For the past 5 years, as long as we have been a team, we make our way to the Northern tip of California's Central Valley to ride Highway 36 from the town of Red Bluff to coastal Fortuna and back over a weekend. Seemingly a straight shot on paper, the ride is anything but simple. Cresting two major passes along the undulating rural highway, the ride is often a mediation on our strengths and weaknesses.
Just a couple of years ago, the gravel riding and racing scene was small - it was easy to choose some killer events to attend. These days there are tons of gravel rides to choose from. Here are Ritchey's choices for where to roll your gravel tires this year.
While you might be enjoying that extra hour of sleep now that the clocks have changed, you might lament the sun's escape a bit earlier in the day. Not happy with less riding time? Well, darkness shouldn’t extinguish your cycling routine! Here are some tips and ideas about riding at night!
We're already knee-deep into the muck of cyclocross season. While you're watching all of the dirty action, be sure to keep an eye on these seven riders who are rapidly rising up the ranks and keeping us entertained each weekend.
The cast of Folding Tales is back with the sights, narrative and maps of their travels aboard Ritchey Break-Away bikes as they wind through Taiwan. We also get to see how they pack their Break-Aways with a practical how-to.
On June 1st, the city of Portola, CA filled with riders from across the United States to test their spirits and each other for the annual Lost and Found gravel race. Armed with our Swiss Cross and more than a few granola bars, we went to see just what the fuss was all about.