Chris reached out in search of a burly all-terrain camping bike that offered some classic aesthetic and plenty of modern function. With its segmented fork, disc brakes, huge tire clearance and ‘braze-ons for dayz-on’ the Velo Orange Piolet made the perfect platform to get him rolling.
Hand built wheels featuring Velocity Blunt SS 29″ rims and a Shutter Precision PD-8x Dynamo hub power his Supernova E3 Pro lights and The Plug III USB charger.
Radtour promotes the bicycle and real food movements with intimate, community-oriented bicycle tours of small farms. Each farm is paired with a chef serving local food tastings. We are proud to feature the Superhero Farmers that grow our food and Rockstar Chefs who source local ingredients. Riders enjoy delicious food and handcrafted beverages while roaming farms in the company of friends. Ride on!
The day begins at 9am with check in and pre-ride breakfast bites at Goldfinch Cyclery. On site screen printing will be happening so bring a cotton garment for a limited edition, funky RadTour design to commemorate the event.
The ride gets rolling around 10am. The route is 47 miles of mixed terrain travelling south toward Ely and looping through Mount Vernon back to Cedar Rapids for a post ride party at Caucho!
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We’re stoked to present the first installment in a series of womens cycling workshops we’ve dubbed ‘Birds of a Feather’. For our first event we want to address something near and dear to a female cyclists heart…or slightly south of there–The Saddle. Too hard, too soft, too wide, or just plain wrong, its tough to find your ideal match. Come to the shop and check out a variety of popular women’s saddles and find your perfect perch! We’ll have a bunch of saddles to sit on and test on trainers. We’ll also show you how to measure your sit bones so you know where to start. Feel free to bring your bike, but it’s not required. Our friends Lillian Pope from Hall Bicycle Company, and Andrea Cohen from World of Bikes will be sharing their expertise. This all-women event will be hosted by Michelle Barker of IMBA Midwest. No dudes allowed. Light refreshments will be provided by Lion Bridge Brewing Company. The entire series is free to attend, but we are requesting that attendees help build community for other women by bringing a hygene item or cash to be donated to the local Waypoint ServicesMadge Phillips Center Shelter. PLEASE RSVP so we can get a head count. See you there!