Siggard in Charge

By |2024-02-21T17:15:36-07:00February 21st, 2024|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

  Trent Siggard (@trent.siggard) is a cycling youtuber, route maker, bikepacker, and vintage-bike restorer. After getting bit by the cycling bug in 2020, he rode his first bike 1,000 miles in 6 months before buying his first gravel bike. Since then Trent has gone on multi-day bikepacking trips, designed original routes, and directed films about other cyclists who inspire him. Trent has a history of heart disease and had a catheter ablation when [...]

Lofty Lofoten

By |2023-10-30T13:54:42-07:00October 30th, 2023|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

OMM Ambassador Joffrey Maluski (@joffreymaluski) is a French photographer, videographer and adventurer. His passion for the outdoors is overflowing and he hopes to consistently inspire others to get outside and learn the importance of our planet, and ways to help protect it. Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. It has distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched [...]

Girona Mania

By |2023-10-02T09:29:55-07:00September 29th, 2023|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

Tucked away in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region, above Barcelona and beside the River Onyar, you'll find Girona. It's best known for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter (Passeig de la Muralla or “Walk of the Wall” which was built between the 9th and 14th century) and the Roman remains of the Força Vella fortress. The big bosses here at Old Man Mountain and Robert Axle Project took a couple of well earned days [...]

Chasing Ice and Snowy Spokes

By |2023-09-28T16:02:30-07:00September 11th, 2023|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

Joffrey Maluski (@joffreymaluski) is a French photographer, videographer and adventurer. The outdoors are his biggest inspiration and he hopes to consistently inspire others to get outside and learn the importance of our planet, and ways to help protect it. He recently took a bikepacking trip across a rugged landscape that many would not choose to tackle. When picturing the ideal spring riding locations one may be quick to imagine themselves somewhere [...]

High Grade at MADE

By |2023-09-28T15:32:29-07:00September 5th, 2023|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

We did it! The inaugural MADE bike show is complete! MADE is a weekend long event in Portland, OR with a massive amount of the worlds best custom framebuilders, and a few other brands sharing their artistry with the world. MADE puts a huge emphasis on community and inclusivity and it's very clear that the massive show hall was full of friendship and excitement. It was everything and more and we already can't [...]

Many Miles Planned, Some Completed

By |2023-08-21T16:19:04-07:00August 21st, 2023|bikepacking, Old Man Mountain|

Federico Cabrera aka Fede (@theironlyportrait) is an OMM Ambassador based in Buenos Aires. “Their Only Portrait”, is a project where Fede cycles through beautiful but impoverished remote areas, in order to make, print, and give away portraits to families who won't otherwise ever have a family photograph. While on these rides Fede carries all of his camera gear and even a photo printer with him! He also carries water filters & solar lights [...]

Old Man Mountain at King Open House

By |2022-10-25T11:34:16-07:00October 25th, 2022|Old Man Mountain|

We took over the foyer of the legendary Chris King HQ, and setup basecamp for their annual Open House. The event showcased their newest colorway MIDNIGHT. All of the builders used the new colorway to inspire a variety of builds. We saw titanium full suspension rigs, powerful all mountain ebikes, slender road touring bikes, unique adventure rigs, and bespoke hardtails. We brought two unique bikes. A Santacruz 5010 fully kitted in Matte Mango [...]

Elliot Loon Overnighter

By |2022-10-21T13:18:46-07:00October 21st, 2022|bikepacking, Bikepacking Route, Old Man Mountain|

A SOUTHERN OREGON COASTAL MIXED TERRAIN ADVENTURE Early October can be absolutely stunning in Oregon. Wildfire smoke usually diminishes, the daytime temps are in the lovely 75-degree range, and the nights cool down. While I’ve done a ton of riding in central Oregon and the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon coast range has been on my list for a bikepacking tour. The Elliot Loon Overnighter was the perfect way to [...]

Madras Loop

By |2022-06-30T09:12:50-07:00June 30th, 2022|bikepacking, Bikepacking Route, Old Man Mountain|

A QUICK HOMETOWN WEEKEND RAMBLE For several years in a row, we would embark on a “Motor-Free Memorial Day Weekend”. We’d grab a friend or two, load up our bikes, put a rough route together and leave from our home in Bend, Oregon for a door-to-door 3-day bikepacking adventure in our nearby mountains and forests. This year, the weather was daunting in our nearby Cascade mountains, with snow in [...]

Bikerafting the Nittalven River

By |2022-06-06T12:10:45-07:00May 27th, 2022|Old Man Mountain|

Hell Biking: Who’s idea was this anyway?! A short history lesson Hell Biking was a term coined by Carl Tobin to describe the type of riding and adventures he, Roman Dial and Jon Underwood were doing in the late 1980’s (Note 1). Roman Dial, regarded as the godfather of bikerafting, was the instigator of these tours and their 1988 adventure from Nabesna to McCarthy in Alaska, was considered to be the first ever [...]