Kona Ambassadors

Stopping Time On The Monarch Crest

Words by Ambassador Becky Gardner. Life can get hectic. Working, traveling, racing, all while trying to be part

Back to Basics

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Colt Fetters. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “the best bike for bikepacking, is the bike you already have.” Typically said by an experienced bikepacker (or blogger) who just also happens to have the absolute latest

Not-So-Jolly Mountain Bikepacking: A Lesson in Knowing When to Quit

Words by Kona Ambassador Delia Massey. Photos by Kinsey Smith Bikepacking seems like such a great idea, until it’s 3pm on a Sunday and you’ve been pushing your loaded bike straight up a moto trail in the middle of nowhere for over an hour looking

First Travel by Bike

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Sebastian De Meris. Every year the holidays are a topic of discussion

Enduring Distant Dreams

Words and art by Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. For over 5 years, my friend Robin and I have been scheming and dreaming about combining a bike tour across B.C. with a climbing trip in the Bugaboo mountain range, commonly known as the Bugs. After years of

Kona Enduro Team Takes on the Whistler EWS

This weekend marked the biggest race of the EWS season, the stop at Whistler’s Crankworx. Riders faced seven brutal stages that featured extremely technical and physical racing. Kona had a full squad onsite racing for both the men and the women. Miranda Miller continued her

Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

Words by Ambassador Brookyn Bell. Photo by Matt Robeke. Into the cycle I go. One of the goals for this season of riding was let it all wash over me. To be all in. To live by the dirt. Last week I logged my 100th

The Longest Day — The Finale of the #7Countries7Passes

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Tim Wiggins. In 2017, on a quiet afternoon in early summer, I

Super (C)hill Campout

Words by Molly Sugar // Photos by Gritchelle Fallesgon and Rie Sawada  We pushed our bikes through overgrown vertical single track from the lake to the only gravel road that bypassed the highway. It was only about a mile long but it was one of

The Transcendent Boredom of Brandenburg Gravel

Words and photos by Ambassador Barry McWilliams. “Drop your heels. Relaxed shoulders…Nice. Smooth circles. Good. Loosen the elbows…” It’s a mantra running through my head as I roll down one, then another and still one more gravel road, Forstweg or stretch of pave, somewhere in

Digging Retallack: The Longest Day

Words by Kona Ambassador Shae James, who is the first female ever invited to dig at Retallack Lodge during their annual building week with the Treelines Crew. It’s always the last stretch of something that can feel like an eternity. That last hour of work

The Longest Days: Escalante Bikerafting.

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Colt Fetters.