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Longest Light

Riding into the summer solstice

The summer solstice officially hits the northern hemisphere at 11:34 tonight–along with a rare full moon, a coincidence that hasn’t happened since Truman was U.S. president–ushering in the best season for riding. Whether your trail time is spent pedaling long days on high-alpine slivers of singletrack, camping under the stars during remote bikepacking missions or sneaking in one last post-work lap, courtesy of Mother Nature’s extended daylight hours, the next few months are ripe for two-wheeled adventure.

On this longest day of the year, we offer the following dose of inspiration to get outside and use up every bit of light, because starting tomorrow the six-month road to the shortest (and potentially the coldest, wettest, snowiest) day of the year officially begins.

 

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