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Interbike 2015 is in the bag, we had a great time overall. We ll be following up in the coming weeks & months with details of the the new gear in the pipe. After Interbike I always feel the need to unplug from work and purge all that is vegas and stressful from the system. … [ Read More ]

Revelate Designs
August 20, 2015

After Work Special

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska

A week of rain forecast – but then it cleared up nicely. Billy, the Revelate web guy, planted the seed, “Bike in Rabbit Lake, climb N. Suicide”. I respond, “sure as long as we do the North ridge!”. I got to the shop early, worked through the day, Dusty joined in, meet up, load up … [ Read More ]

Interview by Jill Homer, Photos by Josh Kato Josh Kato, a 40-year-old nurse from Washington, won the 2015 Tour Divide in record time — after 2,745 miles of racing across the Rocky Mountains, he finished just minutes in front of his closest competitors in 14 days, 11 hours, and 37 minutes. It was an incredible … [ Read More ]

My name is Mitchell Trux and I am an athlete on the Portland Titanium Cycling Team a.k.a. PDX Ti. I have been riding bikes my whole life…I grew up mountain biking, in college I became a pretty serious roadie and when that got old, cyclocross took over as my target discipline. On PDX Ti, I … [ Read More ]

We had a chance to catch up with Husband and wife duo of John Lackey and Kara Oney to find out a little more about their experience during the Iditarod Trail Invitational this year. John won and obliterated the course record with a blistering pace of under 2 days, Kara placed 3rd in the womens … [ Read More ]

Nicholas Carman
December 3, 2014

A Letter from South Africa

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A letter from Nicholas Carman: We are in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa, a little town in the karoo that white people like to visit. There is said to be an house resembling an owl that attracts visitors, but I haven’t seen it. It’s a nice town, for sure, as the small grid of dirt roads … [ Read More ]

This is my third summer fatbike/pack raft trip to Alaska. First year we attempted Eric’s Lost Coast route and were crushed by weather. What I learned that year was to enjoy the moment, find patience and let the finish line go…. Last year we did the Hope to Homer route. Luckily my father loves Alaska … [ Read More ]

This story comes from my good friend and adventure partner Dylan Kentch. Dylan is a rare breed as you’ll find out by reading this article. On our trips together I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse at the goings-on inside his head as we bushwacked, rode and mostly stumblef-ed our way through a few … [ Read More ]

When it’s all suns in the weekend forecast, lack of planning can’t keep you in town. Eklutna lake was decided upon, we’ve been going there with Finn several times a summer since he was 18 months old in a Chariot trailer. It’s a relatively short trip in a beautiful setting with simply awesome camping. We … [ Read More ]

Warning – lots of kid photos. Turn back now if you’re not into that. This winter my wife Julie was interested in doing a Spanish language immersion in another country. Guatemala was rather quickly decided upon for it’s high standard of language schools and ample outdoor fun opportunities. She flew down in early January to … [ Read More ]

Timing is everything, getting schedules to match up, weather to be just right, and conditions for travel all to agree usually takes a lot of luck. Billy Finley (Revelate’s web and tech guru) and I headed up to Eklutna lake 45 min from Anchorage to get up to Pitchler’s perch, the first mountaineering hut along … [ Read More ]

Revelate Designs
January 29, 2011

Go Arrowhead 135 Racers!

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Good luck to everybody racing the Arrowhead 135. And thanks to all your support. Looking through the roster about 50 bikers (fifty!!) are rocking Revelate bags. That brings a big smile to my face! Stay warm everyone!

Revelate Designs
January 5, 2011

Mike’s Vid

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Worth your 15 minutes for sure. (and yeah, he had some of our gear) IditaTour: Part one. from lacemine29 on Vimeo.

Revelate Designs
September 10, 2010

Brett and Cam’s Trip

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Brett de Woody and Cameron Lawson recently completed a 350 mile fat tire bike – packraft assisted beach expedition ride along the Gulf of Alaska. Their route was similar to the trip Dylan Kentch and I completed in 2008 but avoided the hazards of Hubbard Gap. The duo enjoyed decent weather and mellow crossings of … [ Read More ]

Revelate Designs
June 11, 2010

Go Tour Dividers!

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The 2010 Banff Canada to Mexican border race along the Great Divide route started this morning. Follow along here (among other places!): 24 riders – half of the starting field, are decked out with bags made here. Best of luck to everyone!

Julie and I headed out beach biking for the weekend along the Kenai peninsula coast. Nice gravel, bluebird weather and campfires on the beach. Beach riding is fun… you should try it. More photos on

Revelate Designs
May 11, 2010

DOOM’s Mission!

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Steve Fasbinder and his buddy are heading out to traverse Canyonlands via the Needles District ending in Page, Arizona using Alpacka packrafts and Surly Karate Monkeys. Something like a 16-day expedition. They will need to carry a few days of water at some points. It’s awesome to see out-of-the-box trip ideas combining mountain bikes, packrafts … [ Read More ]

Freak of nature Kurt Refsnider (2nd place 2009 Tour Divide) recently slayed the complete border to border Arizona trail, which included an up-and-down traverse of the Grand Canyon! Congratulations Kurt! You rock! Kurt’s feedback on the bags: “The new bags you made for me are absolutely perfect. After a week on the AZT, I have … [ Read More ]