Bikepacking Across Iceland

Detour to Tokyo – The Trip of a Lifetime

How four riders navigated their way across an entire country in 9 days When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of summer mountain bike races worldwide, racers were forced to adapt and find new challenges. For Emily Batty, this could have been a disaster. Instead, it turned into one of the most fun summer adventures…
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September 24, 2020
Bikepacking Across Iceland

Detour to Tokyo – The Gear for Bikepacking Across Iceland

Iceland Bikepacking Route, Gear and the Ambitious Timeline Like most athletes this year, I’ve been blurring the lines of purpose-built fitness and fun all summer long. Training has been a blend of epic long rides with family and friends that have been more route-centric than training zones and structure. Maintaining a stable baseline of fitness has…
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August 17, 2020
Bikepacking Across Iceland

Detour to Tokyo – Bikepacking Across Iceland

"Often, what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination." - James Arthur Ray When I think of 2020 thus far, nothing is more real than that quote from James Arthur Ray, so let's go back to January. I began my season much earlier than I ever have. I needed to acquire valuable UCI points…
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July 24, 2020