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  As some of you know, I host regular online live video Q&A sessions for cycling fans, in order to answer questions related to women's cycling, training, racing and life as a professional athlete. The one question that arises during every single session is: How can cycling fans better support women's cycling?  Likewise, in response to my previous two articles (Money vs Ethics and Continuing the Dialogue: Women's Cycling), several readers have asked, What can we do to help? Gooooood Question! In answering this, I want to first recognize what a wonderful question this really is. In Continuing The Dialogue:
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Quick Stepping Through the Tour – Innergetic Makes Riders Feel At Home

Cyclists of the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team will feel at 'home' every night, during the Tour During this year’s Tour de France, Innergetic will, once again, ensure that the cyclists enjoy a good night’s rest every evening, as if they were at home. Innergetic is supporting the racing cyclists for the 8th year in a row now, at their explicit request. No one would disagree that the Tour de France puts great pressure on the cyclists. That’s why it is so crucial for them to have an invigorating night’s rest every day. Yet, as the sportsmen change hotels
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Primal to Sponsor 2012 Alliance for Biking & Walking Leadership Retreat

Apparel maker providing VIP lifestyle jacket to all attendees in addition to financial support Denver, Colo. - Primal is expanding its bicycle advocacy support for 2012 with a new sponsorship, announced today, for the annual Alliance for Biking & Walking Leadership Retreat. In early September, advocacy leaders from around the country will meet in Long Beach, Calif. for the annual retreat, a key event for discussing, developing and continuing best practices and campaigns that advocate for pedestrians and cyclists. Primal's sponsorship includes custom VIP jackets for all attendees and financial support totaling $25,000. "Primal is pleased to be able to
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2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Announced

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo to start on Las Vegas Strip and include century ride over the Hoover Dam Las Vegas – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced that the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo will again begin on the Las Vegas Strip and century riders will have the opportunity to ride over the Hoover Dam. This year, the RTC has also partnered with Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America, to bring more bicycle industry participation to the annual event. The 2012 edition
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Fuji to be Official Bike Sponsor of Historic Asian Cycling Team

Philadelphia – Fuji Bikes is pleased to announce that it will be the official bike sponsor of the first pro-continental cycling team based in Asia: Champion System. Born out of a desire to grow the sport of cycling in Asia, as well as create an avenue of opportunity for Asian cyclists on a world stage, the Champion System squad will race across the globe in 2012 aboard Fuji Altamira's and SST's. The Altamira is Fuji's top-of-the-line, grand-tour winning, all-carbon race bike with a tapered head tube for precise handling, an oversized down tube for superior efficiency, and full-carbon dropouts for
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Primal Wear Increases Sponsorship of American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure for 2012

Cycling apparel maker will be the Signature Sponsor of Colorado event Denver - Continuing a long-running relationship, cycling apparel-maker Primal Wear will increase it's sponsorship and support of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure events in 2012, according to a new agreement announced today. New for 2012, Primal will be the Signature Sponsor of the 2012 Tour de Cure Colorado and the official apparel sponsor of the Tour de Cure Southern Colorado and Montana, respectively. Primal is currently the supplier for all Tour de Cure cycling apparel and the apparel provider for the National Red Rider program, which recognizes
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Dutch Dealers Visit Dahon Factory in Shenzhen

Duarte, CA - Dahon, the world leader in folding bicycles, welcomed a group of over 30 dealers into its production factory in Shenzhen. The visit was part of a tour organized by Dutch magazine, Fietsmarkt, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the factories of leading bicycle and accessory manufacturers across China. In addition to seeing the complete production process carried out by factory employees, guests in the Shenzhen factory were given the unique opportunity see how Dahon’s 70-man engineering team develops new bicycles and technologies. The Dutch dealers also viewed and tested products from the 2012 product range and were
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KASK to Protect Vanderkitten-Focus in 2012

KASK Helmets is set to make a colorful impact on the the 2012 NRC Season with Vanderkitten-Focus Women's Cycling. KASK America is the North American branch of Kask S.r.l., an Italian company that specializes in developing, designing, and manufacturing of safety helmets of the highest quality. In every field of application KASK helmets are at the forefront, be it cycling, downhill skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, climbing, rescue or work safety. Safety Equipment market -leader KASK, will add to its sponsorship of UCI Pro Team SKY Pro Cycling and UCI Continental Team Exergy by partnering with the Berkeley, California based Vanderkitten-Focus.
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UmbrellaGirls USA Unveils 10th Anniversary Calendar

San Rafael, Calif. – The 10th anniversary edition of the UmbrellaGirls USA calendar features more beauty, more images and showcases more of the lovely ladies who comprise the premier professional cycling and motor sports modeling agency in the United States. The 13-month, glossy calendar features more than two dozen photos, attractively presenting each model in tropical bikini attire, and is available on the UmbrellaGirls USA website. It retails for $19.95. "This amazing collectible salutes the professionalism and dedication of some of our rising stars, as well as some of the girls we have worked with for several years," UmbrellaGirls USA
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Dedicated and Purposeful – Moots Cycles Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry

Steamboat Springs, CO - "Handbuilt in the Rockies," is the simple but very poignant tagline for Moots Cycles. Once your local Moots dealer sizes you up and sends the specifications to the factory in Steamboat Springs, the entirety of your brand new bicycle, right down to the image of Mr. Moots on your head badge, is cut, shaped, mitered, machined, aligned, welded, and finished inside their four walls. Started in 1981, Moots Cycles first offering was actually a custom steel frame. It would take another ten years until the company rolled out its first titanium frame at Interbike, and it
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