7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 2 of RaphaTOC

7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 2 of RaphaTOC

Today was one of those earn-it-and-burn-it days, where a long sustained climb through arid mountains rewarded us with a fast and furious descent, screaming down a long mountain pass into lush, green Pasadena. Yesterday’s rollers kept us continuously shifting and...
7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 1 of RaphaTOC

7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 1 of RaphaTOC

Photo: Our group, plus one journalist (not me). I’m somewhere hiding in the back. Credit: Jeremy Dunn It’s a rather long story about how this came about, but on Monday I embarked with five other Rapha ambassadors on a mission to ride the stages of Tour of California,...
Participate In Your Existence

Participate In Your Existence

There are so many beautiful sentiments in "Participate", a poem by Wade Newsom, visually translated below by Jeremy Collins. When watching it we couldn't help but compare these words to our experience with riding a bike. It's not about how...
“I Like to Ride My Bike”

“I Like to Ride My Bike”

  We couldn't have said it better ourselves… It's my path, and it's always an adventure. This little lady has it right. Thanks to great influence she is off to an amazing start at life, using her bike to take her places and see things....
Afghan Women’s Cycling Needs Your Support!

Afghan Women’s Cycling Needs Your Support!

For the past five years, Mountain 2 Mountain has been working in Afghanistan to create education and opportunities for women and girls. In 2009, Shannon became the first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan. Last fall, Shannon discovered an underground movement of...
I Never Wanted a SingleSpeed :: Now I Know Why

I Never Wanted a SingleSpeed :: Now I Know Why

Riding a singlespeed is like playing an old game with new rules. In my sixteen years of mountain biking I had never wished for a singlespeed and really only happened on one by accident. Finding myself without a mountain bike was one of the saddest moments of my life....