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Pedal Through, by first-time film director and new mountain biker Analise. Follow her journey of self-healing and growth during a week-long bikepacking adventure through the Oregon backcountry.

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"I often get asked by people I meet along the way where I’m going next, what’s my route, and how long it is going to take. All of those are important questions when considering an adventure like this, but a lot of times I don’t have a concrete answer."
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Just when you thought you had your ride food dialed... Meagan Jones flips everything upside down!

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We use the highest quality fabrics from Italy and Switzerland. If technical features make your eyes glaze over, here's the skinny...
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As a cyclist, I’ve been lucky to get to know the intricacies of the cities I’ve lived in since then, in that way anyone who rides a bike will understand. In Los Angeles, my home for the past two years, that knowledge has taken place in the many neighborhoods that some people don’t even know exist. The mountains, too, of LA are idiosyncratic.
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For a long time, I thought I just wasn't a descender. Timid, feathering the brakes, and taking it slow, descending filled me with dread rather than joy and I was always, without fail, the last one down the mountain.
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The Plan: A whirlwind weekend trip to Denver, CO to ride Mt. Evans, the highest paved road in North America. 

The Challenge: What to pack?

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At MACHINES FOR FREEDOM, the holidays are a time to reflect on the people, programs, and experiences that have enriched our lives.  Rather than participate in the BlackFriday and CyberMonday sales that have become synonymous with the holidays, it has become tradition to do things differently and celebrate what this season is really about – giving thanks and showing appreciation.
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What is it about the open road and hours of conversation that color everything with possibility, even weeks after returning home?
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Relationships are give and take. You've gotta put in the time to make it work. 
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How does the old saying go, cycling caps are a girl's best friend? When it comes to riding bikes they really are. 
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We sacrifice a lot for our training, but let's not give up a future of healthy skin.
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Ever felt super confident after you crushed a ride, only to question those feelings a few days later when you get spit off the back?  We dug a little deeper in our latest story, exploring how to stay motivated no matter where you find yourself in the pack. 
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