We drove nearly 30,000 miles in 2013, visited trails in 13 states across the country, and met some of the most amazing people at every trailhead. Of the countless photographs we snapped and shared along the way, we decided to pull 50 of our very favorites to share with you now as you also celebrate the close of another great year. Maybe they’ll inspire you, as their subjects inspired us to ride our bikes, maintain the trails we love, and to build the very best mountain bike apparel possible. Click here for the full series of photographs. From everyone at [...]
Drive around in a Sprinter. Ride bikes. Take pictures. Poke the keys on a laptop. Sleep, when possible. Burritos, three meals a day. Life on the road is the life of the Kitsbow “van man,” as I’m affectionately referred to when in the office. Since you’ve maybe already met our founders, we decided it was probably high time for my turn to break the third curtain of Kitsbow’s journaling voice and introduce myself. My name is Zach. I was born in Northern Michigan where I grew up riding; first outrunning younger brothers on our pumptrack in the pines, and then [...]
Kitsbow is in the enviable position of planning a trip spanning five consecutive months of summer vacation aboard a full-sized, self-sustaining Mercedes Benz Sprinter van stocked with all our bikes and photography gear. But even as intoxicating as the thought of sending this adventure-mobile off into the wild expanse of an empty map may be, we have bigger plans beyond simply finding incredible places to ride and the means of telling their stories and sharing the photos. The Kitsbow Sprinter van program is more than just an adventure or a fancy means of showing off our collection — it's our way of giving back, by finding ways to support and sustain the sport that has already given us so much. But to really get the most out of every mile of the trip, we want to hear your hypotheticals too. Where would you go? Who would you ride with and what would you shoot?