Our #Festive500 entry may be somewhat unique. While we tried, we found it difficult to capture our inspiration from the event with just one letter, set of photos or a journal entry. Rather, we wanted to create something that would last. Something that would live on past Dec 31st, and capture the spirit of the event for the weeks and months to come. For us, the #Festive500 represents a challenge, pushing beyond your limits, community and appreciation for the things that matter most. After 8 days of suffering on road, dirt, with friends and solo, on Jan 1, 2018 we began a new journey. Gravelstoke was born.
The idea was to create a community of like-minded cyclists. For those who choose dirt, have an appreciation for durable, high-quality goods and a common love for the outdoors. Furthermore, we partnered with our local trail advocacy organization, SDMBA, to share this spirit with others and educate fellow cyclists on the importance of sustainable trail initiatives through weekly gravel rides in North County San Diego.
We are excited to see what the future holds and appreciate the strong inspiration that came from the Rapha Festive 500.