Women Ambassadors

Brooklyn Bell: Becoming Ruby J

Kona Ambassador Brooklyn Bell is no stranger to fighting the good fight for diversity and inclusion in the outdoor industry. As a woman of color, Bell has dealt with the broad spectrum of challenging treatment from racism to tokenism. Teton Gravity Research sat down with

From Zero to Two.

And so it ends. The 16 weeks(ish) of my Spencer-Paxson-Tries-to-Make-Me-Suck-Less-at-Climbing-and-Other-Things-Too program. I’d say it’s been a whirlwind, but really it’s been a hell of a challenge and it FEELS like it’s taken me four months to get here. The question everyone seems to be asking

A Sutra Chinese New Year

Kona Ambassador Ryan Lindsay Bartz has the good fortune to be able to travel around the globe with her Kona Sutra. For the past several months she’s been touring through Asia and taking in the sites and sounds afforded by a gorgeous, colorful culture. For

Singletracks on Hannah Bergemann

Kona gravity rider Hannah Bergemann is making a name for herself by riding big lines on some of Bellingham’s burliest trails. Recently Singletracks caught up with Bergemann to discuss her future on the Kona Gravity Team. Bergemann has big plans to race a couple of

Earning Turns

Art and words by Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. Photos by Paris Gore. Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of the word “tour” is : a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point. I suppose this definition accurately breaks down the components of why I am addicted to

All The Ladies in the Place…

Today is International Women’s Day. While we think it’s fantastic to honor women and what they’ve brought to the sport, we think it’s important to do this every day—and not just on this one day. Kona is fortunate to have an amazing crew of women

Ray’s Women’s Weekend

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Shae James. Nothing says bike privilege like living in the PNW, and

Crosstraining in Telluride

Words by Kona Ambassador, Becky Gardner. Telluride, Colorado is an old mining town tucked away in a box canyon within the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Hidden away from mainstream Colorado, it is the winter gem of the western slope. Telluride is a dream for any

Wild and Free

Brooklyn Bell is a Kona Ambassador that is pushing the boundaries of comfort and expectations on a daily basis. Aside from cutting her teeth on a mountain bike as a Kona Supreme, Bell is also a widely-recognized artist, public speaker, and stellar athlete. In fact,

Gravel Grinding at Forest Park

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Lita Monaghan Usually, it is summertime that is associated with road trips

Dreaming of Summer

Kona Ambassador Sandra Beaubien is no stranger to winter riding. She leads the charge all winter long as

Shelly Flood Goes BIG

Kona Enduro team member Shelly Flood was featured in a recent video by Deity Components aboard her Process. Spoiler alert Shelly is a super talented rider. Don’t we all wish we could ride like this? You can check out the full story and photoset on