Riding Iceland with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Riding Iceland with Jeff Kendall-Weed

October 17, 2017

Seven years ago, Jeff fielded a phone call while working at Ibis Cycles, in sunny Santa Cruz, CA, USA. It was a fellow named Runar, from Iceland, who wanted to sell Ibis in the small country. Sure enough, after a couple years, the two met at Eurobike, then again randomly crossed paths while riding in the nearby alps a few days later. That inspired Jeff to travel to Iceland, and check out the rugged riding firsthand. Now, Jeff wants to inspire you to explore some of the most unique and exciting landscapes the world has to offer!

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Get in the Van!

Get in the Van!

July 27, 2017 1 Comment

Ride Vancouver Island's best trails with Jeff Kendall-Weed. Check through the list of things to do, and best places to visit, on the sunny shores of B.C.'s premier island trail destination.

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Escape to Hurricane

Escape to Hurricane

May 03, 2017

Hurricane, UT- Escape the dreary winter rains with a trip to Hurricane, Utah, with professional mountain bike rider Jeff Kendall-Weed.  Follow along with Jeff as he jumps and wheelies across the beautiful desert terrain that lies in the foreground to Zion National Park. Presented by Ibis Cycles, in association with BikeFlights.com, Kali Protectives, and Kitsbow Cycling Apparel, and additional support from Over the Edge Sports Hurricane. 

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Turkeys and Wheelies

Turkeys and Wheelies

November 23, 2016

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!  

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Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

November 15, 2016

  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 [...]
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With Thanks

With Thanks

November 10, 2016

    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 [...]
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The Kindred Spirits of Breadwinner Cycles

July 06, 2016

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, [...]
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Summertime Rewind

June 29, 2016

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, [...]
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NEW – The Radiator Tee & A Look Inside Polartec

June 07, 2016

The Radiator Tee is our technologically advanced take on the classic warm weather t-shirt. Polartec® developed the PowerDry® to have the look and hand of cotton, but perform better than the typical polyester jersey to keep you cool and comfortable. The Radiator Tee also incorporates Polartec’s new, innovative, Delta™ fabric, developed for optimum cooling, moisture wicking, and on-trail durability. We expertly crafted these high-performance tees for big mountain riding but they’re so comfortable that you won’t want to take them off. Design: Athletic cut and fit for comfortable all day riding and off bike activities   Subtle reflective hit on [...]
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Forefathers of Roadventure

June 02, 2016

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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Jeff Kendall-Weed visits the Pacific North West

June 24, 2015

We stole Jeff Kendall-Weed for three days in June to explore a few of Washington’s iconic mountain bike trails. The diversity and quality of riding should be evident from the imagery captured and the smile on Jeff’s face. It’s trails like these that remind us why we enjoy the trail. Day 1: The Palisades – Greenwater  |  Day 2: Xanadu – Leavenworth  |  Day 3: Duthie Bike Park – Issaquah Post ride interview with Jeff   What did you think of Washington? Washington is amazing!  The trails are great, the air is clean, and the people are nice.  And it’s [...]
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#whyMTB Chapter 3: The Coach

August 22, 2013

Ask anyone who rides and they’ll agree that cycling is an identity sport. From finding career satisfaction to fighting inner demons, we attest that choosing to ride and incorporating our bikes into daily life ultimately defines who we are. Learning from others who do the same is the driving inspiration behind our #whyMTB series. We’ve long been supporters of the National Intercollegiate Cycling Association, heralding the organization for championing a bright future for mountain biking. So for the third chapter of our ongoing #whyMTB video series, we sought out an individual at the top of the organization to learn about [...]
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