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by Mark Zalewski
December 14, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte’s road to the 2017 Tour de France: ‘It’s probably the most important year of my career’; Colnago helps find sponsors to keep TJ Sport team alive; Jan Bakelants critical of WorldTour reforms; Tom Meeusen changes training after tests; Gert Dockx retires at 28; Amateur cyclist, doctor receives four-year anti-doping sanction; Quick-Step Floors shows off new kit; BORA–hansgrohe unveils a new team kit for its WorldTour ascension; Astana presents team, names Aru leader; Team Crelan Willems Verandas shows new kit design; Study recommends cities use ‘Idaho Stop’ to better manage traffic; Man cycling Antarctic with custom quad fatbike; Strategy board game inspired by ‘Breaking Away’ race; ‘Jesus Bikes’ causing fuss around Melbourne; Massive flyover built for Belgian cyclocross championship course; Film calls out Berlin on cycling infrastructure.
A crowdfunding campaign is currently underway to produce a strategic board game modeled after the collegiate intramural bicycle race known as the Little 500, which was the backdrop for the iconic Oscar-winning cycling film “Breaking Away.”
Alex Bishop, the creator of the game called Glory Gears, was a Little 500 champion when he attended Indiana University and raced for the independent Cutters team, which was created in the 1980s in homage to the fictional team from the film.
“As a game designer I thought what better way than to be able to bring that thrill and excitement of the race into your home with family and friends,” he said. “Glory Gears is the culmination of years of design and play testing to offer the most realistic, fast paced, strategic board game experience.
“Glory Gears is inspired by countless memories, experiences, and friendships I’ve made at Indiana University while racing with the Cutters in the Little 500 bicycle race. This event has changed my life and so many others that have been in and around it throughout the years, that I wanted to create a way for as many people to experience and be a part of it as possible.”
The crowdfunding campaign ends this Friday.
Click through to read more at Kickstarter.