Much like our well-loved adventure landscapes, this journal is blooming again after a (long) winter hibernation. We're sorry to keep you waiting, but it was quite nice to spend some time away from the screen. Here's a recap of the off-season fun we've been having:
Stoked Spoke Adventure Series
The very lovely folks at Swift Industries invited the team up to Seattle to present at their 2nd Annual Winter Route-Sharing Event aka the Stoked Spoke Adventure Series. Jocelyn Gaudi made the trip north to share the story of our Lakes of Mount Adams trip that the team took last June (find the trip recap here!).
It was really fun to meet a bunch of new bikey friends and learn from fellow adventure cyclists about other awesome routes in the PNW.
The Komorebi rig was on display in the Breadwinner Cycles booth at this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, CA. Jocelyn was on site too, representing Portland Design Works, and had the opportunity to talk to a bunch of bike-nerds about how awesome riding a bike by Breadwinner really is.
Big thanks to Jen Abercrombie of Pretty Damned Fast for including the bike in her coverage of the show, and for being a rad lady in general. Always wonderful to meet other women who are movers and shakers in the cycling industry.
Dalles Mountain Mutiny
Our friend Gabe with Limberlost wrote up a great recap of the Dalles Mountain Mutiny ride, held in early March - find his words and always impressive photography on BikePortland.org.
As spring has sprung, we're now looking forward to another season full of bikepacking adventures, including a couple of beginner-friendly events next month!
Bikepacking for Beginners Clinic
Thursday, April 14, 6-8 PM, Mountain Shop (1510 NE 37th Ave, PDX)
We'll cover the basics in this beginner-friendly clinic designed to educate and motivate you to try bikepacking for the first time, including:
- Bike and bag set up
- Camping gear needed and how to pack it
- Nutrition tips
- First Aid, bike repair and Leave No Trace considerations
- and much more!
Bikepacking for Beginners Ride with the Komorebi Cycling Team
April 23-24, 2016
In collaboration with the BTA Women Bike group, the team will host a small group of first-time bikepackers out on an approachable and sure-to-be-fun women's only ride. Interested in learning more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.