With the winding down of summer, we're taking a look at the 5 most popular stories on The Nxrth from June, July, and August of 2022. This roundup covers gear, gravel racing, winter fatbike ultras, and the Wisconsin Waterfalls Loop.
1. VOILE STRAPS VS TAILFIN CARGO STRAPS: WHICH IS BETTER FOR BIKEPACKING?
Strapping things securely to your bike is an important park of bikepacking. Voile Straps have always been the go-to original and in this story we look at some of the innovative improvements from Tailfin Cargo Straps in this side by side comparison. Read the Story.
2. ANNOUNCING: INTRO TO WINTER FATBIKE ULTRAS, A 3-PART SERIES
Have you been curious about winter fatbike ultras? If you're considering exploring a winter ultra, now is the time to start planning. This summer/fall we launched a new 3-part series introducing you to the sport of winter fatbike ultra racing.
Read Part 1: Races, Risks, & Resources
Read Part 2: Logistics, of Food, Water, Gear, & Staying Warm
Read Part 3 (kidding, it's not published yet)
3. CLOSE THE GAP OR BLOW UP TRYING: CLAIRE O'LEARY'S FREEDHEM 76 & FINDING GRAVEL COMMUNITY
The 2022 Freedhem 76 took place on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Claire O'Leary raced along with a strong field of women. In this story, she shares about her own race along with the push and pull of the gravel community. Read the Story.
4. Neil Beltchenko Bikepacks The Wisconsin Waterfalls Loop [VIDEO]
Neil Beltchenko from Bikepacking.com recently checked out the Wisconsin Waterfalls Loop with 2 friends. It was an early season ride and their group made a video of the adventure. Watch the video right here.
5. THE 2022 BEAR 100: AN IOWAN'S ACCOUNT OF NORTHWOODS GRAVEL
Earlier this year Ben Petty crossed the cheddar curtain for his first 100-mile ride up in the Northwoods. After making his way through Stevens Point, he and his friend did the Bear 100 and made it to Jar's Bar & Grill with photos and a story to tell. Read the Story.
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