Our mission is to inspire bikepackers and off-road cyclists.

Whether that means using data to compare and choose a new bike, a review to help buy the right helmet, or a story about a cycling destination to help plan a tripโ€”we have you covered.

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We are a small team of passionate people that love cycling, data and making stuff. If you are interested in helping out, pleaseย drop us a line.

shoko Hemmingsen
shoko Hemmingsen
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Shoko lives in Northern Japan and has made a career connecting cool people from all over the world to the country. Oh, she's also a kick ass mom.

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nate kay
nate kay
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Nate has over 20 years of web strategy / marketing experience. He thrives off of challenge and believes in the power of a well-established process.

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barry lachapelle
barry lachapelle
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Barry has been cycling and creating digital products around the world for 20+ years. He was a design leader at IDEO, IDEO.org and Nikeโ€™s Innovation Lab.

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jay pozo
jay pozo
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Jay is a cyclist who has worked on the web since the 90s. He has lead teams for companies like Disney. He now moonlights as an entrepreneur.

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ashley szukalski
ashley szukalski
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Ashley is a British-born designer living in Tokyo, Japan. He leads teams and design at IDEO Tokyo. You can find him hammering up the Tamagawa River trails.

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shaun wuth
shaun wuth
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Shaun is a lifelong cyclist and ultra-runner. From Cape Town, South Africa he now lives and works as a software development manager in BC, Canada.

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alex black
alex black
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Alex has led two successful companies from zero to acquistion and is working on a third. You can find him in the trails on his hardtail Specialized in Victoria, BC.

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jesse campbell
jesse campbell
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Jesse is a design veteran who helps build businesses at his Victoria-based agency called Partner. He also likes running, biking and DJing in the woods.

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john collery
john collery
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John is a globally experienced human-centered venture designer. He has built companies from zero and was a business design leader at IDEO.org.

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