We try not to cross-post promotions from our banner ads unless it’s a truly remarkable message. Velocio has pulled together a Unity project for 2020, with a men’s and women’s jersey, benefitting some key organizations. Check out their message on this fundraiser below…
Velocio recently sat down with Rebecca Rusch, the pro cyclist turned bicycle adventurer about her life, her career, and her aspirations in a 5-question format interview.
You’re an icon in the culture of riding and you have a committed following. How does the bike community inform your life and what are your goals for contributing to it in the future?
The bike community has become my tribe and provided more gifts in my life than I can list here. Through the bike, I’ve found the tool to fuel my curiosity, my wanderlust, my motivation, to form human connections and build a meaningful career. The bike is an iconic tool for exploration that is understood and embraced worldwide. I found my husband through the bike, my family, myself and my purpose.
There are some gems in there, so be sure to check it out at Velocio!
We’ve touched on the psychological affects of riding in wilderness and even being wilderness adjacent. Brands are starting to embrace these ideologies by taking part in the 1% for the Planet movement. Velocio has a pre-order up on their site for these topography special edition ultralight jerseys, for men and women. 100% of the proceeds will go to 1% for the Planet to ensure our wilderness stays wild.
Read more at Velocio.
For women, nature breaks can be a real pain when it comes to bib shorts. Velocio’s Fly bibs look to resolve that with a unique design, allowing the bibs to be unzipped and dropped when you’ve gotta go. Check out more information at Velocio. Has anyone tried these?
Los Angeles is warm and sunny all the time. Los Angeles is not warm and sunny all the time. Both statements are half-truths, the problem is one half can swing against your favor in an instant. That instant being when you head into the Angeles National Forest, chasing sunsets. Ted King is an east coaster. Granted, he’s raced all over the world but his home is the east coast. So when he made a trip out to California recently, he was surprised at how warm it was in the city. I warned him though, once we start climbing up into the mountains, it’ll be freezing. Guess what? It was cold. We were cold. Then the sun set and it was even colder. Luckily, warmth was just around that last bend coming back down Highway 2.
Enough environment… Our agenda was pretty clear and it should be obvious to you all: shoot photos of Ted to announce his new partnership with Velocio, an apparel company specializing in high-tech, race-fit apparel without super flashy graphics and gimmicks. You see, once you retire from professional cycling, you can’t just walk away from the sport. Ted loves to ride bikes and he wants to partner with like-minded companies who make products that he wants to use full-time. Assignments aside, I was just stoked to spend some time with Ted and show him some local rides. His bike was really dialed, his attitude, even more and don’t let Ted fool ya, he’s still fast as ever. Or maybe it was just my 30lb camera bag causing me to lag behind. Yeah, that’s it…
Velocio has an in-depth feature on Ted at their site, which you are more than welcomed to go read. In fact, you should because yes, while it is marketing, it’s true-to-form, real life Ted King. Head to Velocio to check it out and see more photos in the Gallery.