With summer on the horizon, we’re getting pumped about events like the 4th Annual Swift Campout! Our friends at Swift Industries are calling on adventure cyclists all over the world to go bike-camping overnight on June 23rd. There’s nothing like riding with a bunch of friends, setting up camp, and savoring some time outside. We’ve …

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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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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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The famous Italian director, Federico Fellini, was often known to frequent one of his favorite cafés, Canova, in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome. The hefty bar sits on the edge of the piazza, surveying the gaping hole below the Borghese gardens that circulates traffic, careening cocktail tables, and, of course, people. The recent influx …

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“What goes up must come down,” Sir Isaac Newton famously observed. Though rarely questioned, ‘Squash’ Falconer decided to put that rule to the test. A few years ago, the adventurer, mountaineer and motorcycle fanatic became the first British female to climb Mont Blanc and paraglide from the summit, after riding 1,200 kilometres from the UK …

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Maria Boustead is the founder of Po Campo, “a mission-driven, woman-owned small company that makes bike bags and travel bags with weatherproof fabric and lots of pockets to fit your favorite devices.” Designed to transition from your bike to your body in no time at all,  Po Campo’s products are practical, versatile, and chic (and if …

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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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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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