• Amanda DelCore

    RambleCast: Amanda Delcore.

    If you’re interested in bike packing, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Amanda DelCore. A Blackburn Ranger in 2015, Amanda rode the Great Divide trail as part of her adventure. She remains helping that program evolve for Blackburn and has started her own rides and clinics to get more folks, especially ...
  • Ramble. A new way to adventure by bike.

    Bike packing is a lot of fun, but often it’s a daunting adventure for folks. It can be expensive with all the gear, maybe a different bike, the planning and travel. The Ramble was born out of a love of two-wheel travel and an attempt to make adventures like this ...
  • What is a Ramble?

    Part bike packing, part adventure riding; the Ramble is a ride unlike any other. A multi-day event, with supported
  • What should I bring?

    The format of the Ramble means you can leave some items at home. We take care of breakfast and dinner in camp once the ride begins and will have ride food and a lunch stop on route. And because this is the New Belgium Ramble, beer for those 21+. Water stations ...
  • Which bike is best?

    We’re fans of “run what you brung” but there really are just two choices to make sure you have a great time: a gravel bike or a mountain bike. And each will be a compromise at some point on the ride. You don’t need a full suspension, but if that’s all you ...
  • Which tire is best?

    Perhaps no question has more importance than what tire to ride. Or really, what type of tire. Let’s cut to the chase: ride tubeless. If you don’t have a tubeless pair, put some sealant in your tubes and bring extra tubes no matter what you ride. And a pump. Ramble ...
  • Napping at the Ramble

    What if I get tired?

    Last year prior to the Steamboat Ramble, I told folks if they had any questions to get in touch. As you’d expect, lots of questions on food, on camping, on all sorts of things. But quite a few asked about getting tired. The answer was yes. You will get tired. But ...
  • Oregon Ramble. June 8-11, 2017

    A new ride for 2017. The Oregon Ramble is June 8-11. With snow in the higher elevations, we’re choosing a stunning route through Central Oregon. Following the Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer route pioneered by Sarah Swallow. We’ll be starting in Prineville, OR and looping over three days through 156 miles of the ...
  • Asheville Ramble. October 19-21, 2017

    A new ride for 2017. The Asheville Ramble is October 19-21. Asheville. Asheville is an oasis and if you’ve spent some time there you know just how much. Home of the second New Belgium brewery and nestled in the Blue Ridge, Asheville is a draw for creative types, outdoor types and every type in ...