Radar Roundup: Rapha Film Fund, Alpacka Ready to Ship, Dan Ransom Bow Bag, Steady Totepacks Are Here, Blinder R-150, Philly Bike Expo Moves to Spring, Quiet Headlands, and Longbolts Bike Check


Radar Roundup: Rapha Film Fund, Alpacka Ready to Ship, Dan Ransom Bow Bag, Steady Totepacks Are Here, Blinder R-150, Philly Bike Expo Moves to Spring, Quiet Headlands, and Longbolts Bike Check

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

Rapha Film Fund

Some of Rapha’s best films were formed outside its walls; ideas brought to the brand from people and places beyond the reach of its radius. One of Rapha’s goals is to tell authentic, inspiring stories that celebrate cycling with character. That’s why its launching the Rapha Film Fund, a program designed to help support those with a captivating idea to bring their film to life on Rapha’s YouTube.

The $25,000 fund is open to filmmakers based in the USA with access to friends, family, and heroes who you think could be the focus of Rapha’s next short film. As part of the fund, you will receive mentorship from Rapha’s Head of Editorial and Chris Lowe of Voyager, who directed our film ‘In Tandem.’

Roll on over to Rapha to see more!


Ready To Raft: Alpacka’s Ready to Ship Lineup

If you’ve wanted to order an Alpacka Raft before but were turned off by the lead times, this post is for you. Alpacka now has Ready to Ship models in its lineup, with free 2-day shipping to the US. This is huge from a small operation like Alpacka, who is offering models such as the Mule, Expedition RTS, and Whitewater Refuge. Roll, er, paddle on over to Alpacka to see the full lineup.

Dan Ransom Packraft Bow Bag in Ecopak $72

If you’ve bike rafted before or hiked with your packraft, you know how much of a pain it is to carry the oars in a pack like the Hyperlite Junction or the like. Dan Ransom has a fix that doubles as a Bow Bag. These bags clamp onto the pack and the oars store in a mesh sleeve under the bow bag.

This is a genius invention and packrafters everywhere should check out more details at Dan Ransom.

Steady Bags Totepack $150

The Totepack is just what it sounds like; a tote and a backpack in one. These are made from a 1000D Cordura exterior with ECOPAK/Xpac and a Packcloth interior, measuring 12” W (at base) x 5” D x 15“ H. They’ll also fit inside a Wald Basket.


  • Large front zip pocket with interior pouches and key leash
  • Exterior side pockets large enough to fit a Nalgene bottle
  • Interior Mesh pockets
  • Laptop Sleeve for 15” laptop
  • Water resistant zipper closure
  • Foam insert in the base for added protection
  • Messenger + Cross Body carry

See more at Steady Bags.

Knog Blinder R-150 Rear Bike Light $64.95

Piggybacking on last year’s Knog Blinder R-100 release, the brand just announced an all-new 150 lumen version of the Blinder. The Blinder R-150 Rear Bike Light is a purpose-built light designed for road cyclists looking for maximum visibility over distance. Featuring 2 unique design elements the effectively aid visibility from afar: a strobe LED and a dedicated angle set LED, both these features have been designed to highlight riders from other roads users, particularly at long distance.

See more at Knog.

Philly Bike Expo Moves to March 16 and 17, 2024

Philly Bike Expo, the USA’s leading–and funnest–consumer bicycle show, is delighted to announce a calendar move to springtime, March 16 and 17, 2024. The Expo remains at the PA Convention Center.

Expo director Bina Bilenky said, “It’s a bold step and a great move for us! There is so much energy for a springtime kickoff to the cycling season, we’re all really excited to move to March. We’ve been thinking about a spring date for a long time, and now is the right time to make this move.”

A bank of exhibitor enquiries for the forthcoming show has been building up while the dates were getting finalized, and registration will open late March (date TBA). As in previous years, booth space is expected to sell out well in advance of the expo.

See more at Philly Bike Expo and see our coverage from last year’s event below:

2022 Philly Bike Expo: 44 Bikes, Bishop, Breadwinner, Coast, Hot Salad, Junkyard Cats, Maiorossé, Royal H, and WZRD

2022 Philly Bike Expo: Acoustic, Blaze, Chapman, Engin, Jubilee, Liberation, No22, Rodeo Labs, Vicious




Calling In Sick Mag: Quiet Headlands

Calling in Sick Mag takes off to the headlands on a weekday group ride.


Rivendell Susie Longbolts – Bike Check

Noody by Nature breaks down their new Susie Longbolts that Hope Cyclery built up for them in their latest video bike check.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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