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The Quickrelease.tv calendar isn’t a static list of events, it’s a live feed which is available on iCal and Google Calendar. Sync your PC or Mac to this calendar and get daily agenda emails, dates on your cellphone and other fancy stuff. I’ve just got a reminder to enter the Fred Whitton Challenge - the entry form gets posted online tomorrow.
Bicycle Dates 2008 include all the obvious candidates such as the Tour de France as well as new or unique events such as the unicycling world championships, Iowa’s Big Wheel Ballyhoo and Italy’s restoration ride for heroes, L’Eroica.
Sync to the dates and they load to your calendar program. Any changes or additions are automagically updated on your machine seconds after I make the changes on my machine. Once you’ve sync’ed to Bicycle Dates 2008 you choose which of them you want to highlight with alarms and auto-emails. For example, the aforementioned Fred Whitton Challenge is a killer Lake District sportive that takes place in May but is always over-subscribed the day after entries go online. The online entry date was loaded to Bicycle Dates 2008 some time ago so all you have to do is set the alert on your machine. Google Calendar and iCal both have intuitive alerts settings.
You can also set up Google Calendar so it emails you an agenda each morning so you don’t have to look at your PC/Mac calendar to know what bicycle events are coming up that day.
iCal meshes beautifully with the iPhone and now Google Calendar does too. Both cal programs also mesh with standard cellphones.
A selection of the listed bike events are given below. There are many, many more.
Thanks to the following for supplying events after last week’s call for new dates:
David ‘Fredcast’ Bernstein, Tim ‘Masiguy’ Jackson, Tim ‘Crooked Cog’ Grahl, Donna ‘Kryptonite’ Tocci and Ed ‘RoadBikeRider’ Pavelka.
Cyclo-Cross World Championships, Italy
North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Tour of Langkawi
National Demo Day Series - Future mags, Glentress, Scotland
Mountain Festival - MTB films and events, Scotland
Amgen Tour of California, USA
National Demo Day Series - Future mags (Coed y Brenin, Wales)
Het Volk, Belgium
Cape Argus Pick’n Pay Cycle Tour, South Africa
Taipei Trade Show
Eurocycle 2008 (European Unicycle Convention)
Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, USA
Tour de Georgia, USAhttp://www.tourdegeorgia.com
Get Cycling Show, Nottingham Racecourse
Cycle Messenger World Championships XVI, Toronto, Canada
Northern Rock Cyclone
London to Brighton
Gran Fondo Campagnolo sportif, Italy
Big Wheeled Ballyhoo, Decorah, Iowa
L’Etape du Tour - Pau to Hautacam
Dunwich Dynamo sportif
Welsh Festival of Cycling, Rhyadaer
Unicon 14 - World Unicycle Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eurobike, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Tour of Britain
Roc D’Azur, Frejus, France
Cycle Show, London