Here are the details from Shape Magazines website:
Hey SHAPEers! Welcome to the first annual Blogger Awards! We're excited to share with you this new feature, which we hope will become a long-standing tradition. One of the most awesome things we love about the Internet is the vast amount of resources available at our disposal. Anything we could possibly want to know about healthy living, fitness or weight loss can all be found with just the click of a mouse. Some of our favorite resources? Blogs! Writing blogs or following our favorite blogs on the Internet has helped some of us here at SHAPE achieve our healthy living goals, whether weight-related or not. So, we thought, why not celebrate the phenomenon that is today's blogosphere? Hence, the SHAPE Best Blogger Awards!
The Details: We searched high and low on the Internet for the best blogs in the different worlds of food, fitness, sports, weight loss, beauty and overall healthy living, and we think we found them! Although each of the blogs nominated are very different from one another, each blogger emphasizes the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Now, we want you to tell us who deserves the top spot in each of these six categories.
How it works: It's easy! The only thing you have to do is click below to vote for your favorite blogger in each category. Voting begins on Friday, Oct. 7th, and will go for three weeks, ending on Friday, Oct. 28th.
The Prize: One finalist in each of the six categories (beauty, healthy living, food, sports, fitness and weight loss) will receive a $100 American Express gift card. From there, we'll choose a grand prize winner, who will shoot a paid video series with SHAPE, which will be featured on SHAPE.com and possibly in an upcoming issue!
So what are you waiting for? Go vote!
Click below on each category to view each photo gallery and vote for your favorite blogs!
The Slice is a class leader in the multisport world. It has the best
aerodynamics in the world, combined with ultra-low frameset weight and
superb pedaling efficiency; plus S.A.V.E. stays leave riders fresher for
the run. Don’t just beat the competition...Demoralize them. Demolish
your personal best times. Do it aboard the Slice and S.A.V.E. yourself
for the run.
Penn’s Cycling School Presents: Women’s Cycling Series:
Who: Women looking to improve their cycling skills and enjoyment.
When: 5 weeks Monday’s September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, (Oct 18- rain date)
Time: 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Where: Flatwoods Park (Tampa) Bruce B. Downs entrance parking lot
What: Experience specialized instruction in a small group to Improve and develop bicycle handling skill, safety maneuvers, group riding skills riding and training techniques. Learn to ride safely in a group and on multi-use trails.
Taught by Sharon Monahan a League of American Bicyclists (LCI) and USA Cycling-Coach
Cost: $100.00 (includes materials) Pre registration required, 5 rider minimum to hold clinic, space is limited.
riders must sign a release form.
All riders must have an approved Helmet and 2 wheeled bicycle
in good working order – see your local bicycle shop for tune-up details.
Active.com is a terrific resource
that all athletes should know about. Running, cycling, triathlons,
swimming, golf, tennis, basketball, soccer and more, are all sports that
are covered on the Active.com website. Community wide resources on the
Active.com website include newsletters, race results, training plans,
free training logs, videos and more.
Register for Races
I discovered Active.com a few years ago when I went to register for
my first road bike event. The events website included a link to their
Active.com registration page. The registration page included all the
details about the ride, ride distance options, location of the ride etc…
and let me register and pay the entry fee for the event. Active.com
sends you an email confirmation once you have registered and paid for
the event. I suggest printing out a copy of the registration
confirmation and taking it with you, just in case there are any problems
when you go to check in on the day of your event.
You can do a search on the site on the sport you are interested in,
by state or by zip code, to get a listing of upcoming events in your
area. I just did a search of cycling events within 100 miles of my home
and came up with a list of over 14 events that take place between this
weekend and the end of the year.
Subscribe to Your Sports Newsletter
Since my main interest is cycling, I subscribe to the Active.com
cycling newsletter, which is sent to me via email every few weeks. The
newsletter has links to online articles on a wide variety of cycling
topics, including recent cycling news, training guidelines, nutrition
tips and more.
So whether you are training for your next century ride, marathon or
triathlon, check out the Active.com website for tons of great
information on your sport.
I'd like to welcome Biking.com as our latest Bike Diva blog sponsor. Biking.com is an online source for all kinds of biking equipment and gear including mountain bikes, urban bikes, road bikes and cycling parts and accessories.
Go to their Bike Learning Center to find information on bike frame manufacturers, bike gear manufacturers, researching bike frames and researching bike parts and gear.
On March 9, People for Bikes was launched at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. People for Bikes is a site trying to unite a million voices to improve the future of biking. People for Bikes is an initiative of the Bikes Belong Coalition.
Here is the email that I received from People for Bikes:
"Peopleforbikes.org is a campaign created by Bikes Belong, the national
group of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on
bikes more often. Our goal is simple: to unite one million voices of support to improve
the future of bicycling – to make it safer, more convenient, and
appealing for everyone. With one million riders on our side, we’ll create a national
movement with the clout and influence to get things done."
It has been a long couple of weeks, but all the hard work has paid off!
Here it is the first ever issue of IMB, a brand new interactive online
mountain bike magazine!
We have been working hard to get the format right for a while and we
are really happy with the final result. The magazine is packed full of
video and audio content, as well as some spectacular photography and
great articles. We have made a real effort to bring you some useful
technique guides and also put some bikes through their paces. There is
a really in-depth interview with trials rider Martyn Ashton inside and
a first hand report on 24 hour endurance racing!
We can't wait for you to leave us some feedback and tell us what you
think, hopefully you will be as happy with the magazine as we are. Over
the next few weeks we will be planning the next issue, which will be
due out in a two months. If you have any suggestions let us know!