Ayesha McGowan for Outside

“At the start of nearly every road bike race she enters, Ayesha McGowan is the only black person in the field. While she’s acutely aware of this fact, it’s not what she’s focused on—at least not in that moment. All she’s concentrating on is one thing: racing.

At 31 years old, the Berklee College of Music–trained violinist is the first and only African American woman to achieve a Category 2 (one of the highest levels) ranking in semi professional road racing, and she plans to pedal her way into becoming the first black female pro rider in a sport long known for its whiteness.”

Continue reading Ayesha’s story at Outside!

Jun 20, 2018 No comments yet
The Swift Campout Los Angeles Details

This weekend, the Swift Campout in Los Angeles will be heading to Glenn Camp in the Angeles National Forest. The group will be meeting at Golden Saddle Cyclery at 8:00am, this Saturday, June 23rd and riding straight to Highway 39, en route to camp. If you’d like to meet the camping caravan a little later, you can take the LA Transit Gold Line to the Azusa Station and pedal up to Highway 39, or even park your car at the West Fork Fishing Access Site parking lot and ride into camp. Some notes; if you have a water filter, bring it. While there is no spigot at camp, there is a stream you can filter. Also, bring some sort of shade device. There’s not much at camp, so even a sun hat will help keep you cool. There are trees at camp, so you could bring a tarp and some rope to make shade. Saturday’s high is 89º so be prepared for a long day in the sun.

Last but not least, be sure to tag your photos with #SwiftCampout while there and be sure, above all else, to have fun!

Jun 20, 2018 2 comments
The Swift Campout is This Saturday!

It’s never too late to plan for the Swift Campout! With groups hosting the event all over, there are plenty of options. Head to their site for some planning tips to ensure you have a good time! Check out our Related stories on the left for some inspiration.

Jun 19, 2018 No comments yet
Wolf Tooth’s B-RAD Pump and Other Stuff Bag

Wolf Tooth has grown their B-RAD lineup to include these Pump Bags, ready to carry whatever you can cram into them. Perhaps even a Sin Dawg from the looks of it? I’ve been using a similar, yet a lot smaller bag for some time now, carrying the Silca pocket pump, or a Dynaplug with a Co2. If you’ve got bottle bosses to spare, these nifty bags can put them to use. My personal favorite is the underside of the downtube, particularly on a touring bike or hardtail, for when you don’t need three full bottles. See more at Wolf Tooth!

Jun 18, 2018 8 comments
PedalED Launches Women’s Collection

PedalED, makers of Japanese and Italian cycling apparel have launched a robust women’s collection, just in time for summer. The collection features everything from base layers to jackets, socks and caps, all featuring PedalED’s pristine detailing and color palettes. Be sure to check this out, if you’re looking for something new. The women’s collection is live at PedalED.

Jun 18, 2018 No comments yet
Mission Workshop’s Radian Travel Backpack

When you have a bag addiction, releases like this are bad news for your wallet. For those looking for a travel bag with duffel bag carrying capacity, yet designed, constructed, and backed by Mission Workshop’s longstanding legacy of making durable backpacks here in the USA. The Radian is the latest offering from the San Francisco company. Available now, at Mission Workshop.

Jun 18, 2018 No comments yet
Salsa Cycles: Titanium Fargo Frameset

Out of the blue, Salsa Cycles announced the arrival of the new and improved titanium Fargo, with a Firestarter 110 fork. These frames are veritable do-it-all pack mules, offering a variety of cargo solutions for just about any excursion you could throw at it. See more details at Salsa.

Jun 18, 2018 4 comments
Thank You!

The response to our call for entries, specifically from female contributors has been quite frankly, overwhelming. Over the next week or so I’ll be sorting through your emails over the next week and will hopefully get a reply out to everyone in that time. Thank you!

Jun 15, 2018 No comments yet
Rivendell’s New Sackville CLEMBASACK for the Wald Clem Bosco Basket

Over the years, Rivendell has been one of the biggest supporters of the almighty Wald Basket, often times designing bags – dubbed Sackville – specifically for use in these affordable cargo solutions. Their newest is designed to fit in their Wald Clem Bosco Basket, named the CLEMBASACK, these sacks come in light grey, blue and olive. All three colors are in stock now at Rivendell.

Jun 14, 2018 2 comments
SRAM Announces Eagle NX

Well, it’s happened. SRAM’s Eagle technology has trickled down to the NX group, offering a very affordable component group with a 11-50t range. I’ve been running various models of Eagle technology on my bikes, and can’t see myself going back anytime soon. See more at SRAM.

Jun 14, 2018 17 comments
REPORTAGE
Ayesha McGowan for Outside

“At the start of nearly every road bike race she enters, Ayesha McGowan is the only black person in the field. While she’s acutely aware of this fact, it’s not what she’s focused on—at least not in that moment. All she’s concentrating on is one thing: racing.

At 31 years old, the Berklee College of Music–trained violinist is the first and only African American woman to achieve a Category 2 (one of the highest levels) ranking in semi professional road racing, and she plans to pedal her way into becoming the first black female pro rider in a sport long known for its whiteness.”

Continue reading Ayesha’s story at Outside!

Jun 20, 2018 No comments yet
The Swift Campout Los Angeles Details

This weekend, the Swift Campout in Los Angeles will be heading to Glenn Camp in the Angeles National Forest. The group will be meeting at Golden Saddle Cyclery at 8:00am, this Saturday, June 23rd and riding straight to Highway 39, en route to camp. If you’d like to meet the camping caravan a little later, you can take the LA Transit Gold Line to the Azusa Station and pedal up to Highway 39, or even park your car at the West Fork Fishing Access Site parking lot and ride into camp. Some notes; if you have a water filter, bring it. While there is no spigot at camp, there is a stream you can filter. Also, bring some sort of shade device. There’s not much at camp, so even a sun hat will help keep you cool. There are trees at camp, so you could bring a tarp and some rope to make shade. Saturday’s high is 89º so be prepared for a long day in the sun.

Last but not least, be sure to tag your photos with #SwiftCampout while there and be sure, above all else, to have fun!

Jun 20, 2018 2 comments
Blackburn ADVERTISEMENT
The Swift Campout is This Saturday!

It’s never too late to plan for the Swift Campout! With groups hosting the event all over, there are plenty of options. Head to their site for some planning tips to ensure you have a good time! Check out our Related stories on the left for some inspiration.

Jun 19, 2018 No comments yet
Giro ADVERTISEMENT
Wolf Tooth’s B-RAD Pump and Other Stuff Bag

Wolf Tooth has grown their B-RAD lineup to include these Pump Bags, ready to carry whatever you can cram into them. Perhaps even a Sin Dawg from the looks of it? I’ve been using a similar, yet a lot smaller bag for some time now, carrying the Silca pocket pump, or a Dynaplug with a Co2. If you’ve got bottle bosses to spare, these nifty bags can put them to use. My personal favorite is the underside of the downtube, particularly on a touring bike or hardtail, for when you don’t need three full bottles. See more at Wolf Tooth!

Jun 18, 2018 8 comments
PedalED Launches Women’s Collection

PedalED, makers of Japanese and Italian cycling apparel have launched a robust women’s collection, just in time for summer. The collection features everything from base layers to jackets, socks and caps, all featuring PedalED’s pristine detailing and color palettes. Be sure to check this out, if you’re looking for something new. The women’s collection is live at PedalED.

Jun 18, 2018 No comments yet
Fabric ADVERTISEMENT
Mission Workshop’s Radian Travel Backpack

When you have a bag addiction, releases like this are bad news for your wallet. For those looking for a travel bag with duffel bag carrying capacity, yet designed, constructed, and backed by Mission Workshop’s longstanding legacy of making durable backpacks here in the USA. The Radian is the latest offering from the San Francisco company. Available now, at Mission Workshop.

Jun 18, 2018 No comments yet
Salsa Cycles: Titanium Fargo Frameset

Out of the blue, Salsa Cycles announced the arrival of the new and improved titanium Fargo, with a Firestarter 110 fork. These frames are veritable do-it-all pack mules, offering a variety of cargo solutions for just about any excursion you could throw at it. See more details at Salsa.

Jun 18, 2018 4 comments
Thank You!

The response to our call for entries, specifically from female contributors has been quite frankly, overwhelming. Over the next week or so I’ll be sorting through your emails over the next week and will hopefully get a reply out to everyone in that time. Thank you!

Jun 15, 2018 No comments yet
Jones ADVERTISEMENT
Rivendell’s New Sackville CLEMBASACK for the Wald Clem Bosco Basket

Over the years, Rivendell has been one of the biggest supporters of the almighty Wald Basket, often times designing bags – dubbed Sackville – specifically for use in these affordable cargo solutions. Their newest is designed to fit in their Wald Clem Bosco Basket, named the CLEMBASACK, these sacks come in light grey, blue and olive. All three colors are in stock now at Rivendell.

Jun 14, 2018 2 comments
SRAM Announces Eagle NX

Well, it’s happened. SRAM’s Eagle technology has trickled down to the NX group, offering a very affordable component group with a 11-50t range. I’ve been running various models of Eagle technology on my bikes, and can’t see myself going back anytime soon. See more at SRAM.

Jun 14, 2018 17 comments
PAUL ADVERTISEMENT
Older Entries