Precision Crafted, Adventure Proven
As Apidura launches its first bags designed for everyday life instead of bikepacking adventures, we take a look back at its journey through the years and the milestones that have culminated in the creation of the City Series, inspired by adventure and designed for modern city life.
After finding existing gear lacking for her own bikepacking needs at the Tour Divide, Tori Fahey launches Apidura to create high quality, technically advanced bikepacking gear. This need-driven, product-led approach will come to define the company.
The Transcontinental Race
Apidura begins its support of Mike Hall’s Transcontinental Race, a 4,000 km race across Europe with no fixed route. The relationship between Apidura and the Transcontinental Race remains central to the brand today.
Expedition Series Launches
Apidura creates the world’s first fully waterproof bikepacking packs. The culmination of a hard journey that involved designing a whole new fabric as well as bringing welded construction to bike luggage.
Mike Hall Sets More Records
As a now well-established friend of Apidura, Mike Hall sets a still unbeaten record on the Tour Divide using Apidura packs, including prototypes that would go on to influence future designs.
So Does Kristof Allegaert
On the road, Kristof wins his record third Transcontinental Race, again using Apidura packs. He also begins to directly influence design decisions for this emerging style of racing.
Kasja Tylen Sets the Year Record
Kasja beats the 78-year-old standing Guinness World Record for the number of miles cycled in one year by a woman, riding 52,025.09 km over the year, using Expedition packs.
Jenny Graham breaks the Round-the-World Record
Apidura ambassador and friend Jenny Graham sets the Guinness World Record for the fastest self-supported circumnavigation of the world by bike, using Expedition packs and completing her ride in just 124 days.
Ian Walker Sets the Fastest Crossing of Europe Record
Dr Ian Walker rides from the Northernmost point of Europe to the Southernmost point in just 16 days, 20 hours and 59 minutes, setting a new world record for the fastest bicycle crossing of Europe.
Fiona Kolbinger Wins the Transcontinental Race
Relative ‘unknown’ Fiona Kolbinger becomes the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race outright, using the Apidura Racing Series. The Racing Series will be seen on the podium of almost every other self-supported ultra-distance road race this year.
City Series Launches
Taking everything learned from creating the world’s most technically advanced bikepacking kit and breaking records over nearly a decade, Apidura launches its first non-bikepacking bags, designed for seamlessly navigating city life.