Ride with the Redskins!

Your plans for this upcoming weekend. This looks like a great event if you want to get a great supported ride in and  give back at the same time.

Sunday July 18, 2010 @ Reston Town Center

 Redskins Ride to Provide is the first-ever charity bike event hosted by Washinton Redskins, Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston. Lorenzo, Kedric, Redskin teammates and media personalities, will be joining hundreds of children and adults on the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail for a 10-35 mile scenic bike ride that begins and ends at Reston Town Center.

The bike ride is a fun and challenging event that lets both children, parents and the recreational cyclist raise money for Lorenzo’s ACES Foundation and hundreds of orphaned babies, poverty-stricken women and children in Africa. There are three different distances to ride: 10 mile ride, 20 mile ride and 35 mile ride.

“Get up, Gear Up and Give a little of you to make a world of difference  in the lives of the less-fortunate! Join me to celebrate National Make A Difference To Children Month and help ensure a brighter future for hundreds of local, underserved youth and abandoned children in Africa.” Lorenzo Alexander, Washington Redskin



This Past Weekends Excitement

Did anyone make it down to D.C this weekend to see the 2010 Capital Criterium race?

It was the 5th race out of nine USA Crit professional cycling criteriums. In addition to showcasing world-class cycling in downtown D.C., the CapCrit is being staged in support of Washington, D.C.’s bid to host two stages of the 2012 Giro d’Italia.  “The Capital Criterium showcases professional cycling not just to the citizens of the District of Columbia and the nation but also the world, given the interest the past running of this great race drew from our good friend from the Giro d’Italia”, said D.C Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

Read more on the event HERE

Trek Launches New Fit

Madone Fit: H1, H2 and H3


Introducing the widest pro platform size range on the market today. The 2011 Madone range features three different pro-level fits: H1, H2 and H3. No matter your body shape, flexibility, or size, we’ve got the right fit to give you the most comfort, efficiency, stability, and power on the road. The fits vary primarily in hand position— H1 lowest, H3 highest. Each fit has the same single-minded purpose: make the best bike on the planet fit every rider. Perfectly.

  • H1: Developed for athletes with extraordinary range of pelvic rotation, superior core stability, and the desire to get low and aero, H1 offers the lowest hand position options available for Madone. The choice of most team Radio Shack riders.
  • H2: The right fit for most riders, H2 retains all the handling geometry and ride characteristics of the H1 platform, with a slightly higher head tube height to put less strain on a rider’s back and neck. It will also accommodate riders with slightly less pelvic rotation and core stability. The H2 higher head tube is the right way to get most riders in the right place. No goofy high-rise stems, no huge stack of spacers—the look is nothing but pro. The right fit for select Team Radio Shack riders.
  • H3 increases head tube height a bit beyond H2, with a slight geometry adjustment to increase the bike’s stability. Perfect for those who need a back-saving, neck-saving, more upright position, but still want pro-level performance and a pro look. No high-rise stems or huge stack of spacers. The chosen fit of Team Radio Shack Director Sportif Johan Bruyneel. Fast as hell, strong as hell, and the perfect choice when the desire for comfort trumps aero.

What do all those Jerseys Mean?

The Tour is coming and we think everyone should have some basic knowledge of the competitions within the race itself. Over three weeks in addition to the 21 stage wins and overall competition, riders also compete for the title of best climber, sprinter, and young rider.  If you win in any of these categories you get to wear a certain colored jersey for the following day of riding.

Yellow Jersey: The rider with the fastest overall time at the end of the three weeks is declared the winner of the Tour de France. During the Tour, the rider with the lowest  cumulative time after the finish of each daily stage gets to don the yellow jersey.

Green Jersey: As with the yellow jersey, the green jersey is worn throughout the race by the leaderof the points competition. Points are at stake at intermediate sprints and at every stage finish. The man with the most points at the end of the race wins.

Polka Dot Jersey: Mountain points are awarded at the summit of all climbs, difficult enough to be categorized. Points awarded on the final cimb of the stage on any major climbing day are worth double. Riders wearing the polka dot jersey during the race earnglory, the rider wearing the jersey at the end earns glory and cash.

White Jersey: Riders age 25 and younger compete in this competition, which is based on their standings within the general classification. The fastest young rider wears the white jersey throughout the tour.