Therapy, inner peace or clarity… whatever term you prefer, every rider loves that ‘flow state’ we achieve when we’re out in nature shredding full tilt. And since most of us have to work (even if it’s a good gig for a bike company), we can relate to Mike Giese’s lunchtime shredit from Bellingham, Washington.
We’ll then join Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard for an in-depth look at how his hometown of Aptos, California shaped him into the stylish shredder he has become, and check out some creative street riding from Eclat BMX’s Andrew Schubert. Last up Karen Jarchow, Gordon Wadsworth, and Bas Van Steenbergen get welcomed to their new sponsors.
“We’ve all had those days. The clock ticks louder with every passing second, phones ring incessantly, and the hustle and bustle of the office slowly devours creativity. Sometimes you simply need to close your computer and reset. Riding is the perfect remedy for the all too familiar mental block that slowly creeps in over the course of any work day.”
*Video by Tyler Deschaine
A Letter To Aptos
From 805 Beer:
“805 Beer Presents: “A Letter To Aptos,” a short film profiling professional mountain biker, Ryan “R-Dog” Howard. Uncover how a small beach town and a dirt lot behind a post office shaped Ryan into the person and the rider that he is today. Bikes have taken him all over the world, but he always comes back home to the mountains of Aptos with a smile on his face.”
Andrew Schubert – TAIF
From Eclat BMX:
“Andrew Schubert’s section from TAIF, a full-length video released in 2021 documenting some of the rawest street riding on the west coast of Canada. Enjoy.”
Revel Welcomes Karen and Gordon to the Family
From Revel Bikes:
“Revel is proud to announce the addition of two more athletes to our team! Please join us in welcomingKaren Jarchow and Gordon Wadsworth to the Revel family. We can’t wait to see where Karen and Gordon take their Revels this season and beyond!”
Bas Van Steenbergen Signs With ilabb
“The ilabb family is beyond stoked to announce our partnership with this elite rider. Bas Van Steenbergen brings his elusive speed and distinctive style to our expanding team.Though Bas grew up in the mountain biking playground of British Columbia, rumour has it Queenstown is his favorite place to ride (but, we don’t play favourites). Having earned the King of Crankworx overall title in 2021 and being on the Crankworx scene since 2011, Bas continues to showcase his dedication to the sport and hasn’t looked back since.”
*Video by Calvin Huth