It’s California Poppy Season!

WTB HAS TEAMED UP WITH THE NORCAL HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE TO INTRODUCE A LIMITED EDITION SADDLE WHERE A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS CONTRIBUTES TO THE BUDDY NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND, WHICH IN TURN COVERS RACE ENTRY FEES FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES THROUGHOUT THE RACING SEASON.

WITH OVER 1200 KIDS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING AND RACING IN THE NORCAL LEAGUE BETWEEN GRADES 9 TO 12, THE LEAGUE HAS PROVIDED AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOUNTAIN BIKING COMMUNITY FOR AN EVER-INCREASING AMOUNT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. REGARDLESS OF ABILITY LEVEL OR REASON FOR BEING DRAWN TO THE SPORT, THE NORCAL LEAGUE INTRODUCES THEM TO THE BENEFITS OF A LIFETIME OF MOUNTAIN BIKING AT AN EARLY AGE AND HELPS SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF MOUNTAIN BIKERS.

THE WTB NORCAL LEAGUE SADDLE IS A TEAM-LEVEL VOLT 142 SADDLE, WHICH FEATURES TITANIUM RAILS AND TOP-TIER DNA PADDING. IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH WTB’S ONLINE STORE FOR A RETAIL PRICE OF $129.95 AND A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE BUDDY NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND. WE ONLY MADE 100 OF THESE LIMITED EDITION SADDLES, SO ORDER NOW TO ENSURE YOU’RE ROCKING THIS CALIFORNIA-INSPIRED SADDLE WHEREVER YOUR RIDE MAY TAKE YOU.

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Great Red Hook story over at The Radavist!

On Saturday, April 28th, tens of thousands of fans descended on a large asphalt parking lot on the western edge of Brooklyn. The occasion: Red Hook Criterium #11. Some were there for the crashes, some for the skinsuit clad superheroes (and supervillains), but all were there for the party surrounding the raucous spectacle of fixed gear criterium racing. By the end of the night, many an athlete had left pieces of themselves on the brutal tarmac, especially once the skies opened and rain pelted the already-technical course with 10 laps to go in the men’s final. A select few left with the glory of a successful race.

Gone is the stoicism and pseudo-ego of a road race. Why isn’t the field tenser? The course is dark, soon to be saturated with rain from the storm cell currently hovering over Manhattan. No brakes, no freewheel. Maybe the whole concept is so absurd one simply has to be relaxed. Delusion? Maybe.

Continue reading and see more images…HERE!