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FINAL DAYS for National MTB Survey!

TITLE BE HEARD Unsubscribe View in your browser Your opinion is needed, now! If you haven’t already, please take the National Mountain Biking Survey ASAP. If you have taken it, please share it with your friends who ride—whether they ride mountain bikes just once a year or more than once a week.  The survey closes in just a few days (Thursday the 20th) and won’t be successful without you. We want to hear from as many people as possible about their mountain biking experiences, access, trails, community, motivations and desires. This is the most comprehensive survey of its kind ever attempted. IMBA will own the data and use it to guide its efforts.  Everyone who takes the survey may choose to enter to win a SRAM GX Eagle groupset. If you do, your responses will remain anonymous. Take the survey! A high-level summary of the findings will be presented at IMBA’s 30th anniversary celebration in Bentonville, AR, October 26-28, and be made available online via after that date.  And now for the required fine print... IMBA is working with Danny Twilley, a faculty member in the Recreation Studies program at Ohio University, and Melissa Weddell at Appalachian State University to conduct this research (IRB number, 18-E-29). Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with the responses. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the study and live in the United States. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions regarding this research, please contact Danny Twilley at or 740-597-3109. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. — The IMBA Team IMBA thanks its corporate sponsors for their ongoing support PO Box 20280Boulder, CO 80308United States Unsubscribe          

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Specialized Levo 2019: First Ride Impressions - Flow Mountain Bike by Flow Mountain Bike on YouTube

Didn't the Levo just get an update like 12 months ago? Whatever, here's a new one! Specialized certainly upped the ante here, surprising us by moving to 29-inch wheels, and turning the integration dial to 11. We've grown very fond of our 2018 Levo, so we headed to the trails with both bikes, the new and old(ish) to see how they compare. You can learn more here:

Specialized Levo 2019: First Ride Impressions - Flow Mountain Bike via: Flow Mountain Bike, September 18, 2018 at 01:07AM

Mountain Biking Derby, Tasmania: Everything you need to know! by Flow Mountain Bike on YouTube

Derby, Tasmania: The biggest little town in Australian mountain biking. If you're thinking about a trip to Derby, here's everything you need to know before you book your tickets. This video is proudly made possible by Vertigo MTB, the Derby experts -

Mountain Biking Derby, Tasmania: Everything you need to know! via: Flow Mountain Bike, September 18, 2018 at 12:30AM

Bicycle Friendly America News - 2019 National Bike Summit, I Bike I Vote, and more

2019 National Bike Summit, I Bike I Vote, Complete Streets in every state, and so much more
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» September 17, 2018
2019 National Bike Summit Save the Date and Request for Proposals

The National Bike Summit turns 20 this year, and our theme is SHIFT: Accelerating the Movement to Build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone. The Summit takes place March 9-12, 2019 in Arlington, VA and Washington DC. If you are a government or business-based bicycle advocate, university bike advocate, bicycle club leader, or an individual who loves to bike, we hope to see you there! 

We are accepting public Request For Proposals (RFPs), from now until October 15 at 11;59 pm HAST. 

I Bike. I Vote.
Bikes bring people together, uniting us across political lines for a common bipartisan goal: Building a bicycle friendly America for everyone. Whether or not you bike to your polling place on election day, you are a citizen cyclist — and your values for safer streets makes a difference no matter who’s on the ballot. This fall The League will be sending you one email a week until election day as a reminder to vote.  See more on this campaign here.
Taking Bicycle Friendly Actions - Complete Streets in Every State.
We think that every state should take responsibility for having complete streets – streets that plan for people of all ages and abilities and all modes of transportation. Our newest white paper helps provide resources for advocates in states that have not yet taken a complete streets action.  Read more on the League blog.
Walk Bike Places Conference September 16th-19th 
The League is at Walk Bike Places in New Orleans September 16-19. If you are at the conference, please stop by our booth (#404) to meet several staff and members of our Board. Also, check out a few of the sessions we are a part of:
Building Better Bicycle Infrastructure super session 8:30 am - 11:30 am Tuesday
Active Transportation Leadership Institute meeting 8:30 am -11:30 am Wednesday
Become a League Cycling Instructor
Are you an experienced and knowledgeable rider with a desire to make bicycling safe and accessible for others? Consider becoming a League Cycling Instructor! Join the ranks of more than 6,000 LCIs nationwide by registering for a three-day course in your area.

Upcoming certification seminars:​​​​

» October 12–14, Eugene, OR. Registration closes 9/22.
» October 12–14, Santa Fe, NM. Registration closes 9/22.
» October 12–14, Charlotte, NC. Registration closes 9/22.

Check here and in this biweekly update for more classes coming to your region.
The Fall 2018 Bicycle Friendly Business Deadline is October 10th
The final BFB deadline of the year is less than one month away, on Wednesday, October 10th. Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Business program and apply online here.
The Latest on the League Blog...
Last week The League covered a three-part blog series on Facebook HQ, Seattle, and Austin's Bicycle Friendly Business designations. Read all about what Facebook is doing to create and maintain a cycling culture on their campuses!

Additional blogs from The League:

» New Data on Bike Commuting
» I Bike. I Vote.
Upcoming Bicycle Friendly America Webinars
The League is partnering with CycleLifeHQ to host a Bicycle Tourism webinar for Bicycle Friendly Communities, covering:

» The best practices of globally recognized bicycle tourism destinations;
» Improving local business’ ability to service and capitalize on bicycle tourism; 
» Getting more visitors to view and consider your bicycle travel and tourism offering; and 
» Innovative funding models for developing local infrastructure.

We hope you can join us to find out how your community can attract more bicycle tourists and start generating more revenue for your local community and economy.

To join the webinar, register for one of the following times: 
Thursday, October 11 at 4:00pm Eastern Time 
Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
State and Regional Bike Summits
​Don't see your state summit listed here? Email with more information!

» New York State Bike Summit, September 27–29 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
» Georgia Bike Summit, October 12–14 in Athens, GA.
» North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit, October 19–20 in Raleigh, NC.
» New Mexico Bike Summit, October 20 in Albuquerque, NM.

» Oklahoma Bike Summit, November 3 in Edmond, OK.
New Benefits for League Members!
Here at The League, members are at the heart of everything we do. As a way of saying "Thanks," we're always working to add benefits to our membership program, making our League member card more useful and valuable. Don't miss out on great new discounts from CycleLifeHQAmeriCan Cycling AdventuresPrevelo Bikes and Pure Cycles.

Join or renew your membership by visiting or contact our membership team at
The League is Hiring a New Communications Director

The League is looking for a new Communications Director. We need someone that loves sharing the stories and resources that inspire and support people to make bicycling better in their neighborhoods, communities, states, and beyond. 

The Communications Director provides the overall strategy, oversight, and top-level assistance in implementing the organization’s external communications. For more on this opportunity please view the full Communications Director Position.

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Training log: Lunch Ride from #Strava

Ride: Distance: 19.8mi, Elevation Gain: 958ft, Moving Time: 01:02:34, Average Speed: 19.0mi/h, Estimated Avg Power: 217.6 (no power meter)

via:my September 17, 2018 at 11:59AM Strava activity feed –

Strava cycling training activity. SportTracks. Gunnar Soroos's Strava activities. Lunch Ride, September 17, 2018 at 11:59AM. Training. #stravistix.

Visiting SRAM + Doddy's New Bikecave | GMBN Tech Show Ep.37 by GMBN Tech on YouTube

It’s an amazing show for you this week with new bikes from Saracen and Propain, enduro tyres from Michelin and some cool behind the scenes tech from our recent trip to SRAM. Doddy also gives an extra special tour of his own MTB collection and bike cave, and the bike build undergoes a very special suspension service at TF Tuned! Subscribe: The GMBN Shop: This week is one of our best shows yet, with an amazing custom Yeti fro the 1990’s World Championships as the star of our rewind segment and some really cool insights into the machining and manufacturing process at SRAM. 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 👍 More GMBN Tech videos... 📹 Meet Chris Smith | 📹 Install New MTB Forks | 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, September 17, 2018 at 01:10PM

rochester mn mtb blog Newton's Third Law is wrong: Although it states that for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, there is no force equal in reaction to an attack by Gunnar Soroos. Gunnar Soroos rides for Toms Shoes Cycling Team. Gunnar Soroos is so crazy and awesome that he flips out ALL the time. I heard that Gunnar was eating at a diner. And when some dude dropped a spoon Gunnar Soroos killed the whole town. My friend Oprah Winfrey said that she saw Gunnar Soroos totally uppercut some jerkface just because they opened a window. Gunnar Soroos has two speeds. Fast, and Kill! The main export of a Gunnar Soroos attack is pain. You can control how people can interact with you and your friends. Choose who can see you, who can speak to you, who can hurt you, and who can be ignored. eastwood mountain biking rochester ma