We like fenders. We feel that you should like fenders too. Come on, you know you want to. Surrender to the reality of living near a temperate rainforest and do it. Trust us, you’ll like it. To quote former 21st Ave co-worker Tim P. after his first fully-fendered road ride: “I never knew it could […]
Show your civic pride with some 21st Avenue “Rose City” bottles! Whether you live for the Timbers, stake out a sidewalk spot for the Rose Parade or savor early morning climbs through Washington park, these bottles will help you stay hydrated and stylin’ in equal measure. You should probably buy a set of 6 so […]
Eric Parsons is the owner of Revelate Designs, one of the first bikepacking gear companies to emerge on the market about 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly, he also knows a thing or two about two-wheeled adventures, and he’s going to be sharing some tales from his Alaskan excusrions with us this Saturday from 6-8 pm at […]
Yeah buddy! See you out there!
What happens when no one makes the bike you want? Make it yourself. This custom built Surly Disc Trucker evolved from a conversation in the shop about how much the 26″ wheeled Truckers would be with some big 650 wheels and disc brakes. While we were at it, we built it up for a lighter-duty […]
We’ve been big supporters of Donnie and VeloDirt for more than a few years, and we’re stoked to see his new project come to life. Oregonbikepacking.com is a free online guide book and knowledge compendium for anyone wanting the lowdown on the best bikepacking/touring routes in the state. There are a bunch of routes to […]
Donnie from Velodirt and I were invited to give a bikepacking presentation at the Northwest Trail Alliance‘s monthly meeting. The slideshow and talk were great but one thing stood out to me during the Q+A session: an abundance of tough to answer questions. “What’s the right tire size?” “What bags are you using?” “Where do […]
Our friend Jacqueline and her childhood pal Lori set off for Portland from the East Coast at the beginning May, and they’ve been documenting their cross-country ride at OurBicycleTrip.com. Check out their blog, hopefully it will help inspire you to plan a trip. Overnight or coast-to-coast, bike touring really is the best way to travel.
As soon as I saw Donnie and Gabe’s pictures from their Outback scouting trip last year I knew I’d be at the starting line for the event. I’ve done a bit of bikepacking and plenty of long rides, but 360 miles of mostly unpaved roads is still a hell of an undertaking and this year […]