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    Show #211 – Ready For My Close Up

    In this week’s episode of The FredCast an interview with Tyler Servoss from Rockwell Relay and a product review of Coghlan’s Adhesive Signal Lights. Before that, lots of news including a California bill proposing a bike tax, a New York legislator says nobody should ride a bike, a new study says that cycling is safer than rugby while another study says that faster cyclists are more attractive. In other news, a cyclist was killed at the annual Tour de Palm Springs, Viva Bike Vegas is cancelled, several new cameras for your ride, a product recall, a California driver uses a ‘new car smell defense,’ a California woman plans to marry her bicycle, and lots more. And there’s lots more! Plus, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are our Podsafe Music artists.

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    About The FredCast

    The FredCast is the internet's premier cycling podcast, offering a 45-60 minute audio program aimed at avid cyclists and fans of professional bicycle racing. The show focuses on cycling news, product reviews, upcoming events, interviews with interesting cycling personalities, on-the-scene reporting and other items of interest to so-called "Freds" (high-end cyclists who tend to spend a good deal of time and money on their equipment and training).

    The show, now in its 9th year of production, is hosted and produced by David Bernstein, an avid road cyclist, mountain biker and former bicycle industry executive. The FredCast regularly tops all competition in iTunes and other podcast aggregators and typically sees downloads in excess of 60,000 - 85,000 per month.

    More detailed information on the full About page.

Podcasts

featuredimage Show #210 – Bucket List

In this week’s episode of The FredCast, the Los Angeles County DA is set to review the death of a cyclist that involved a deputy, the Virginia Senate passes 3-foot bill, road graffiti dubbed a hate crime in California’s Napa Valley, Easton-Bell reports a credit card data breach, a new report says Americans bike the least but are most likely to be injured, Death Valley cancels athletic events, cycling products at 2014 CES, product recalls, bike share news, a symphony made only with bike parts, a 102 year old cyclist sets a record, pro cycling news, and podsafe cycling music.

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Show #209 – YouCast

On this episode of The FredCast Cycling Podcast, we cover a wide range of cycling news including new laws in California and Nevada, the death of a well-known attorney following a collision with an L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy, notable new bike safety videos, a social media firestorm over Specialized’s handling of the Roubaix trademark, an SUV with a built-in shower, and bike share news including riding a Boris Bike to the top of Mt. Ventoux. Following the news, listener reaction to the last show on the bikes versus cars debate. And then, four holiday-themed podsafe cycling tunes.

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featuredimage Show #208 – The Debate

This week’s episode of The FredCast is devoted entirely to the topic of bikes versus cars and the ongoing debate surrounding the topics of sharing the road, vulnerable road users, the penalties for killing or injuring a cyclist, presumed liability laws, and how to improve the situation on the roads for cyclists and others. Included in this week’s show is a long segment of discussion from a recent episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast, featuring Carlton Reid and Tim Jackson.

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featuredimage Show #207 – Products Galore (Part 2)

In this week’s episode of The FredCast we continue on our product focus with some product-related news including a wrap-upf of Interbike 2013, a peer-to-peer bike sharing web site, companion sites to juice your Strava performance, product recalls, and the world’s first “smart” bike helmet. In the features sections, we have product reviews for xx2i sunglasses, the Hercules WAE outdoor Bluetooth speaker, a comparison of LifeProof and Pelican iPhone cases, a book review of Rumble Yell by Brian David Bruns, and an interview with Culprit Bicycles.

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featuredimage Show #206 – Products Galore (Part 1)

In this week’s episode of The FredCast we bring you a variety of product-related interviews from earlier this summer including interviews with Boardman Bikes, Capo Cycling Apparel, Kali Protectives, Rotor, and Sea Sucker racks. The next episode of The FredCast will also be a product-related show with another interview and several product reviews.

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featuredimage Show #205 – Dutch Corner

In this week’s episode of The FredCast, another audio visit from Matilda Hedberg Dowdle and her producer, Christer Hedberg, this time from the roads of France as they followed the 2013 Tour de France.

Among the news items this week, Serotta is closing its doors, PowerTap lowers its prices just in time for the impending release of the Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter system, four (4!) product recalls, professional cycling news, a 2013 Tour de France review, and a correction about the City of London, who really is Lord Mayor, and much more!

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featuredimage Show #204 – The Ronde

In this week’s episode of The FredCast, a wonderful audio visit to the Ronde von Vlaanderen, the Tour of Flanders. This segment was recorded and reported by Matilda Hedberg Dowdle, produced by Christer Hedberg.

Among the news items this week, a verdict for Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes in the Operacion Puerto case, the U.S. Department. of Justice files papers in the Lance Armstrong Suit, New York Mayor Bloomberg indicates he’ll sign eBike ban, a Canadian journalist is spearheading Cycling Etiquette Guide, 2013 is the Year of Bike Share, a new SatNav GPS alerts truck drivers to cyclists, the Five Boro Bike Tour makes changes in the wake of Boston, Kickstarter Projects in the cycling world, Pat McQuaid’s third term as UCI President ‘in doubt,’ and much more!

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featuredimage Show #203 – Readr

In this week’s episode of The FredCast, a review of the Readr app for iPad that allows you to read numerous cycling (and other) magazines for a very low price. We’ll also explain how you can watch live cycling events on your computer. And a listener calls in about his experience on the Ride Across California.

Among the news items this week, California is looking at another 3-foot passing bill, a Washington legislator wants to tax cyclists because of their CO2 emissions, why location scouts hate bike lanes in L.A., Volvo introducing a cyclist detection system for cars, product recalls, pro cycling news, and bike projects on Kickstarter. All that and more, plus Podsafe Cycling Music!

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featuredimage Show #202 – Mainstream Meets Endemic

In this week’s episode of The FredCast, we are proud to present an interview with Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Before that, in this week’s news, a study indicates North American Cyclists are up to 30 Times More Likely to Be Seriously Injured Than Euro Cyclists; Colorado Video Road Rage Driver Sentenced; San Francisco Cabs Getting Anti-dooring Mirrors; RAAM Announces Citizen Cycling Series; Wahoo Fitness’ RFLKT Now Shipping; Product Recall News; Pro Racing News; and A Horse Walks Into a Bike Shop . . .

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Blog Posts

Mike Cachat from Jenson USA

October 2, 2013

I had a chance to sit down for a one-on-one interview with the CEO and Founder of JensonUSA at this year’s Interbike. This is an interesting, compelling and inspiring story. Enjoy!  

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Spruzza at Interbike 2013

October 1, 2013

I met Cameron from Spruzza at Interbike this year and I was taken by his product and his story so I wanted to share it with you. Take a look at the interview we recorded.

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Paleo Smoothie Recipe

March 1, 2013

Back in November, I told you that I had adopted the Paleo diet as a way to improve my health and lose weight. On Episoide 198 of The FredCast, I interviewed Coach Joe Friel, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes. Since then, I’ve lost about 25 pounds and I feel great on and off […]

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2012

On Friday, I was on the phone with DL Byron from BikeHugger.com. He was telling me how impressed he has been with the road and mountain biking in my adopted home town of Park City, Utah. Of course, I said, that’s why we moved here. Despite that, however, I shocked Byron when I told him […]

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Photos from Press Camp

June 29, 2012

These are photos from Bike Press Camp 2012, recently help in Deer Valley (near Park City), Utah.

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Gallery of Bar Shots

May 7, 2012

Here are the #barshots we received in our JensonUSA #barshot contest. The winners are: @bvay @charx @johkirb @sorntoot @theotherguy1 @bike_junkie @crobertp @anj0712 @Graeme_mtb @OregonJones Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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JensonUSA Bar Shot Contest!

April 25, 2012

JensonUSA and The FredCast are having a contest to see who can take the best Bar Shot, and ten (10) winners will be chosen each of whom will receive a twenty dollar ($20) gift certificate to JensonUSA! What’s a bar shot? An excellent question! A bar shot is a photograph you take from behind the […]

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Survey Contest Winners

March 24, 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in The FredCast 2012 Listener Survey. The response was tremendous and I’ll be using your responses and comments to make the show even better in 2012. I know that many of you have been wondering whether or not you won anything in the contest, and I finally have the […]

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Help us Fight Multiple Sclerosis

October 8, 2011

Our family has been personally affected by multiple sclerosis since 2003. Every year since then we have participated in BikeMS events around the country. This year we’re returning to southern California to take part in the MS Bay to Bay Bike Tour, and we need your support.

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People For Bikes – The Videos

October 6, 2011

I saw these People for Bikes videos at Interbike and thought they were fantastic. I thought you might like to see them too.

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