Bikepacking

Solstice Season

Endurance and Adventure Team rider Spencer Paxson prompts us to scheme up and get the most out of

Kick off summer with Swift Campout!

For the fifth year in a row, Swift Campout is on the horizon. Nothing tells us it’s adventure-season like this annual solstice celebration. Are you down? Swift Campout is a global call for folks all over the world to go bike-camping on June 22nd. Pack

The Swift Campout is Coming!

In just a few short weeks, on June 22nd and 23rd, the Swift Campout will take the backcountry bike world by storm! Thousands of people from all over the world will be out riding and bike-camping on their favorite routes. This is an event for

Kona Dream Builds: Green Mile, Jason’s Libre Means Business

We’ve featured Jason and his shop Chainline Bikes more than anyone else here on our Kona Dream Builds pages. The California shop churns out amazing custom builds for its customers. Today, though, we have a special treat in the form of Jason’s own Libre. As

Illuminated Days

Words and illustration by Kona Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. Photos by Wang. Gretchen rides the Kona Sutra LTD. A few months ago, as a bonus hour of daylight coincided with the trees sprouting their first buds, opportunities for spontaneous, bike-fueled camping adventures blossomed. Although I’d consider

Kona Dream Builds: Ben’s Peruvian-Ready Sutra Ltd

Morgan Taylor has just posted up a fantastic look at that Sutra Ltd that Ben Johnson took to Peru or his inaugural bike packing adventure. “When most people think, ‘I’d like to take on my first bikepacking trip,’ they don’t think of going to the

Chasing Light

Word and photos by Kona Ambassador Euan Camlin. (@euancamlinphotography) Light and photography go hand in hand, the right light really does make or break a photograph so that was the task for this topic, go find some good light! Unfortunately, all too often the weather

Must Watch: Admissions of an Amateur Bikepacker

Ben, from Johnson Studios, had the brilliant idea of bikepacking and self-filming a solo adventure in the Andes of Peru. He had zero bikepacking experience. He figured his biking and backpacking knowledge would simply become one making the journey a breeze! How hard could it

Cory Wallace: Lumberjack, Hockey Player, Tree Planter, Bike Slayer

VeloNews recently spent some time with Adventure Team rider Cory Wallace. Wallace is our true adventure renaissance man, taking on insanely challenging races like the Yak Attack stage race in Nepal, crushing world records on the Annapurna Circuit, and two-time 24-hour solo world champion. What

Join the 2019 Swift Campout and Win a Rove ST!

It’s May, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere that means that summer is oh-so-close! To

In Pursuit of a Dream Build

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Lita Monaghan. I am filled with excitement to have an opportunity to build my ultimate dream bike.  I also won’t lie–I hope to snag a highly coveted #KonaDreamBuilds patch in the process, too.   In this pursuit, I am

Keeping it Light on Bikepacking Trips!

Words and text by Kona Ambassador Sandra Beaubien. When I mention to my riding friends that I like