BQ 4-Pack Sale: $ 28Jan Heine
We feel it’s time to take a break from the news. Not to close our eyes to the terrible things happening in the world. Not to stop being inspired by the heroism of the Ukrainians. Certainly not to block out the suffering caused by war. But to avoid getting numbed by it. We are powerless to change what clearly should change, so it’s tempting to click on one more story and read one more update, as if that could somehow telegraph our outrage to those who have the power to change things. We need to recharge, find joy, and gain strength so we can work toward changing the future.
It’s time to make a cup of tea, to turn off the screen, and sit down with a good book or magazine. To help with that quest, we’re having a one-week sale of our 4-packs of Bicycle Quarterly past editions. Instead of $ 34, they are just $ 28 for four magazines of your choice.
We offer the convenient Past Year of BQ, which includes delightful stories like Lael Wilcox’ first foray into the Cascade Mountains and Anton Krupicka’s incredible Summits & Sagebrush adventure.
Visit amazing shops like Makino in Tokyo, watch the craftspeople work and hear their thoughts about how to make a great bicycle.
Read bike tests like the incredible Fern all-road bike, OPEN’s incredible M.I.N.D. racer, and beautiful steel bikes from Pratt and Wake Robin.
Read Ted King’s report from Unbound, the great gravel race in Kansas, where the King of Gravel placed fourth against the Who-is-Who of international racers – just weeks after he broke his collarbone.
Delve into the history books with a look at this amazing René Herse track bike and read about the women who rode it to many victories.
Join Rob van Driel on a trip to Portugal on his rebuilt 1970s Jo Routens.
Our test of SRAM’s XPLR gravel group excplains how the new components revolutionize shifting performance. Those are just a few of the articles you’ll read in the 416 pages that make up the Past Year of BQ.
You can also create your own 4-Pack. This is an opportunity to read older editions with wonderful stories about French builders like Paul Charrel (above, BQ 30), Alex Singer (BQ 1), Jo Routens (BQ 63) and André Marcadier (BQ 44), who went from making bikes to building race cars before returning to bikes again.
If you haven’t read the amazing story of Jack Taylor and his brothers, who raced in the Tour of Britain and became famous for making some of the best bikes and tandems under the Jack Taylor name (BQ 28), you’ve been missing out.
And then there is my favorite, BQ 64, which includes the incredible story of the Japanese Passhunters, and also our greatest adventure: Cycling across Mexico’s Copper Canyons. Many of these older editions are down to a few copies – this is your last chance to enjoy these stories, adventures and inspiration. (If a BQ edition is not available as part of the 4-Pack, it means that it’s sold out.)