I love all things bike. While Grand Rapids, isn't Portland, it's not all that bad either when it comes to biking. Some great riders, great rides, great causes and great events have happened, are happening or are on the horizon.
First congrats to Train Out Pain athlete Danielle Musto for winning another pro mountain bike race. This time she won the 12 hour race in Wausau, Wisconsin. The kicker, she did it on a single speed.
My friend Joel Van Veen is taking part/organizing the Lake Michigan 1000. Him and his friends are taking 8 days to ride around Lake Michigan starting August 5th. They are doing it as a fund raiser for World Bicycle Relief. If your interested in donating to them. Here is their link. DONATE.
Coming August 20th, Grand Rapids, MI will be hosting the USA Cycling Pro Criterium National Championships. Pretty cool.
Finally, here is a little routine I like to have mountain bikers do. Triceps endurance is so important for trail riding. Strong triceps that can endure a beating will help keep your core muscles strong and allow you to combat fatigue so you don't make dumb mistakes that can put your shoulder into a tree.