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Posts tagged: Travel

Think Small

Room to Grow  Simple ways to grow beyond the walls  Livin' Large  Jacki Cronin's footprint may be small, but it is the larger landscape that fuels her passions. Originally a triathlete, Jacki also enjoys dirt riding, trail running, and adventuring in the Western North Carolina mountains, her newly adopted home state....

In the Know: Low Gap Grasshopper with Kitsbow Ambassador, Grant Taggart

Written by Grant Taggart   Grasshoppers are notoriously more difficult in reality than the numbers suggest. So, hoping to get a better sense of what to expect from the Low Gap Hopper, which is new to the G.A.S. calendar this year, I headed up to Ukiah last weekend to check...

36 Hours In Kitsbow: Not Quite out of the Woods

 “I hope this film inspires other parents to provide their kids with experiences of adventure through bikepacking, and cycling in general. And for parents of kids undergoing medical treatment, I hope Eleanor’s smile and positive attitude encourages hope and strength, proving that happiness is found in pushing limits and seeking...

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.

Oakridge

With the size and proliferation of mountain bike events growing every year, it’s always a treat to visit the quaint, slow-paced logging town of Oakridge for Mountain Bike Oregon. With a vast trail system complemented by an extensive network of old logging roads, Oakridge is best enjoyed with the help...

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...

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,...

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...

Confessions of a Downieville Veteran

With the Downieville Classic only days away, the small town of Downieville, nestled in the heart of California’s Sierra County is preparing for the masses. Whether or not your quest for the hot and crazy has already begun with packing and pre-rides, we thought it fitting to get Yuri’s perspective...

Tour de Frănks

In the wide world of professional sports, there is no greater spectacle, no single endurance event more renowned than the world’s biggest cycling race. Competitors from all over the world gather in the picturesque countryside to test their mettle in the ultimate battle of two-wheeled prowess with a side of...

Independence Day Inspiration

  The Fourth of July is traditionally spent grilling hot dogs by a pool, but we like to do things a bit differently in Kitsbow country. To celebrate the spirit of American independence, we like to spend the day getting out there on a big beast of a ride, followed...

The Sun Voyager

The most renowned sculpture in Reykjavík is the Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) by Jón Gunnar Árnason, a stainless steel sun ship that looks to the sea, representing the allure of undiscovered territory. The spirit of exploration and reverence for nature are key themes in the culture of Iceland, as well...

From the Trails to the Table

Photo credits: Elliot Wilkinson-Ray   Our water situation was dire, which is never good when you’re 28 miles into a 45 mile day in Southeastern Arizona, and temps have been in the mid to high 80s. To make matters worse, Noah and I were staring at two barking dogs. Granted...