experiences

  1. Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    That’s right. #CrossIsComing. You’ve likely watched this exciting cycling discipline develop over the years, and you’ve found it incredibly interesting. Is this the season that you finally dip your toe into the mud and suffering of this painfully beautiful sport by moving beyond spectating? Are you ready to participate? If so, here’s a collection of tips and ideas for your first cyclocross race.

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  2. Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Our friends at Always Riding, a very cool shop in the United Kingdom, recently spent some quality time with the Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road bike. The result is a detailed look at the benefits of having a bike that is easy to travel with.

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  3. Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Gravel riding and racing isn't just for the United States. Some seriously great gravel events have emerged in Europe, and we couldn't be more excited. Here's a collection of eight of our favorite gravel events in and around Europe!

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  4. A Welcome Travel Companion

    A Welcome Travel Companion

    After one too many negative (and expensive) encounters with a desk agent at the airport, H. Vollert immediately decided the Ritchey Break-Away road bike is what he needed. So far he's spent three years traversing the globe—able to ride anywhere he wants.

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  5. Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    It makes complete sense to want to make the most of our time outside when conditions are good. Why turn around half way through the day? The great thing about bikepacking is how liberating it is. The distance you can cover, and places you can explore are instantly opened up to far beyond where your legs can carry you during the course of a single day. In this piece, Tom Hill offers us a practical guide for how to prepare, and enjoy, your bikepacking adventures.

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  6. Cyclocross is for Everyone, Including Girls

    Cyclocross is for Everyone, Including Girls

    I will not claim to know everything (or anything, for that matter) about child development or perfect cyclocross pedagogy. I do, however, know the concrete and subtle challenges that women and girls in the sport of cycling can face when they are trying to achieve their goals. 

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  7. Tom's Gravel Ride at Eurobike

    Tom's Gravel Ride at Eurobike

    This is the story about a beautiful multi-surface escape from the hustle and hassle of the Eurobike show floor. In August of 2017, an exclusive group of cyclists had the opportunity of a lifetime: a 30km multi-surface ride along with Tom Ritchey.


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  8. Vernor Cycling Touring Tips

    Vernor Cycling Touring Tips

    It's safe to say Brian Vernor has traveled his fair share of the world - often documenting his experiences through photos in such a way that the viewer is compelled by the flowing landscape or moving city without the need for words. When he speaks of his trips, it's casual - not flippant or glib. It’'s with an ease that one would suspect even the worst moments are worth more than their weight in gold. We were able to catch up with Brian after a trip he made to Chile in the summer of last year and hear his take on traveling and what lures him to keep moving.

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  9. Overcoming a TBI

    Overcoming a TBI

    My name is Ben Frederick. l rode bikes for Ritchey at the pro level in cyclocross from the fall of 2015 through the fall of 2016. I crashed heavily two weeks before the 2016 ‘cross season kicked off and have been recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury since. My hope is to tell you a little bit about my experience to help raise awareness of the (potential) effects of concussion.

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  10. Check out what Karl Scored...

    Check out what Karl Scored...

    1984 Ritchey Team Comp with original Bullmoose! "Picked up this little gem off Craigslist today. Almost all original including the Dura Ace hubs.I cleaned it up a bit, removed the killed chain and broken front derailleur. She's almost all original. Dura Ace hubs, XT deer head shifters and derailleur. Four finger Shimano levers and twin down tube water bottle bosses.

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