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  • Sarah Cooper in Race Across America

    We are tracking Sarah Cooper in Race Across AmericaOn Tuesday, June 13, Sarah Cooper began Race Across America (RAAM). This single-stage, ultracycling race begins in Oceanside, California and covers 3069 miles to Annapolis, Maryland. The clock runs the entire time.

    At Kyle's Bikes, we are very proud to be supporting Sarah. We will be tracking her the whole way and sharing information with her fans. Bookmark this article—it will be the best source of information on Sarah's progress. Check back often (and scroll down), because we will be updating a couple times a day or more.

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  • Garmin Edge 1000 Rebate

    Garmin Edge 1000 RebateGarmin is offering a $100 rebate on the Edge 1000 and Edge 1000 Bundle. To receive the rebate, you need to order from June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 and mail in the rebate form. You are allowed one rebate per valid product serial number and two rebates per customer.

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  • Sarah Cooper Prepares for Race Across America

    Sarah Cooper prepares for Race Across AmericaRace Across America (RAAM) is not for the faint of heart. RAAM is a 3000+ mile bike race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. This year Sarah Cooper will be among the solo racers.

    RAAM is divided into 55 segments with a time station at the end of each. But unlike other famous races, these segments are not separate stages. The race clock runs continuously from from the start until the rider finishes. Racers both ride and rest on the clock.

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  • It's Easy to Clean Your Bike Chain

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca

    It's easy to clean your bike chain with a chain cleaning toolA clean and lubricated bike chain won't make any noise. If your chain is squeaking or sounding gritty, that means you are both wasting energy and wearing out your chain. Since it's easy to clean your bike chain (and kinda fun, too), just find a few minutes and get it done!

    We'll tell what you need and describe how to do it. Then, you may be surprised how much easier it is to ride your bike!

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  • Trans Iowa v13: Sarah's Report

    by Sarah Cooper, Ultracyclist

    Sarah Cooper ready to race Trans Iowa v13Trans Iowa v13
    Grinnell, Iowa
    April 29–30, 2017

    I had all but given up on blogging since Race Across the West last year, but I’ve ended the blog hiatus to do at least one post on Trans Iowa v13. It’s hard not to want to talk about your experiences at a race like Trans Iowa. It’s unique, it’s brutal, and in any given year you never can say if or when you’ll finish. Now I’m two and two: two finishes and two DNFs. Both finishes were on an even numbered year, so I’m holding out hope for a TIv14.

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  • Bike Sebring 24 Hours: Sarah Cooper

    Sarah Cooper sets new course record at Bike Sebring 24 Hours 2017Bike Sebring 24 Hours Non-drafting RAAM-Qualifying Event
    Sebring, Florida
    February 22–23, 2017

    Sarah Cooper has once again set the women's solo course record for standard bikes at Bike Sebring 24 Hours. In this race to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours, she rode 494.5 miles with a time of 23h 59m 32s. This gave her the women's win and second place overall. The men's winner had the same number of miles but a finish time just nine minutes quicker.

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