Pro Cyclist Teammates Embark on ‘Pure Fun’ Biking Adventure

Gravel riding, road cycling, MTB racing, and playing on swings — that’s what these two pro cyclists do for fun.

Accomplished long-distance cyclists and gravel riders Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes are always down for fun (on bikes).

“From Howes recently winning the 144-mile 2021 SBT GRVL, and Lachlan’s self-supported Tour de France ‘Alt Tour’ project, these two know how to crush on bikes but keep it ‘pure fun’,” Cannondale wrote. Aside from enjoying being on a bike, the “pure fun” aspect is evident by the youthful playground montage.

So if you’re wondering what pro cyclists do for fun, here’s your answer.

In this film, follow Morton and Howes around the Colorado backcountry (up to the buildup of the Pikes Peak Apex MTB challenge). The film “documents moments of riding, ripping, racing, connecting, hanging, and simply enjoying the purity of the sport” — in other words, pure fun.

Runtime: 8 minutes

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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