Way back in 2015, the original Ritchey Ascent was one of the first true gravel/bikepacking rigs presented to the market. Today, we're thrilled to announce a new Ascent for 2021. The new Ascent builds upon the original bike by adding updates for the modern demands of bikepacking and adventure riding. Check it out!
We first noticed Jordan and his adventures in the Kiwi Beervet bike packing/pub visiting trip in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Single Track magazine and asked him to share more. Instead of waiting for another well-organized out-of-town tour, he said why not keep in tune with the current climate and pay closer attention to the wide range of riding options available from his front door.
Ritchey international marketing manager Jeff Lockwood shares how he connected a few local rides in and around Antwerp, Belgium in an effort to keep the blood flowing and the mind engaged during the pandemic lockdowns.
As a second wave of the pandemic grips the world, forcing us to spend more time inside, Joe the Bike Guy shares with us his story about bikepacking from the Prague to Zurich as Europe emerged from the first lockdown earlier this year.
Next up on the Ritchey Ambassador Local Rides series here on the Ritchey Blog is film maker, photographer, and all-around great guy Ryan Le Garrec giving us a glimpse into his pandemic lockdown riding near his home in Portugal.
Ritchey Ambassador Local Rides is a new series here on the Ritchey Blog where Ritchey ambassadors from around the world give us a little glimpse into their favorite local rides. First up: bikepacking legend Josh Ibbett!