Hello and welcome to an almost midweek edition or our almost weekly newsletter!
I hope your week is off to a great start! I picked up my kids at Schiphol over the weekend for them to spend their summer back home in Holland. The vibe at Workspace Six has already been sublime recently but now doubly so!
June & July (and August for that matter) are shaping up to be jammin' with lots of events and adventures both personal and proffesional. A proper list is pending but next up is already tomorrow with Micromobility Europe! (Thursday is also my appointment for naturalizing in the Netherlands!)
And later this month, also in Amsterdam, is The Next Web.
I'll be at both on behalf of Ampler Bikes, so drop me a line to catch up at either conference & meet the team from Ampler if you're keen!
I'll save a list of truisms or a deep thoughts intro for the next issue and instead hit send now & pick up my daughter from her friends house. : )
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📷 Radical banner snap by Mike Calabro for Serial 1's BASH/MTN
Getting the call... So it finally happened. Your bike buddies invited you to join them on a weekend bikepacking trip. They promise peace and solitude, but after a quick google search you start to panic. Anxiety creeps in as you find your way into the depths of the bikepacking world. You spend a few
Serial 1, powered by Harley-Davidson, launches BASH/MTN, the second offering from its limited-production “Select Series”
Twotone supported this launch across Europe & earned over 40 clippings across the UK, Benelux, France, Italian, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in the initial days. Very proud of our team & stoked about what's in the hopper for Serial 1!
Shift Cycling Culture aims to unite the collective force of our cycling culture to address climate change. We love where we ride. Let's act accordingly!
If your brand has or will be signing the Cycling Industry Climate Commitment, RSVP for the first Signatories Meetup on June 30 here.
Twotone is joining micromobility’s top builders, thinkers, and leaders in the world capital of car independence on behalf of Ampler Bikes. Say hello if you'll be there!
Roetz is a local brand we admire & my good friend Olaf Wit has been working there for a few years. Exciting to see this news this week!
Ricardo Atellier Velocidade & Celine of VERA Cycling teamed up on a bag / cap combo that looks great! Celine will be at the "Concours de Machines" in Roubaix at the end of June. Who else is going? I can't but maybe some Team Twotone attendees might make an appearance ; )
And, maybe we'll commision VERA to produce another run of Twotone caps!
My friend Rory at Apidura along with our fellow Lowlands compatriots from Fat Pigeon will be unveiling some new racing accessories at the scene's pre-eminent gravel event! Curious to see!
Our friends at Turning the Cogs are keen to hear from all folks and spokes. Together with your help, we want to make events inclusive for the full spectrum of riders.
Turning the Cogs is run by Hetty Kingston and Wendy Ellis. Their was born from a passion to share their love of cycling and truly understand the barriers riders face when trying to show up at the start line of events.
On April 12, 2022, Lael Wilcox set out to ride the 827-mile Arizona Trail faster than anyone had before. She completed her ride 9 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes later on April 21: faster than anyone had before. Great work, Lael!