Tom Ritchey / Ritchey Cycling Blog

  1. Where to ride post-pandemic?

    Where to ride post-pandemic?

    It’s been so long since we’ve been able to travel anywhere that the idea seems thrilling. If you’ve forgotten how to plan a trip, here are some suggestions for where to ride post-pandemic.

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  2. Gravel Union Fireside Chat with Tom Ritchey

    Tom Ritchey Fireside Chat

    Our friends at the Gravel Union recently had a nice (virtual) fireside chat with Tom to talk about his early days, riding gravel on bikes with skinny tires with his mentor Jobst Brandt in the 1970s, the state of today's gravel riding and a lot more.

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  3. Grass Up the Middle - In Search of the Holy Grail

    Ritchey Rough Stuff

    In the true spirit of Ritchey and Tom Ritchey himself, we take a look at a group of cyclists who strip it all back to the bare bones of what it is to ride a bike. Rough stuff-style.

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  4. Why we “steel” prefer steel bikes

    Ritchey Steel is Real

    Steel’s appeal as a bicycle frame material is alive and thriving thanks to its versatility, craftsmanship, and durability. But don’t take our word for it, listen to these Fans of Steel…

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  5. Video - The Lighthouse: Tom Ritchey

    Tom Ritchey in Dusseldorf

    After a wonderful gravel ride with a great group of people in Dusseldorf, Germany back in August, Tom Ritchey sat down for a candid one-on-one interview inside the Schicke Mütze bicycle shop and cafe in town.

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  6. How to Organize a Group Ride

    How to Organize a Group Ride

    Group bike rides offer wonderful cycling experiences, the chance to bond with other cyclists, and are a great way to find new bicycle routes. You've likely ridden bikes with all sorts of groups of other people, but have you ever tried to organize your own group ride? It's easy and fun, and these guidelines for organizing a group ride for the first time will ensure everyone will have a great ride.

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  7. The New Ritchey Swiss Cross: Everything you need to know

    The New Ritchey Swiss Cross: Everything you need to know

    The Swiss Cross has been part of the Ritchey stable of bikes for 25 years, and a new version is here to satisfy all of your cyclocross and other off-road racing cravings. While the core of this legendary steel bike remains true to its roots, there's some very modern updates found on this version. Here's what you need to know about the new Ritchey Swiss Cross.

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  8. Mountain Bike Racing Tips & Winter Training Plan

    Mountain Bike Racing Tips & Winter Training Plan

    Now that we're well into the new year, with the gluttony of the holidays behind us, don't you think it's time to start your mountain bike racing training regimen? Sure, it's cold outside but winter pains equal summer gains! Check out this post for some winter MTB training tips and motivation.

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  9. Riding Gravel and Talking with Tom in Germany

    Riding Gravel and Talking with Tom in Germany

    It was a fine Saturday afternoon in Heidelberg, Germany to host an on- and off-road ride with Tom Ritchey. The climbing was rewarding, the views were spectacular and the company was excellent. To top it all off, this great experience was followed by an hour-long question and answer session with Tom. Read the story, check out the gallery and watch the video.

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  10. 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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