How to Pull Together Your Very Own Training Camp

How to Pull Together Your Very Own Training Camp

Fiona Moriarty is a Neo-Pro Triathlete living in Portland, Oregon, and races for the Castelli Multisport team. For the pros, a solid block of training and time off before the start of a season is often key to success. For those who can't quite make triathlon their full-time job, it is even more crucial for success.

Coming back from a recent self-organized training camp in Arizona, she shares her top tips on creating your own training camp. Whilst some of the pointers revolve around heading somewhere new, we appreciate at this unprecedented time that this may be difficult to do.

However, many of the points made within the below guide (written weeks ago) do still apply to those of you who are able to train/exercise around your own homes. We hope you're able to get outdoors, but please ensure that whenever you do so that you do it responsibly, stay safe and be mindful of others.
photo of Japanese mountains at sunset

A Japanese Odyssey, by Eleonora Balbi

In October 2019 a super typhoon was closing in on Japan. Hagibis. Japan was ready: airports got closed, Shinkansens were put on hold, two rugby world cup games got canceled and everyone was getting prepared to spend a weekend inside.

Everyone except for 49 people who traveled to Kagoshima to go on a bike ride.

HUNT race team

Introducing... HUNT Race Team

Having announced our support for Canyon dhb, LA Sweat, and Bianchi Dama... the fourth & final squad for 2020 is the in-house HUNT Race Team.
HUNT rider Sofiane Sehili riding along the road

Meeting Sofiane Sehili

 Sofiane Sehili has made waves in the world of Ultra racing in the past year winning Italy Divide, Inca Divide and most recently the inaugural Atlas Mountain Race. He has developed a tough style of racing which entails very little sleep. We spoke to Sofiane to find out more about him and what makes him tick.

Read on to find out more…

Photo of HUNT supported rider Claire Frecknall in the mountains

HUNT Beyond Supported Riders 2020

HUNT Beyond was created to focus on developing wheels for those riders who don’t quite fit into the ‘normal’ cycling bracket. We all know that one person who just has to go a little too far, not content with ‘just’ riding 100 miles they are the ones that would ‘just’ ride 150miles off road instead, or go on a family holiday to Spain and ‘just’ ride there. Or ‘just’ disappear for a month and return after cycling across some far flung mountain range in central Asia.

We know you are out there, and we are here to serve you and make the best products for the job.

Kelli Samuelson's Specialized with Hunt Wheels

HUNT Partners With LA SWEAT

We are very excited to announce we will be supporting the LA SWEAT Women's team in 2020. LA Sweat has had our attention for several years now and when the opportunity arose to support them in the new year, we jumped at the chance. Kelli Samuelson, owner & team mom, has developed the squad into one of the best crit & road teams in the US.
Photo of the Atlas Mountains with PedalED Atlas Mountain Race Title

Atlas Mountain Race is underway

The Altlas mountain race is a second new race to the early season Backpacking calendar and, as the name suggests, takes part in the Atlas Mountains of Morroco. The Atlas Mountain race is a predominantly off road event which began in Marrakesh on feb 15th, crosses the Atlas mountains and winds its way through the fringes of the desert and smaller Anti Atlas mountains before finishing on the coast near Agadir.

At 1000km in length this isn’t the longest event on the calendar, however the substantial elevation, rough roads and tracks will make it a tough ride. Winning times will be expected to be under 4 days, with the majority of the participants completing the event in around a week.

Sofiane stood wearing a Hunt tshirt with his Niner Air9 RDO Bike

Bikecheck: Sofian's Atlas Mountain Race Niner Air9 RDO

Sofian Sehili is no stranger to the world of Bikepacking having won Italy Divide and Inca Divide in 2019 as well as previously finishing in the top 10 of the Tour Divide. Sofian is a bike messenger based in Paris so long days in the saddle come very naturally to him.

HUNT Beyond will be supporting Sofian in 2020 and he is already at the pointy end of his first race, The Atlas Mountain Race.

Hunt rider hitting some dusty trails

HUNT Mountain announces 2020 Athletes

The Rider Firm is proud to announce 2020 Mountain Athletes
Rimpact Founder Matt Shearn


It is one thing to design a wheel but here at Hunt, we like to think of our wheels as part of a system. As it's only a matchbox-sized amount of...
Josh climbing a foggy road in Rwanda

Josh's Mason Bokeh Race around Rwanda bike check

The Race around Rwanda kicks off in Kigali Rwanda this weekend. It's a 1000km race with around 250km of gravel roads and lots of climbing. In fact there is barely a flat section on the route and coupled with the fact that the race begins at 1800m altitude and only goes up fro there means that this will be a tough challenge. But what is the best bike set up for the event? 

Josh Ibbett takes us through his race setup...

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Race preview: The Race Around Rwanda

The winter break is almost over for the Ultra distance Dotwatching community as the first race of the season is almost upon us. There are plenty of new races popping up on the 2020 bikepacking and the first of them is the Race Around Rwanda.

The Race Around Rwanda is a 1000km self supported race around the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda’s nickname hints as to what is to come for the rider's participation in the inaugural race, as the name suggests Rwanda is not a flat country!