5 Cycling Youtube Channels Worth Following

50to01

50to01 is a UK based channel filled with killer riding and antics from Ratboy, Loose, and a bunch of others from the Santa Cruz Syndicate. 

"To promote the connection between man and mother nature, meditation through methods of transport. Loose traction, smile and appreciate how lucky we are to have such forms of recreation. 50to01 is about balance, melt egos - don't take it too seriously and share the buzz."

Red Bull

Red Bull is constantly posting high quality cycling content on their youtube channel. 

Every things Been Done

Dustin is the founder of Cadence Collection and a working artist. Every Things Been Done is a channel filled with bicycles, art, weed, and wisdom. Definitely worth checking out. 

Phil Gaimon's "Worst Retirement Ever"

Phil is fucking hilarious.  

Austin Augie

Austin Augie is a NYC based BMXer and Vlogger. If you like Vlogs Austin's channel is worth checking out. 

THEE HOLY MOUNTAIN V2: Suffer Report

I was working in Seattle when my buddy texted me about doing the OMTM Thee Holy Mountain V2 ride.

THEE HOLY MOUNTAIN V2 IS AN EXPANSION ON LAST YEAR’S ASCENT INTO THE RARIFIED AIR OF WY’EAST. BLENDING GRAVEL, FOREST PATH, LOAMY TRAIL, DOWNHILL SINGLETRACK AND HISTORIC WAGON ROAD, THE V2 IS BROKEN INTO BIG AND EPIC ROUTE OPTIONS FOR A SPIRITED ROMP THROUGH THE LESSER KNOWN BYWAYS OF MOUNT HOOD. BY THE NUMBERS, THE EPIC FULL RIDE FEATURES OVER 19 MILES AND 5570 FEET OF SUSTAINED DESCENDING IN A SINGLE SHOT FROM THE SILCOX HUT TO ZIGZAG.
— OMTM

OMTM separated the route into BIG and EPIC. The BIG route is 42 miles and 4361ft of climbing. The Epic route was 54 miles and 7180ft of fucking climbing!

I am a rule breaker, so naturally I made my own route.  I cut out a section of the EPIC to make a 50 mile route with 6000ft of climbing. What should we call this one Ron? Bigger? Here is a link to the Bigger route in case your interested: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23978009

I am not sure if anyone got a head count, but the parking lot at the Zig Zag Ranger Station was packed. 

Rolling deep. 

It didn't take long for me to get dropped. Climbing alone is probably one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy being lost in thoughts and just settling into my own cadence. 

P.S. Short socks and not giving a fuck. 

We took a wrong turn and climbed Timberline to Town instead of taking the paved road to the Timberline Lodge. Bonus points because this view was the best one on the trip! 

P.S. Enduro bros you're supposed to yield to uphill traffic. 

The Ritchey Timberwolf is the latest addition to the stable and it's quickly become my favorite bike. The spare tube setup on this rig is fucking rad. 

P.S. We still have a few bottles left. Hit up the web shop and use the code below for 20% off. 

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So the EPIC route included a 1000ft climb to the Silcox Hut... Wine at the top because you just died pushing your bike to the top. 

DKLEIN laying down some smooth lines, follow him on Youtube to see his video on the ride. 

Well that was fun. Huge shout out to at OMTM for the route and getting everyone together.

Head over to OMTM for more routes and trail wisdom. 

Portland to Mt Hood Bikepacking Adventure: Timothy Lake to Muddy Fork

Waking up to an empty lake and crystal clear views of Mt Hood. Does it get any better?  

We took our time packing camp and made coffee over a morning fire. 

From Timothy Lake we connected with Jackpot Meadows which is this lush untouched single track that took us by surprise. We knew we were close to the PCT but it turns out this trail is legal for bikes! Will definitely be planning a trip around this trail in the future. 

We eventually made it up to Government Camp where we filled our bellies with beer and burgers. After stocking up for the night we took the Crosstown Trail to Pioneer Bridal. Cross bikes fully loaded on a 12+ mile MTB descent? Why not. 

For whatever reason Alex didn't feel like wearing a helmet. I warned him. So after Alex crashed and hit his head on a rock we almost had to call the trip. Alex is a nurse and should have known better. We all have to learn some how! 

We camped off the Sandy River in probably one of the spookiest campsites ever. I was so scared! 

Want to do a similar trip and want more details? Feel free to give us an e-mail and we'd be happy to answer ay questions or help you plan your trip.  

Portland to Mt Hood Bikepacking Adventure: Ripplebrook to Timothy Lake

The Ripplebrook campground was rad and coffee over a morning fire was definitely going to be a thing on this trip. There is something magical about waking up and making a small fire. The warmth, the smoke, the smell as breakfast simmers and pops on the small coals. 

The road is closed the Ranger said... Yet we were set on our route and how bad could the construction be?  

The road was indeed closed. Passable? Sure, why not? After a few wrong turns and some pleasant surprises we made our way to Timothy Lake.  

Again, we lucked out. The campgrounds were closed for car campers and the camp hosts gave us the best spot on the lake. The stars were amazing. Once in a lifetime oppurtunity to expierence Mt Hood like this.