Growling Beaver Brevet 2019

The 5th Annual Growling Beaver Brevet, a tough gravel event that supports people with Parkinson’s by raising money for Brain Canada and The Davis Phinney Foundation was September 28th. As always, [...]

Mariposa Cyclocross Ultegra Di2 Bicycle

This bicycle was built for cyclocross with a 1x Quarq Power crankset (but with a plug hole added to the seat tube to maintain the option to convert the bicycle to a 2x crankset with a clamp on [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: 1982 Mariposa Child’s Road Bicycle

By Michael Barry A good steel frame can be used repeatedly, for decades. It can be ridden, crashed, fixed and adapted. In the shop, old bikes come in constantly that need a tube replaced, a dent [...]

Team Mariposa News: Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships

Hardwood Hills hosted the Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships July 20-21, 2019.  Team Mariposa had several riders competing: Cameron Jette in the elite race, Jack Ciotlos in the U-19 [...]

Lake Placid: An adventure in the hills discovering new limits.

“I would like to do whatever it is, that presses the essence from the hour.” Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise   Rounding the final bend and climbing into the clouds they knew the [...]

Vans

By Michael Barry The van revved with ferocity as we crested the rolling hills on the eastern side of Lake Superior. They weren’t hills so much as slopes but my parents’ Kia van was loaded down [...]

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