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2016 - Off and Riding!

2016 Kicked off the race season for Claudia and I in Chesterfield, VA. RunRideRace puts on this race at Pocahontas State Park just south of Richmond. Monster Cross is a great course that you are either hitting great punchy climbs or flying down gravel single or double track trails. The Monster is a 50 mile course the […]

Adopt A Highway - Gripped Racing Cycling Team
4th Dec 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun , Uncategorized Comments Off on Adopt A Highway – Gripped Racing Cycling Team

Before the leaves left the trees we gathered on North Glebe Road in Arlington to pick up trash and make this widely used stretch of road safer for everyone. It’s sad to see how much trash accumulates along this pretty stretch of road however we are very motivated to keep it clean and free of […]

A weekend riding the Great Allegheny Passage - Claudia Gonzalez Martinez
9th Nov 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun Comments Off on A weekend riding the Great Allegheny Passage – Claudia Gonzalez Martinez

A visual spin along the Allegheny Passage: The weekend started very early, much earlier than I am comfortable with, because, let’s face it, I am not and will never be a morning person. However, it was worth the effort: I had been looking forward to this weekend the entire year. The idea was to depart […]

Life In Utah
2nd Nov 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun , Travel , Uncategorized Comments Off on Life In Utah

Life In Utah – You know that feeling when you go on vacation, the weather is beautiful, there are a million things to do, and you just want to get out and enjoy every minute before you have to go back home? That’s what it’s like living in Park City. It’s gorgeous every day, about […]

A New Path in Norfolk, VA
27th Aug 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Featured , Fun , Uncategorized Comments Off on A New Path in Norfolk, VA

Imagine you are out on your bike.  It’s a beautiful day, clear skies and warm temperatures. Your chain is humming, your cadence is at 95 rpm. Your heart rate is climbing, and you look down at your power meter readings and see you are at VO2 Max, hammering away at 15 miles per hour in […]

Rolling with Marla
5th May 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Fun Comments Off on Rolling with Marla

Gripped Racing recently hosted a women’s clinic led by Baltimore native and living legend Marla Streb. Few women have had a career as illustrious as this soft-spoken, world-renowned cyclist: 2013 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee, twice won the Single Speed World Championships (1999 and 2006), 3-time National Champion, twice won a World Cup downhill,  […]

Fat Bike Love
16th Mar 2015 Posted in: Blog , Fun , Training , Video Comments Off on Fat Bike Love

What’s the best way for a cyclist to get through a brutal, long, snowy Winter? I used to think it was cross training (snowboarding, hiking, ice fishing). Until now. I had a chance to borrow my teammate’s Fat Bike a couple weeks ago and thought I’d post a couple words about it. FUN and FUN. […]

So It Begins
16th Dec 2014 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Fun , Race Reports , Training Comments Off on So It Begins

For racers looking to peak mid-season, there’s no real need to be following a training plan in early December but for those looking to do well in early season races, now is the time to ramp up the miles. I’ve chosen Tour of the Battenkill as an “A” race so I will be hyper-focused on […]

Gripped Racing hosts beginner clinic at Schaeffer Farms
13th Nov 2014 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Fun Comments Off on Gripped Racing hosts beginner clinic at Schaeffer Farms

We feel the future of mountain biking lies in attracting more people to the sport so last weekend we held the first of a series of free beginner clinics. It was a gorgeous day and around 30 people turned up to ride trails and work on their skills. Thanks to all our sponsors, namely Lindsay […]

More Than Just Racing
2nd Oct 2014 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Fun Comments Off on More Than Just Racing

We ride a lot. We also run, kayak, hike and walk around our neighborhoods here in Northern Virginia. Giving back to the community we live in is a big part of being on this team so Gripped Racing decided it was time to adopt a section of road and maintain it through the Adopt A […]

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