The always dope AndShesDopeToo and outdoors powerhouse Backcountry.com have teamed up to present the highly-anticipated film, Moksha. It follows three Nepali women who have dedicated themselves to spreading the joy that mountain biking can bring to women across the Himalayas. Throughout the course of the film, they compete in races across the Asian continent, claim titles as the first female …

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Julie Ann Pedalino is not your average custom bike frame builder. With a background in the fine arts, she’s explored almost every medium out there. A creative, bubbly bike enthusiast, Julie learned to wrench at Velo Plus in Kansas City, and now applies her artistic eye to building bikes that fit their riders for form, …

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Martina Brimmer is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Seattle-based bicycle bag and pannier company, Swift Industries. This week, she’s taking over the Misadventures Instagram feed, to give us all a behind-the-scenes peek at how Swift Industries make their bags, and how the tenets of wilderness travel influence her business philosophy. But before you hop …

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This is a love story. Clack, clack, clackety clack, clack, pew, pop, POP, pop, pew PEW! Sounds that concerned almost everyone I rode with and cued laughter from the rest. Royal Enfield, making pop-corn since 1901. Apparently a totally normal orchestra of music for a well broken in Enfield to make — a unique sound …

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Dear America, The day finally came. It was a day I had been anticipating for so long. Pedaling through your towns and cities, over your mountains and prairies, through wind and rain and under the sun, had been my life. For two and a half months, it was you, me, and my bike. I decided to …

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Having completed London to Cambridge (60 miles), the Wiggle Dragon Ride (Wales, 100 miles) and The Only Way (unsurprisingly in Essex, 100 miles) together, my cycling buddy Claire and I were discussing what we should do next. We both like a good challenge, and we clearly really like cycling. So, a long-distance bike ride over …

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He picked up his pace as I quickened mine. “Oooo, mambo,” he leered as he crossed the street to meet me on the side of the road. “Napenda, napenda,” he murmured as he walked next to me. In my Swahili language class, I would later learn this translates to “I like, I love.” He was …

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I was on my way home from work at 5 p.m. on a Wednesday in January. I could only see the few feet of cracked pavement illuminated by my bike light and all I heard were coyotes yipping somewhere in the prairie. As I pedaled my fixed-gear, hodgepodge bike up a hill with 25-mile-per-hour winds …

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Mountain bike rides come in small, medium, and large. There are your after-work jaunts on mild, looping singletrack trails near home. Then there are the longer half-day rides you might tackle on a bluebird weekend afternoon. But the most memorable rides are usually the big ones. High mileage. Long hours. Serious challenges—both physical and mental. …

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Exploring Women Australia is a rich, bold, and beautiful country that is the stuff of any adventure enthusiast’s dreams. The Aussies themselves have a truly adventurous and independent spirit, and it is among them that I found the fascinating and accomplished Kate Leeming. Kate makes her home in Melbourne as an Australian Open tennis player, …

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We were lucky enough to catch up with Leslie Long, trip leader at Lizard Head Cycling Guides, which leads mountain and road bike tours around the west. She talks with us about their best trips, finding a career in the outdoors, and why cycling is just great. [divider]The Interview[/divider] When and why did you start guiding for …

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