Bikepacking Round Up

This looks like it’ll be right up YOUR alley!

“Like to ride bikes and sleep outside?
Us too lets hang out!

Bikepacking Roots is devoted to supporting the bikepacking community, and we want more folks involved. Join your fellow Bay Area bikepacking kooks to swap stories, share routes, and brainstorm ideas for what we would like to see happen in 2018.

Afterward, a few folks will be heading out for a lil s24o ride to Anthony Chabot for camping, continued conversation and seasonally appropriate beverages. BYO bike/gear/lights to the talk, we will head out right from Lucky Duck*

Bikepacking Roots is a new non-profit organization founded by long-time bikepackers with the mission of increasing the availability of and access to the bikepacking experience and the conservation of the landscapes through which we ride.

*The s24o is not an official ride/event. Ride at your own risk. Safety first. Blah blah blah…”

Check out the event’s details at Facebook!

Dec 14, 2017 2 comments
OPEN and Yeti

“I have crossed paths a couple of times with YETI Cycles owner Chris Conroy. We both worked at Scott a while ago (ok almost 25 years…). Back then Scott was the owner of the Yeti- and Schwinn brand. YETI was just the coolest brand out there with a couple of legendary riders and great bikes.” Check out more at OPEN!

Dec 14, 2017 No comments yet
Let’s Help Charlie Cunningham


Photo via Cunningham Bikes

“The past two years have been the weirdest and worst in decades in so many ways—planetary and political and personal-people disasters, haven’t they? They seem to suggest a gloomy future. It’s all — well, “surprising” sums up all the other adjectives, but neuters them a little, right?

Let’s do something wild and huge, a laser beam of super good for one guy, Charlie Cunningham. Jacquie Phelan comes free in the bargain. Charlie and Jacquie have been a married bike couple for 30+ years.

Charlie is a hero. His story is available to those who dig enough, we’ve told it and it’s on the web, but the fact that it’s not familiar to every bike riders over the age of 20 is testament to how people can become forgotten stepping stones. Charlie has a history of bicycle inventions, innovations, improvements, and independence in an industry that for the most part is ruled by trends, marketing, racerworship, copycatism, and an unwarranted inferiority complex that is being addressed by bulk (road bikes are fatter than mountain bikes used to be; mountain bikes are monstrous); and tech, with nothing more to learn than which buttons to push, few if any operator skills to learn, motors marketed as pedaling assists—always marketed as progress.”

Check out the full story at Rivendell… and any bit helps, so head to the Go Fund Me to share some Holiday love.

Dec 13, 2017 No comments yet
El Hierro

El Hierro is in the Canary Islands and as evident in this video, offers unique riding.

Dec 13, 2017 No comments yet
NYC Stand Strong

… thanks to Terry for making these videos, which beautifully capture this beautiful city.

Dec 11, 2017 7 comments
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Bikepacking Round Up

This looks like it’ll be right up YOUR alley!

“Like to ride bikes and sleep outside?
Us too lets hang out!

Bikepacking Roots is devoted to supporting the bikepacking community, and we want more folks involved. Join your fellow Bay Area bikepacking kooks to swap stories, share routes, and brainstorm ideas for what we would like to see happen in 2018.

Afterward, a few folks will be heading out for a lil s24o ride to Anthony Chabot for camping, continued conversation and seasonally appropriate beverages. BYO bike/gear/lights to the talk, we will head out right from Lucky Duck*

Bikepacking Roots is a new non-profit organization founded by long-time bikepackers with the mission of increasing the availability of and access to the bikepacking experience and the conservation of the landscapes through which we ride.

*The s24o is not an official ride/event. Ride at your own risk. Safety first. Blah blah blah…”

Check out the event’s details at Facebook!

Dec 14, 2017 2 comments
OPEN and Yeti

“I have crossed paths a couple of times with YETI Cycles owner Chris Conroy. We both worked at Scott a while ago (ok almost 25 years…). Back then Scott was the owner of the Yeti- and Schwinn brand. YETI was just the coolest brand out there with a couple of legendary riders and great bikes.” Check out more at OPEN!

Dec 14, 2017 No comments yet
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Let’s Help Charlie Cunningham


Photo via Cunningham Bikes

“The past two years have been the weirdest and worst in decades in so many ways—planetary and political and personal-people disasters, haven’t they? They seem to suggest a gloomy future. It’s all — well, “surprising” sums up all the other adjectives, but neuters them a little, right?

Let’s do something wild and huge, a laser beam of super good for one guy, Charlie Cunningham. Jacquie Phelan comes free in the bargain. Charlie and Jacquie have been a married bike couple for 30+ years.

Charlie is a hero. His story is available to those who dig enough, we’ve told it and it’s on the web, but the fact that it’s not familiar to every bike riders over the age of 20 is testament to how people can become forgotten stepping stones. Charlie has a history of bicycle inventions, innovations, improvements, and independence in an industry that for the most part is ruled by trends, marketing, racerworship, copycatism, and an unwarranted inferiority complex that is being addressed by bulk (road bikes are fatter than mountain bikes used to be; mountain bikes are monstrous); and tech, with nothing more to learn than which buttons to push, few if any operator skills to learn, motors marketed as pedaling assists—always marketed as progress.”

Check out the full story at Rivendell… and any bit helps, so head to the Go Fund Me to share some Holiday love.

Dec 13, 2017 No comments yet
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El Hierro

El Hierro is in the Canary Islands and as evident in this video, offers unique riding.

Dec 13, 2017 No comments yet
NYC Stand Strong

… thanks to Terry for making these videos, which beautifully capture this beautiful city.

Dec 11, 2017 7 comments
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XPDTN3 Japan

XPDTN3 takes to Japan for three days of beautiful road riding in the mountains surrounding Tokushima. See more at XPDTN3.

Dec 11, 2017 1 comment
Concrete Road for Polar

Concrete Road, the illustrator of Japanese Manga-inspired cycling, recently compiled a video for the Fjallraven Polar design competition… If you dig this project, head to Fjallraven to vote!

Dec 11, 2017 No comments yet
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