Tag Archives: cycling


like hippies on a beach

The Tour de France is fully underway and along with 22 other teams, the BMC Racing Team is making their way through 21 stages and 3,404 kilometres across France in 23 days. To prepare for the season and the intensity of the race, practicing yoga helps ground the team and build a foundation that will […]

in focus: michael schaer

The BMC Race Team took on the Amgen Tour of California beginning May 12 and Michael Schaer captured the whole thing. See what it’s like to be a member of the BMC Race Team. —— We had a nice welcome party in La Jolla from the lululemon team. We really enjoyed the evening before the […]

bmc takes on america’s greatest race

The annual Amgen Tour of California starts this week with seven different races over seven days from May 12-19.  The race brings together teams from Europe, South America, and North America, challenging riders with a new route every year. This year, it starts in Escondido, and travels north over the week and finishes in Santa […]

notes from the road: meet gillian carleton

We asked one of our superstar members of the Specialized-lululemon cycling team to share with us what is going through her mind at the beginning of yet-another busy season of racing. Meet Gillian Carleton, a track cyclist from Victoria B.C. who we think is just the cat’s pyjamas (she also has the best hair ever!) […]

sweat, tears and goal setting

5:37:34 This is the time it took Kat, our junior people program manager,  to ride her borrowed steel bike from Vancouver to Whistler in her first GranFondo in 2011. 4:00:00 The time she set her sights on to complete the same grueling course in 2012. How was she going to knock an hour and 37 […]

meet a goal setter: steph corker

steph’s journey This year, Steph Corker raced and completed IRONMAN Hawaii in under eleven hours. This sounds impressive, certainly; after all, this is Kona, the notoriously grueling race filled with sweltering temperatures and punishing headwinds. What makes this feat truly incredible is what it took for Steph to achieve this goal. Five years before this, in […]

loren rowney: how did i get here?

“Everyone has weaknesses. I know what mine are and how I can move forward.” – Loren Rowney Remember being 17 and confused about who you were and what life was all about? Cyclist Loren Rowney does. We caught up with her at Specialized-lululemon’s recent training camp in Portugal to ask her about how she got […]

secret training: spin for cyclocross

When one of our writers, Ella, isn’t making magic happen with her words you can almost always count on finding her on her bike. GranFondos, spin class, road biking – if it involves two wheels Ella’s there. We caught up with her to learn a bit more about her cycling habits and more specifically, why she […]

catching up with kate

If one thing is certain about Kate, it’s that she’s hardcore and badass (no fake sweat was added in the filming of this video).  A yoga teacher, spin instructor and Union Square ambassador – Kate is an inspiration. Check out some of her favourite things and learn a few fun facts about her. I love […]

a glimpse at new gear: spin it to win it

WHY WE LOVE THIS “The weather is changing and that means we are taking our ride inside. Although I’ll miss the fresh air, I’m happy to ditch my helmet hair and I’m always up for a good playlist (bring on that ’90s techno). Our designers made this gear to keep us covered and cool because […]