Here’s your Week in Tech — all the gear news you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t.
Fizik gears up for winter
Park Tool accepting applications for community grants
Park Tool’s Community Tool Grant Program helps local non-profit, community-oriented cycling organizations get the bicycle repair products they need. For 2017, Park Tool’s grant program will provide the recipients with over $1,400 in Park Tool products. Some of the products include a professional mechanic tool kit, repair stands, and shop aprons. Applications for next year’s grant are now being accepted and the deadline to submit an application is December 31, 2017. The 10 grant recipients will be announced in mid-January. Read more >>
Do you see what Rapha sees?
Rapha’s Arenberg sunglasses maintain the same shape as the Pro Team Flyweight glasses but add a full frame and lens vents. As you would expect with a high-zoot pair of sunglasses, Rapha opts for Zeiss lenses; a neutral gray/bronze mirror lens is included, while other options are available for additional purchase. And of course, there’s no shortage of frame colors either. The full frame sits flush with the lens to help improve peripheral vision. The glasses will be available for $220; additional lenses can be purchased for $120. Read more >>
Showers Pass wind jacket embraces bad weather
Gobble gobble. Sock Guy has your Thanksgiving style on lockdown with its turkey-themed socks. Choose from a running turkey, “I ‘heart’ pie,” and a sock covered in gobblers (pictured). The pie and gobblers socks come with a one-inch cuff height, while the turkey design has a two-inch cuff height. The gobbler design costs $11, while the other two designs cost $12 each. Read more >>
Litespeed lightens the load
Youth travel award applications due soon
Canyon continues U.S. push with Belgian Waffle Ride sponsorship
The seventh edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride is a 235-kilometer all-terrain road ride that corresponds with one of the most grueling races in all of cycling — Paris-Roubaix. The long day is the saddle is filled with Belgian waffles, Moules-frites, and of course, plenty of beer. Canyon has joined the ride as the title sponsor for 2018. The ride takes place in San Marcos, California and registration will open December 1, 2017. Make sure to be on your computer then because registration fills quickly. The entry fee is $160 for the full Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride and $125 for the 68-mile Belgian Wafer Ride. Proceeds from registration fees will help support the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Read more >>
World Bicycle Relief launches year-end campaign
World Bicycle Relief’s (WBR) 2017 year-end fundraising campaign highlights Umoja Secondary School in Eldoret, Kenya, where children of multiple faiths study together. WBR aims to help women, particularly young girls, break down barriers in developing countries in order to get an education. WBR provides bicycles to help students get to and from school in places where there are few other transportation options. Donations are being accepted through December 31, 2017 and will be matched up to $1.7 million.