LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After it went live last month, cycling enthusiasts are flocking to Cyclist Village, a social-networking platform that connects all things cycling on a global scale.
It's an alluring multidimensional site that is unique in its appeal to an expansive array of cyclists, including road, track, mountain, fixed gear and BMX riders. Cyclist Village is a comprehensive tool that houses individual and group socializing, e-mail, an event calendar, forums, classified listings, blogs, contests, files, photos and a video vault. An equitable mix of males and females are signing on for free membership, uploading personal profiles, files, photos and videos, and making new friends and connections through the site.
The home page of Cyclist Village includes “Featured Athlete,” “Featured Members,” “Newest Members,” “Featured Event” and “Video of the Day” sections, an RSS news feed and a portal to Cyclist Village TV, previously known as The Broadband Racer. The video vault consists of user-generated content and the best video content gleaned from the web along with premium original packages professionally produced under the Cyclist Village TV banner. The menu offers highlights from major races, rider interviews, product reviews, and behind the scenes segments hosted by Tour de France veteran Frankie Andreu and former World Champion Mari Holden. The site also showcases exclusive content from Garmin-Chipotle team captain Christian Vande Velde and other notable professional cyclists such as Katharine Carroll of Aaron’s Pro Cycling Team.
Cyclist Village is equally committed to covering men’s and women’s cycling. In June, Cyclist Village TV had crews capturing original race footage and rider interviews at the biggest U.S. races, including the Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship, Commerce Bank Liberty Classic, Nature Valley Grand Prix and Tour de Nez.
“We’re proud to be working with both cyclists and the cycling industry to create the most comprehensive and inclusive social network built by and for cyclists of all levels and interests,” said Jim Fryer, co-founder of Cyclist Village’s parent company, TBR Media Group. “Our goal was to foster the creation of a holistic platform for cycling where everyone can connect on a shared experience, build their cycling community and even grow their businesses. Members can organize their cycling life and connect with others who have the same interests and passions.”
Cyclist Village co-founder Marty Church said, “With Cyclist Village TV, our aim is to provide a fresh perspective and unprecedented access into the world of pro cycling. We’re thrilled to team with on-camera talent like Frankie (Andreu) and Mari (Holden). Their vast knowledge and experience as television personalities and reporters in addition to having been world-class athletes helps us to instantly establish credibility. They help set the standard for what visitors can expect when they visit Cyclist Village to watch Cyclist Village TV.”