We make stuff for bikepackers and all-terrain cyclists.

Whether that means using our data to choose a new bike, a review to help buy the right helmet, or a story about a cycling destination to help plan a trip—we have you covered.

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Core Team

We are a small team of passionate writers, photograhers and makers who love cycling and making stuff. If you are interested in helping out, please drop us a line.

barry lachapelle
barry lachapelle
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Barry is the founder of Bike Gear Database, dad to two young cyclists, and can be found hammering through the forests of British Columbia.

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brigitte ward
brigitte ward
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As Editor of Bike Gear Database, Brigitte makes all of us sound (and read) as good as possible. She is also a writer, a tender of gardens, and mother of two small dragons.

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gerald haueisen
gerald haueisen
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Gerald is a mechanical engineer, cyclist and photographer from Austria. Gerald focuses on mountain, gravel and bikepacking gear reviews.

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immu
immu
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Immu is the founder of Spinning Bear Bike Shop in Bangkok. When she's not in her shop you can find her bikepacking the steep jungle roads near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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pedal slip
pedal slip
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Lew rides gravel and mountain bikes throughout the UK searching for adventure. He also goes by Pedal Slip while documenting his rides, photography and illustration work.

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nate kay
nate kay
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Nate has over 20 years of web strategy and marketing experience. He is a pivotal member of Bike Gear Database’s data anlaytics, strategy and direction.

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sam rice
sam rice
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Sam is a global bikepacker, foodie, and writer/photographer for the Radavist. He is currently working on a bikepacking cookbook that we can’t wait to see.

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tara weir
tara weir
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Tara is an adventure cyclist and bikepacker with 42,000 KMs through 21 countries under her belt. When not on her bike, Tara is a forestry worker in Northern B.C.

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Friends & Collaborators

Bike Gear Database is also a network of rad people from around the globe. Our friends and collaborators help us in various ways from creating content to simply telling us what to do—and how to do it.

ashley szukalski
ashley szukalski
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Ashley is a British designer living in Tokyo, Japan where you can find him hammering up the Tamagawa River trails. He also throws down on BGDB’s brand and design.

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bec norman
bec norman
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Bec is full-time bikepacker from New Zealand who combines her passion for adventure photography, food and storytelling to inspire others to travel by bike.

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cory ostertag
cory ostertag
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From Squamish, British Columbia Cory is one of Canada’s most exciting ultra bikepack racers. When he’s not racing, he also is a proud papa and team member at 7Mesh.

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jay pozo
jay pozo
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From Vancouver, British Columbia Jay is a gravel/road cyclist and street photographer. An early supporter, Jay continues giving great insight into BGDB.

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meaghan hackinen
meaghan hackinen
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Meaghan is a bike-obsessed bookworm on a lifelong hunt for exceptional cycling routes, both on and off the pavement. She lives in Kelowna, BC.

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robert biron
robert biron
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Robert aka Salty Beard Bikepacking is one of Canada’s most prominent bikepacking YouTubers. From Victoria, B.C., Rob spends his days training for races like the BC Epic.

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A Note...

We strongly urge everyone to purchase gear in shops and support local communities. However, if you do choose to buy online some of our gear reviews contain affiliate links which support the site and our ability to make rad content.

BGDB is made in British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦