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  • Ritchey at 50 - A Timeline

    Part history lesson and part celebration of the 50-year anniversary of when Tom first welded up his own bicycle frame – at 16-years old – here's a comprehensive timeline of the history of Ritchey.

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  • Ritchey – 50 Years of Creating, Innovating, and Inspiring

    2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Ritchey. Join us as we celebrate the trail Tom blazed and his influence on what we all ride today.

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  • Where to ride post-pandemic?

    It’s been so long since we’ve been able to travel anywhere that the idea seems thrilling. If you’ve forgotten how to plan a trip, here are some suggestions for where to ride post-pandemic.

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  • Gravel Union Fireside Chat with Tom Ritchey

    Our friends at the Gravel Union recently had a nice (virtual) fireside chat with Tom to talk about his early days, riding gravel on bikes with skinny tires with his mentor Jobst Brandt in the 1970s, the state of today's gravel riding and a lot more.

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  • Grass Up the Middle - In Search of the Holy Grail

    In the true spirit of Ritchey and Tom Ritchey himself, we take a look at a group of cyclists who strip it all back to the bare bones of what it is to ride a bike. Rough stuff-style.

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  • Why we “steel” prefer steel bikes

    Steel’s appeal as a bicycle frame material is alive and thriving thanks to its versatility, craftsmanship, and durability. But don’t take our word for it, listen to these Fans of Steel…

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  • Video - The Lighthouse: Tom Ritchey

    After a wonderful gravel ride with a great group of people in Dusseldorf, Germany back in August, Tom Ritchey sat down for a candid one-on-one interview inside the Schicke Mütze bicycle shop and cafe in town.

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  • How to Organize a Group Ride

    Group bike rides offer wonderful cycling experiences, the chance to bond with other cyclists, and are a great way to find new bicycle routes. You've likely ridden bikes with all sorts of groups of other people, but have you ever tried to organize your own group ride? It's easy and fun, and these guidelines for organizing a group ride for the first time will ensure everyone will have a great ride.

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