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Cycling Faculty

Rich Siemer

Rich Siemer

Bike Accessories (Helmets, Gloves, etc.)

Rich Siemer is a self-described "slightly-higher-than-mid-pack-finisher" who races cyclocross for the fun and suffering in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has raced bikes in one form or another since 1992, and currently races for Route 1 Velo, based in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Berne Broudy

Berne Broudy

Women's Jackets

Berne Broudy is author of Outside Magazine's Gear Shed blog, and she is among the best known and most widely respected gear writers in the outdoor industry.

Scott Boulbol

Scott Boulbol

Cycling

Boulbol wrote the book on trail running in Colorado.Scott Boulbol is a freelance writer who has been working in the outdoor and cycling industries for about 15 years. He lives near Boston.

Russell Eich

Russell Eich

Mountain Bikes

Russell Eich is a writer and editor living the mountain bike dream at 8,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains.

Aaron Bible

Aaron Bible

Aaron H. Bible is an adventure travel writer, documentary photographer, and gear abuser. 

Kelly Bastone

Kelly Bastone

Cycling, Fly Fishing

Mountain-dweller Kelly Bastone became a writer so she could stop asking the boss for permission to take a powder morning, enjoy extra-long lunch breaks to fish or mountain bike, and clock out early when the hatch is on.

Marie Malinowski

Marie Malinowski

Cycling

Marie Malinowski is a Minneapolis-based mountain biker, bike commuter, backpacker, and trail runner who covers our cycling accessories categories. 

Seth Portner

Seth Portner

Mountain Biking

Seth Portner has been riding and racing mountain bikes since the late 1990s, specializing in XC, marathon and ultra-marathon events. He also enjoys regular multi-day road tours, and is an accomplished ultrarunner and XC skier. Seth, his wife and their daughter all split their time between Lyons and Winter Park.

Boad Swanson

Boad Swanson

Mountain Biking

Boad Swanson is a healthcare entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast. He primarily tests mountain bike and cycling gear in the year round friendly climate of Orange County, CA.

 

Robert Annis

Robert Annis

Cycling

When Robert Annis isn't hunched over a keyboard, you’ll likely find him either pedaling the backroads and trails of the Midwest on his bike or asking about the craft beer selection in a far-flung airport bar. 

Scott Aubuchon

Scott Aubuchon

Mountain Biking

Scott Aubuchon is an avid mountain biker, photographer, writer and all around outdoorsman. The more extreme, the better, just don't do any advanced planning.

Erme Catino

Erme Catino

Skiing, Cycling

Erme Catino is a freelance journalist based in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Writing about gear and ski travel is means for his powder skiing addiction.