Rest in Peace – Tom Teesdale

This past week during the annual Ragbrai ride, fellow Iowan and master bike builder, Tom Teesdale, passed away of a heart attack during the ride. Known for his generosity as a builder (donating bikes to students in need) and as one of the original mountain bike master builders (1988 Fisher Mt. Tam – arguably one of the finest mtn bikes of the time). A true artisan. You’ll be missed Tom!

EC x Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

Join EC at the oldest multi-day bike ride in the Northwest with over 10,000 riders making the trek from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. Labeled as one of the best cycling events in the country by Bicycling Magazine. EC will be hanging out at the finish line EXPO in Holladay Park in downtown Portland both Saturday and Sunday. If you’re not riding, be sure to swing by and check out the craziness.

Endurance Conspiracy Headed to Challenge Roth

Yep! You heard it folks. Endurance Conspiracy is making our first trek to the greatest multi-sport event outside of the Hawaiian Islands – the legendary queen of the Challenge series – one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the planet – home of the Beer Mile and Solar Hill – Challenge Roth! The race where even the Kleine Jungen und Mädchen are breaking 8 hours. And, we are stoked!

We’re coming stocked and ready and are hoping for some hometown fans / friends to swing by, say hello and tell us where the best schnitzel is in town. We’ve heard so many stories about the amazing fans and support that Roth gives towards this event – we can’t wait to witness it all first hand.

The US Army has been kind enough to loan us their state of the art EM50 Camper Van for the week – so be sure to keep a look out for Ec in the mean machine!

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EC at the Go Pro Mountain Games

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Heading to Vail, Colo. for the weekend and the 2014 Go Pro Mountain Games – the country’s largest and premier celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle. Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world gather upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country, slopestyle and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge. Can’t wait!

Hope to see some of our friends up there. And, we’re stoked to check out Xavier Rudd tonight as the first of many cool musical guests for the weekend.