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Podcast: Find out about the country’s new summertime cycling festival, Sea Otter Canada

Also, we play a new game: What Does That Sponsor of the Italian Pro Conti Team in the Giro d’Italia Do?

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Sea Otter Canada co-founder Simon Williams chats with editor Matthew Pioro and social media editor Dan Walker about the new cycling festival coming to Canada. Sea Otter Canada can bring the whole cycling community together, whether you wear spandex, baggies or a tweed suit while riding your folding bike. Williams discusses the Hub and Spoke rides that allow you to venture into the region and explore the local breweries, cideries and wineries. If you want to watch some of the enduro, downhill or cross country action, you can. There’s an XC short track relay right through the expo area.

Those with curly bars can ride the gran fondo. There are also other races for competitive types. Into gear? Williams says 200 brands will be at the festival with tons of demo bikes, including the new-to-North-America-brand Canyon. Bring the kids to the Joyride 150 area. You have to mark July 4–7 on your calendars.

Also, if you need some advice for taking on the hill-climbing challenge at Sea Otter, check out “How to crush a KOM challenge with these 5 climbing tips.”

Coach Peter Glassford makes the case for keeping the trainer accessible, and ready to go, even throughout the spring and summer. Think of it as a batting cage for your legs.

Dan Walker has created a new game with a long, ever-changing name: What Does That Sponsor of the Italian Pro Conti Team in the Giro d’Italia Do? Find out how well editor Matthew Pioro does.

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