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Spring Roll on Fresh Trails

Spring is a time of revitalization, when fresh greenery emerges from the fertile ground and all of Earth’s creatures head outside to play in the sunshine. For the mountain biker, spring is all about fresh trails and brown pow. For the mountain bike trailbuilder, it’s the time to put the...

Sedona to Moab: NAHBS the Hard Way

  I shot over Tehachapi toward the red Mecca, stopping first in Bakersfield to camp lakeside in my fully loaded Element. The next day I drove endlessly, listening only to Jonathan Richman and Dan Deacon, and ended up in Kingman, AZ, late afternoon, just in time to unload the Retrotec...

Desert Trail – Sam Schultz

With spring right around the corner and my migration back to Montana coming up quick, it seems like a good time to reflect upon one of the best days on the bike this winter. I have been lucky enough to spend the last couple months working in Tucson, AZ as...

Return to Old Caz

Kitsbow Ambassador Yuri Hauswald has had a long and rich history at the Grasshopper Adventure Series, so we asked him to write about his experience at this year’s Old Caz ride. Here’s what the Diesel had to say: “Swallows have the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Monarch butterflies have the sanctuary...

Ask the Experts: Winter Training, Spring Dreaming

  The harsh onslaught of winter weather often makes cycling difficult, if not downright impossible. Sloppy conditions, pouring rain, and heavy snow are all valid reasons to take a day off from the bike without losing all of your trail cred. Even if you’ve earned a brief hibernation, there are...

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...

2016 In Review

Thanks for the memories 2016! These are some of our favorite moments captured this year by our friends and family. The post 2016 In Review appeared first on Kitsbow.

Kitsbow Festivus – LET’S RUMBLE!

  Happy Festivus, Georgie! Getting ready for the holidays can be tough. So, why not channel our inner Costanza and make the most out of the holiday that brings us joyous occasions such as ‘Feats of Strength’ and ‘The Airing of Grievances’? Won’t you rumble with us? Feats of Strength...

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...

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...

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...

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...