECT RACERS 

PHOTO: Andy Scarano remains in the lead in the KOM competition

The second to last stop on the Southeastern Regional Series (SRS) calendar took Raleigh’s 706 Project team to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Knoxville SRS this weekend. The race was a 75-minute crit on a four-turn hilly course and a 91-mile road race on rolling, twisty roads. The 706 Project team was striving to strengthen David Winston’s overall lead and Andy Scarano’s lead in the King of the Mountain competition.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 20, 2013 Categories: Events Races Racing

R2R: US PARALYMPIC TRIATHLETE GOT HIS START WITH RIDE 2 RECOVERY 

R2R: US PARALYMPIC TRIATHLETE GOT HIS START WITH RIDE 2 RECOVERY

Nathan DeWalt was awaiting his deployment to Afghanistan when he was hit by a car on his motorcycle and paralyzed from the waist down, severing his spinal cord. He was in the US Navy, an avid competitor in many Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation events and hoped to qualify for SEAL training.  But instead of lying low after his injury, Nate wouldn’t let himself stay still and forget his passions.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 16, 2013 Categories: Ride2Recovery

RALEIGH’S 706 PROJECT RACES THE TOUR DE PARIS-LANDING 

RALEIGH’S 706 PROJECT RACES THE TOUR DE PARIS-LANDING

The racing hasn’t become any easier throughout the long season, but the boys of Raleigh’s 706 Project seem to be getting faster and faster. Ryan Sullivan, Brendan Cornett and Andy Scarano were ready early Saturday morning in Buchanan, TN at the Paris-Landing State Park, but a thunderstorm delayed them an hour. Finally, the race officials decided to start the 44-mile day in the pouring rain and the wet riders left the state park.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 15, 2013 Categories: Races

RIDE 2 RECOVERY VETERAN ENTERS LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 

RIDE 2 RECOVERY VETERAN ENTERS LEADVILLE TRAIL 100

Matt DeWitt, a native New Hampshire resident and a former competitive mountain biker, joined the US Army in 1998. Part of the initial invasion of Iraq, DeWitt was on duty in Khalidiyah in 2003 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit him. He lost both of his arms below the elbow.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 08, 2013 Categories: Ride2Recovery

RALEIGH’S TEAM AETNA RACES NEW YORK’S TOUR OF THE CATSKILLS 

RALEIGH’S TEAM AETNA RACES NEW YORK’S TOUR OF THE CATSKILLS

The Raleigh “Militis 3″ proved – yet again – to be a fantastic all-around performing bike for the Aetna Cycling Team p/b The CCAP.

The team raced the the three-day “Tour of The Catskills,” bringing John Harris, Ryan Serbel, Dan Caridi, David Hoyle, Aidan Charles, and Austin Vincent (guest rider) along for the journey to the Catskill region of New York.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 05, 2013 Categories: Aetna

R2R: ARMY VET’S PASSION LEADS HER TO DEVELOP PROJECT HERO 

R2R: ARMY VET’S PASSION LEADS HER TO DEVELOP PROJECT HERO

Barb Springer’s passions led her to Ride 2 Recovery (R2R). She was a marathon runner, was the head of multiple military physical service centers and served for 24 years in the U.S. Army.  When nearing her retirement, the founder of R2R approached her at the Warrior Games and asked if she would work for the R2R program. And although she wasn’t a cyclist and was still on active duty, she said “yes.” She finished her service on June 30, 2011 and started her new job with R2R on August 1. She hasn’t looked back since.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 01, 2013 Categories: Project HERO Ride2Recovery