experiences

  1. Lightweight Bikepacking the Sierra Buttes

    Lightweight Bikepacking the Sierra Buttes

    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." When an opportunity for some adventure presented itself, Fergus and Dustin heeded the call and set out for a few days of riding bicycles along the varying road surfaces of the Sierra Buttes, a mountain range separating the Northern most portion of the Central Valley from Nevada.

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  2. 4 MTB Destinations that aren’t Whistler, Moab, or Andorra

    4 MTB Destinations that aren’t Whistler, Moab, or Andorra

    Legendary MTB meccas like British Columbia and Moab earn their right at the top of everyone's mountain bike bucket list. However, truly excellent mountain bike riding abounds in all corners of the world, some of it as good as (or better than) Whistler or Porcupine Rim. Here is our list of great mountain bike locations you might want to consider for your next vacation.

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  3. Jenny Graham - Cycling Around the World in Record Time

    Jenny Graham - Cycling Around the World in Record Time

    Jenny Graham recently finished an amazing, record-breaking ride around the world. She was nice enough to take the time to talk about her motivation, how she maintained that motivation, and what it's like to ride 18,400 miles around the world in only 124 days.

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  4. Preparing to Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    Preparing to Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    Photographer James Robertson recently won the opportunity to travel to Japan to ride the Japanese Odyssey, a 10-day bikepacking adventure around the country. He'll be riding a Ritchey Outback that's outfitted with Apidura packs and he'll be wearing 7mesh cycling apparel. Here's a brief conversation with him.

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  5. A Journey Back to Cycling

    A Journey Back to Cycling

    You might be surprised to learn that the life of a cycling journalist is not as easy of a job as you might think. Near constant travel and weeks without actually riding a bike can take a toll on one’s body, but after being inspired by a Ritchey Road Logic, our author gets back on the bike and pedals his way to better health and joy.

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  6. Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    That’s right. #CrossIsComing. You’ve likely watched this exciting cycling discipline develop over the years, and you’ve found it incredibly interesting. Is this the season that you finally dip your toe into the mud and suffering of this painfully beautiful sport by moving beyond spectating? Are you ready to participate? If so, here’s a collection of tips and ideas for your first cyclocross race.

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  7. Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Our friends at Always Riding, a very cool shop in the United Kingdom, recently spent some quality time with the Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road bike. The result is a detailed look at the benefits of having a bike that is easy to travel with.

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  8. Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Gravel riding and racing isn't just for the United States. Some seriously great gravel events have emerged in Europe, and we couldn't be more excited. Here's a collection of eight of our favorite gravel events in and around Europe!

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  9. A Welcome Travel Companion

    A Welcome Travel Companion

    After one too many negative (and expensive) encounters with a desk agent at the airport, H. Vollert immediately decided the Ritchey Break-Away road bike is what he needed. So far he's spent three years traversing the globe—able to ride anywhere he wants.

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  10. Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    It makes complete sense to want to make the most of our time outside when conditions are good. Why turn around half way through the day? The great thing about bikepacking is how liberating it is. The distance you can cover, and places you can explore are instantly opened up to far beyond where your legs can carry you during the course of a single day. In this piece, Tom Hill offers us a practical guide for how to prepare, and enjoy, your bikepacking adventures.

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