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2022 In Review - Rapha Prestige

2022 IN REVIEW: RAPHA PRESTIGE

A look back at the people and places that made last year’s North America Prestige rides unforgettable.

10 January 2023

Unmarshalled and unsupported adventures across stunning terrain, the Rapha Prestige is all about riding for your teammates. In 2022, Rapha North America partnered with the best route builders to design courses that challenged and charmed riders from coast to coast.

PARK CITY, UT

July

 

Route built by Robbie Stout

DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA

September

Route scouted by Enze Yan

BELLINGHAM, WA

September

 

Route built by Lars Sternberg

SANTA CRUZ, CA

November

 

Route built by Tobin Ortenblad

Rapha Prestige in Park City, UT 2022

PARK CITY, UT

July 30, 2022
Photography by Justin Diamond

 

Teams gathered for a demanding day of gravel adventure, curated by cycling-obsessed Park City native and co-owner of Ritual Chocolate, Robbie Stout. Framed by the stunning Wasatch Range, Robbie’s route treated teams to sweeping vistas, some singletrack and over 11,000 ft of climbing – all at a starting altitude of 7,000 ft.

RIDE THE ROUTE

“Rapha has a way of putting together routes you would never find on any guide site.”

- Brent, Park City

Rapha Prestige in Delaware Water Gap 2022

DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA

September 3, 2022
Photography by Donalrey Nieva

Just 75 miles northwest of New York City lies the Upper Delaware Valley, considered a hidden gem by those that know it. Scouted by Rapha NYC Ride Leader Enze Yan, the route snaked along the Delaware River and treated teams to more than 110 idyllic miles of winding roads and gravel riding.

RIDE THE ROUTE

Gravel. Road. Hills. More hills. And even bigger, steeper hills. Got to soak in some really beautiful landscapes. Met some cool people along the way. It was a most excellent adventure. An experience I won’t forget.

- Erika, Delaware Water Gap

Rapha Prestige in Bellingham, WA 2022

BELLINGHAM, WA

September 17, 2022
Photography by Ian Collins

 

The Rapha MTB team, with the help of local mountain biking expert Lars Sternberg, pulled no punches for Rapha’s first MTB Prestige. Nestled inside Bellingham’s lush forests and dense trail network, the route tested teams to more than 50 miles of singletrack, forested fire roads and plenty of gnarly descents. (Not to mention a post-ride meal from Rapha Ambassador, Lentine Alexis!)

RIDE THE ROUTE

A week post-event and I’m still buzzing from a BIG day full of splendid Bellingham trails, and lots of laughs with good friends.

- Tyler, Bellingham

Rapha Prestige in Santa Cruz 2022

SANTA CRUZ, CA

November 5, 2022
Photography by Jordan Clark Haggard

 

Teams convened at Santa Cruz Bicycles pre-sunrise for an epic day of riding among the redwoods. Rapha Athlete Tobin Ortenblad crafted a route featuring Santa Cruz's finest gravel (mostly mud thanks to midweek storms), climbs and coastline flats. Vibes remained high from sun up to sun down, with the final team rolling in just past 9pm.

RIDE THE ROUTE

I have no idea how we were still so stoked at 7pm in the rain. It inspired me to do bigger rides again, and I can't wait for the next adventure with my homies.
Best. Day. Ever.

- Emma, Santa Cruz

RIDE WITH US

2022 Park City Prestige

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