The #BTriders are back!

Topic: BT Cycling Club

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Aug

6

2013

The #BTriders are back!

Posted By: Ben McCoy

After a brief summer hiatus, the #BTriders are regrouping for the Fall Tour. The final list of riders is currently being sussed out, but all of the planned events are gravel and/or MTB-oriented events.   Chequamegon 40 Saturday, September 14, 2013 At least 4 #BTriders won lottery spots to ride 40 miles of Birkie trail …Read More

Bike on ground post-race with dirty water bottles attached

Jun

25

2013

#BTriders – Mission (One) Complete

Posted By: Ben McCoy

The other weekend we concluded the #BTriders “Spring Tour” at The Westside Dirty Benjamin. I won’t bore you with a prolonged recap, suffice it to say it was an incredible race in spite of the prolonged downpour towards the end of our ride. Martin Rudnick and company put on another great show. The group I …Read More

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May

21

2013

The #BTriders Crush Almanzo

Posted By: Ben McCoy

We’re proud to report that of the 14 Bicycle Theory Cycling Club riders that started the Almanzo 100 or The Royal 162 this past Saturday, 12 of them successfully crossed the finish line. And at least one of them – “Buffalo” Dave Knox – recorded a personal best century, completing the 100 in approximately 6 …Read More

"Buffalo" Dave Knox making his selections at The Four Firkins.

May

7

2013

Gravel Bike Racing Tips: Preparing to Go the Distance

Posted By: Ben McCoy

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is related to a post we previously published on this topic titled ‘Gravel Bike Race Preparation.’ So be sure to check it out as well. As we get ready for Almanzo 100, Royal 162, and the Westside Dirty Benjamin in the coming weeks, I asked fellow #BTrider “Buffalo” Dave Knox – …Read More

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Apr

24

2013

#BTriders Tip: Never underestimate the conditions

Posted By: Ben McCoy

My mother was right. It’s all ‘fun and games’ until somebody breaks an arm. After getting word that the Mammoth Gravel Classic was postponed due to inclement weather (new date TBD), a group ride was in order. One way or the other, we simply needed to get in some miles. So this past Sunday, we …Read More

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Apr

23

2013

Meet the #BTriders

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Our original vision was to find a group of 10 riders to help us fly the flag and bring attention to our “cause” – showing ‘Joe 6-pack’ that many of the new cycling races are not just for racers. And more to the point, these events are easier (and more fun) to participate in with …Read More

penn-cycle-peace-coffee

Apr

18

2013

Representing the best! – #BTriders

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Please join us in congratulating two of our sponsors – Penn Cycle and Peace Coffee – for their 2013 “Best Of” awards from the City Pages! Penn Cycle took home the prize for Best Bike Shop, while Peace Coffee received top honors as the Best Coffee Shop. We’re proud to represent two of Minneapolis’ finest …Read More

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Apr

15

2013

Gravel Bike Race Preparation – #BTriders

Posted By: Ben McCoy

As we get ready for the 2013 Mammoth Gravel Classic, Almanzo, and West Side Dirty Benjamin, here’s the race preparation plan that I – Ben McCoy, bicycle “racing” novice – am working from. Please note: This is not official or professional advice. This is just my plan based on what I’ve picked up from my …Read More

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Apr

11

2013

BT Riders – The Jersey

Posted By: Ben McCoy

We just approved the new Bicycle Theory Cycling Club jerseys being produced by our sponsors over at Podiumwear Custom Team Apparel. The new full zip jerseys feature Podiumwear’s ‘San Remo Silver’ line of fabrics in both men’s and women’s cuts. So keep your eyes peeled for these bad boys (and girls) come time for Almanzo …Read More

mammoth-gravel-classic

Apr

8

2013

BT Riders – Events, Training, and Preparation

Posted By: Ben McCoy

It became obvious pretty quickly that summarizing our training rides each week would be (1) boring and (2) tedious – for myself and for anybody reading this. So rather than tell you where we rode our bikes each week, we’re going to use this space to update you on the Events were training for and …Read More