You know what they say: work hard, bike harder! At Skykit (and our parent company – Agosto) we wear our Minneapolis-pride on our sleeves (and our cycling kits) with our unabashed love of cycling.
Minneapolis, our founding headquarters, holds the place as one of the best biking cities in the United States. In fact, as of 2016, Minneapolis had more than 226 miles of bike lanes, leading the nation in density of bike lanes per square mile, not to brag or anything.
Many of our cycling employees take advantage of the Agosto and Skykit Bike to Work Program. Employees who ride their bikes to work for 40 days or 200 miles receive a free “Golden Wrench TuneUp” from the company. We also host yearly cycling outings, where we bike to and picnic together in a local park.
But why stop there? We have a history of pushing ourselves just a little bit further to see what’s possible. So last year, we started our own Skykit racing team, where a few coworkers started riding together in challenging races with technically demanding trails and lots and lots of climbing. Below are just a few of our favorites.
The Leadville 100 in Leadville, Colorado
A one hundred mile race across the high-altitude Colorado Rockies, starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet.
The Lutsen 99er in Lutsen, Minnesota
A 99 mile race on both forest trails and pavement with 7,000 feet of climbing.
The Horrible Hilly Hundreds in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
A 150K route through a lot of hills and more than 9,300 feet of elevation gain.
All told, the Skykit team rode more than 10,000 miles combined last year, and we plan to ramp up this year to add more members and even more miles. At least a dozen events are scheduled.
Are you interested in being a part of it? This year, we’re opening up our cycling kits to you, check out our online store here and put in your order.
And let us know if you’re interested in cheering us on or even riding along with us, we’d love to see you rocking your Skykit gear at an upcoming race!