The Circle City Bicycles blog contains info on bicycles, cycling events, pro racing, bicycle touring, and just about anything else cycling related. Since our bike shop is located in Indianapolis, we focus on biking in the Midwest, but cycling fans anywhere in the world should find this blog interesting. We try to post daily Monday through Friday, but we occasionally miss a day. Each Friday we try to have an interesting bicycle related photo.
Shooting in the prone position during the biathlon (photo courtesy of Cyclist Chic)
In the United States, most people think of a combined running and cycling event when they hear the word biathlon. In Russia, they stay true to military origin of the Winter Olympic event, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. During the summer, mountain biking replaces the cross-country skiing. From looking at the video below, it appears that they don't carry their rifles on their bikes (In the winter event, they carry their rifles on their backs).