Join us for Xterra Night at The Bike Lane

Xterra Night this Thursday at TBL in Reston!

Xterra Night this Thursday at TBL in Reston!

 

 


We will be raffling off a free entry into the Rocky Gap Xterra  at both clinics thanks to  
EX2 Adventures! 

Also all clinic participants will receive dsicounted rates  to the Richmond  XTERRA race!

Join us before the Xterra Event for a special visit from Dr. Kathy Countinho!  Dr Kathy is an accomplished Xterra racer, mountain biker, runner and an absolutely amazing Sports Chiropractor.  She will be taking appointments at the Reston shop this Thursday before the event.  Make sure you call today to schedule your appointment! 

Dr. Kathy Coutinho is our sports-certified chiropractor who specializes in treating sports injuries such as iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and many other sports-related soft tissue injuries.  Active Release Technique, Dr. Kathy’s specialty, is a patented movement-based soft tissue massage that is unique to quickly and effectively breaking up scar tissue, the residual effect to soft tissue trauma. 

The Bike Lane will be offering 20% off all cleat and pedal alignments ($50 regular price) and Bicycle Fittings ($65-$125 regular price) to all of Dr. Kathy clients on ChiroDays!  Please call The Bike Lane (703) 689-2671 to schedule your bike fittings in order that we may accommodate your bike fitting to coincide with your Dr. Kathy appointment. 

Please make your chiropractic appointments with Dr. Kathy through our Positively Chiropractic office, at 703-642-8685, or you can contact us via email at staff@posichiro.com.  We look very forward to helping you to peddle and run your way safely and efficiently!


Other Upcoming Events:

April 9 Thursday: Doing your first Century Ride Clinic

April 16 Thursday: Commuter Night at The Bike Lane Reston

April 23 and 30: Women’s Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic

May 15 Register Now for Bike to Work Day!

VeloNews | Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y León | The Journal of Competitive Cycling.

Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y León

By Andrew Hood

Posted Mar. 23, 2009

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2009 Castilla y Leon, stage 1: Armstrong said a Giro attempt would be “complicated.”

Photo: Agence France Presse

Lance Armstrong crashed hard in Monday’s opening stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y León and was transported by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Palencia, Spain.

Race organizers and the Astana team doctor confirmed that the seven-time Tour de France champion had broken his right collarbone after Armstrong underwent an X-ray at a hospital in the city of Valladolid.

“Lance suffered a fracture of the middle third of the right collarbone as well as some bruises on his right hip and arm,” said team doctor Pedro Celaya, who was with Armstrong at the hospital.

Armstrong left the hospital Monday evening and said he was “miserable.”

“It has never happened before, I feel very disappointed,” he told reporters as he left the hospital. “I feel miserable right now so I have to relax a few days.”

2009 Castilla y Leon, stage 1: The crash scene.

Photo: Graham WatsonHe nodded when asked if he would return to the United States, telling reporters his participation in the Giro d’Italia in May “will be very complicated.”

Armstrong

via VeloNews | Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y León | The Journal of Competitive Cycling..

Transportation Secretary LaHood Gets It! Let’s hope it sticks.

The new Transporation Secretary Ray LaHood made a great impression on those of us who attended the National Bike Summit. Seems we made an impression on him too:  He blogged about it this morning:  Here is what he said:Secretary of Transportation opening remarks at the National Bike Summit

 
Secretary of Transportation addresses the attendees at the National Bike Summit

Cyclists are important users of transportation systems

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of addressing the National Bike Summit. I was invited to speak as a member of the Obama administration, but I have been a supporter of bicycling for many years and was a member of the Congressional Bike Caucus when I was in Congress.

Still, I don’t think the League of American Bicyclists knew what to expect when they invited me to their summit.

I hope they were pleasantly surprised because I am committed to investing in programs that encourage bikes to coexist with other modes and to safely share our roads and bridges. And there’s strong support in Congress for these goals as well.

In the Department of Transportation, bicyclists have a full partner in working toward livable communities. We’re excited that the Federal Highway Administration is looking at best practices in Europe to improve safety and mobility for walkers and cyclists. We’re excited that a federally funded pilot project to study the effects of improved walking and bicycling facilities in four communities is underway. I think I conveyed that excitement to the summit, judging by the early response (BikePortland.org, Streetsblog.org)

I welcome the vigor of the bicycling community in advocating for bike-friendly measures in the upcoming authorization bill, CLEAN-TEA. Bicycles are a critical part of a cleaner, greener future in American transportation, so keep those wheels spinning.

The Bike Lane is going to Washington

National Bike Summit 2009

This week hundreds of bike advocates, retailers, and industry folks are heading to Washington, DC for the Annual Bike Summit.  The League of American Bicyclists  has put together a great week of meetings to learn about bicycling issues around the country.  At the end of the week everyone is ready to lobbying congress to make sure our cycling voices are heard loud and clear!  The International Mountain Biking Association will also be helping with the lobbying effort to make sure mountain bikers are at the table for increased trail funds and more access to our local and national trails.   

Read this position paper (only available until 3/14)  to learn what Cyclists are asking for this week on the hill.  You can get involved too.  Call your local and state representatives and let them know that you want expanded Federal support for bicycling – for active transportation and recreation.

Throughout the week we will be posting updates on the blog or you can follow us on  Twitter!

The Bike Lane’s Spring Classes and Clinics

March 19 & 26 Women’s Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic

Register today to learn the fundamentals of mountain biking. This 2 session class will be held at Wakefield Park.  We will go over proper bike fit and positioning, asending and descending techinques, correct braking and shifting, as well as cornering.  We may also cover going over small obstacles depending on the class needs.  All participants MUST bring a mountain bike in good working condition and a helmet.  Please bring water.  Please email info@thebikelane.com for more information. 

 March 22 Sunday: Basic Bike Maintenance Class

Register today for our Basic Bike Maintenance Class at The Bike Lane in Burke.  You will learn how to repair a flat tire and how to do minor trailside repairs. Please bring your bike to class.


March 26 Thursday: Tour de Cure Kick Off Party

RSVP to kmurawski@diabetes.org  for the Tour de Cure Kick Off Party from 7-9pm at The Bike Lane in Reston Town Center!  Family, Friends, and Fellow Cyclists welcome!  Door prizes, appetizers, motivational speakers, riding tips, and more.  Learn more about the Reston Tour de Cure here.

April 2 Thursday: Xterra Clinic at The Bike Lane in Reston

RSVP here if you want to learn about Xterra racing- an off road triathlon adventure!  We are hosting two clinics one on;  April 2 at The Bike Lane in Reston from 7:30-9 pm and the same clinic on May 7 at The Bike Lane in Burke from 7:30-9 pm.  Learn all the things you need to know from the areas most accomplished Xterra Racers. The clinic will include information such as: How to get involved in Xterra events, What to expect from the race,  How to train/prepare for the race, What kind of gear to have, And much more

April 9 Thursday: Doing your first Century Ride Clinic

Register here if you have you been thinking of doing your first century this year.  Now is the time to start preparing.  Come join us at The Bike Lane in Reston Town Center from 7- 9 pm as we go over everything you need to know about preparing to do that first 100 Miler!  You will learn about local centuries, how to start training, how to get your bike and your body ready; as well as the dos and don’ts to your first century.

April 16 Thursday: Commuter Night at The Bike Lane Reston

Register here to learn everything you need to know to get you there by bike!  We will spend the evening going over commuting essentials.  Learn about the proper gear, visibility, and safety.  Also, learn how to plan your commute.  Do you or your employer know about the Bike Commuter credit?  We’ll discuss this and more.  A representative from the Fairfax County Bicycle Coordinators office will be on hand to show you how to use the local bus system to carry your bike and show off the new Fairfax County Bike Map!  One for every participant (while supplies last).

April 23 and 30: Women’s Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic
Register today to learn the fundamentals of mountain biking. This 2 session class will start from The Bike Lane in Reston Town Center, We will ride from the shop to the Cross County Trail for the skills portion of the clinic.  This clinis will go over proper bike fit and positioning, asending and descending techinques, correct braking and shifting, as well as cornering.  We may also cover going over small obstacles depending on the class needs.  All participants MUST bring a mountain bike in good working condition and a helmet.  Please bring water.  Please email info@thebikelane.com for more information. 

May 7 Thursday: Xterra Clinic at The Bike Lane in Burke

RSVP here if you want to learn about Xterra racing- an off road triathlon adventure!  We are hosting two clinics one on;  April 2 at The Bike Lane in Reston from 7:30-9 pm and the same clinic on May 7 at The Bike Lane in Burke from 7:30-9 pm.  Learn all the things you need to know from the areas most accomplished Xterra Racers. The clinic will include information such as: How to get involved in Xterra events, What to expect from the race,  How to train/prepare for the race, What kind of gear to have, And much more

May 28 Thursday: Bicycling Essentials at The Bike Lane in Reston

Please register here to learn everything you need to know to get you riding in 2009. You will learn how to prepare for a ride, what to bring, and how to make sure your bike is ready to roll.  You will also learn the basics of  cycling gear;  everything from what to wear, to what kind of lube to use, to how much pressure you need in your tires.  We will also go over how to fix a flat.

Independent Fabrication Awarded Best Carbon Bike

2009 NORTH AMERICAN HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW
AWARDS WINNERS FOCUS
Media contact: Paul Skilbeck 415.516.1444 pskilbeck@o2sm.com

Indianapolis — A crowd of 1728 on the final day of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show resulted in an total of 6,428 attendees over three days of what many exhibitors described as ‘the best NAHBS yet.’

As in past years, the show culminated with the awards for the best bicycles at the show. This time for the first time, an awards jury made all selections but two: President’s and People’s choices. The jurors were Dale Brown, Steve Hampsten, Doug Brooks, Mike Barrie, and James Huang.

Best Carbon Bike
Nine months of work went into the design of the prototype carbon fiber bike by Independent Fabrication. The crown-themed lugs, which were made with the assistance of Edge, arrived at the IF workshop on Thursday a week before the show, and everything fitted together first time around. For Independent Fabrication, this is a learning journey into a new material as the company continues to expand its knowledge base.
Way to go IF!!