Bikepacking on the road along the river
 Fast Five | with Jillian Betterly | Bikepacking What is bikepacking? Bikepacking is using your bike instead of hiking to reach camping destinations. You can travel on road, gravel or single track.Bike Magazine focused almost an entire issue on this developing sport, and they loosely define bikepacking as “seeking adventure through multi-day, self-supported trips on lightly loaded bikes.” How did you get into it? I started by taking my first trip down the coast of Oregon and California. It’s a go out and do it kind of activity. You’ll never know if you like it until you try it the first time. What has been your favorite trip so far? My Idaho Hot Springs trip has been the winner so far. Yeah, hot springs for every day!! It’s a must do and will set higher expectations for another trip after. What was your biggest challenge in the saddle? Kokopelli trail last…Continue Reading
What inspired you to launch Shredly? I searched for two summers for new riding shorts and didn’t find anything I liked….and I can justify buying almost anything! I was having so much fun getting into a new bike and discovering new trials but didn’t feel like I could find any clothing that was just as much fun. It felt like something was missing from my riding adventures to put on the same boring clothes time and time again. Now I get excited not only to ride but when deciding which pair of SHREDLYs to wear…the adventure starts the moment I get dressed! How did you come up with the name? My girlfriend actually came up with it. It was originally SHREDLY…For Girly Chicks Who Ride. But for obvious reasons we dropped the tagline and kept the name. And, no, it’s not just for girly chicks but we certainly took the…Continue Reading
Dude Girl is a women’s only apparel company. Outdoor DIVAS just received some awesome Dude Girl cycling pieces so check them out if you haven’t already!
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The outdoorDIVAS cycling club is dedicated to supporting women who have a passion for cycling. Featuring a range of ages and abilities, the women of the outdoorDIVAS cycling club not only have fun together, but they train together! In an interview with one of this season’s newest members, Kristin Glovac, we found out just how fun and supportive the women of this team are.  Kristin joined the club in January 2012 and immediately began joining in weekly rides. “Since moving to Boulder in July, I haven’t found people to ride with or the opportunity to challenge myself in cycling,” she says. While it can be intimidating joining a group of women who are both intermediate cyclists and Iron Man finalists, Kristin was able to adapt quickly. ” The women and returning members were so welcoming and want everyone to get involved in rides,” says Kristin as she points out the…Continue Reading