We have this saying in the product world that you must be careful not to create a product for yourself. The last thing you all need is a bottle designed by one of us without us stopping to think about all the incredible feedback and thoughts you have shared.
Maghalie Rochette is a professional cyclocross rider from just north of Montreal. She has made a life of it, living on the road with her husband, coach, mechanic and agent, David, exploring roads and courses across the globe. She is a dreamer at heart and that has given her the ability to believe she can be the amongst the best in the world. In 2019, she proved that her dream was a reality when she won the famous Jinglecross World Cup race in Iowa.
We chose Vermont as a home for many reasons, and recreation was one on the top on the list. We love running out our door on the Richmond Mountain Trails and riding mountain bikes on the 40+ miles of trails right from the center of town. None of this would be possible without the incredible generosity of private land owners and without the hard work by the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA).
Sonya Looney is a world champion professional athlete, mindset and mental skills coach and runs the popular podcast, The Sonya Looney Show. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sonya on her show and had an absolute blast. She has a genuine approach to interviewing her guests and guides the conversations seamlessly. When I started talking with Sonya, we both thought it would be really cool to make a bottle together. So, I'm pleased to introduce the Sonya Looney F*cking Magical bottle!
Back in 2019, on a cross country ski on Mt Hood, the idea of a non-plastic cycling bottle was born. We had this big realization that we consumed water out of plastic in all the sports and activities we loved. Cycling, in particular, jumped out as having a huge problem waiting to be tackled. We are product geeks at heart and from that moment forward we jumped straight into the world of bottles. WOW, did we have a lot to learn!
When we first came up with the idea of Bivo, we lived in Portland, OR. One of our good friends there, Angharad (we call her Ang for short), inspired us by her endless adventures and love for all types of riding.
We are a small team of six people living (mostly) in Vermont. We love product, challenges, being outside, bikes, and people. Our hometown of Richmond is nestled in the green mountains and is home to 40+ miles of mountain bike trails and hundreds of miles of dirt roads.
You probably know by now that we love color. But when we saw this new gray on our bottle, we hemmed and hawed and finally said, "ok, we just have to make it." So grab your bright kit and take this new gray for a ride!
It's February! We know it's not for everybody, but we love winter. And, we all know that nordic skiing is the best way to enjoy the snow (says Carina). This one in Vermont has been a little less white than we'd like but we still have been getting out for some great adventures.
A few weeks ago, we got word of a rad woman named Claire Bruce who was taking on the challenge of climbing the Gaps of Vermont this winter on her fat bike. There are some crazy stats about Vermont mountains, including the fact that we have THE STEEPEST PAVED MILE CLIMB IN THE COUNTRY.
In 2022, we came together with our friends at Velocio to design a bottle dedicated to 1% for the Planet. We are super excited to announce that ALL profits from this bottle will go to 1% for the Planet!