Race Report: Fair Hill, Fat Tire Classic, and The Chain Stretcher


After a fun-filled Saturday at Bear Creek celebrating the 2014 Season Kick Off, energized Giant riders headed off in all directions to race in their snazzy new kits. Mid-Atlantic Super Series XC #1: Bike Line Spring XC at Fair Hill; Elkton, MD Bike Line presented a fun, well-organized race with over 600 racers in attendance. Fair Hill is popular with cyclists …

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Baker’s Dozen Race Recap


Check out Jamie’s account of the fun had in Virginia this past weekend: “Bakers Dozen is a 13+ hour lap race held in Leesburg, VA, presented by Plum Grove Cyclery & Go Time Racing. This year was my first year racing it, and I registered as a female duo with Sara Chua of Joey’s Bike Shop in Elkins, WV. Overall …

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Big Bear Lake Enduro

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Check our grassroots rider Amy Alton’s recount of the West Virginia’s Big Bear Lake Enduro: Big Bear Lake, West Virginia was the site of my first Enduro to kick off the 2014 season.  I was stoked to see what my new Lust Advanced 2 was capable of as well as sport my new AVAM Adventures jersey highlighting the Giant Northeast …

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Rider Profile: Michael Romanowski

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Meet one of our Grassroots riders, Michael Romanowski. Hometown:  Vernon, NJ Number of Years Racing:  2 Race bike setup:  Giant Anthem Advanced 1 27.5 setup 1×10 Riding Strength:  The more technical, the better. Favorite Race Course:   Bear Creek, PA Nationals Course Favorite Place to Ride:  Millstone, VT What is your “Ride Life”? When I think of the term “Ride Life,” …

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Ridge Racing


Saturday was a trip just west of Richmond to the outskirts of Charlottesville for ‘Ride the Ridge’ at the Blue Ridge School. The race has been a recent favorite of the Virginia Off Road Series featuring challenging terrain of the steep and rocky variety. After a ‘over the river and through the woods’ trip to the venue, I had minimal …

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