Latitude 45 Staff Bikepacking Part One

(This is the first of a two-part series detailing a recent bikepacking trip taken by Latitude 45 employees.) Seven Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness staff members enjoyed great weather and good times on an annual, two-night/three-day bikepacking trip that departed from the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and returned Friday, Oct. 11. This year's adventure … Continue reading Latitude 45 Staff Bikepacking Part One

Scene from the Wheelway – Part 2

Checking the weather radar just before departing on a ride is a very good practice. But, sometimes storms can appear faster than modern technology can predict. I'd checked the weather radar repeatedly recently prior to embarking on a 30-mile ride, an out-and-back to the outskirts of Charlevoix along the Little Traverse Wheelway. There was rain … Continue reading Scene from the Wheelway – Part 2

The Regret of Rides Not Taken

By Eric Cox Gun metal gray rain clouds loomed over the bay. Trees swayed in a chilly, late summer breeze. A cool mist speckled car windshields all over town - less than ideal riding conditions for sure. While I could've employed the inclement weather as a suitable excuse for avoiding a ride ‚Ķ I didn't. … Continue reading The Regret of Rides Not Taken

E-Bike Trail Access Explained

Electric bikes, commonly known as e-bikes, are a popular new category that is attracting a lot of attention from riders looking to make cycling easier. These bikes have an electric motor that assists the rider but (most) still require pedaling. The assisted pedaling puts them in a grey area between motorized and non-motorized vehicles. This … Continue reading E-Bike Trail Access Explained

31 Reasons to Attend The 2019 Latitude 45 April Fools Ride

APRIL FOOLS! IT'S ON SUNDAY MARCH 31¬†SATURDAY APRIL 20 THIS YEAR! You'll get some activity in before the real April Fools Day this year, which is a Monday this year. It is ABSOLUTELY FREE! This event costs you $0. However, please register in advance so we know how many treats to get. It's not super … Continue reading 31 Reasons to Attend The 2019 Latitude 45 April Fools Ride

How to Pick a Piece of Fitness Equipment

What is the right piece of equipment for your home gym? At Latitude 45 we have helped hundreds of customers make this decision. Choosing between a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, or bike trainer can be a hard decision. All of them will give you a great cardio workout but there can be some significant cost … Continue reading How to Pick a Piece of Fitness Equipment