Team Great Eskape - Cycloss, Gravel, tomfoolery.
#RecklessInPursuitOfGlory, The Great Eskape is a team of likeminded bike nuts serious about not taking this whole racing thing too seriously. We are out there on the race course because we think it's fun and we like to have fun. We're better known for double-fisting handups, mid-race wheelies, and getting sideways through corners for no reason at all, but don't sleep on us - there are some seriously fast dudes and ladies on this team to balance out the couple hungover DFL4Lyfers.
This whole "team" thing (yeah we are registered with the USA Cycling Fun Polizei and all that, but HANDUPS ARE NOT A CRIME) isn't really all that we're about. We're just a big group of good friends who like to ride our bikes, pitch our tents, sit by a firepit, drink our coffee outside, and generally have a big dumb time, and we usually like to do it together. We made this site because we think the way we do things is liberating, but in an attainable way, and we want to spread the message that the bike life doesn't have to be guided by the Velominati's stupid fucking rules or require you to quit your job and go on 90 day bikepacking ultra adventures down the spine of the Himapatagonirocky mountains. Bikes are fun. Let's have fun. Sneak that fun in where you can.
Maybe you don’t have time for multi-day epic benders via bike; the greater challenge is how to balance the rest of your life with that desire to eskape that is in all of us. A 15-day tour is great and all, but 15 seconds is maybe more accessible. With every ride, blog post, and event, we’re trying to capture that.
We love all bikes, but we mainly stick to racing cyclocross and gravel events. For membership and sponsorship inquiries, or to just give us a shout, email us at greateskap3 (at) gmail.
Keep up with us on insta: #15seconsofflow #recklessinpursuitofglory #greateskape