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    Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz

      Kitsbow Ambassador Sam Schultz has been on and off the road in his newly acquired Sprinter. Most recently, he and his girlfriend, Emily returned from their two month adventure through Alaska and Canada. Before he hit the road again last week for another 6 months, we were lucky enough to hear some details from their trip! Tell us about your van setup. What are the essentials for van life? What worked well, or didn’t, about your rig for life on the road? “The van is a 2004 Freightliner Sprinter. I bought it used and already built for adventures by […]
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    December 5, 2016

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    Kitsbow and the Grasshopper

     Kitsbow is proud to have ambassadors who are involved in the mountain bike community locally and across the country. Meet Kitsbow’s newest ambassador Miguel “Mig” Crawford. Miguel’s life has revolved around the bike since 1988, when he sold his first car to buy a Stumpjumper. Every weekend he swapped commuter skinnies for burly knobbies and spent days buried in the Arcata, California redwoods. In the summers he rigged his mountain bike for touring and spent several weeks camped out on the north coast. After a brief detour to Colorado by way of Oregon and Idaho, ‘Mig’ realized that Sebastopol was […]
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    November 28, 2016

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    Turkeys and Wheelies

    Done with all your ‘Honey-Do’s’? Waiting for the turkey to hit the table? Here’s some inspirational ‘Tips & Tricks’ from Kitsbow Ambassadors, Jeff Kendall-Weed and Wes Shirey to help kill time on Thanksgiving day.   Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Kitsbow!  

    November 24, 2016

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    Thanksgiving Cooking OFF-the-Road

      Private chef team & Kitsbow Ambassadors, Zander Ault and Heidi Rentz from The Cyclist’s Menu make a living cooking for cyclists on the road. This Thanksgiving, they show us how to park the van, hit the gravel, and be that neighbor everyone loves by bringing savory, local side dishes for us all to enjoy. Whether your in the kitchen or cooking dinner by campfire in The Canyonlands (just sayin…), you’ll be able to impress! Here’s how Zander and Heidi are doing it. “For this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we’re staying home and celebrating the incredible local foods that are produced […]
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    November 18, 2016

  • Kitsbow & Pendleton. Raising the perfect blend.

    From farm, to you. Take a look inside at the farm and family who ranch the wool for our Icon shirts. Kitsbow is a proud partner of Pendleton Woolen Mills and the family heritage behind our product. Watch the story below. Pendleton Heritage: Umatilla Wool from Pendleton Woolen Mills on Vimeo.

    November 18, 2016

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    Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

      Wyoming’s Red Desert contains an expansive and lonely area known as the Great Basin. Although the rolling and hills and spartan features make for relatively easy travel, the area has been long been a formidable obstacle due to it’s lack of water and fierce winds.  Kitsbow #obsessives and Rangers, Laura and Katie face the challenges, anxieties and . . . joys, of crossing the Great Basin during their bike trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail. Katie and Laura have been good friends and neighbors in East Palo Alto, California and decided to submit an application together in […]
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    November 15, 2016

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    With Thanks

        On this Veteran’s Day, the Kitsbow team would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all of the men and women who have served in our armed services at home and abroad. Today, we honor the combination of our Veterans and our favorite mode of transportation. Here’s a look into a special group of amazing men that served their country via 2-wheeled steed. Produced by Montana PBS and Directed by Gus Chambers, this is the story of the 25th Infantry’s bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. The African American infantry took the […]
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    November 11, 2016

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    We don’t need no stinkin’ badges – Yes, yes you do.

    Well, it’s finally here. Election day. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have been anxiously waiting for this day to arrive…and pass. If you haven’t sent in your absentee ballot, here’s a little help to find your polling location, review ballot issues in your area, and a downloadable badge to show you’ve done your duty. The sooner you VOTE, the sooner you can hit the trail! Find your polling location: www.vote411.org   Find the topics on the ballot in your area: www.ballotpedia.org www.votesmart.org   Click on the image below to download your Kitsbow ‘I Voted’ badge for Facebook or Instagram. […]
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    November 7, 2016

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    Savoring Daylight

      Mary Bardell has her hands full. When she’s not the High Priestess of Product Management here at Kitsbow HQ, this hardworking mom is busy raising two girls. So where does she find the time to get out on her bike for a leg-burning, lung-busting, mind-clearing ride on her favorite trails? Early. Very, very early. Mary is up and out before sunrise. While most of us are still sawing logs, she’s out pedaling in the woods on a Remedy. She begins with lights ablaze, fully layered to brave the morning frost. The forest comes alive as the sun begins its […]
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    November 4, 2016

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    Jake Schuppe on ‘Winterizing Your Bike’ – Imagery by Dylan VanWeelden

      Is there really such a thing as “winterizing” your bike? I’m not talking about fenders and fat tires, but about servicing your bike to survive the cold season. In my opinion, winter is a great opportunity to take care of your favorite toy. At Adventure Seekers we provide a number of services, one of which is mobile bike care and repair. The question of winterizing your bike is typically asked of us during events that occur in the fall. My response varies according to the rider’s habits and climate, but I’ve figured out that most riders fit into one […]
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    October 31, 2016