Find Your Adventure in The Eastern Sierras
We’re Southern California cyclists so we’re used to nearly perfect riding conditions throughout the year. But when the temperature drops in the winter, or we seek adventures in more extreme environments, we remember the badass adage, “There is never bad weather—only poor clothing choices.” We could not be more stoked about the choices we made in creating our Eastern Sierra collection. Why? Because the weather is never going to give you an excuse not to ride again!
In early September we gathered members of the Eliel Factory Team to ride the terrain that inspired our 2019 Eastern Sierra collection. We wanted to step out of the comfort zone of the Pacific Coast and test ourselves in the mountains. We piled into the Eliel Team van and headed to the rugged eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our first stop was Lone Pine, an iconic frontier town along the historic gold prospecting and trading route. Over beers at our cabin the first night we discussed the upcoming adventures—riding on tarmac and dirt—to parts of Sequoia National Forest, ascend Mount Whitney, and head further north towards Mammoth Lake on the edge of Yosemite National Park.