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September 12, 2019

Alana Rides

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To start this post off I’d like to share a few facts you may find interesting: Girls and boys share similar attitudes about exercise and bicycling until age 14, at which point more girls fear injury and doubt their own athletic competence.¹  On average, boys cycle nearly 6 times as much as girls (138 miles/year … [ Read More ]


Bonnie Gagnon
September 3, 2019

This Way to Antelope Wells

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I am not a gifted athlete. I haven’t trained all my life, nor won any notable races. In fact, I wasn’t even supposed to be alive at this very moment, having been diagnosed with an advanced case of Lemierre’s Syndrome in 2010, barely surviving the ambush by the disease’s bacteria and living with the residual … [ Read More ]



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July 17, 2019

I’m Done! I’m going to quit.

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I wanted to break my number one rule: Don’t quit! I have a theory about doing races similar to the Highland 550. Race the route, but when I get to a point where I risking dropping out or getting hurt, I stop for 8 hours or so and I feel better. The hopeful outcome is … [ Read More ]


A few years ago I yearned to plan my own bikepacking trip. I was intimidated since I had very little experience and even less bike maintenance knowledge. But I then realized I didn’t need to be an expert to try something new. I surveyed several girlfriends via text message, “Hey, you wanna bikepack the Kokopelli … [ Read More ]



Going in to the AZT300, my main aim was simply to be present, be confident in myself and to find that elusive state of mind that makes ultra-racing so utterly addicitive. Annie and me spent a full month in Arizona, spending some time with Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle, the respective male and female record … [ Read More ]


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June 5, 2019

Introducing Molly Sugar

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Our Ambassadors are good friends who we’ve developed long-term relationships with in the testing and development of our gear. They all share a passion for adventure cycling whether that be ultra racing along the spine of a mountain range, or living day in, day out on the bike, making touring a lifestyle. It’s an honor … [ Read More ]



I plant my feet on the rough stone, hoping my cleats don’t slip on the wet surface, grit my teeth and drag my bike up the next step, reposition and repeat. Low cloud obscures both the view and the remaining 600 vertical metres to the pass, helping me focus only on the short distance I … [ Read More ]


Hesitantly, I pondered over how to spend my precious month off. My friends Nic and Sue had extended an invitation to bike in Spain, but I day-dreamed of a bikepacking escape to mountainous Greece or maybe a trip south of the equator, say, New Zealand. Point being, Spain was not on the top of my … [ Read More ]



A yelp snaps me out of my daze and I see her go down, off the side of the ledge. Running on instinct, I limp down the steep slope to the beach. She’s down and then she’s up. “I’m okay!” Her mouth is caked with dirt and she’s covered in it. “Are you sure? Did … [ Read More ]


Sarah Sturm
April 16, 2019

The Women I Choose

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We’re excited to bring you this piece from Sarah Sturm, but first a note from all of us at Revelate Designs. As leaders in the bikepacking industry, we’ve decided it’s time we make a dedicated effort to support and recognize women in the sport. That’s why we’re launching BIKEPACKHER. It is an ongoing mission to … [ Read More ]