The Cartography Cadet

Every adventure starts with the idea of a place. A name and a vision of what might be there and what one can do there. Often the spark for that idea comes from a map. My daydreams are of new adventures in places I’ve never been, or places I’ve long wanted to explore.
Friday, October 2, 2015 | Details

The Art of Getting Lost

You’re overthinking it. Adventure, I mean. You’re sitting there gazing longingly at images of gritty folks riding bikes in faraway places and thinking, “That’s impossible. I’ll never go anywhere like that.”
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Details

Virginia Is For Winners

Richmond, VA, proved to be the perfect setting for what was true, “edge of your seat” spectating for the men and women’s UCI World Championship Road Race, with Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead, and Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, pulling off nail-biting victories to claim their respective titles.
Monday, September 28, 2015 | Details

Twice Is Nice

If you were watching the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago this past weekend, you saw history being made not once, but twice. With a stunning display that netted Javier his fifth ITU World Championship title and Gwen her second, the pair showed just how dominant they are, yet again.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | Details

Welcome to Destination Trail, a series that follows riders as they travel the globe, hunting for its greatest trails. Some of what they find might be renowned, some undiscovered, but that's the point.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | Details

Vuelta a Redemption

Three seconds. The time it takes to adjust a helmet strap, buckle a shoe, or take a drink of water. Three seconds can come and go without ever setting cause for alarm, but three seconds at the Vuelta? It can seem like a lifetime.
Friday, September 11, 2015 | Details

Road World Championships

A race's host city isn't merely a backdrop—it's the very stage where the drama unfolds. The riders are its performers. The roads and cobbled climbs are its props. The course profile, its libretto. And when all is in motion on the stage, they play off of the rich textures and culture of the city.
Friday, September 11, 2015 | Details


On paper, Stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana was always going to be one of the hardest days of the race. Some were even proclaiming it the hardest stage a Grand Tour has ever seen
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | details

Mountain Bike World Championships

The UCI MTB World Championships will soon be upon us, and regardless of the outcome, we couldn't be prouder of all the riders that chose to ride Specialized this season.
Monday, August 31, 2015 | Details

Vuelta a Redemption

This is Peter Sagan's first Vuelta. He showed up fresh off the heels of securing his fourth consecutive Green Jersey at the Tour de France. It was, however, a Green Jersey that he won without winning a single stage.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Details