At Kitsbow we strive to fit it all in: work, family, and fun.
But when it feels like adventure is something others do, it's time to hit pause. Then eject.
Because adventure is just outside our door, maybe even a short train ride away. The key is to go.
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Bicycles, like most well-crafted things, should strike a perfect balance between passion and precision. Meet Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan, the Kitsbow #obsessives behind Breadwinner Cycles. Tony and Ira are two of Portland’s most prolific frame builders, each with his own rather distinct style and personality. With a gap-toothed big grin and rugged build, Tony is the IPA drinking, blue-collar machinist mountain biker. Ira, an accomplished endurance racer and roadie, is sleek and well spoken, with a thoughtful gaze. Both builders have shops which match their personalities. Tony’s machine shop is alive with the sound of cold war-era industrial routers, [...]
As we enter the long, hot days of summer, we’re hitting the local trails less in favor of the time-honored mountain bike roadtrip. But in between sojourns to Mendo, Oakridge, Tahoe, or other destinations further afield, we like to kick back and get stoked on all the great cycling videos that we find online. In honor of summertime good vibes, we’ve pulled together our top three summertime inspirational videos. Here’s to your next sunny day on the trail! We hope you enjoyed rewatching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them. If you have a favorite mountain biking video, [...]
Over the past 18 years, a small training ride has grown into a coveted mixed-terrain race series: the Grasshopper Adventures. Ranging in length, terrain, and difficulty, the Hoppers have become a staple of early season California endurance racing, with many of regions fastest pros coming out to push themselves on the remote routes. During the spring of 2016, Kitsbow followed series founder Miguel Crawford and his Sonoma County clan on a discovery ride for the new Skaggs route. In final form, it covered 97 miles and over 10K feet of climbing, finishing on 10-miles of brutal single track around lake Sonoma. The [...]
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