Radar Roundup: MADE Tickets on Sale, Gravel Adventure Field Guide Fruita, The Bikepacker’s Guide 2nd Edition, dZi Revel Skida Ranger Giveaway, Cycplus Tiny Pump Cube, Race to Ramble, and Rebuilding the Damaged Trails of the United Kingdom


Radar Roundup: MADE Tickets on Sale, Gravel Adventure Field Guide Fruita, The Bikepacker’s Guide 2nd Edition, dZi Revel Skida Ranger Giveaway, Cycplus Tiny Pump Cube, Race to Ramble, and Rebuilding the Damaged Trails of the United Kingdom

Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…

What to expect from our MADE coverage…

MADE Venue Announced and Ticket Sales Online Now!

MADE, an industry and consumer bike event highlighting the craft of handmade bicycles, today announces that the 2023 show will now take place at the iconic Zidell Yards, a premier Portland event space known for its long history of hosting the One Moto Show.

MADE is taking place August 24-27, 2023. Tickets for the public to attend are now available and can be purchased via Eventbrite. A full weekend of programming is scheduled, including rides, social gatherings, and of course, the show itself.

Builders and brands interested in attending should fill out the contact form at made.bike to secure space.


Gravel Adventure Field Guide: Fruita

Fruita might be best known for Road 18, its MTB trails like Horsethief, and the Hot Tomato pizza joint but there is endless gravel riding in Mesa County…

With a long heritage of cycling history, the Gravel Adventure Field Guide are able to re-imagine Fruita & Palisade, Mesa County from the perspective of gravel cycling for a new wave of adventure seekers. The field guide features 11 Routes, art, and stories. Routes cover the full gamut of smooth gravel to overland roads with short areas of Rough Technical Gravel {RTG} and areas where Bike Portage is Likely {BPL}.



Routes start in Fruita, Palisade, Mesa, and Debeque. We also have two route options that link Fruita to Palisade and can be combined for an out & back multi-day experience… an opportunity for a single night Motel stop a.k.a. the credit card tour…

Check out more at Gravel Adventure Field Guide.

Bikepacking Roots’ The Bikepackers Guide 2nd Edition $20

First published in 2015 the Bikepacker’s Guide was the first guidebook dedicated to bikepacking. Now revised in this 2nd Edition, the book still breaks down trip planning and bikepacking skills and now includes additional resources on navigation, positive impact practices, mindset, and all the checklists you need for a successful bikepacking trip. Whether you are a first-time bikepacker looking for guidance or an experienced bikepacker looking for new ideas, this book offers resources for all. Stories from a variety of bikepackers contribute inspiration and perspective to help and encourage you to get out on your first, or next, bikepacking adventure!

The print version is available in a handy, full-color 5”x 8.5” paperback. 87 pages of resources, tools, and inspiration.

Pick up The Bikepacker’s Guide, 2nd Edition at Bikepacking Roots.

Revel Bikes x dZi x Skida Ranger Giveaway

Want to donate to a good cause and potentially roll away with a new, one-of-a-kind Ranger from Revel and swag from Skida? Well, every $10 donation to dZi gets you a chance to win a one-of-a-kind bike and an incredible gift package! Roll on over to dZi to see how you can win!

Cycplus Tiny Pump Cube $89

Similar pumps have been floating around the rafting and outdoor space for a while. People use them for inflating their pack rafts and sleeping bads but Cycplus’ Tiny Pump Cube is designed specifically for road, gravel, and MTB tires, inflating them ridable pressures and replacing co2 cartridges (if you’re still using those.) At only 97g, it’s a perfect addition to your every ride carry kit.

See more at Cycplus.



Race To Ramble: Charlie Harrison’s story from World Cups to Camp Trucks

Race to Ramble is a short film about Charlie Harrison’s journey of racing, injury, burnout, retirement, and rambling.

See more at RiG’d Supply.



Rebuilding the Damaged Trails of the United Kingdom

From November 2021 to February 2022, a series of powerful storms rocked areas of the UK in ways that had not been seen since the infamous 1987 hurricane, 34 years earlier. Whole towns and villages were cut off from power, heating, running water, and mobile phone reception. Further to the immediate impact on lives, an estimated 16 million trees were blown over, blocking roads, flattening forestry plantations, destroying vehicles, and starting a long-term impact on recreation provisions. 18 months on, the operations to alleviate the impact of the storms continue. Many forests remain closed to mountain bikers, with trails buried under a twisted maze of unstable timber. Some may be lost forever, leaving the raconteurs to wax lyrical of days gone by. All, however, is not lost…




Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @johnprolly

John bought this 31.8 clamp bullmoose stem from Todd at Black Cat Bicycles and got it nickel plated. This is the kind of component you build a bike around!

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