Miranda Miller’s Winter Musings

While everyone knows Miranda Miller is an ace on the bike, did you know she’s also very creative? Both of her parents have worked in the arts and she likes to dabble with drawing and creating in her spare time. Miranda caught wind of our first theme for our ambassadors and wanted to contribute her own submission to Winter.

She created a series of drawings and Haikus that describe what winter means to her. Click here to see the below graphic in full size.

Announcing the Kona Ambassadors!

The time has finally arrived! After thoroughly combing through more than 650 applications from countries all around the world we’re excited to finally announce our Kona Ambassadors! We’ve hand-selected 35 people that embody the Kona spirit. They’re adventurers, die-hard cyclists, movers and shakers. They’re athletes, artists, advocates, and stewards of their local communities. They’re organizing rides, literally painting the town with color, pushing boundaries, bringing new people into the sport, and riding far and wide. They’re trail directors, scientists, teachers, stylists, chefs and more! We covered every base that we could to represent as many of you as possible. Their mission? Bring amazingly unique and creative content to you!

Please say hello to your 2019 Kona Ambassadors!

Alexander Kangas // Sweden

Alex Luise  // San Vitale, Italy

B’yauling Toni // Saskatoon, Canada

Barry McWilliams  // Berlin, Germany

Becky Gardner  // Salida, Colorado

Brooklyn Bell // Bellingham, Washington

Carlos Langelann // Barcelona, Spain

Clara Cendoya Ibanez // Madrid, Spain

Cole Pellerin // Saskatoon, Canada

Colt Fetters // Durango Colorado

Delia Massey // Issaquah, Washington

Erkki Punttila // Helsinki, Finland

Euan Camlin // Edinburgh, Scotland

Graham Beaumont // Cumbria, United Kingdom

Gretchen Leggitt // Bellingham, Washington

Josh Lowe // East Sussex, United Kingdom

Kate Meyer // Bend, Oregon

Kris Herstns // Sint Niklaas, Belgium

Leah Maunsell // Cork, Ireland

Lita Monaghan // Fircrest, Washington

Markus Zieher // Aalen, Germany

Molly Joyce // Flagstaff, Arizona

Molly Sugar // Portland, Oregon

Riley Seebeck // Issaquah, Washington

Ryan Gardner // Oakland, California

Ryan Lindsay Bartz // Always on the move!

Ryan McEvoy // Knoxville, Tennessee

Sandra Beaubien // Ottawa, Canada

Sebastian De Meris // Segny, France

Shae James // Bellingham, Washington

Simoni Medici // Montecchio Emilia, Italy

Stephen Pope // Middlebury, Vermont

Tim Wiggins // Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Trevor Browne // Montreal, Canada

Tudor Gillham // Cardiff, Wales


The ambassadors will be regular contributors to the Cog and our social media. Stay tuned for their work… coming soon!

The 2019 Kona Ambassador Program

At Kona, we’re all about the long sweet ride. We enjoy big climbs and bigger descents. We love to bikepack as much as we love our urban commutes to work. We believe riding shouldn’t be all about racing the clock, but also about the smaller details of a ride: the company you’re with, the perfect autumn weather, perfect dirt, perfect trails, or that feeling when you’re with someone who “gets it” for the very first time

We’re starting something new for 2019 and we need your help. The Kona Ambassador program will feature advocates and athletes from around the world. We’re looking for people to spread the Kona groove in their own unique way. Whether you’re a night-riding aficionado, creating cool/wacky local events, a grom that is turning heads, leading weekly group rides, building creative trails or someone who is riding their bike from LA to New York, we want to hear from you!

My Kona - Scott Mackay


What we’re looking for:
*Riders from varying disciplines of biking – mountain, gravel, party-biking, cyclocross, touring, bikepacking, etc. Maybe you sing while you ride. That counts too!
*People who have the ability to create interesting content. This could be artwork, photos, videos, editorial/written pieces, or whatever creative outlet you choose!
*People who are stoked on Kona and want to help us promote the fun lifestyle we’ve built for our athletes, friends, and employees.

What’s in it for you?
Well, we’d like to think a lot of things. We’ll hook you up with deals on bikes and other Kona stuff, supply you with some sweet Kona gear, help with creative direction and development on your projects and more!

How it works:
Every two months you’ll receive a suggested theme or topic to focus on. We’ll be asking you to go create something around that theme or topic to help us tell fun stories throughout the year. For instance, if it’s winter the topic may be “snow.” January may be “a new year.” July could be “slip n’ slide.” We have no idea what the themes will be but we want to keep it fun and creative! We’ll share your stories across our social platforms and website with each new theme.

Ali and Hannah getting after it for the Disco Process shoot.

If one or all of the above applies to you and you are someone who wants a kickass deal on your next bike, you should apply! We aren’t looking for anything specific. In fact, we’re looking for what makes YOU unique and what you’ve done to create a cool little niche in your biking world.

Erkki Punttila cruising through Finland s Lemmenjoki national park aboard his Kona Unit X.

To apply, please send an email to and answer the following questions:
• What makes you unique in the biking world?
• What is it about Kona that you love and want to share with others?
• What kind of content are you able to create on your own?
• As a member of the Kona Ambassadors, what kind of support would you like from Kona?
• A cyclist you admire most, and why.


We will be choosing members of the Ambassador Project before the end of the year. Deadline for entry is October 31st!