IRC riders Tyler Pearce (AKA the Vegan Cyclist) and Jeremiah Bishop embarked on an epic adventure to ride the California Backcountry Discovery Motorcycle Route on grave bikes.
Watch the full film chronicling their grueling and foolhardy venture.
Starting in Yuma, Arizona, Tyler and Jeremiah will ride 761 hellish miles across the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts to Bishop, California. Through unforgiving sand and rock with over 47,488 feet of climbing, this route has never before been completed by bicycle.
Tyler and Jeremiah rode the Canyon Grail outfitted with IRC Boken Doublecross 700x42 on the rear, and IRC G-Claw 700x50 on the front. The Doublecross was chosen for its combination of durability, low rolling resistance, and ability to dig in sand and loose trails. The G-claw was the absolute largest tire that would fit in the front fork; it gave them the volume they needed to help them float over sand and smooth out the 760 brutal miles they would be traversing.
Tyler and JB carried all their own food and gear, but they were supported by a film crew, chef, and mechanic to keep them fueled and ready to ride every day, and to bring the epic story to you.
Watch the full movie, then follow along as Jeremiah and tyler complete three more Impossible Routes later this year.
Vlogs on the Vegan Cyclist YouTube channel:
It was a great day at the races last Sunday, earning a fourth consecutive win in the CA Endurance MTB Series. And as cool as that was (which I will get into), I want to lead this Race Report with some gratitude… I am so THANKFUL to be a part of the IRC Crew!
Jeremiah Bishop and The Vegan Cyclist (Tyler Pearce) are embarking on a series of four epic rides in 2021. The first is Death Valley.
Wattie Ink. is accepting applications to join their “Gravel Collective Project.” The GCP is a gravel-focused cycling team that will include all levels of athlete, from beginner to gravel-curious to professional. Applications are open till Nov 16.
We have all had to alter our lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kristin Mayer, IRC Ambassador and Founder of Betty Designs is no different.
IRC is giving away four $300 gift cards to be used on IRCbike.com
IRC will be in Emporia Kansas for Dirty Kanza 2020. You can come see us at the All Things Gravel Expo and then have a Boken margarita at Casa Ramos. There is an excellent chance you will find the IRC team eating dinner at Casa Ramos on any given night. Come say hi!
Davis, CA—IRC Tire announces a new partnership with former UCI World Tour Cyclist, Peter Stetina. Peter announced in late 2019 that he was leaving World Tour racing to focus exclusively on gravel and mountain bike endurance events and sought out the best partners and products to help succeed in these new categories.
If you are in the San Diego area, don't miss this opportunity to hang out, swap stories and throw back some fizzy beverages with former world-tour pro and current gravel superstar Peter Stetina. Rouleur will be giving $1 off pints during the event.
The Italian-Japanese, professional continental team, Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane will once again line up at the start of the Giro d’Italia with IRC tires mounted on their bikes.