Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 Downtown Sioux Falls Criterium / South Dakota Criterium State Championships

Online registration has now been opened for the 2008 Downtown Sioux Falls Criterium / South Dakota Criterium State Championships. A lot of planning has gone in to the races to provide a safe and exciting event. I hope to see everyone there as a racer or spectator. Team managers, please tell your Cat 5 racer to make sure they pre-register. We expect the Men 5 field to fill the maximum of 50 and I don't want anyone to bank on day of registration if it fills up. The online registration link can be found here:

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Giant TCX Cyclocross Frame

Giant set out to update their Cyclocross frame this last summer and the new model is going to be available really soon. Cyclocross bikes make for great commuting bikes. If you are interested in one right away let us know.

Giant TCX

Frame: Aluxx SL Grade Aluminum
Fork: Advanced-grade composite, alloy OverDrive steerer
Headset: Integrated 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 sealed cartridge bearing with composite spacers
Extras: Seat collare with integrated brake cable hanger and adapter clamp for braze-on front derailleur
Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Cost: $799

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Bike Lane in Sioux Falls

Things can get better for cyclists. They won't happen over night. Thank you to everyone that has voiced their concern to the City of Sioux Falls. Thank you Sioux Falls for listening.

East 41st Street Parking to be Removed

and Bicycle Lane to be Added

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: The City of Sioux Falls will be adding a bicycle lane on both sides of East 41st Street from Southeastern Avenue to the Harmodon Park entrance—41st Street has been recently asphalt-resurfaced from Bahnson Avenue to SD Hwy 11. Temporary raised pavement markers will be placed as a part of a resurfacing project on East 41st Street.
In the next month, permanent lane striping will be completed including a five-foot dedicated bicycle lane on both sides of 41st Street. To facilitate adding the bicycle lanes, on-street parking will be removed on both sides of East 41st Street between Southeastern Avenue and Sycamore Avenue.
In addition, 41st Street from Sycamore Avenue to SD Hwy 11 will be changed from a two-lane section with a continuous turn lane to a two-lane section with a five-foot dedicated bike lane on both sides of 41st Street.
These changes are being implemented as recommended in the City of Sioux Falls Bicycle Plan.