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STBG in Switzerland

It’s hard to believe after months of planning that our Switzerland vacation is over, leaving us with amazing memories of adventures in Zermatt and Lugano. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing what we rode, what we wore and what we learned during our trip! You can check out more memories – and videos – […]
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STBG Switzerland – What We Rode

After much consideration, we decided to pack up the bikes and bring them to Switzerland rather than renting.  We knew we’d be riding often and on difficult terrain so it was beneficial to have the comfort level of own equipment. After seeing many of the available rental bikes we were happy to have our own […]
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How MTB helped my CX races

As those who follow me on Instagram or Facebook may know, this year I spent a lot more time in the woods riding my new Scott mountain bike (thanks, Steve). Beyond following my dog around local trails, I spent a lot of time learning to, as my friend recommended, “let the bike do what it […]
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VW features the Bike Guy’s family

Since I started driving, I have owned eight Volkswagens (including a 1997 Trek-edition Jetta, as well as our current vehicles), so it was no surprise that I’d stop to say hello to the VW folks at the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Championships – and grab a couple of awesome “I’m here for the waffles” shirts. What was a surprise, […]
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Pedal, run, repeat: Making Cyclo-cross a family affair

Pedal, run, repeat: Making Cyclo-cross a family affairAs featured on VW.com The USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships are a home for cyclists of all ages and backgrounds. Masters riders of 70 years and older compete on the same circuit as pre-teens just getting started in racing and professional cyclists alike. A diverse group of cyclists...
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Supporting the PMC

This spring, my wife and son took time to visit WBZ CBS Boston so Kristin could lend her voice to the Pan-Mass Challenge’s “Why I PMC” project. As she describes in her personal blog, the experience proved to be a memorable experience for both. Now, Kristin’s spot, along with the other stories, have started to […]
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Ride Report: King’s Tour of the Quabbin

After a hectic week of end-of-school activities, I was looking forward to “escaping” on Sunday to ride the King’s Tour of the Quabbin with my friend, and PMC ride partner. With over 5,200 vertical feet of climbing over 62 miles, the ride promised to push my limits, as well as give me a good opportunity […]
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Ellen Noble Visits the Velo Studio

We want to thank everyone for taking the time out of their schedules to visit, and meet with, Ellen Noble at the Velo Studio. We were inspired by Ellen’s stories of growing up as an elite athlete in Maine, how she continues to managing academics and competitive athletics, and how to handle critics. You can […]
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How to be a Road Biker

A video recently crossed into our social media stream that had us laughing, even as we acknowledged how frighteningly accurate it was. . . Here, for your viewing pleasure, is How to be a Road Biker from IFHT’s Jason Lucas & Matt Dennison:
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Share the Road: Why Honking Doesn’t Help

It can be tempting, when approaching a cyclist (or cyclists) who doesn’t seem aware of your presence, to give your horn a light honk. Or, as in the case of some other drivers we’ve met on the roads, to aggressively lay on the horn. But the fact is, honking your horn at a cyclist may […]
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