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Video: Bikepacking, Packrafting & Not Drinking Beer in Southern Utah Well actually, beer was consumed. That part just got censored.

Bikepacking the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, Part 1 Both are valid exception handling strategies. And things do often go wrong for me because I'm so bad at planning and following through.

Lael Wilcox is First Woman to Finish the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race Hats off to Lael Wilcox on becoming the first woman to finish the 2019 PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race, taking second place overall, and setting a new women's record with an incredible time of 7 days, 15 hours, and 23 minutes.

A Post-Race Interview with Jakub Sliacan, Winner of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race 30-year-old Slovakian Jakub Sliacan won this year's 1,700-kilometer PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race. We had the chance to catch up with Jakub at the finish line to ask a few questions about the race…

Jakub Sliacan Wins the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race! After 7 days, 6 hours, and 46 minutes, covering just over 1,700km, Jakub Sliacan set a new record and took first place at the second annual PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan.

The best 2019 Amazon Summer Sale deals for cyclists We've rounded up the very best 2019 Amazon Summer Sale deals for cyclists including GoPros, smartwatches, tents, coffee machines and more.

2,600 miles into cross-country bike ride for muscular dystrophy, Michigan native struck by car near Lansing Jon has #musculardystrophy and is riding his bicycle solo from coast to coast to #raiseawareness and money for #MuscularDystrophyAssociation He left Milwaukee this morning, took the ferry to Michigan and is riding through Grand Haven, Muskeegon, Holland and the Yankee City Rec Area the next couple days.

Top 5 Reasons to Cycle India If you want to go cycling in a country that culturally feels miles away from your own - than India is for you! The scenery in this vast country runs from lush coastal roads to the mighty Himalayas, dense jungles plus the relatively dry Deccan plateau.

The Road To Shangri-La: A Cycling Quest For The Fabled Tibetan Kingdom Each year, the team here at TDA Global Cycling introduces at least one new unique and exciting cycling adventure. In 2018, it was the long-awaited West Africa en Vélo and in 2019 we unveiled both the challenging Trans-Himalaya and the sun-drenched Viva Italia.

Life at 7km/hour: Family Bikepacking in New Zealand A new form of freedom, completeness, and satisfaction in the familiar setting of a bikepacking trip. Getting back to Hanmer Spring took us 1.5 days - we were flying! Jumping on a bus the next morning to spare ourselves the ride through traffic, we had plenty of time to explore the map of New Zealand.

Reader's Rig: TJ's Why Cycles S7 This week’s Reader’s Rig belongs to TJ Kearns, who has his new Why Cycles S7 set up for ultra-minimal overnight #bikefishing missions. Read the backstory along with additional photos and details here…

Experience the Best of Georgia Mountain Biking at Mulberry Gap Getaway Mulberry Gap is a bikepacker's dream, sitting directly on or near several established routes including the Trans North Georgia, Southern Highlands Traverse, Cohutta Cat, and Pinhoti Trail routes.

First Look: 2020 Bombtrack Beyond+ ADV 2020 sees a few tweaks to Bombtrack's big-wheeled Beyond+ ADV, including three-pack cage mounts on each seatstay. Here are all the details, the full build kit, and a few thoughts on how it rides.

An Unwanted Break Last week, I was mountain biking on a small mountain near home. To bypass a rough stretch of gravel, I briefly rode alongside on a field. My wheel fell in a hole and my bike stopped. But I kept going, landing on my head. Oops. After X-rays, CT-Scans and an MRI it seems I have cracked vertebrae in both my neck and back.

Watch Blackburn's "Roll With It" Film for Free Originally premiering back in 2016 and available to stream for free as of today, Blackburn's "Roll With It" is a short film that follows a ragtag group of new friends on an impromptu bicycle trip across the American South. Watch it here…

We Are One Composites: Hand Laid in Canada We stopped by We Are One in Kamloops, British Columbia for a Q&A with owner Dustin Adams, plus share our impressions on the new 27.5+ Convert wheels and Da Package bar and stem.

Donnelly Tires X'plor MSO What makes the ideal gravel tire? Is it size, tread pattern, or lack of rolling resistance. Likely for most of us, it's a combination of the three. When I started looking for the perfect mixed surface tire, the Donnelly X'Plor MSO caught my attention.

Tested: Industry Nine A318 Stem This isn't quite a product test. Even though I've been riding the A318 stem for the past month. It's a just a stem. It keeps my bars on my fork and, in.

Escape to Catalina Escape to Catalina, the latest episode in Kitsbow's 36 Hours series follows three friends—who live in different corners of the US—that get together for a bikepacking trip around Catalina Island, a short boat trip away from Los Angeles. Watch the video here…

Vapcycling's Unique Butterfly Guns Handlebar Bikepacking Bag Harness While a lot of attention has been put into stable support mechanisms for saddle packs, there have been few attempts at solid cargo carrying methods for handlebar bags. Vapcycling's Butterfly Guns system is being used on the Silk Road Race as I'm typing this.

Panniers vs backpacks for bike commuters However, you choose to transport your belongings, doing it by bike is a good option allowing you to get outside and exercise. Get the digital edition of Cycling for your chosen platform:. Nook. Press Display. iTunes. Zinio.

New Surly Ice Cream Truck in Prickly Pear Sparkle Just announced, Surly has updated the 2020 Ice Cream Truck with a new component group and a fresh coat of paint. Check out all the details and photos here…

Here's the best electric bicycle gear I've been testing all summer Wouldn't it be nice if all you needed for a great ride was an electric bicycle and a smile on your face? While those two things are often enough for me, there's some excellent gear out there that can make e-bike rides even better, whether you ride for pleasure or commuting.

2019 Silk Road Mountain Race Report 1 One by one, riders arrive. In between them, I run back into the yurt to edit photos. Jeff Liu and Paul had left around 8:00 a.m. to open the next military checkpoint. It's a two-hour drive away but they have been gone for more than seven hours. A volunteer knocks on the door outside the yurt and says she needs to speak with me.

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