Friday, October 14, 2011

The Ride Journal

For all you fine bike culture connoisseurs out there, The Ride Journal is like what Huck Finn would have been if Mark Twain had grown up riding a bicycle instead of a river boat. The articles are all extremely well-written, interesting, and appeal to all types of two wheelers, not to mention the fact that it has some incredible photography, illustration, and design to accompany the stories.
What is The Ride Journal all about? This is straight from their about page:
Born, as all good things are, out of a conversation over Mexican food and Pacifico beers, The Ride is an all encompassing read. We know that most people who share our obsession with bikes don’t want to be pigeon-holed as roadies, freeriders, track racers, BMXers, XC riders or even commuters. They are just riders. So we wanted to create something for them, and also for us. Something that crosses both cycling and international borders.
I have to admit that the big reason I like The Ride is because I find their approach akin to the purpose of BYU Bikes--just because one guy swears by having gears and another disdains them, it doesn't mean that the two have nothing to share. Whether you're a roadie or a fixie, or if you just traipse around on your Walmart Mongoose, we all still ride. The ride is the common denominator of all bicycle lovers.

You can download the first two issues of The Ride Journal from their site for free. It's been so popular, however, that securing one of their hard copies or other merch might prove more difficult. You can also check out some of their articles online here. Have a good ride/read!

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