Topics of Expertise: Running, Cycling, Bikepacking, Camping, Hiking, Fitness, Nutrition
Years in Expertise: 15+
Number of Products & Number of Hours Tested: 1,500+ products, 5,000+ hours
Education & Certifications
Education: Bachelor’s of Journalism, University of Minnesota
Years of Writing: 15+
Previous Publications: City Pages (Minneapolis alt weekly, defunct); TheLoveOfSports.com (defunct)
A Word from Adam Ruggiero
I vowed never to work in a cubicle and discovered early on I loved writing and playing outdoors. There are very few professions that satisfy all three of those facets — I’ll be damned if I don’t know how good I have it.
I began working on a sports talk radio show in Minnesota (KFAN) and soon after covered auto racing for an upstart website. When those didn’t pan out, I quit my jobs and bummed around Hawaii and Puerto Rico for a year. When I came back, I decided to write until someone gave me a shot.
My personal interest include Fetch (throwing or chasing), ball sports of all kinds, boxing, farming, auto racing, and any manual trade.