Category Archives: touring
A Ride Reborn

“This is a short film based on the photography and writings of Rob Lutter.

His project, The LifeCycle, is a global cycling tour from London to London and has so far taken him 2 years and 15,000km to Hong Kong – his half way point.

Struggling with OCD and failing to find creativity at home, Rob left his home in England in 2011 alone by bicycle to find new life and meaning out on the open road.”

Nice find Tracko!

Oct 23, 2013 1 comment
PedalHard NoCoast

A group of friends rode their track bikes from Portland to San Francisco in 2012. Over 800 miles in 7 days. Having done that ride before, I can say that this is impressive. Check out more information at the Vimeo page!

Oct 10, 2013 6 comments
Paved: Finding the Stoke — Part 1

Last summer, Taj, Sandy Carson, two other friends, Seth and Nick took on Portland to San Francisco. Paved Magazine ran an article a while back but they’ve began posting the stories on their blog. It’s worth the read, coming from someone who’s also done the ride. Check it out here!

Aug 19, 2013 Comments are OFF
NYC to MTL Trailer

Summer is here and that means road trips! Some just choose to ride their bikes:

“4 Days. Over 400 Miles.

11 people. Bike crews from NYC and Montréal. NYC: Chalet Magazine. MTL: The Starley Rover Society x Vélo iBike. Cyclists from Québec, France, England, Australia, Saskatchewan. Road bikes and Fixed Gear bikes, no brakes.

Start: La Colombe (SoHo, NYC).
Finish: Taverne Chez Normand (Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal)”

I can’t wait to see more. That’s some beautiful countryside they rode through. The full-length premiered at the Jakalope Fest.

Jul 28, 2013 Comments are OFF
Introducing Leave it On the Road
Leave it on the Road and the Vanilla family!

With all the benefit rides that happen year after year, what’s stopping people from doing their own? Save yourself from the swarm of people you don’t know, call a friend, plan a ride and hit up some sponsors. That’s exactly what Michael Tabtabai and Andrew Hudon did.

Leave It On The Road ride starts Monday, June 17 and goes 3465 miles in 24 days from Oregon to Massachusetts.  Along the way and through fundraising, Michael and Andrew are hoping to raise $52k for the Colon Cancer Alliance. All the background info can be found at Leave it on the Road.

Follow them on Instagram too!

Check out a full sponsor list and a parts break down below, as well as more photos in the Gallery!


Jun 14, 2013 5 comments
Mission Workshop: The Ends – Video Trailer

Here’s a video trailer promoting a series of webisodes that Mission Workshop is working on with the Werehaus, showcasing our bike tour in China:

“Setting out from Shanghai, John Watson and Mission Workshop began their cycling tour of China’s Yangtze River Delta. Using both film and digital formats, Watson photographed the surroundings and encounters with the local community. Led by their friends from Factory Five, they headed into a frenetic network of massive residential complexes, large industrial parks, and super highways. At first glance, the route seemed straightforward, however, the reality of the 1,000km trip was far more intense than anyone expected.”

Keep on top of The Ends at Mission Workshop and please come to the opening party, let’s hang out!

Jun 12, 2013 10 comments
Blackburn Asks What’s Out There?

UGHHHHHHHHHHH…. I want to get out there again. It’s been too long! Most importantly, I’m stoked for friends of mine who actually are getting out there this summer. I know Ty’s getting stoked on the Great Divide. Check out the latest campaign from Blackburn.

“What’s Out There?

Designed with Blackburn’s founding principle in mind – the spirit of adventure – the Out There program tells the story of two iconic cycling routes, the people who ride them and the uncommon adventures they have along the way. These routes, the Pacific Coast Highway and the Great Divide, serve as the blank pages that the Blackburn ambassadors, nicknamed “Rangers”, will craft their stories of adventure upon.

Watch the video for a glimpse into the people, the places and the uncommon adventures that make up the Out There program.
Visit in late July to hear the rest of the story.”

Jun 1, 2013 1 comment