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The 2014 Ride in the Rocks Event is Here!!!

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 11/5/2014
Supported by the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, the 6th Annual Ride in the Rocks event has been scheduled for November 8, 2014. While you can register online, you will be required to sign in for the event between 7 and 8:30 am the same day at Lucerne Valley, a picturesque town set in the High Desert of California. The organizers have arranged for a parking area where you can park your RVs, and a tract of grassy meadow for pitching tents.

Everything You Need to Know About Triathlons

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 10/14/2014
Triathlons are typically races that include three segments, running, cycling and swimming. The distance to be covered in each segment varies and depends on the discretion of the organizers. Winners are decided by the total time they take to complete all three segments. Along the routes, certain transition points are set up where participants can change into the appropriate clothing and collect the gear they need to compete in the next segment of the race. Though, in recent times, specialized clothing is being developed that is suitable for all segments with minor variations.

The PHAST Foundation Triathlon on November 1st, 2014

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 10/6/2014
Like they have been diligently doing the past five years, the PHAST Foundation are organizing a sprint triathlon event on November 1st, 2014 that will allow participants to combine their competitive spirit with the spirit of assisting those that need their help. The race will include sections along the way where participants will undertake certain community service activities and the time they take to complete each task will be deducted from the total time taken to complete the race.

Shift Cycle Wear New Offer: Free Design and Free Delivery

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 7/28/2014
Whether you are an individual cyclist, event organizer or the owner of a local bike shop, if you are looking for customized designs that reflect your personality or the spirit of the team you’re managing, Shift Cycle Wear is the place you need to be. Bring us your sketches or talk to us about the ideas in your head and we will give them a face and structure. You can work with our design consultants and create designs that are trendy and talk about who you are. Simply let your imagination take over, choose a 5-color pattern or one with 50 colors and we can draw up a custom theme representation especially for you.

Shift Cycle Wear's new 2014 Katie Ride for Life Men's Jersey

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/24/2014
The Katie Ride for Life is an event that was first organized in 2005 to create awareness 
about the importance of organ donations and how they can save lives. The response the 

event received from the community made it a resounding success. Since then, every year the event generates media attention for this noble cause and is conducted by the Katie Caples Foundation. The event includes support for cyclists over rides of 18 miles, 36 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and also has an off-road option. From 2009 onward, a 10 kilometer walk has also been added for other participants who would like to support the cause.     

Sierra Valley Metric Shows their Support for Sierraville Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 5/14/2014
The Sierra Valley tour is a great way for bikers to not just enjoy the beautiful landscape of Sierra Valley and spot the wildlife of Feather River but also contribute to a good cause. You will be paying a fee of $50 if you register by June 7th but if you enter after June 8th, you‘ll pay $60. The proceeds from this event will be donated for the support of the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department.

The Three Kings of North Salt Lake, Utah

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 5/13/2014
The Three Kings Event held in North Salt Lake, Utah is becoming a much looked-forward to event in the cycling world and we, at www.shiftcyclewear.com are proud to be associated with it. We present to you the official jersey for the event that not only is trendy but includes all the features and top-quality you have come to expect from all our products.

Shift Cycle Wear: Tour de Cashiers

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 3/26/2014

For all you cycling enthusiasts that watch for the thrilling Tour de Cashiers, you’ll want to know that this year’s tour will commence at the Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road on May 3rd, 2014 at 9 in the morning.

Like they have all these years, the organizers are offering the Full Century re-route of a 100 miles and the Metric route that is a 50 mile ride. 

What do I need to Know About Purchasing Cycling shoes?

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 2/12/2014

When you ride your bicycle you are transferring energy from your feet to the pedals and that energy propels your bike forward. That’s why buying the correct footwear to use for riding is an important decision and there are many factors you need to keep in mind while shopping.

Remember, your shoes must fit well and feel like they’re an extension of your foot. The shoes you buy for walking or running need extra room in the toes to allow for the rolling motion of your foot. Not so with cycling shoes. Also make sure they grip your heel and the middle part of your foot firmly once they are fastened on.

Cycling Jerseys: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!!

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 2/3/2014
There are tons of cycling jersey designs out there, some that you love to look
 you wouldn't be caught dead in. Jersey designers need to remember that the jerseys they come up
 at and others
 with are going to be remembered for a long time and bad designs linger in public memory forever. We totally get that pro jerseys need to combine the colors and logos of their sponsors but colors that blend well together and smartly placed logos do enhance the appearance of the jersey. 

Shift Cycle Wear now has more ways to support your event than ever before!

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 1/21/2014
You've known for years that you could rely on Shift for a great range of premium quality cycle
wear products combined with industry-leading online ordering and fulfillment solutions. But we know that custom cycle wear is not the only thing your riders and supporters may want to remember your awesome event by. That’s why Shift now offers not only custom cycle wear, but we now also offer a host of other custom products to support your events!

New to Cycling? Start with the Basics

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 11/28/2013

Thinking of taking up cycling? Great!!! So, now that you have your brand new bike and some smart new gear from www.shiftcyclewear.com  you’re ready to get started. But before you get out there, here are a few facts to keep in mind. 

Keep your eyes on the road up ahead, and that’s where your bike will head. Keep your eyes on the curb you’re trying to avoid and chances are that’s where you’ll end up. Especially when you’re negotiating turns. When you’re pushing your pedals, think of a circular motion with your feet. If you’re stomping down on them, that really isn't going to give you a smooth ride. And while on the subject of pedals, let’s talk about the clipless pedals you should use. The practicality behind this idea is that your foot won’t be sliding off the pedals and you can push more easily. And that also means you’ll tire less easily.

Beware of Bike Scams

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 7/25/2013

15 Whether you are a bike supplier or distributor, or a retailer, you need to be wary of bicycle fraudsters. These people can con you into delivering expensive bikes using bogus identities and posing as representatives of legitimate companies.

Shift Cycle Wear Racer Kenneth Allen Lands on Podium in His First MTB Race

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 7/23/2013

Kenneth Allen, a distinguished member of the Shift Cycle Wear Race Team just       the Cedar City Fire Road Bike Race. This was Kenneth’s first mountain bike race and he placed 2nd overall – only 10 seconds off the winning time over a very technical 24K course in southern Utah. We were able to speak with Kenneth about his experience placing on the podium in only his first race.

America’s New Fascination—Bicycles

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 7/5/2013

An increasing number of Americans are taking up biking in a big way. Is it because bikes are environmentally friendly and biking helps you save gas money or is it simply because Americans love the idea of combining economy with health? Whatever the reason, we have some interesting figures compiled by www.peopleforbikes.org for you to consider.

BMC’s New Service Center in San Francisco

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/21/2013

BMC Switzerland is the owner of Stromer and Bergamont companies which produce electric bikes. Chris Connolly, director of service has said that in response to the increasing number of e-bikes now being sold all over the USA, BMC has opened a Stromer service centre in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

United Healthcare Rules the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/17/2013

The United Healthcare Procycling Team has taken a good slice of the winning spots on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar leaving the runner up team, SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis behind by scoring more than 1000 points more. Jamis-Hagens Berman who scored the third place is almost 2,500 points behind the winners.

Shift Cycle Wear celebrating father's day!

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/14/2013
“What can I get my Dad this year?” As Father’s Day draws closer many of you out there are probably looking around for THE gift that will tell your Dad just how you feel about him. And you’re also thinking about how to make this day more special than the last one.

2013 Black Fly Challenge Official Jersey

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/7/2013
The Black Fly Challenge is one of the foremost sporting events and the biggest bike racing event in the Adirondack Park. First introduced as a mountain bike race, it has now evolved to event which includes a wide cyclocross range of different types of bikes. You will find cyclists in the event riding single-speed, three-set bikes, unicycles; and even tandem bike teams. More than half the 40-mile track passes through the Moose River Recreation Area and presents bikers with traction challenges and varying elevations.

shaTejay van Garderen of BMC Tops Amgen Tour of California

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 6/4/2013

The Amgen Tour of California is one of the most famous cycling events in North America and leading the BMC Racing team to victory was no mean task for Tejay van Garderen. The 24 year-old has been the winner of the best young rider title and has always dreamed of winning the first place white jersey. On May 19th, 2013 his dream came true, and how!

Shift Cycle Wear—Bike to Work Day

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 5/17/2013
Bike to Work Day is an event observed nationwide on the third Friday of May. This year it happened to fall on May 17th. This event is all about using bicycles as commuting choices. All over the USA, organizations and businesses showed their support for Bike to Work day in different ways. Restaurants offered breakfast; and free snacks and coffee to cyclists, the southern California commuter rail network, Metrolink provided cyclists free train rides, and bicycle shops offered free balaclavas and cycle tune-ups. Some organizations even gave away free bikes.

Shift Cycling Wear—US Pro Challenge Race 2013

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 4/20/2013

America’s Race or the USA Pro Challenge is an annual event in which professional cyclists from various countries will be participating. This race will be held over 7 days and has been organized for 3 consecutive years with 2013 being the third year. While more than a million people showed up to witness the 2012 race, this year’s numbers are expected to be even higher. 

Women's Cycling in the USA

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 4/8/2013
Women's cycle racing on a professional level has gained tremendous exposure and more and more people are taking a keen interest in the sport in recent years. 

Shift Cycle Wear—Intrepid Campaign Shorts

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 3/25/2013

At Shift Cycle Wear, it is always our aim to bring you newer and better products, time and again, to enhance your cycling experience. This time we are bringing you a brand new product which has been created by avid bicyclists like yourself. The Intrepid Campaign Shorts combine great style and utility and are perfect dealing with tough trail or steep decline.

Mercy Corps and Shift Cycle Wears

Posted by Shift Cycle Wear on 3/19/2013
Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) is a world-wide organization that has been set up in 1979 with the sole aim of providing help where it is needed. In any corner of the earth or in times of natural disasters or wherever people need help, teams from Mercy Corps are there to aid and support.
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