125 years ago the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-Black regiment of U.S. soldiers stationed at Ft. Missoula, Montana, rode single-speed bikes 1,900 miles to St. Louis, Missouri over 41 days. Their objective was to test the feasibility of replacing horses with bikes in military operations. While the trip was fairly well-documented, upon completion the soldiers received very little recognition for the massive accomplishment. In fact, several of the soldiers were eventually buried without gravestones and their names are still unknown.
The inaugural 2022 Basajaun event has ended, leaving its finishers feeling euphoric - and exhausted. From July 30th to August 4th, riders had the opportunity to take on this unassisted, non-stop, single-stage gravel race. The route, which covered 760 kilometers of Spanish terrain and about +15,000 meters of climbing, showed how extreme the contrast of climate is in Europe.
This year we’re following the formidable riders that make up L39ION of Los Angeles as they work on and off the bike to change the future of the sport. In the first episode at Unbound, we explore the unlikely paths Lance Haidet and Freddy Ovett have taken to find themselves on the team and how that translates into the way they approach their racing.
Over a wonder-filled weekend in May, 15 different workshops were held at the second annual Sisters in the Wild Summer Gathering. By cultivating a safe and encouraging space to learn and grow, these female-lead mechanic sessions allowed for the women, trans, and non-binary participants to leave feeling empowered and inspired. Demystifying bikes and allowing people to gain confidence in basic bike mechanics and bikepacking are only a couple of things SITW strives for.
In the beautiful backroads of Bilbao, Spain, a group of unstoppable women gathered to test their limits, share their knowledge, and embody the spirit of cycling. The Transibérica Club held their first-ever Women's Collective Camp, a safe and supportive space to allow female riders to dabble in bikepacking and learn to overcome unknown - and sometimes unexpected - obstacles.
This Earth Day, Komoot, Suunto, and Hammerhead challenge you to #SeeTheAdventureAhead and share your natural wonder, however you explore. Use the hashtag when you share on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Komoot before May 15th and we’ll plant a tree for every post (up to 10,000 trees) with Tree Nation.
The cyclists of Team Instafund are committed to more than respectable performances in the pro peloton, they also dedicate themselves to carbon neutrality. Through carefully curated partnerships, open dialogue regarding improvement of environmental practices, and active community service, these women are leading by example and we at Hammerhead couldn't be more pleased to follow.
How does one balance achievement as a professional athlete and also as a loving and present parent? Champion Pro mountain bike athlete and mother, Rose Grant, looks at a career and life of balancing both; where has one taken focus and precedence and the other given space - and vice versa. The depth to life revealed a benefit to both: Perspective and fulfillment.
All new Predictive Path Technology on Karoo 2 allows riders to access CLIMBER and see upcoming gradient without having to upload a route. Explore your own way and Karoo 2 will predict climbs, curves and Strava Live Segments along the way.