Sean Hipkin’s Tumbleweed Prints Available Now Online

After much online demand, Daniel from Tumbleweed has listed these beautiful, acid-free archival paper-printed desert prints on the Tumbleweed Online Store.

“Here is a limited edition 16”x24” high-quality print on archival paper with artwork by Bay Area artist Sean Hipkin. Prints will be shipped in a poster tube, and shipping cost is included in the price of the print”

Scoop one up at Tumbleweed.

May 4, 2018 1 comment
Do Not Miss the Jay Bird Films and Tumbleweed Bikes Project – El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andres


The poster for the tour, designed by @horizonlines is available at the screenings

Tonight’s premiere of El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andres at Golden Saddle was excellent. The visuals, story, and cast of characters are as memorable as the scenery. Seeing these vignettes in video is an exceptional experience, especially after seeing so much of Ryan Wilson’s photography work from the area over the years.

Do not miss this film as it tours the West Coast of the US. Future screenings are on the way, along with an eventual web-release.

Here’s the press-release from Tumbleweed Bikes:

“Cycling the Peruvian Andes, a Jay Ritchey Film. El Silencio brings the viewer along through the highs and lows of four cyclists as they traverse the mountainous Peru Divide bikepacking route, and was filmed entirely by bike. Joining the tour are: Jay Ritchey, filmmaker; Daniel Molloy, owner of Tumbleweed Bicycle Company, and Pepper Cook, adventure cyclist. A Q&A session will be held following the film for those interested in learning more about bicycle travel, bicycle design, and more. We hope you will join us!”

Tour dates and tickets listed below:
● May 5, Ventura, CA: Ventura Bike Hub
● May 8, Oakland, CA: Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe
● May 9, Fairfax, CA: Marin Museum of Bicycling
● May 11, Portland, OR: Velo Cult
● May 15, Seattle, WA: Swift Industries @ The Rhino Room

May 4, 2018 Comments are OFF
Aeroe BikePack

Aeroe’s new bag system brings a bit of innovation to the world of bikepacking. With a Kickstarter campaign launching next month, the brand is looking forward to producing this unique and adaptable design. Kickstarter pledgers will be rewarded with 40% off retail prices. I must say, I want to see more…

May 4, 2018 2 comments
Jonah

The newest HRDWRKER video features Jonah, a small business owner, and Los Angeleno who used his bicycle to discover his true identity.

May 4, 2018 2 comments
The Radavist 2018 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Leaving Winter” shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 100-400mm lens in Panamint, California.

“It’s been a long, hard winter for most of the United States, but we’re all ready to leave it behind for sunny days and short nights.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the White Mountains. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 3, 2018 Comments are OFF
The LA Times on the Gabrielino Trail Re-Opening Effort by MWBA

“Erik Hillard has always believed the best way to know a rugged trail is to bike it. But for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail in the peaks above La Cañada has been all but unknowable to mountain bikers.

The 2009 Station fire and the rainy season that followed it rendered impassable much of a 26-mile stretch of the trail.”

Check out the full story at the LA Times and see our gallery in the Related sidebar!

May 3, 2018 1 comment
WIN A CUSTOM ROCK LOBSTER FRAME

The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic XC race is giving you the chance to win a custom Rock Lobster Cycles mountain bike frame! Old Cabin Classic is held by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the race go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch State Park. Even if you’re not racing, you can support new trails in Wilder Ranch, and you just might win a Rock Lobster!

For every $10 you donate to support trails in Wilder Ranch, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a custom Rock Lobster mountain bike frame, complete with a custom paint job featuring artwork by Old Cabin Classic logo designer Campbell Steers!

Here are the details from the frame builder, Paul Sadoff, himself: Winner gets a custom built (estimate 6-10 weeks from sizing to completion) hard tail steel MTB frame with a Fox fork. Wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29. Powdercoat color and decals are whatever the person wants except that there will be a Campbell Steers decal somewhere on the frame with the Old Cabin logo or similar artwork. External cabling only except if the customer wants an internal seat tube routing for a dropper post. Threaded or PF-30BB available. Paragon machine works head tube. Tubing will be the shop mix of True Temper and Dedaccai steel. As many as three bottle mounts included. 142×12 thru-axle available. If the winner prefers a road or cyclocross frame, that’s okay too.

The winner will be drawn at the Old Cabin Classic on May 19, 2018. Need not be present to win!

ENTER NOW AT MBOSC!

May 3, 2018 Comments are OFF
The Future for Giro/Bell/Blackburn and Vista Outdoors

I wanted to share this article with you, outlining the financial decision of Vista Outdoors to sell off Giro/Bell/Blackburn, which the company states it had plans of doing so before the outcry a few months back.

“Vista’s firearms and ammunition sales had already been soft for several quarters when the company found itself in the spotlight following the Parkland High School shooting in February. On March 1, REI, MEC and some independent retailers said they would stop ordering Vista products because of Vista’s lack of response following the shooting. Although REI and MEC don’t sell firearms, they sold Bell, Giro, Blackburn and other Vista Outdoor outdoor cooking and water sports brands.

“We have been on this path … way before any of the noise came about eight weeks ago.” — CEO Chris Metz

In an investor conference call Tuesday, Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz said the canceled orders had little effect on the company. Answering an investor question, Metz noted that REI represents less than 1 percent of the company’s total sales.”

Continue reading at Bicycle Retailer. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this issue.

May 2, 2018 47 comments
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Niner is Either Pushing Buttons or Pushing the Envelope with the MCR

Four years ago, while visiting a big cycling company, a bike like this was hanging in a corner of a conference room. It was a prototype that they said would never see the light of day. At the time, I joked about how it would cause such a stir amongst both mountain bikers and road cyclists alike. While the other brand kept their bike locked up, Niner went public with the same idea. They created the MCR, displayed it at Sea Otter, and just leaked a bit of information, slating a 2019 dealer release, making it official:

“So, with our expertise in off-road bikes, we’ve developed a gravel bike that can tackle the roughest roads without sacrificing performance for comfort. The MCR utilizes Niner’s patented CVA suspension design with a leverage ratio tuned specifically for shorter travel, suspending the whole bike, not just the rider, bringing greater comfort, control and efficiency to the gravel riding experience. This means you’ll be able to run higher tire pressure, which will come in handy when you need to switch from road to groad. No more adjusting tire pressure mid-ride.”

Read more at Niner and I’m sure you all have strong opinions about this one!

May 4, 2018 55 comments
Sean Hipkin’s Tumbleweed Prints Available Now Online

After much online demand, Daniel from Tumbleweed has listed these beautiful, acid-free archival paper-printed desert prints on the Tumbleweed Online Store.

“Here is a limited edition 16”x24” high-quality print on archival paper with artwork by Bay Area artist Sean Hipkin. Prints will be shipped in a poster tube, and shipping cost is included in the price of the print”

Scoop one up at Tumbleweed.

May 4, 2018 1 comment
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Do Not Miss the Jay Bird Films and Tumbleweed Bikes Project – El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andres


The poster for the tour, designed by @horizonlines is available at the screenings

Tonight’s premiere of El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andres at Golden Saddle was excellent. The visuals, story, and cast of characters are as memorable as the scenery. Seeing these vignettes in video is an exceptional experience, especially after seeing so much of Ryan Wilson’s photography work from the area over the years.

Do not miss this film as it tours the West Coast of the US. Future screenings are on the way, along with an eventual web-release.

Here’s the press-release from Tumbleweed Bikes:

“Cycling the Peruvian Andes, a Jay Ritchey Film. El Silencio brings the viewer along through the highs and lows of four cyclists as they traverse the mountainous Peru Divide bikepacking route, and was filmed entirely by bike. Joining the tour are: Jay Ritchey, filmmaker; Daniel Molloy, owner of Tumbleweed Bicycle Company, and Pepper Cook, adventure cyclist. A Q&A session will be held following the film for those interested in learning more about bicycle travel, bicycle design, and more. We hope you will join us!”

Tour dates and tickets listed below:
● May 5, Ventura, CA: Ventura Bike Hub
● May 8, Oakland, CA: Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe
● May 9, Fairfax, CA: Marin Museum of Bicycling
● May 11, Portland, OR: Velo Cult
● May 15, Seattle, WA: Swift Industries @ The Rhino Room

May 4, 2018 Comments are OFF
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Aeroe BikePack

Aeroe’s new bag system brings a bit of innovation to the world of bikepacking. With a Kickstarter campaign launching next month, the brand is looking forward to producing this unique and adaptable design. Kickstarter pledgers will be rewarded with 40% off retail prices. I must say, I want to see more…

May 4, 2018 2 comments
Jonah

The newest HRDWRKER video features Jonah, a small business owner, and Los Angeleno who used his bicycle to discover his true identity.

May 4, 2018 2 comments
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The Radavist 2018 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Leaving Winter” shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 100-400mm lens in Panamint, California.

“It’s been a long, hard winter for most of the United States, but we’re all ready to leave it behind for sunny days and short nights.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the White Mountains. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 3, 2018 Comments are OFF
The LA Times on the Gabrielino Trail Re-Opening Effort by MWBA

“Erik Hillard has always believed the best way to know a rugged trail is to bike it. But for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail in the peaks above La Cañada has been all but unknowable to mountain bikers.

The 2009 Station fire and the rainy season that followed it rendered impassable much of a 26-mile stretch of the trail.”

Check out the full story at the LA Times and see our gallery in the Related sidebar!

May 3, 2018 1 comment
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WIN A CUSTOM ROCK LOBSTER FRAME

The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic XC race is giving you the chance to win a custom Rock Lobster Cycles mountain bike frame! Old Cabin Classic is held by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the race go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch State Park. Even if you’re not racing, you can support new trails in Wilder Ranch, and you just might win a Rock Lobster!

For every $10 you donate to support trails in Wilder Ranch, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a custom Rock Lobster mountain bike frame, complete with a custom paint job featuring artwork by Old Cabin Classic logo designer Campbell Steers!

Here are the details from the frame builder, Paul Sadoff, himself: Winner gets a custom built (estimate 6-10 weeks from sizing to completion) hard tail steel MTB frame with a Fox fork. Wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29. Powdercoat color and decals are whatever the person wants except that there will be a Campbell Steers decal somewhere on the frame with the Old Cabin logo or similar artwork. External cabling only except if the customer wants an internal seat tube routing for a dropper post. Threaded or PF-30BB available. Paragon machine works head tube. Tubing will be the shop mix of True Temper and Dedaccai steel. As many as three bottle mounts included. 142×12 thru-axle available. If the winner prefers a road or cyclocross frame, that’s okay too.

The winner will be drawn at the Old Cabin Classic on May 19, 2018. Need not be present to win!

ENTER NOW AT MBOSC!

May 3, 2018 Comments are OFF
The Future for Giro/Bell/Blackburn and Vista Outdoors

I wanted to share this article with you, outlining the financial decision of Vista Outdoors to sell off Giro/Bell/Blackburn, which the company states it had plans of doing so before the outcry a few months back.

“Vista’s firearms and ammunition sales had already been soft for several quarters when the company found itself in the spotlight following the Parkland High School shooting in February. On March 1, REI, MEC and some independent retailers said they would stop ordering Vista products because of Vista’s lack of response following the shooting. Although REI and MEC don’t sell firearms, they sold Bell, Giro, Blackburn and other Vista Outdoor outdoor cooking and water sports brands.

“We have been on this path … way before any of the noise came about eight weeks ago.” — CEO Chris Metz

In an investor conference call Tuesday, Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz said the canceled orders had little effect on the company. Answering an investor question, Metz noted that REI represents less than 1 percent of the company’s total sales.”

Continue reading at Bicycle Retailer. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this issue.

May 2, 2018 47 comments
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