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The Single Steed Quiver Killer Race

Andy Kessler - 24-Jun-2019
This weekend a special race took place in Bend, Oregon: The Single Steed Quiver Killer cycling challenge where a rider is challenged to ride a single bicycle over a diverse 85- mile course featuring pavement and single track.
So far the "Best of Both" has been a race where you switch bikes.

When Dominic Phipps (race director) and David from local OPEN shop Crows Feet Commons contacted me I thought this race can also be done on one single bike that's exactly what the WI.DE. is made for and we quickly decided to add one more category.

Here is what Dominic says about the race:

The Single Steed category at The Best of Both was inspired by the release of the OPEN WI.DE and a conversation that developed between Andy Kessler, David Marchi from Bend's local Open Cycles dealer; Crows Feet Commons, and myself , the race director of The Best of Both bike race, earlier this year. With gravel in the ascendency as a bike racing category, the temptation to add a gravel section to the Best of Both 2019 course was an option. But, when Andy shared Open’s new model, the WI.DE (for Winding Detours) with us and suggested that it may very well be the ultimate bike to race on our road and single track course from start to finish, The Single Steed Quiver Killer category was born from inspiration. Our course remains “Mixed Terrain,” and features no gravel at all; only rural pavement, and single track. 

"The Best of Both"  raffle tickets for one of the first WI.DE. frames that came into the US. Not only a frame but a complete bike fully equipped with bags and all the goodies.

The website for raffle tickets is HERE

And if you are not one of the lucky guys we get size M,L,XL back to stock this week and 10 days later size S and XS.


Comments & Questions

Hi Andy

Great news about the wide. Can I buy one and you send it to me in Norway?


Post #1 of 4. Posted by george hafidz on 24-Jun-2019 13:27:05 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19629]
Hi George, of course we can just send me a mail and we get that going
Post #4 of 4. Posted by Andy Kessler on 25-Jun-2019 07:35:00 GMT in reply to post #1 [19629<--19632]
Considering buying a ticket. When is the drawing?
Post #2 of 4. Posted by Carter on 24-Jun-2019 15:06:42 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19630]
Hi Carter, June 30
Post #3 of 4. Posted by Andy Kessler on 25-Jun-2019 07:34:31 GMT in reply to post #2 [19630<--19631]