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Tough Mudder look out there is a new game in town for the true extreme among us. Red Bull Divide and Conquer is happening on June 16th, a team event that involves a Mountain Runner, Mountain Biker and Whitewater Kayaker. Sounds easy enough; however you want to pick your discipline carefully. The mountain runner is up for a near double ascent of Grouse Mountain and 6000 ft of climbing, the mountain biker enjoys a grueling uphill before dropping in to a flowy downhill with all the features of the famous North Shore trails, pick your stead carefully, this section is not about the bike but the rider. Handing off to the Kayaker on your team they will drop into the Capilano River for a fun and varied 10 km river ride that will put them into the ocean for the final leg.


Finishing up at Ambleside Park in Vancouver this is not about where you place as much as getting it done! With a total of 8000 meters of vertical and no less than 70kms covered, finishing is the goal! Men and Women are invited to take part in this event that is expected to take five to seven hours to complete. The teams can be any dynamic you choose, at the end of the day the it is the first Kayaker across that line wins it for their team.


Interested? There is no time to lose registration closes on May 15th, 2012 or until all 100 spots are filled. Competitors must be 19 years of age or older. The cost per team is $275 and includes the official Red Bull Divide and Conquer/The North Face tee plus a voucher for food and drink at the post-event BBQ at Ambleside Park.


BETTYGOHARD is looking for a team to represent the community. BGH will cover the cost of the entry fee and can assist with travel costs. Please email Natasha This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Check Out all the details below and we will see you there!

THE ULTIMATE TEST FOR COMPETITORS’ METTLE ON THE MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, AND SHORES

- Registration for Red Bull Divide and Conquer is now open to men and women –


Vancouver, BC –– Red Bull Divide and Conquer, a multi discipline endurance race on Vancouver's breathtaking North Shore, will test the competitors’ mettle on the mountains, rivers, and shores of Canada’s unparalleled West Coast on June 16, 2012. Teams of three participants will be challenged by a course that will include mountain running, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking. Starting in the old growth forest laden North Shore of Vancouver, the Red Bull Divide and Conquer course will wind up and down over 8,000 meters of vertical, then make its way down the Capilano River and finish in the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. The total distance covered by this behemoth will be no less than 70 kilometres. Registration is now open to men and women.


Each team will be composed of three competitors: a mountain runner, a mountain biker, and a kayaker. They will push their limits in a mix of locations on the North Shore of Vancouver, including Grouse Mountain. The river portion takes the course from North to West Vancouver, finishing in Ambleside Park. The anticipated race time is between five and seven hours. The first divided team to conquer the course takes the win. Categories will include women, men and mixed but once everything is said and done, the first kayaker to cross the finish line will be crowned the champ, regardless of team dynamics.


Mountain Run

Runners will kick off the race from the incredibly scenic Cleveland Park on Vancouver’s North Shore with The Lions, the most iconic peaks in British Columbia's lower mainland. With almost 6,000 feet of climbing and a near double ascent of Grouse Mountain, runners will navigate the legendary technicality of the North Shore’s Baden Powell Trail and will push their limits until reaching the top of the Grouse Mountain ski area, where they will tag their teammate mountain biker.


Mountain Bike

Physically and technically challenged by the mountain bike section of the Red Bull Divide and Conquer course, the mountain bikers will sharpen their skills and bring a good set of lungs with a five-kilometre-section of fireroad to begin at the top of Grouse Mountain. The competitors will enter the first single track on Mount Fromme, followed by the Baden Powell trail, which is a popular training spot. These climbs will give the riders an open connection to the legendary trails of the North Shore before the initial descent with a number of newly reworked trails giving speed and flow over the natural rock and root that define the North Shore. The door is open for any bike to win; it could be a four, five or a six-inch steed, but the pilot who wins this segment will most certainly be an All Mountain stallion.


Paddle

Paddling the drop and pool Capilano River is an unforgettable and challenging ten-kilometer plus read and run course that will transport the kayakers far from the urban environment that surrounds it. The run offers a variety of small feature playspots ranging from the occasional surf wave to the odd lateral spin/cartwheel pourover. Red Bull Divide and Conquer kayakers will put in with a seal launch off the rocky riverbank at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery in the shadow of the imposing Cleveland Dam. Water levels are high and reliable in June and can reach class IV but can also fluctuate quickly, depending on the dam and Mother Nature. Kayakers will close out the race, finishing an ocean leg upon completion of the Capilano River. This is the final stretch completing the circuit in Ambleside Park.


Register your team now!

Registration will be open until May 15, 2012 or until all 100 team spots are filled. Competitors must be 19 years of age or older. The cost per team is $275 and includes the official Red Bull Divide and Conquer/The North Face tee plus a voucher for food and drink at the post-event BBQ at Ambleside Park.


Teams of three competitors can register online now at https://redbull-divideandconquer-registration.raidthenorth.com/ or a competitor – mountain runner, mountain biker, or whitewater kayaker – can find a team mate on the event website via the team finder. Open categories are welcome: men, women, or mixed. Red Bull Divide and Conquer will run rain or shine.

Red Bull Divide and Conquer is a multi discipline endurance race on Vancouver's breathtaking North Shore and will test the competitors’ mettle on the mountains, rivers, and shores of Canada’s unparalleled West Coast.

What: Red Bull Divide and Conquer

Who: Teams of three competitors: one mountain runner, one mountain biker, and a whitewater kayaker

Where: North and West Vancouver, BC

When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10 a.m.

* Team check in is mandatory on Friday, June 15th from 6-7 p.m. at Grouse Mountain parking lot.

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This fall I had a great conversation with Dave from Wakpa Wilderness Adventures about creating a weekend for the BettyGoHard ladies.  As just about anyone can book a rafting trip and go rafting Dave came up with a unique idea that takes a Ladies rafting trip to the next level.

 

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The only way down is down - what will I learn about myself on the way?

Here I am at 2000m, sitting on my behind on Whistler Peak. It is a stunning bluebird day and in front of me is an untracked powder field. The catch? To get there I have to navigate a gnarly entrance which I have never done before. I have to edge down an icy, exposed chute and halfway down I will have to let go and slide over a rock slab - no edge engaged, nothing to hold on to.

Just quietly, being exposed on the side of a mountain like this freaks the hell out of me. I grew up in outback Queensland, Australia where the ground is FLAT. Stick me on the side of a snow covered cliff and I feel like I am going to fall into space. It is a hard fear to overcome and I have had a few horrible experiences in the past on steep sections.

But today there are people lining up behind me - I don't have time to think about freaking out, only to act. I focus on getting down that chute then riding the heck out of the powder before anyone else can. For those few precious minutes I am completely in the moment, whooping with delight the whole way down. At the bottom I turn and look back up to the peak I have just come from and feel an immense sense of achievement. Today, I overcame that fear!

This story is a neat metaphor for how I want to live my life - I want to live in the moment, face my fears and achieve my full potential at everything I do. Participating in actions sports has taught me valuable life lessons and is one of the reasons I feel as strong and healthy as I do today.

Taking up mountain biking and snowboarding in my 20s has been a huge challenge. Physically I have had to become much fitter, and much more aware of how my brain and body work together.  Mentally, I have had to learn how to de-stress, how to overcome my internal dialogue and really focus what is important (I can either worry about money and life choices and world peace in my head OR bomb a technical section of trail well - not both!). Socially, it has helped me connect to new communities that value healthy minds and bodies and worship the great outdoors over the almighty dollar.

I support women’s involvement in actions sports because every girl, lass and lady out there deserves to be all that they can be.

Ladies, what has participating in action sports taught you? How would you persuade other women to get involved?

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Thanks to Canada Snowboard for keeping us updated with what's coming up.  I will be at the Nationals this year with my husband, who will be competing in the Adaptive Snowboard Cross.  I will give you a full review when I return.

The 2012 Canada~Snowboard Speed Nationals
Nakiska, AB - April 1st – 7th

(Vancouver, BC - March 7, 2012) Canada~Snowboard, in partnership with Alpine Canada and Alberta Snowboard Association, is proud to announce the upcoming 2012 Canada~Snowboard Speed Nationals at Nakiska, Alberta, April 1st to 7th.

The Canadian National Champions and Junior Champions will be awarded to the top Parallell Giant Slalom and Snowboardcross riders. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies and home to the 88 Winter Olympic Alpine events, Nakiska will provide an excellent competition venue for Canada’s best to compete.

The Nationals Championships is a great opportunity for the next generation of young snowboarders to compete against Canada’s current elite level athletes and learn what it takes to excel at a high level. Canada’s National Snowboard Team will be in attendance featuring olympic medalists Maëlle Ricker, Dominique Maltais and Jasey-Jay Anderson.

“We’re really excited to be working with such great partners and to be holding this event at such a fantastic location,” said Dustin Heise, Sport Development Director at Canada~Snowboard. “Athletes should expect a great course at Nakiska and a wonderful event experience overall.”


Schedule:
Tuesday April 3: Junior Men & Women SBX
Wednesday April 4: Senior Men & Women SBX
Friday April 6: Junior Men & Women PGS
Saturday April 7: Senior Men and Women PGS


Canadians Champions:


2011
Women SBX and PGS : Dominique Maltais (QC) - Caroline Calvé (QC)
Men SBX and PGS: Rob Fagan (BC) - Matthew Morison (ON)

2010
Women SBX and PGS: Maëlle Ricker (BC) - Alexa Loo (BC)
Men SBX and PGS: Kevin Hill (BC) - Jasey-Jay Anderson (QC)

2009
Women SBX and PGS: Maëlle Ricker (BC) - Alexa Loo (BC)
Men SBX and PGS: François Boivin (QC) - Jasey-Jay Anderson (QC)


For additional information, registration and more, please see the following link:

www.canadasnowboard.ca/tour/

ABOUT CANADA~SNOWBOARD
Canada~Snowboard is the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada. Committed to high performance excellence, Canada~Snowboard provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability. With the support of its valued corporate partners – RBC and Under Armour - along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada~Snowboard develops Olympic and World Champions. For more information please visit us at www.canadasnowboard.ca. 


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Thanks to Canada Snowboard for the information on Maëlle Ricker and her latest World Cup SBX win in Valmalenco.  Stay tuned finals tomorrow.

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Tight race for the Crystal Globe comes down to final event

(Valmalenco, Italia – March 14, 2012) Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker from Squamish, BC, won her second straight World Cup event today in Valmalenco, Italy. Ricker entered the race on a high note after winning in Stoneham, QC, and carried the momentum into today’s race in Italy. Maëlle qualified in first yesterday and kept the hammer down to take the top position on the podium.

With the victory, Maëlle joins a tight race for the Crystal Globe, which is still undecided going into the final SBX of the season. The winner will be decided after Friday's race. Dominique Maltais from Petite-Rivière-St-François, QC, is in contention along with Ricker and Alexandra Jekova from Bulgaria. Maltais finished in fourth place at today's race.

On the men's side, Kevin Hill from Vernon, BC, finished in 29th and Robert Fagan from Cranbrook, BC, finished in 47th position.

Results:

Women:
1st Maëlle Ricker (CAN)
2nd Alexandra Jekova (BUL)
3rd Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)

4th Dominique Maltais (CAN)
15h Carle Brenneman (CAN)
18th Michelle Brodeur (CAN)

Men:
1st Stian Sivertzen (NOR)
2nd Alex Tuttle (USA)
3rd Tony Ramoin (FRA)

29th Kevin Hill (CAN)
47th Rob Fagan (CAN)


Valmalenco World Cup Schedule:
Valmalenco will host the final Snowboardcross and Parallel Giant Slalom events of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup tour this season. Please see below for details.

Snowboardcross:

Thursday, March 15th - Qualifications Men & Women

Friday, March 16th – Finals Men & Women

Parallel Giant Slalom:

Saturday, March 17th – Qualification and Finals Men & Women


For more information, complete results and more, please see the following link:

http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?cal_suchsector=SB&event_id=30277

ABOUT CANADA~SNOWBOARD
Canada~Snowboard is the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada. Committed to high performance excellence, Canada~Snowboard provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability. With the support of its valued corporate partners – RBC and Under Armour - along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada~Snowboard develops Olympic and World Champions. For more information please visit us at www.canadasnowboard.ca. 


Media Contact: 



Charles Gagnon


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This weekend was the kick off party of the annual Kokanee Spring Fest. For the past several years Red Mountain has created two weeks of fun times and unique activities for the big and little kids to get out and play, and this year looks to even better. The Blue and White party was held in Rafters on Saturday, where one lucky partygoer won a Kokanee tower speaker for their costume. Followed by the Doubledown Slopestyle competition on Sunday and a unique dinner experience at Paradise lodge, that I am sure was a great experience. As I was off Catskiing on Saturday with a bit of a sore head from our Big Red Cats staff party and recovering at Ainsworth Hot Springs on Sunday I will find out how the Slopestyle went and report back.

The lineup for the rest of Spring Break includes a Poker Run on Tuesday, Cruise the Blues & Wing night in Rafters on Wednesday and the always entertaining Open Mic Night in Rafters. The weekend is looking like one not to be missed. Starting with Mat the Alien on Friday in Rafters it only gets better from there so pace yourselves. There will be the Oakley Camp of Champions Airbag out all weekend in the Rockstar Park, free to anyone willing to huck themselves. Demopolooza is also going on with all your favorite brands lining up to give you a go on next year’s skis and boards. Also happening is the infamous Cliff Dive on Red Mountain on Saturday and the Mogul mania on Sunday, so get out there and show us what you got! Saturday will wrap up with a deck party in true Red Retro party style.

So whoever you are, whatever your skill level there is something for everyone this week at Red. Bring the kids as there will be activities and games to keep them busy too.

See you there.

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Gettin' Down in C-Town

Words: Eve Northmore, Photos: Erin Helstern

In between coaching on Thursday and Billabong Flaunt It on Saturday, we found some precious moments to get out off the hill for an adventure. With the Billabong crew in town for the event and a limited time frame, we set up an easy spot at a playground in Collingwood. Richard Roth had taken me here years ago to shoot when the Rugged Riders crew came to town from Quebec. Gasp! Yes I doubled up. Those pics never surfaced and it was about 5 years ago, so I figured it was back on the market. If you live, ride, or are under the age of 12 in Collingwood, you probably know this spot. It has several great swing sets, slides and forts as well as an infamous rail heading out to Georgian Bay nearby. The concrete tubes are a mellow hit, easy to get to and also is lit up. Banger, I thought and a banger it was. Good times ensued. Read More on SBC Women.com

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Eve’s Coach Demo 1: How to successfully gap a concrete tube.

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Feb 7, 2012

Author: Kate MacLennan, photos by Scott Furkay

 

Grouse Mountain, Roxy

It’s an unspoken rule that the day you have a comp or an event on a mountain, it will dump, pour, or get socked in. A day with respectable visibility is a score. You don’t bank on bluebird and you certainly don’t expect a spectacular day of sunshine. Yet a cloudless sky and sun strong enough to deliver serious goggle tan is exactly what Mother Nature doled out to complement Roxy’s first ever B.C. Ride Day on Grouse Mountain this weekend.

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Rugged Riders 'Kinky Rail Jam' All-Girls Freestyle Camp is a brand new six-week program for beginner and intermediate park riders! Camp B supported by Nitro snowboards and L1TA outerwear kicks off at Cypress, BC, on Friday, February 10th and ends Friday, March 16th.

Alre...ady love snowboarding but want to improve your terrain park skills? Come out and ride with other girls like you in a fun, chill environment during this 6-week program.

Professional female coaches will show you the basics of the park and help you progress to the next level of freestyle riding. You will also be introduced to the exciting world of competitive snowboarding with entry into the Rugged Riders ‘Kinky Rail Jam’ contest on March 10th included in the fee!

Whether you have never been in the park, or you want to learn new tricks and perfect your style, come prepared to have a good time, shred hard, and win huge prizes from Nitro snowboards and L1TA outerwear!

Schedule:
February 10th to March 16th
Friday nights from 5-8pm

Price: $299+tax
*Discounted lift tickets available

Includes:
- 6 nights of coaching with trained professional female coaches
- Entry into 'Kinky Rail Jam' contest
- BC Snowboard Association 2012 season membership
- Goody bag
- Chance to win a Nitro snowboard or a L1TA outerwear jacket or pants and more!


To register online follow the link: http://cypressmountain.com/events/rugged-riders-kinky-rail-jam-all-girls-freestyle-camp-starts-feb-10-2012-posted-jan-232012


Rugged Riders 'Kinky Rail Jam' camps are supported by Nitro snowboards, L1TA outerwear, Edelweiss Valley, Big White Ski Resort, Cypress Mountain, Snowboard Canada Women's Annual, BC Snowboard Association, and Canada~Snowboard.

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Snowcrown is Coming to Canada Olympic Park

 

Snowcrown is Coming to Canada Olympic Park – March 13-18
Canada~Snowboard Announces the 2012 Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships: SnowCrown


(Vancouver, BC – February 1, 2012) Canada~Snowboard, in partnership with 365 Sports and the Alberta Snowboarding Association (ASA), is proud to announce the upcoming 2012 Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championship known as “SnowCrown."

Athletes from coast to coast will compete for $25,000 in cash and prizing and a shot at being crowned Canada’s top Halfpipe and Slopestyle Snowboarder.

The 2012 SnowCrown schedule will include:

Thursday 15th

Slopestyle Open Qualification 10:00 (CMT)
Junior Halfpipe Qualification & Finals 16:30 (CMT)

Friday 16th

Slopestyle Finals 10:00 (CMT)

Saturday 17th

Halfpipe Qualification 10:00 (CMT)
Halfpipe Finals 16:30 (CMT)

Sunday 18th

Junior Slopestyle Qualification & Final 10:00 (CMT)

"With Canada Snowboard's support and commitment to partner on the launch of a new Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships: SnowCrown, we've been able to build an exciting, fun and over the top event for everyone to enjoy with some special surprises and great festivities lined up," said Jesse Fulton, co- founder 365 Sports Inc. "The time is now for an open championship, allowing all athletes to be able to compete in the SnowCrown: Canadian Snowboard Championships. We are happy to endorse and provide that opportunity in partnership with Canada~Snowboard. This event gives athletes another gateway to any level of career in snowboarding they aspire to have."

"I'm very excited for the SnowCrown to start a new tradition in Canadian Freestyle Snowboarding,” said Dustin Heise, Director of Sport Development at Canada~Snowboard. "It’s been a great partnership to bring SnowCrown to life, and we are behind the 365 team all the way. We want riders to feel supported and know that Canada~Snowboard is a resource available to them as they pursue their goals in snowboarding."

For more information, registration, schedule and event notices, please click the following link:

http://www.snowcrown.ca/


ABOUT 365 SPORTS
365 Sports was founded in 2007 by Sean Rowe and now consists of three partners including retired pro Jesse Fulton and Perry Meeker. 365 Sports are pushing to expand action sports in North America. They currently offer services such as: Event Activation, Distribution, Web/app design construction, retail and Marketing Services. They are on the up and up of becoming a big player in action sports and the industry. This past season 365 hosted a cross country Big Air Bag Tour with Camp of Champions to promote great progression, fun and hucking yourself into a 60 foot long pillow with little to no risk. 365 Sports is partnering with AOS, Canada Snowboard, TTR and the World Snowboard Federation to produce some of this year’s most exciting events including the Brad Martin Pipestyle, North America’s only stop of the World Rookie Tour, the Ontario Snowboard Championships and the “SnowCrown”, Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships.

ABOUT CANADA~SNOWBOARD
Canada~Snowboard is the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada. Committed to high performance excellence, Canada~Snowboard provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability. With the support of its valued corporate partners – RBC and Under Armour - along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada~Snowboard develops Olympic and World Champions. For more information please visit us at www.canadasnowboard.ca.

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Winter X Games 16: A Dedication to Sarah Burke

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 09:20 AM PST

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The winter X games is one of the highlights in the freeski and snowboard competition world.  This year the shadow of Sarah Burke's tragic accident hung heavy with all the athletes.  Sarah's family along with the community of winter extreme athletes had a chance to honor her memory with this amazing tribute.

Thanks to Roxy for the great blog entry below, highlighting a great Winter X games and how the community honored Sarah.

Board bags are zipped up, skis packed away, and red tail lights line the road leading out of Aspen as another Winter X Games comes to a close and the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders disperse to their next mountain adventures. And while they may all go their separate ways this week, whether to the next contest, photoshoot, or distant backcountry terrain, they all leave with a renewed sense of love for the snow community they are so lucky to be a part of. This is one of many valuable reminders that the passing of freesking legend Sarah Burke has inspired.

X Games practice began mere days after the snow community was faced with the loss of one of its brightest stars. This devastating news left a gaping hole in the hearts of all in attendance. But as the practice days turned into competition days, signs of Sarah began to pop up. At first it was the purple ribbons with “Sarah” hand written on them. Then red “Sarah” stickers and blue “Celebrate Sarah” stickers appeared on helmets, boards, skis and goggle lenses. Next came the white armbands embroidered with her name and a snowflake (a nod to one of her many nicknames). By the evening of the beautiful tribute that ESPN organized in honor of Sarah, reminders of Sarah were everywhere, and it was clear that she was with us and would never be forgotten.

The athletes did not let their grief hold them back, but filled with love for Sarah, they rode strong and surely made her proud. By the weekend finals, white Sarah armbands emblazoned almost every shoulder– from Sarah’s fellow skiers to boardercross racers, and even Shaun White himself– it seems that everyone found strength in Sarah.

In fitting tribute, her close friends and fellow Canadian Olympic freeski teammates won gold in both women’s freeski events with performances that are sure to help further Sarah’s efforts towards getting recognition for women in freeskiing (see Kaya Turski’s mind blowing slopestyle run and Roz Groenewoud’s 14 foot superpipe airs). Fellow Roxy teammate Kjersti Buaas wore a Sarah sticker and armband as she rode her way to a bronze medal in women’s snowboard slopestyle. And snowboarders Kelly Clark, Marc McMorris, Jamie Anderson, and Shaun White all wore the arm band to gold medal victory.

By the end of X Games 16, the armbands, stickers, and ribbons came to symbolize more than just the memory of Sarah, they are a symbol of the bond tying the snow community together. In wearing them we recognize that we are a family until the end. Sarah symbolizes all that draws us to the mountains and to each other: a shared love of snow and the endless possibilities it presents, the exhilaration of learning something new and pushing ourselves, and the ultimate joy of playing in the mountains with those you love.
Thanks to Roxy for posting such a great Blog, check out their blog online, keeping us up to date on all things Roxy!

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Winter isn't exactly the most popular time to pick up cycling, but if you're a commuter or just a die-hard cyclist, cold weather and snow won't get in your way. Here are a few tips to help keep you safe and warm from Lifehacker.com

How to dress

Prepare Your Bicycle and Your Body for Winter RidingBefore we look at what you can do with your bike, it's best to make sure you're correctly outfitted for the cold. read more....

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