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Photo Gallery: Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route - Southern Section Enjoy my months' photos from the Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route with crazy mud, hike-a-bike, river crossings, insane hills, loose af descents and navigation woes!
2019 Wendigo Ultra: Event Recap Cameron Dube, the organizer behind the Wendigo Ultra, describes it as "Canada's only interprovincial fat bike ultramarathon," starting from the Ottawa Valley's Whitewater Region, crossing the Ottawa River into Quebec for a quick taste of the Cycloparc PPJ, before heading back to Ontario again.
Our 2019 Spring Gear Issue Is Here-Just in Time for Your Next Adventure Our 2019 Spring Gear issue-on newsstands this Friday-serves as the most epic gear guide for every type of adventure you want to cross off your bucket list this year. For our annual package, we found over 50 new products that'll make you want to head out on the trail, pavement, and water.
We've booked our flight! We're coming for you, Arizona! During the recent cold snap that engulfed our country, Adam and I looked into flights and dates for our upcoming Arizona Trail bikepacking trip. The Arizona weather - and cycling - had us dreaming for April to arrive.
Moroccan Roll: A father and son bikepack through the High Atlas There are a few things my 15-year old son Luca and I asked Santa for this past Christmas. Instead of unwrapping a heap of stuff under a tinsel-wrapped tree we wanted to discover a new country, explore it by bike, and come home rich with memories and experiences.
Banff Film Fest brings environmental movies to Garde It's amazing how films can take you away. In short, it's all about a thrilling sense of adventure. The Banff festival returns to the Garde Arts Center on Sunday with its 2018/19 World Tour. What you will see includes… "Far Out: Kai Jones": The 11-year-old Kai doesn't just ski; he jumps and flips and executes acrobatic tricks.
It's All About The Food, Right? It’s All About The Food, Right? - TDA Global Cycling.
Live blog: London cabbie crashes into bike stands, 'Brain doping', Wales failing cycling & walking targets - claim, NYC Mayor defends cops' ticketing Live blog: London cabbie crashes into bike stands + more.
Rapha Launches Three New Bib Shorts For Women Love them or hate Rapha is constantly redefining comfort and style on the bike. After three years of research and redesign, they have released a new chamois just for women and will be offering it as part of three new bib shorts.
Raising Riders: From Passengers to Partners on the Baja Divide The Valle de los Curios forms the middle section of the Baja Divide, and is the most remote and diverse part of the route, with a wide variety of plants that include forests of cardon cactus and curios trees with furry trunks that extend straight into the air, terminating in a curlicue.
Wild Horses: The Silk Road Mountain Race Wild Horses is the official documentary of the first Silk Road Mountain Bike Race. In 2018, nearly one hundred riders took part in the first edition of the PEdAL ED sponsored event. This is their story.
Rudy the Racist Dog Our dog, Rudy, is a twenty-pound terrier mix. We keep him on a leash whenever we go for a walk because he's apt to take off in pursuit of anything that moves. Consequently, he's never been in a real fight with another dog or even a cat. As a result, he's never learned the hard way that he's not as tough as he thinks he is.
Video: Fighting The Wet Season // The Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route This Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route film is adventure-packed with crazy mud, hike-a-bike, river crossings, insane hills, loose af descents, navigation woes, a cooking segment and the reason why I don't use a mountain bike on mountain bike trails. Value my videos?
Randoms - iceBike 2019 IceBike is the in-house show for UK distributor Madison featuring everything from a new Elite World Cup downhill bike, speed skiing helmets and even Phil Atwill. Here are all the best bits:Madison Saracen Team Bike Madison Saracen launched their new orange and blue team colours at IceBike.
Col de Richemond and Col de Cuvery A hilly but not too difficult little loop in the French Juras. Col de Richemond and Col de Cuvery are in the same massif as the much tougher and more famous Col de la Biche and Col du Grand Colombier. It's been sunny and warm enough that the roads were clear and a road bike was fine.
Review: 2019 Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Disc Carbon Cyclocross Race Bike Fuji has a long history in U.S. professional cyclocross. Paul Curley rode a titanium Fuji in the 1990s, and then Mark McCormack rode its cyclocross bike and contributed to the design of the original Altamira nearly a decade ago.
29+ Bikes Believe it or not, it wasn't until the summer of 2012 when plus tires first debuted. Surly Bikes was the originator, launching both the Instigator with 26+ tires and the Krampus with massive 29 x 3.0″ rubber. Coincidentally, it was around that same time when bikepacking began its rise in popularity.
Rapha launch new women's bib shorts with all-new chamois Rapha is today launching a brand new range of three women's bib shorts built around a brand new chamois that has been three years in the making and tested by 38 women over 15,000km.
Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc If it was up to me I'd always spec brass nipples - even on a lightweight wheelset - if it was designed for long distances and rough treatment as these are. That being said, I've had no issues at all, and you get spares in the box. The SON Delux dynamo is specifically designed for road riding.
The Turning Point Dunedin to Queenstown via The Catlins and Invercargill. 496km. 10 cycling days. Our initial plan for touring New Zealand included a vague notion that we should go to the bottom of South Island as this would be the furthest possible point from which to start our journey home.
Pace - TDA Global Cycling The simplest of things catch your attention; from a sugar cane truck passing to a local selling a national dish on the side of the road. Travelling so slowly allows you to see small things like this and take the time to think about how different it is to life back home.
Rogue Panda Bismarck Bottle Bucket Review Rogue Panda created the Bismarck Bottle Bucket specifically for carrying water bottles on your stem, and we had a chance to test a pair. Here’s the review…
Collective Reward #022: Ruby Coffee Roasters Care Package The fine folks at Ruby Coffee Roasters are hooking one lucky Bikepacking Collective member up with a care package that includes two 12oz bags of their delicious colorful coffee, a camp mug, and two water bottles, all packed inside a limited edition tote bag.
Video: Bikepacking the Wild Side of Patagonia From the pages of an old explorations book, the images of a marvelous land, went out, wild as a few, far from everything and everyone, a destination desired by the imagination of many people. Patagonia always fascinated us and for too long it had remained unattainable.
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