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Watch this – Blake Samson's Rise to YouTube Stardom | Wheel of Gnar by Mahalo my Dude on YouTube

Blake Samson is a pro free rider turned creator & presenter for the GMBN YouTube channel. Blake stopped by the Wheel of Gnar to talk about his days competing in slopestyle contests, his pursuit of creativity, and how he recharges his brain batteries to maintain his fresh outlook on life. ► Subscribe for WEEKLY videos: Merch & Stickers: Instagram: Facebook: Music from Musicbed ♪ Sign up for a trial membership: Watch our comedy sketches: GAGAGAGAGAGA WHOOSH!

via: Mahalo my Dude, February 19, 2019 at 06:30PM

American Bicyclist News: number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed reaches 25-year high and what we're doing about it

Updates on our progress towards creating a more Bicycle Friendly America. 
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The League of American Bicyclists is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will once again speak at the National Bike Summit. Secretary Chao will discuss issues of interest to bike advocates, including improving infrastructure and ensuring the safe integration of automated vehicles in to America’s surface transportation system. This is Secretary Chao’s second cabinet-level position. In 2001, she became the first Asian Pacific American woman in U.S. history to be appointed to a President’s Cabinet when she was sworn-in as the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Nearly 300 of your fellow bike advocates have already registered for the 2019 National Bike Summit. Attendees will hear from federal leaders like Secretary Chao, local leaders such as Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin of St. Petersburg, Fla., and County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey of Arlington, Va., while learning from grassroots advocates working towards a more Bicycle Friendly America. 
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In our 2018 Benchmarking Report on bicycling and Walking in the United States, data shows bicyclist and pedestrians deaths reached a 25-year high in 2016. Cyclist and pedestrian deaths are an acute public health crisis. At the same time, the cost of physical inactivity is a public health crisis in slow motion. Urgency at the federal and state level is required to address both by making biking (and walking) safer and more common. It's local advocates and future-forward city leaders making the most progress. Read more about the 2018 Benchmarking Report and our findings.
To address the urgency of cyclist and pedestrian deaths, the chronic diseases preventable with more physical activity, and to lower carbon emissions requires a bold vision: one that embraces bicycling and walking. 

In our Bike New Deal, we lay out five policy principles that would position the United States as a leader on vehicle and road safety, create a connected interstate system for bicycles, build locally connected bike networks, prioritize bicycle education at a young age, and promote biking and walking as transportation. 

Learn more about our proposed Bike New Deal.
The connections between federal funding and state-level projects for biking and walking can be complex, as detailed in the 2018 Benchmarking Report. Our webinars ahead of the 2019 National Bike Summit will help break down the processes and possibilities!
At #BikeSummit19 Lobby Day, you can be a voice for making biking better. Take part in these upcoming webinars to train for an epic Hill climb--to the top of Capitol Hill. 
  • The Logistics of Lobbying: how to prepare for a meeting that wins more support for bike infrastructure (*new date* Feb. 27, 8pm ET) 
  • The "Asks" for Bicycling in 2019: insights about what we can accomplish for bicycling in 2019 and how advocates can get us there (March 4, 8pm ET)
With 50 communities applying for Bicycle Friendly Community status this round, League members in applicant areas can expect to see surveys in their inboxes soon about how those cities or counties are doing. Not a League member? Consider joining and be one of the first to hear when your hometown applies to our programs--then have your say! 
DEADLINE: Bicycle Friendly Business applications for Spring 2019 are due tomorrow. Get in those applications by midnight (in Honolulu) on Wednesday, February 20th!  
Apply now for upcoming rounds: 

» Bicycle Friendly Business: Feb. 20
» Bicycle Friendly Community: Aug. 8
» Bicycle Friendly University: Aug. 22
Data in the 2018 Benchmarking Report shows today's young people aren't biking like we used to. League Cycling Instructors across the country teach biking skills to youth and adults, helping grow our community and reverse trends like these.
Upcoming LCI certification seminars:​​​​
» March 29-31, San Francisco, CA. Registration closes 3/9.
» April 12-14, Cleveland, OH. Registration closes 3/22.
» May 3-5, Santa Fe, NM. Registration closes 4/13.

See the full list of upcoming LCI seminars to become a bicycling educator and or learn how to host a Certification Seminar in your area if one isn't on the schedule.
A major finding of the 2018 Benchmarking Report is that state departments of transportation should be doing more to create connected, collaborative communities that encourage cycling. At the state level, our Member clubs are leading and organizing to advocate for bike master plans and implementing them better. 

Attend an upcoming state summit led by local advocates to get more involved in enacting statewide change: 
» Want your state summit on this list? Reply to this email with details!
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4 Bike Shops That Could Survive The Apocalypse | The GCN Show Ep. 319 by Global Cycling Network on YouTube

This week, local bike shops are fighting hard, and we picked out just a few of those that will survive the retail apocalypse. Plus, the will he or won’t he ride the Giro saga continues for Geraint Thomas, and John Degenkolb saves the junior Paris Roubaix. GCN Winter Sale - Up To 50% Off: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: Make sure you nominate your favourite local bike shop in the comments and let us know why it's so great! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Dan's EMBN Challenge Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Jonas Elander - Afternoon Swing 3 Magnus Ringblom - Horror Trailer 5 Carribean Cuisine 2 - Magnus Ringblom Heart In Hand (Instrumental Version) - Ramin The Cool Fool 5 - Martin Landh Goofy Clown - Merlean Latin Funk 15 (Sting Version) - Johan Hynynen Sizzle Frying Pan 2 - SFX Producer Stay Cool 4 - Marc Torch Straight Out The Basement 3 - Axel Ljung Racing Hearts 1 - Martin Landh No Money On My Mind (Instrumental Version) - Lvly Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Assos of Switzerland: fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: and Wiggle: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Quarq: Orbea Bikes: Trek Bicycles: Vision Wheels: Zipp Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Continental Tyres: Camelbak: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Google+ - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below!

via: Global Cycling Network, February 19, 2019 at 12:15PM

Stage 4 - Summary - Tour of Oman 2019 by Tour de France on YouTube

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Stage 4- Last Kilometer - Tour of Oman 2019 by Tour de France on YouTube

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Customisation In Mountain Biking | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 207 by Global Mountain Bike Network on YouTube

This week we're looking at the relationship between custom bikes, helmets and kit that rules the world of mountain biking, and Martyn has some tips for how you can do it yourself cheaply. Enter the FSA promotion here: Subscribe to GMBN: Get exclusive GMBN gear in the GMBN store! We've also got all of your favourite features including Chain Reaction Cycles Hacks and Bodges, the caption competition and Fails and Bails. If you’d like to submit any of your photos and videos to us, please use our uploader: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 2019 EWS Riders To Watch | 📹 Worst Car For Mountain Biking? | 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Fumes - [ocean jams] Jambalaya Stomp 3 - Martin Gauffin Submit your content here: Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between. With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on: - How to ride faster with expert knowledge - Fix everything with pro know-how - Ride anything with world-cup winning skills - Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice - In-depth entertaining features - Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show Welcome to the Global Mountain Bike Network | Covering Every Angle Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: Nukeproof: Chain Reaction Cycles: DT Swiss Wheels: crankbrothers pedals: crankbrothers seatposts: Continental: POC helmets and eyewear: Topeak: WD40: FSA: Ergon: Park Tool: Northwave: Camelbak: Douchebags: Garmin: YouTube Channel - Facebook - Google+ - Twitter - Instagram - GMBN Shop - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below!

via: Global Mountain Bike Network, February 19, 2019 at 04:08AM

New Downhill Bikes And Forks | GMBN Tech Show Ep. 59 by GMBN Tech on YouTube

There’s lots of new downhill mountain bike tech this week with some stunning new bikes from Nukeproof and YT, Ohlins have released their production DH fork and White Industries have some incredible new hubs 🔧 Subscribe: The GMBN Shop: We love seeing what you guys are doing, and have some great submissions to this week so please keep the content coming in via our new uploader: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GMBN Tech... 📹 Blakes Urban DH Bike | 📹 Winter MTB Hacks | 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Leaves - [ocean jams] Motor Town - Da Tooby Submit your content here: Brought to you by the world’s largest mountain bike channel, the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that help fuel your rides. Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. With news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GMBN Tech Show wrapping up and showcasing the week’s biggest tech stories, and more besides, if it’s off-road tech, it’s in. Every week, of every month we seek out, showcase, and ride the newest gear and innovations from across the globe in an authoritative, inspiring and entertaining way to help you get the best from your rides. And when we’re not riding, we get geeky in an accessible, easy-to-understand way about forks. And shocks. And more to help you setup and maintain your bikes perfectly. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on mountain biking tech. Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -

via: GMBN Tech, February 18, 2019 at 12:29PM

8 Hacks For Packing A Bike Box | Useful Tips For Travelling With Your Bike by GCN Tech on YouTube

Travelling with your road bike doesn't have to be scary. Ollie has some great hacks that will keep your bike safe and sound as well as easier to rebuild once you've unpacked it. Subscribe: The GCN Shop: GCN Tech Uploader: Do you have any useful hacks that you use when travelling with your bike? Share them with us in the comments below 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 How To Pack A Bike Box | Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -

via: GCN Tech, February 18, 2019 at 11:31AM

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