Storytelling

Dr. Seuss Meets Travel by Bike

Kona Ambassador Ryan Lindsey Bartz put together this whimsical little poetic video about her world travels and what it takes to truly find yourself when traveling by bike.

Lost & Found, A Love Story

Words and photos by Ambassador Lita Monaghan. You may be familiar with the age-old practice of giving specific anniversary gifts based on the number of years you’ve been married.  Anniversary gifts start out simple, and as the years pass, a strong marriage becomes associated with

Time Travel Through the Olympic Peninsula

Words and Images by ambassador Lita Monaghan. I recently embarked on a multi-day bike ride with an amazing group of women cyclists, as well as my husband, “The Eric,” who provided luxury SAG during the ride.  The route took us not only on a tour

ACK and Back

By James Joiner In a world where everything is always at our fingertips, islands maintain a certain mystique. Maybe we read too many pirate stories as kids, maybe it’s their inherent disconnectedness. For an island at the heart of so many fantastical adventures – Moby

Time Traveller

Ambassador Cole Pellerin shares his favorite version of time travel in this gorgeous video by Danny Gariepy Media.

A Step into the Finnish Archives

Bikepacker guru and Kona Ambassador Erkki Punttila has created this beautiful blog post exploring some old relics of

Torn Between Two Hemispheres

Words by ambassador Graham Beaumont Roll back 10 years or so, I was in my early 20’s with

Reliving the Future

A fictional story inspired by the theft of my dear friend’s Kona Humu, and the joy of klunking. –Shae James, Kona Ambassador I am supposed to be holding one endless circle of hardened chain, a symbol of trust. It is supposed to be looped through

Stopping Time On The Monarch Crest

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

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

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

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