Inspiration

Own Your Ride: I’m Faster than the Gal Riding the Couch

Own Your Ride: I’m Faster than the Gal Riding the Couch

In recent years Carrie Dittmer has been pushing her limits in the enduro scene— learning new skills, meeting new friends, and finding new heights with technical and mental abilities. Carrie shares the bright side of entering one of the most difficult enduro races of the year in Crested Butte, CO.

Holding Hope: a Purpose-Driven Ride through the Alps

Holding Hope: a Purpose-Driven Ride through the Alps

Three countries, two bikes, and two girls full of hope— a mission on two wheels through the French, Swiss and Italian Alps to inspire, raise support, and bring hope to those touched by cancer. Brianna Roth and Christian Little set out in September 2017 to mountain bike through the Alps from Mont Blanc, to the Matterhorn, finishing in Aosta Valley (Italy). Read on about their story in honor of Bri’s mom and her desire to ride her bicycle again.

Grit and gratification: The Grand Junction Off-Road

Grit and gratification: The Grand Junction Off-Road

VIDA Ambassador Sparky Moir set out this season to push herself in a new arena. She not only jumped straight into the Pro Women's cross country field, but she has been creating quite the stir on the front line as the season's biggest surprise to hit the scene. Read on about Sparky's breakthrough race at the Grand Junction Off-Road, and how she pedaled her way to 7th place!

Holly Returns! Bikepacking the Arizona Trail

Holly Returns! Bikepacking the Arizona Trail

This time last year, VIDA Ambassador Holly Borowski set out her first bikepacking route on the Kokopelli Trail. During this trip she fell in love with simplicity of mountain biking all day in beautiful scenery, and the autonomous feeling of having her daily essentials along for the ride. You can read all about it in her blog Going the Distance— Holly's First Bikepacking Adventure. Since then, Holly has been scheming an even bigger adventure and last month she completed the Arizona Trail (AZT). Read on about her journey, and learn some tips for your next (or first) bikepacking endeavor.