The Summer 2020 Bicycle Quarterly is at the printer. It’ll be mailed at the end of the month, but we just learned that due to staffing shortages at our printer, we need to complete the mailing list tomorrow morning (Thursday). To get your copy with the first mailing, please make sure your subscription is up to date. If it has expired, you will get a renewal notice. If you want to subscribe, please do so today.
And you will want to get this exciting edition without delay! On the cover is the incredible workshop of Fern Bicycles in Berlin, one of the most innovative builders today. We take you into the shop and tell you the story behind their amazing bikes.
Peter Gaskill takes you to Morocco – twice! First he goes there to participate in the Atlas Mountain Race, then he returns to go touring, only to get stuck in the Covid-19 lockdown. His adventures make for a great read.
Lael Wilcox takes you on a journey to Alaska, where she started cycling. With her unique verve, she decided to ride every road in her home state. Her quest was an adventure of dodging bears, meeting grizzled locals and falling in love (not just with cycling).
Join Natsuko on a weekend quest to find Drunken Charlie Lake in the Cascade Mountains. This adventure was short on miles, but long on feeling remote.
Jo Stanton tells the inspiration behind her new Firefly, a bike designed to take her far and wide on great adventures.
Duncan’s new bike was built on a smaller budget: He found a used Jeff Lyon sport tourer and rebuilt it as a competent all-road bike.
Inspired by Ted King’s DIY Gravel challenge, I scouted a 200-mile course to Humptulips Ridge on the southern edge of the Olympic Mountains. My challenge was to ride there and back in the 12:25 hours between the first and last ferry to the Kitsap Peninsula. I knew it was a long shot, but I hoped that meticulous preparation (and tailwinds) would help me beat the odds…