Bombtrack Bicycle Co. Celebrates the joy of Your local 9-mile Ride

Long live the 9-mile ride: The ride that fills a gap in your schedule. The only ride you have time for after a busy workday. It’s true, the 9-mile ride doesn’t get enough credit and is marginalized for its lack of wonder. We don’t give the 9-mile ride the credit it deserves, but that ends today. This short video is dedicated to the many riders who cherish their local loop – and the Bombtrack bikes that accompany them.

“Whenever I can, I’ll turn off my computer, take out the bike and go ride my home trails until the sun goes down. Sure, it might just be a 9-mile ride at the end of the day, but it’s those 9 Miles that give me the energy and inspiration for days on end.” (Marko Sajn)

The magic of one’s local home loop — what do we love so much about riding on our own doorstep?

There’s an obvious special attraction for the well-known and the predictable as we always find ourselves ending up on that one, certain, familiar route.

While we feel a longing for adventure and its unexperienced roads, it’s nice to play with the familiar terrain at home; whether simply trying to push things further than last time’s ride, or let it be the joy to observe the changing trail, nature, and views with alternating seasons, even if it is simply its accessibility in case there’s only time for a quick spin.

It’s reasonable to assume we all have our personal ‘9 Miles.’ But have you thought about the reason why there’s always that certain treasured track waiting for you among all the exciting trips to foreign lands? And why you repeatedly look forward to jumping on your bike and riding your well acquainted, local loop in-between?

There might be as many different reasons as diverse as the cycling audience. But if someone is based in Slovenia like our colleague and friend Marko Sajn, the actual reason is pretty obvious!

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