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I’m a big believer of the phrase “run what you bring”. I’ve never had the luxury of applying the N+1 equation into my life. When people ask me what the perfect bike is, I usually respond “one you can fit at least 2.1 tires and can take you from the city to the gnarliest mountain … [ Read More ]

  On the 28th January Revelate Designs Ambassador Mark Watson will be lining up with 59 other participants for the third edition of New Zealand’s hardest bikepacking race, the Tour Te Waipounamu. Mark’s one of only four people who have completed the race twice and is returning for a third attempt. With previous editions taking … [ Read More ]

Winter riding can be daunting even for the most seasoned riders. And when your first winter ride is also your first group ride, the stakes are even higher. Throw in the fact that the uninitiated is a young teenage boy, and the strength of character needed to complete such a ride becomes inspirational. Tuesday, 2nd … [ Read More ]

In March 2023 I rode the Iditarod Trail from Knik to Nome, crossing around 1,000 miles of Alaskan terrain over the course of three weeks, on what has got to be one of the most rewarding winter journeys anywhere in the world. The route was intimidating, but also exciting, since I learned a long time … [ Read More ]

Translated from Quechua, the ‘Royal Road’ once united all Andean communities from Colombia to Chile in an intricate road system of more than 30,000 km that in 2014 became an UNESCO World Heritage site.  Constructed by the Incas over several centuries and partly based on pre-Inca infrastructure, this extraordinary network through one of the world’s … [ Read More ]

Words and photos by Revelate ambassador, Annie Le As a van living freelancer, travelling all over Scotland for work, community was a distant thing. Something other, more settled people could create, but something that felt unattainable for my lifestyle, but also something I didn’t think I needed. And then covid hit and forced us all … [ Read More ]

Today’s story comes to us from Mahshid Hadi. Mahshid and her partner Sam are a dynamic bikepacking duo, fueled by their shared passion for pedal-powered adventures. Mahshid, an Iranian cyclist and proud Liv ambassador, has found her haven in Canada. From being denied the simple joy of biking in her homeland, Iran, she’s transformed into … [ Read More ]

Kurt Refsnider has quite the impressive endurance biking resume, and he’s out on the trail and at it again with a new huge challenge: The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Kurt is estimating that this endeavor will take about 3 or so months and the entirety of the trail includes 3,100 miles with ~2,000 miles … [ Read More ]

Revelate ambassador and 5-time Tour Divide racer, Lael Wilcox, breaks down her bike and bag setup, packing list, and a few tid bits about the race itself. Lael currently holds the women’s record for the Tour Divide at 15 and a half days. This year, she’s aiming to break the men’s record at 14 days! … [ Read More ]

Not all adventures have to involve bringing along a ton of gear and staying out for multiple days. In fact, you don’t even have to stay out the night to have a fantastic outdoor experience on two wheels. Revelate ambassador, Michael O’Dwyer of @bikepackingsweden is the king of finding great routes that aren’t too far … [ Read More ]

This month for our “Ask an Ambassador” article we checked in with endurance and adventure cyclist, Annie. Annie’s bikepacking resume is extensive, but for this article we wanted to talk with her about her many sojourns into the world of solo bikepacking. If you haven’t seen “The Longest Night” we highly recommend giving it a … [ Read More ]

As a bikepacking company born and raised in Alaska, the Iditarod Trail has a special place in our hearts. Whether folks are racing or touring it – the Iditarod isn’t to be taken lightly. Preparations for spending time out on the trail take months of time, especially if you’re going the full 1,000 miles. Revelate … [ Read More ]

This month’s “Ask an Ambassador” article comes from Joe Cruz. Joe has been bikepacking for more than 30 years on a wider variety of bikes and terrain than we can count. We asked Joe to tell us a bit more about his philosophy around bikepacking – specifically, how he thinks about what he carries. We … [ Read More ]

Happy New Year fellow bike enthusiasts! There is something a bit magic about the changing of years — it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to take stock on what went well about the prior year, while wiping the slate clean and venturing forward into the new. It’s also a great time to start making a … [ Read More ]

Written by Revelate Ambassador, Dwayne Burgess (@dwaynepedals) — Follow along with more of Dwayne’s stories on his YouTube channel!     I am consistently on the hunt for the very best trails across the world to experience and to share with my Youtube subscribers. Recently, I came across the Service Course that piqued my interest … [ Read More ]

What if one of your favorite trails had a voice? What would it say? What story would it tell? “Along the Swan” shares the story of the unbelievably stunning Alpine Trail #7 in northern Montana and the dedication of a small group of mountain bikers (including Revelate ambassadors Kait Boyle and Kurt Refsnider) who want … [ Read More ]

  written by Adam Andres Pawlikiewicz Mesa, with photos by Adam Andres Pawlikiewicz Mesa & Leonardo Brasil   After a long year of training for our own respective ultra endurance events, Leo and I decided that the best way to recover would be to venture out on a casual 2-3 day bikepack before winter arrived. In … [ Read More ]

  We’re excited to announce our newest series, Ask An Ambassador, where we’re checking in with all of the Revelate ambassadors and getting their advice on topics they feel passionate about! To kick off our series, we checked in with Kurt Refsnider. A cycling coach at @ultramtb, co-founder of @bikepackingroots, a lifetime cyclist, and all … [ Read More ]

This post is a special guest post written by Luc Mehl, a fellow Alaskan and  a leader in the field of trip planning and preparation.   Part 1 of this series presented near-real-time satellite imagery applications that help us determine surface conditions days or weeks ago. We used imagery from the Fernie, BC, area around … [ Read More ]

If you haven’t been following along with the adventures of Kait Boyle and Kurt Refsnider you are missing out on some seriously incredible and inspiring journeys. Their latest trek took them way up into the Alps where they created 5 different rides exploring a few different regions of the Alps with the intent of linking … [ Read More ]