On September 19, 2020 four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or 2020 during the 25th edition of the Ladek Mountain Film Festival in Poland. Of the four being awarded, two of the teams are American! Our own Beal and Grivel athlete Alan Rousseau is receiving the award for his 2019 ascent with Tino Villanueva of Tengi Ragi Tau (22,762 ft).
When COVID-19 hit early this year, Muc-Off pivoted some of their manufacturing away from bike cleaning and maintenance products to create an antibacterial range of products. They wanted to "actively play our part in fighting back against the coronavirus by deploying our agility and innovative ethos to the max." They've been donating products all over the world, including the recent donations for us to distribute in the Salt Lake valley.
Knowing what to bring along with you on a mountain bike ride isn't the most intuitive thing for newer riders. As with many outdoor activities, there's a certain amount of trial and error that comes with getting your system dialed in. In an effort to reduce the learning curve, here's a guide to some of the items you should consider adding to your riding pack.
When Grivel ambassador Connor Chilcott heard about the release of the Duetto helmet, he couldn't wait to get his hands on one. As an aplinist and mountain guide, the things Connor was doing on a day to day basis were exactly what the helmet was designed for. So, who better to test out one of the first Duettos to hit the US than him? Check out what Connor thought after putting it through the wringer.