Archive
2014 Bakers Dozen Mt. Bike Race
29th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on 2014 Bakers Dozen Mt. Bike Race

The last couple years Gripped had focused on Battenkill but 2014 saw us return to this classic race. Too often we get caught up in focusing on the win yet at this year’s Duz we kept things fun and simple – camping out with good friends, cooking up good food, drinking some great beer and […]

Tour of the Battenkill 2014
11th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Tour of the Battenkill 2014

I got up to Saratoga Springs around midnight Friday. Straight to bed for my 11 a.m.race start time. It rained all night. Trying to get warmed up for the start was tough as the roads were still wet and it felt a lot colder than I expected with temps in the upper 30s. Gray, cold, and […]

2013 Cross Season Recap
16th Jan 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports , Uncategorized Comments Off on 2013 Cross Season Recap

As the cyclocross season comes to an end we’d like to share our favorite stories and photos. From Kevin Carter’s amazing season with 6 wins to filming for RaceDots launch video, it was a Fall to remember. Ryan Johnson: Something about cyclocross has always fascinated me: everything from the racing to the atmosphere, and of […]

Rob Finds His Limit - In The Tetons
5th Jan 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Rob Finds His Limit – In The Tetons

DNF – 3 letters no racer ever wants to see next to his name, but this day at Grand Targhee would be my first. 100 miles on a mountain bike is never easy. But at 10,000 feet, it’s simply unforgiving. In a place where I’ve had so many glorious days snowboarding in some of the […]

Just Ride: Gripped Goes West
28th Oct 2013 Posted in: Blog , Fun , Race Reports Comments Off on Just Ride: Gripped Goes West

If there is one thing I really love about mountain biking, it’s the “mountain” part, so over the last couple of years I had been researching mountain towns and daydreaming about living in the mountains, starting each day with a hike or ride, and generally changing my lifestyle. This dream was further fueled by doing […]

Long Way to the Top Step
19th Aug 2013 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Long Way to the Top Step

When I first moved to DC in 1997, I did not know anyone, let alone any cyclists. So I purchased a book on mountain biking in the Mid-Atlantic. The first local ride I went on was at Great Falls, VA, one the book described as “challenging and scenic”. In the dirt parking lot, I introduced […]

Just Add Water
7th May 2013 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Just Add Water

How do you take a really tough race and make it ruthless? Add rain, and lots of it! Chris Peariso got the hole shot and led us into the initial singletrack with me right on his wheel and Christian Tanguy just behind me. Happy to be rolling the slippery conditions ahead of the masses, I […]

Rob earns a podium at America's Queen of the Classics
14th Apr 2013 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Rob earns a podium at America’s Queen of the Classics

The smart way to start road racing—after 20 years of riding and racing mountain bikes—would have been with a small local race, but the opportunity to do Battenkill—considered by many as the hardest one-day race in the US—was too appealing. Leading up to the race, I didn’t know what to expect. I have learned plenty […]

2013 Tour of the Battenkill Gripped Racing On The Podium Again!
14th Apr 2013 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on 2013 Tour of the Battenkill Gripped Racing On The Podium Again!

For the 2013 Tour of the Battenkill, Gripped Racing followed up our 2012 Win with 3 More Top 10’s and 5 in Top 25! Rob Russell: 2nd in his first ever road race Ryan Bannon: 7th after a last minute breakaway Stephanie Wolf: 8th in her 3rd bike race ever Jason Harris: 20th in his […]

Then Came the Hurt: The Gripped Racing West Season Begins
21st Mar 2013 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Then Came the Hurt: The Gripped Racing West Season Begins

Kenda Cup West #1 |  March 3rd, 2013 | Vail Lake Resort – Temecula, CA  |  Race Report from Jason Chiodo It’s the start of a new season, and nothing is more exciting than that. Wake up! It’s time to race. The klaxon sounded at precisely 4:30am signaling that the start of Gripped Racing West’s 2013 […]

racedots_footer lindsay_footer peopleforbikes_footer

beetit_rev cannondale_rev cannondale_rev crankbrothers_rev gripped_rev hellyhansen_rev kmc_rev lightnmotion_rev madalchemy_rev sellesmp_rev