For some, it may seem like a vacation, but for others, training camps are very serious. For competitive cyclists, or even for those who want to start the season strong, training camps aren’t a game.
Many people find it hard to differentiate triathlon and time trial bikes as they look similar when put side by side. Both these bikes share a lot of traits and have a similar design, including aero bars and a slender frame for aerodynamic efficiency.
Gravel bikes and Cyclocross bikes are quite hard to distinguish: Both bikes share key design elements, including dropped handlebars, wheel diameter, and knobby tires. Although both Gravel and Cyclocross bikes can be used in similar riding conditions, they are optimized for their specific purpose.
November 2020, while we were confined for several months, Alex and I were invited to participate to Huairasinchi, an adventure race in Ecuador, a word which means "The force of the wind" in Quichua. This race, which has been part of the World Series since 2003, is known for its brutal climbs, dense jungle and long stages at altitude.
Do we not seek to continually grow and improve in everything we do with our lives? Pushing our limits and getting out of our comfort zone gives us an immense sense of accomplishment that easily becomes addictive.
Before a race, eating the right foods to fuel your body is very important. Here are some tips on what to eat before, during and after a cycling competition.
Big Red Gravel Run is a race almost entirely on private gravel roads and country lanes. This makes the event attractive because these roads are normally inaccessible and fenced off. This 130-kilometre race with 1,750 metres of positive elevation gain is an event not to be missed.
Would you be surprised if I’d say one of my favorite places to ride is virtually? Of course, I enjoy riding outside and exploring, but indoor has its advantage.
Personal trainer by profession, Guillaume is ready to take on all types of challenges. Formerly a Downhill rider, he now focuses on triathlons as a personal goal. He has truly dabbled in every type of cycling possible. A videographer and vanlife builder in his spare time, Guillaume is the ultimate role model for improving your physical and cycling performance.
He's the type of person you follow on Instagram and think, “WOW, how does he do it?” Day or night riding is no problem for him, as long as he finds ice cream pitstops along the way to refuel. Henri will complete one of the biggest challenges of his life this year; cycling across Canada in less than 30 days. We're telling you right now, not following Henri and his adventures is clearly missing out on a source of motivation for your 2022 season.
Former BMX champion turned endurance gravel bike rider, road racer, and mountain bike enthusiast, Steven likes to try everything! You may have even seen him in a Cirque du Soleil show performing amazing tricks on his BMX! One thing is for sure, Steven is not afraid of anything. In the winter, you'll probably run into him at Taz or on Zwift, but as soon as the sun is warm enough, he's already outside!
Read our Ambassador's Steven experience at it is first ever gravel race. Steven raced at Gravel Cup Ottawa. You will be able to read about is race prep, is race day and more!