O2 News: ROADBIKERIDER Review

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Adam Ziskin

RoadBikeRider.Com is a site dedicated to the love of riding on the pavement.  It doesn’t discriminate who you are, if you have a passion for the road, this site wants you.  Whether you’re a beginner, a recreational rider, a purist, or a pro, RoadBikeRider.Com is speaking to you and shares your enthusiasm for getting out there at any level.  They offer reviews, tips, expert advice, and knowledge all to make you a better road enthusiast for life.

Obviously if you are going to be road riding, at some point, you’ll be caught in the rain or head out in the rain on purpose.  Nothing. Stops. You.  Regardless of price & attributes, O2 Rainwear has something for everyone.  Waterproof, Breathable, Lightweight, Compact, and Affordable.

O2 Rainwear is honored to have multiple reviews on RBR, done by the legendary ultracyclist himself, Ken Bonner.  For those that are reading his name for the first time, Ken holds the course record for the British Columbia Rocky Mountain 1200k and several UltraMarathon Cycling Association point-to-point records.  When he’s not also running marathons, he’ll put on about 18,000 miles a year on the saddle.  So he knows what he is talking about when it comes to gear as he depends on it as much as anyone.

You can read all of his reviews of O2 Rainwear by clicking on the links below.

O2 Rainwear Nokomis Jacket Review HERE

O2 Rainwear Calhoun Jacket Review HERE

O2 Rainwear Original Cycling Jacket Review HERE

Get Out and Bike: ARTCRANK

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Adam Ziskin

ARTCRANK™ is a gift to the world, let’s just start there.  Its foundation is cemented with the marriage of two of the purist forms of happiness known to us.  Freedom of expression (in the form of posters) and freedom of confinement (in the form of self propulsion on two wheels).  Slap those two concepts together, add some great beer, sweet sweet music, a good charitable cause, some delicious eats, stir for 2 minutes, and you get one of the best events known to our universe, ARTCRANK.

It currently hosts events in 10 cities, one being London, so it is officially an international player.  But more importantly than where it is, is what it does.  ARTCRANK is a show of bicycle-inspired posters.  It gives local artists of the host city free exposure, something local artists are always screaming for.  It also gives the community of the host city exposure to these talented artists they may not have known otherwise.  And to top it off, the posters are extremely affordable, even a 10 year old kid with a weekend neighborhood lemonade stand could save up enough to get at least one poster he/she was salivating after.

ARTCRANK was created in 2007 by the extremely creative Charles Youel.  Sure we can brag yet again about how killer it is that it was born in Minneapolis, the number one bicycling city in the United States of America.  Minneapolis isn’t short of amazing companies in the bike, arts, & brewery scenes.  But setting that aside, at its roots, ARTCRANK is a brilliant concept, and even more brilliant end-product.  It is only starting to break out of its infancy shell, but it could easily be a jolly bicycle-inspired poster giant for the rest of eternity.

You need to visit their site here ARTCRANK.COM and/or check out their facebook page here ARTCRANK on FACEBOOK or follow the brilliant ideas & comments daily on twitter at @ARTCRANK.

The next event is in Minneapolis on April 14th, 2012.  Learn more at www.ArtCrank.com/Minneapolis