Kermesse Sport

Oktoberfest Ride

Kermesse Sport, who brought us Hell of Hunterdon, Fools Classic, and Fixed Gear Fondo, added another event to their growing list of challenging rides. The first installment of the Oktoberfest Ride, held on October 12, celebrated the fall foliage and back roads of Montgomery County. The twisting, hilly 62-mile course — lined with blue and white Bavarian flags — recalled the feel of other Kermesse e...

Fixed Gear Fondo

As I stood at the top of a hill after overcoming an 18% grade climb and heard a bike approaching from behind. I looked over my shoulder to see a tired cyclist approaching who said, That sucked! I laughed and said, Yeah, it sure did, then thought with a smile, Now we get to go down the other side. I hope my legs can hold a skid if needed. I am not trying to use this brake. On the night of July 26th...

Hell of Hunterdon 2014

The 6th Annual Hell of Hunterdon was run on March 22. Beginning and ending in Lambertville, NJ, the 77-mile ride featured 18 sections of dirt and gravel roads and a respectable amount of climbing. Here are some pictures from the ride taken by Pete Bakken. All photos by p.bakken, Instagram @betepakken

Fools Classic 2014

After taking photos in beautiful spring weather while riding the Hell of Hunterdon in New Jersey last weekend, photographer Pete Bakken braved some much nastier conditions to give us a gallery from the Fools Classic in Bucks County. Here’s how he describes the ride, first held on April 1, 2007: It was cold and overcast as I sat in my truck downing coffee and the complimentary waffles. I was ...