For how close Portland is to the mountain, it’s amazing how a few inches of snow essentially shuts down the entire city. During what now seems to be a yearly snowpocalypse, Portlanders did get to enjoy 4 inches of snow recently – and it effectively shut down the city. We took it as an opportunity […]
Ride Concepts is a new mountain bike footwear company based in Truckee, California. They launched in fall ’18 with an emphasis on the trail, enduro and downhill side of the sport — offering a wide selection of flat pedal shoes — for the guys. This year the line has expanded to include women and youth-specific […]
Trail Butter is one of our favorite trail snacks, but we also enjoy it while traveling in our van and in many of our recipes. Here’s one of our sweeter off the bike snacks – a heathy, delicious good-for-you treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe is especially great for those who don’t […]
Intended for XC/marathon applications, the BMC Agonist 01 ONE is equipped with 29″ wheels and 110mm (4.33″) of Fox-powered suspension travel in both the front and rear. The long distance backcountry machine is built around a full carbon frame with internal cable routing, SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain and Shimano XT brakes. An adjustable height […]
The Five Ten Hellcat has evolved quite a bit since its initial introduction. Known for being the signature model of Greg Minnarr, the Hellcat has always been a shoe intended for aggressive riding. Looking to update my previous Hellcats, I was thrilled to see a women’s specific version is now offered and available in 2 […]
The PDW Bindle Rack is a post mounted rack suitable for touring or the daily haul. Easy to install, it’s a quick and viable solution to carrying heavier loads in a seat pack without committing to a traditional rack. The Bindle Rack is constructed of lightweight alloy and equipped with heavy duty compression straps that loop […]
Felt is an American bicycle manufacturer based out of Irvine, California. Founded in 1994, the family owned business was acquired earlier this year by Rossignol Group. The new merger is expected to help accelerate brand development and growth. Known globally for their world-class road, track and TT bikes, Felt also produces mountain bikes (a new […]
Confession: I’ve been a Five Ten fan girl for quite some time now, so when the Freerider Contact was release this season in split pink, I had to scoop up a new set. I regularly switch back and forth between clip-less and flat pedals depending on the day’s ride; thanks to my day job and Bermstyle, I have […]
As a year-round bike commuter, finding a backpack that fits my needs has been a challenge. I often haul a lot of stuff, typically carrying a laptop, compact camera, change of clothes, shoes, make-up and other random items. A pack that supports the weight, keeps things organized and can withstand the wet weather in Portland is incredibly important. […]
Finding suitable riding partners can be challenging but we’re working with the Northwest Trail Alliance to build a women’s riding community and already having epic adventures. This month: Tiger Mountain.
Women’s mountain bike and multi-sport apparel brand Shredly is known for fun colorful prints. They now can also be found in the form of a legging.
Although sports bras are worn by every female rider they’re rarely a topic of discussion when it comes to cycling apparel. I’m just as bad, as I’ve never really thought to review one until recently when I started participating in discussions of women’s apparel purchasing at Western Bikeworks. That’s when I met Jennifer Ferguson of Handful. A fitness enthusiast herself, […]