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May 31/02 10:01 am - Manitoulin Bike Rally, KONA Intros Jnr. OB bike, Bisaro Joins Serotta, History Lesson, Birthday

Posted by Editoress on 05/31/02

Manitoulin Bike Rally June 9, 2002
Courtesy Bike Manitoulin

Bike Manitoulin and Gordon‚s Park are pleased to announce the third annual Manitoulin Bike Rally, to be held Sunday, June 9, 2002.

The rally starts and ends at the Community Centre in Mindemoya, on Highway 542 just east of Highway 551. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the rally begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp.

The route will follow the beautiful, country roads of Manitoulin, through Big Lake, Sandfield, Tehkummah, and for those who wish to go a little further, Providence Bay. The total distance for those going to Providence Bay is 65 km, the shorter route is 50 km. This scenic cycle tour will feature picturesque farmlands, lovely streams, forests, marshes, and the popular dunes and beaches of Providence Bay.

A sumptuous lunch will be hosted at Gordon‚s Park in their LLBO licensed Pavilion and patio. A choice of barbecued fish or hamburger with tossed salad, baked potato and ice cream will be provided. It is expected the rally will end by 4:00 p.m. A support vehicle will be on hand for cyclists in case of difficulty.

Helmets are mandatory.

Cost for the rally, including lunch and prizes, is $25 per person, half price for children under 12. Advance registration is required to ensure enough food is available for everyone. Call 859-2470 or email to reserve your spot today!

Kona Introduces Industry's First Dual-Suspension OB Rig for Juniors

The Fellows of the Kona Design Group have taken out-of-bounds bikes to the new school - actually to Junior High School - with the introduction of the Stinky Jr., a 24"-wheeled, dual suspension Out-of-Bounds rig for groms 8 to 12-years-old.

The Stinky Jr. is a 13" bike with a four-bar linkage suspension design incorporating a Fox Vanilla R shock and Marzocchi EXR coil fork, delivering four inches of front and rear wheel travel.

This is a big-time bike for the small fries. Stinky Jr. features Kona's usual harvest of the choicest, hard-wearing components, including TruVativ ISIS Hussefelt bottom bracket and cranks, Shimano's BR-M475 disc brakes and hubs, Avid disc brake levers, Shimano Deore LX drivetrain, and Kona's Jackshit pedals.

The Stinky Jr.'s 74-degree seat tube keeps the smaller tikes over the front-end controls and the 69-degree front rolls over obstacles easily. "It's a Stinky front married to a Beer rear," says Dr. Dew.

The bike has a suggested retail price of $1,499 (($1,299 in 2003) both prices in US$)) and will have Kona's 'Curious George' color scheme of brown, yellow and blue.

Stinky Jr. will be available at your local Kona dealer in early June.

Ivana Bisaro Joins Serotta

Ivana Bisaro, 24, is a four-time Collegiate National Champion on both road and track; a native of Courtenay, BC and sister to Kiara Bisaro. Ivana first began competing as a teenager, but this is her first full season of road racing. Among her 2002 results are a gold medal in the Collegiate National Team Time Trial, top-ten finishes in both the Collegiate National Road Race and Criterium, and 21st in a strong international field at the recent Saturn-Timex Women's Classic.

History Lesson

On this day, May 31st, in 1868 the first known cycling race was held at the Saint-Cloud Park in Paris.

Happy Birthday to.... Dustin Adams, celebrating today.


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