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Posts tagged: Bike

Adventure...On us.

We want to see what your 36-hour mountain, gravel, or even road adventure looks like, and we want to foot the bill.

Community, Cloud Forests, and Coffee: Jeff Kendall-Weed Mountain Biking Costa Rica

Mountain biking is an incredible sport, but what really makes it special are the communities that form when riders and trails support one another. Costa Rica is a glowing example of this.

Do you have what it takes to be a Grasshopper?

  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...

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...

Getting Involved

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...

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...

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!   The post Turkeys and Wheelies appeared...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

You Need A Friend Like Jake

  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...

Taking Care Of The Important Places

  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...

Adventure IS Out There – Pete Thomas

  Although we often romanticize exotic trails in distant locales, the best adventures are often found right outside the back door. This is especially true for Kitsbow Ambassador Pete Thomas, who hails from the recreation wonderland of Whitefish, Montana.   “It’s a good day. A spur-of-the-moment opportunity to go ride...

The Insider Series – The ‘Swamp’ Science of Developing Product

  Product planning is kind of part science, part keeping your eyes open. It doesn’t always happen the same way… Sometimes, a new product need is so obvious, it’s hardly worth committing the idea to a formal brief.   Such was the case with our first product, the SSAM Short....