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We usually think of grandiose, epic-level expeditions when we start pondering bikepacking trips. Or at least we did until last July. Joey Sparkles and I attended the Specialized product launch in Morgan Hill. This is a trade show. We spend our days seeing product, listening in on seminars and being sold stuff. The evenings are filled with mingling and then you end up in your…

Chubby Biker Festival Report

Despite less than favorable weather leading up to the weekend, the Chubby Biker Festival went off at full volume. The festival began Saturday morning. With drizzly weather forecast right up to the meeting time for our first ride, you could say the day started out grey. Nonetheless, the Chubby Bikers came out in droves for a group ride around Zen….

The Green Valley Classic

Where did you learn to shred the gnar? If you grew up riding in Southern Utah, chances are pretty good that your first ride was the Bear Claw Poppy, or as it was originally known, the Green Valley Loop. The Loop incorporated some dirt road, some pavement and of course the trail we all know and love. If you are…

Become a Bikepacker!

Bikepacking can be intimidating. We get it. Not only are you taking your average ride and extending into two, three, five or more days, but you need to figure out your route, water supply, food, gear, bail out points, companions, etc. It’s a lot to think about and almost too easy to become overwhelmed, especially on your first trip. We…

Red Rock Rad Ride

Red Rock Bicycle has always had a hankering for a good challenge. Years ago, we all went out to Winger’s just so we could get someone to attempt their Wing Challenge. I don’t remember all the details, but it had to do with 4 minutes and 8 wings that were coated in sauce so spicy that it would make your…