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In the midst of a global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, like many of you, we felt it was necessary to respect the movement and start listening. Many of the day to day communications we are used to having have suddenly seem inconsequential. It’s hard to hear and learn when you’re talking, so … [ Read More ]


After four days of racing on the iconic sled dog course, Revelate ambassador Kurt Refsnider just became the first rookie to take the overall win at the Iditarod Trail Invitational 350. Amid some of the toughest conditions in years, racers pushed through fresh snow, 50 mph winds, drifted-in trails, and overnight temperatures that dipped to … [ Read More ]



Before last winter, I never anticipated that I’d find myself on any sort of path leading toward the Iditarod Trail Invitational. I had, however, followed the race each winter for the past decade through Craig Medred’s captivating writing about the event for different news outlets. I’ve long admired the athletes who patiently work their way … [ Read More ]


One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma, especially amongst the “vertically challenged” is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear. To get the “low down” on kit and strategy we asked Elisa … [ Read More ]



One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear, especially if you don’t have a large frame to pack with ease. To get the lowdown on … [ Read More ]


One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma, especially amongst the “vertically challenged” is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear. To get the “lowdown” on kit and strategy we asked Elisa Meza– … [ Read More ]



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November 26, 2019

Snackpacking for Winter Rides

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When the snow starts falling, the reputation of the hungry cyclist has never been truer. Food is energy and if you aren’t eating, your body can’t keep the thermostat up. The challenges of winter biking can be tough enough without the added challenge of something as basic as feeding yourself so we partnered with our … [ Read More ]


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November 20, 2019

I Just Want To Ride

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“Weather permitting, I’d like to go after Mike Hall’s record (13 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes)— but you just never know how it’ll go out there :),” emails Lael. This was December, 2018. The Tour Divide roster was stacking up, there was going to be some good competition out there. Lael already held the women’s … [ Read More ]



Emma Holgate likes to chase adventures through the mountains on bikes and skis. Having worked as a ski patroller in the gnarly weather of Scotland’s ski hills, and set up her own mountain bike guiding business, she now works full time as a bike instructor at Scotland’s national outdoor training centre in the Cairngorms, helping … [ Read More ]


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October 3, 2019

Nevertheless She Persisted

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The dark blue river flowed by us as we prepped dinner along the sandy inlet next to R’s hammock. We each tended to our meals – either waiting for dehydrated food to soften up, or stirring meticulously so burnt bits didn’t get stuck at the bottom of our stoves. As we ate we talked about … [ Read More ]