This past Saturday, the PAL x Smith “Crossing Paths” art show brought a diverse crowd to downtown LA, uniting cyclists and individuals from all walks of life. With over 400 attendees showing their support, the event showcased a fresh perspective on cycling that resonated with the community. Glen Repol’s vision for PAL to serve as a bridge between art, street fashion, music, and more was clearly evident in the vibrant atmosphere of the event. PAL embodies its name, symbolizing the convergence of parallels and longitudes where diverse lines intersect.
Those who attended the art show witnessed firsthand the brand’s innovative approach to cycling, offering a refreshing and exciting glimpse into the future of cycling brands. The day was a testament to PAL’s commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining the cycling experience for the new generation. Continue reading below for Glen’s recap accompanied by an extensive image gallery from the show!
Last fall Cristina Maristany joined 70 other riders from all over the world in the Sonoran Desert for the Komoot Women’s Arizona Rally designed and hosted by Lael Wilcox and Rue Kaladyte. Over eight days, the self-supported group camped under the stars and overcame the challenge of traveling through remote zones with limited food and water. The total route was over 400 miles (650km) and 25,000ft (7,600m) of elevation through breathtaking Southern Arizona landscapes.
Below, Cristina recaps this spectacular ride with her own wonderful photos, in addition to a gallery from event photographer Ashley Gruber, and a video she produced about the rally….
Lael Wilcox, will again be hosting two komoot Women’s Rally Events in 2024, with applications for the first event, the komoot Women’s Badlands Rally, now open. Find out more here.
Single Speed Arizona (SSAZ) is an annual gathering that takes place every year during the first weekend of February. Part family reunion and part celebration of bikes running on one gear, it moves around to a different hosting location annually and takes advantage of southern Arizona’s favorable weather and exemplary singletrack riding. Josh Weinberg and Chris “Dirty” Reichel were in attendance at this year’s event, which saw a solid turnout of riders and volunteers descend on West Tuscon for a weekend of stout trail riding and (for some) even stouter partying…
We’ve covered BESPOKED over the past few years and we’ll be back this year! The UK showcase just announced its dates and venue after a year hiatus so read on for more.
A Vancouver framebuilding legend is having a showcase to commemorate all he’s done for the wonderful creation that is the bicycle…
The Hodag Country Ramble is a ride. It’s a tour, a campout. But it has also become so much more. Read on for an insight into the event and what makes it so special for its founder, Jeff Frane with some marvelous photos by Alex Horner…
In a world where boundaries blur and possibilities collide, two extraordinary individuals emerge from different realms, united by a shared vision. Matthew Mata-Aguilar, a seasoned veteran with a decade of wisdom in the cycling industry, and Glen Repol, a maven of street fashion culture for over eleven years, embark on an epic journey that transcends the ordinary. Together, they shatter the confines of traditional cycling norms, pushing the limits of imagination and innovation. From bike builds to cycling fashion, their collaboration ignites a spark that sets the stage for a mesmerizing spectacle.
Brace yourself as they unveil a groundbreaking event, a helmet art show like no other, where creativity intertwines with functionality, and the cycling culture is forever transformed. Get ready to witness the collision of worlds, the convergence of ideas, and the birth of a new era in cycling. This is the story of SLOWRIDER and PAL, two trailblazers on a mission to redefine what it means to ride.
Bike Sauce Nolan and Ritchey are hosting a meet-up and gravel ride with Maverick Cycles in Whittier on February 25th, leaving at 8:30AM sharp! This is a casual no-drop ride, and obviously, Ritcheys of all types are encouraged, but no bike is discouraged from attending. Roll deep! Post-ride food available from Bep Bep Bowls…
The Karoo is not flat, both in personality and profile. The Road to Desolation gravel race seeks to capture the essence of the Karoo—the idiosyncratic small towns, the solitude of its expanse, and the way the bicycle represents the ideal vehicle for navigating the internal and external challenges of the terrain. Simon Pocock photographed the inaugural edition of the event in 2023 and writes about the Karoo’s imposing appeal.
ENVE‘s open house, framebuilder showcase, and tough gravel ride weekend, dubbed Grodeo, has been featured every year since its inception here at The Radavist. The weekend takes place in Ogden, Utah, at ENVE’s HQ and takes you deep into the mountains on a 92-mile ride. The field size is limited to 150 people and registration is now open, so roll on over to BikeReg to sign up.
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You don’t have to race to enjoy the weekend at the Downieville Classic, but you will be missing out on one of the most stunning MTB races in the Lower 48. Registration is now open at Bike Reg, so get on it! Want to see what the Downieville Classic is all about? Check out our Reportage below!
Our friend, Gibranos from Jakarta, sent over a cycling poster exhibition he’s curated. Each design, there are dozens, are on A1 paper and limited to ten pieces each. This open-to-the-public event is on display at Ashta District 8 from January 18th through February 11th. Check out some samples below!
The FoCo Fondo (July 21st, 2024) heard that gravel lotteries are super hot right now, so the Fort Collins gravel ride decided to make its own Fake A$$ Lottery. All currently registered riders, will receive their scratcher in the mail in the coming days. The team at FoCo Fondo hopes to see you scratching them on the Internets.
Two lucky dogs will receive a grand prize — either a VIP ticket to FoCo Fondo or a jersey of choice, so check your scratcher closely.
Check out our FoCo Fondo Reportage here:
MADE, the world’s largest handmade bike show, announces the show’s expansion to Australia in 2024. MADE Australia will debut in conjunction with the 17th annual Melburn Roobaix at the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC) on June 28th and 29th, 2024…
This February 23-24th is Rez Gravel, an Indigenous-led Adventure Ride on O’odham Land in Casa Grande, Arizona. The event has three lengths and is open to all: Big Rez Gravel, 68 miles, Little Rez Gravel, 26 miles, and the Fun Ride 13 miles. You can register now at BikeReg.