Do you have what it takes to be a Grasshopper?

Do you have what it takes to be a Grasshopper?

January 18, 2017

  Started in 1998 by Miguel Crawford and the tight-knit Gianni cycling club out of Occidental, CA, the Grasshopper Adventure Series are long, fun, hard rides with cold beer and good stories at the end. Road, cross, and MTB skills are all tested to their limits, with each ride often blurring the line between cycling disciplines. With the start of the Grasshopper Adventure Series drawing near, Kitsbow Ambassador Nicholas Haig-Arack asks fellow Ambassador Mig Crawford about the Series and what it takes to become a Grasshopper.   What kind of rider should sign up? “A rider who comes out to [...]
Read More

The post Do you have what it takes to be a Grasshopper? appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz

Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz

December 05, 2016

  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 [...]
Read More

The post Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More


Getting Involved

Getting Involved

November 28, 2016

Kitsbow is a small company founded and staffed by dedicated cyclists from all over the United States. With ambassadors all over the western states and roots all over the country, why did we choose to make our home base in Northern California? We’ll be the first to admit that we have it pretty good here in Sonoma County. From the surfeit of world-class microbreweries to the breathtaking coastline, this area is full of wonders. But if you were to ask a mountain biker what the crown jewel of the area is, any rider would give you the same answer: Annadel [...]
Read More

The post Getting Involved appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

Kitsbow and the Grasshopper

Kitsbow and the Grasshopper

November 28, 2016

 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 [...]
Read More

The post Kitsbow and the Grasshopper appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More


Turkeys and Wheelies

Turkeys and Wheelies

November 23, 2016

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!  

The post Turkeys and Wheelies appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

Thanksgiving Cooking OFF-the-Road

Thanksgiving Cooking OFF-the-Road

November 18, 2016

  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 [...]
Read More

The post Thanksgiving Cooking OFF-the-Road appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More


Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

November 15, 2016

  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 [...]
Read More

The post Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

With Thanks

With Thanks

November 10, 2016

    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 [...]
Read More

The post With Thanks appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More


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

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

November 07, 2016

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. [...]
Read More

The post We don’t need no stinkin’ badges – Yes, yes you do. appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

Savoring Daylight

Savoring Daylight

November 04, 2016

  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 [...]
Read More

The post Savoring Daylight appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More


You Need A Friend Like Jake

You Need A Friend Like Jake

October 20, 2016

  Jake Schuppe. Kitsbow Ambassador, bike mechanic, rider, business owner, award-winning mustache contender and possibly one of the nicest guys on the planet. New to the Kitsbow team, Jake is the owner and chief mechanic of Adventure Seekers LLC, helping people fulfill their travel adventure dreams by planning and supporting those #obsessives who ride. Jake provides outdoor event consulting and mechanical bike support for everything from races to adventure fantasy camps. Always on the road and meeting new people, Jake is the first to lend a hand, work on your rig, or ensure you’re having a great time on the [...]
Read More

The post You Need A Friend Like Jake appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More

Taking Care Of The Important Places

Taking Care Of The Important Places

October 18, 2016

  As we move into the colder months, the Kitsbow crew has been reflecting on the good times we’ve had this riding season. The joy, the camaraderie, the outstanding dirt, the desert, the mountains, the beer. With that, we remember what makes it all possible. The trails we ride take us through these extraordinary journeys. Without access to them, we stick to the road. Kitsbow Ambassador, Pete Thomas, recently shared some photos of riding along northwest Montana’s Whitefish Divide. The ridge ride, connecting Werner Peak to Red Meadow via the Ralph Thayer Memorial Trail, is a serene piece of singletrack [...]
Read More

The post Taking Care Of The Important Places appeared first on Kitsbow.

Read More



1 2 3 Next »

GET IN ON THE ACTION

Be the first to know about new products, great discounts, and where the Kitsbow Vanbassadors are headed next.