KATIE HOLDEN:’ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
When she first began mountain biking, Katie Holden was afraid to even ride through a ditch. Now, after 10 years of downhill and ferried racing, Holden has a new purpose when riding. She’s using the bike as a platform to break down cultural barriers around the world.
RIDING CARBON BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
Even for globe-trotting adventure Antonio Abreu, traveling to an Eastern Bloc country seemed intimidating at first. Although Bulgaria remains in the shadow of its Communist past, natural beauty and growing mountain bike scene are putting the country on the recreation map.
MADEN SPIN ON THE ANDEAN FOOTPRINT
Inspired by the Appalachian Trail, Patagonian mountaineers dreamed up the 570-kilometer-long Huella Andina, which traverse through the rugged terrain of the eastern Andes. Ultra endurance riders Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle set out to see if the Huella Andina is good for bikepacking or better left to its “footprint” namesake.
FRANK THE WELDER IS FINDING HIS RELIGION
Vermont innovator Frank The Welder Wadelton has designed and fabricated bike and parts for a number of companies, including Mongoose, Yeti, Spooky and Sinister. He’s seen numerous pro athletes cross the finish line first on his frames, but after 40 years of dedicating hi life to machines and people in movement, Wadelton says he is just now hitting his stride.
Photo Essay: Madeira
Advocacy: Nairobi’s Cycloville
Spot: Rollik 557
Ellsworth: Rogue 60
Shimano: XT Di2
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