Velorution's owner at the time - Joey - was an amateur bagmaker himself, having made bags for his own bikes beginning in early 2010. Joey liked Andrew's gear so much that he offered to start carrying them, and Bedrock Bags was born. For the next four years, Andrew and Joey worked together on design, bouncing ideas off each other virtually every day, and the bags incrementally improved from solidly functional to truly unique and superlative, becoming some of the nicest gear available. In early 2016, Bedrock and Velorution joined forces, officially combining the two businesses and creating the world's first adventure-centered shop that is also a manufacturer. In late 2017, after intense growth, Bedrock spun off on its own again, with both Andrew and Joey on board, along with their talented team. For the future, we promise to always provide the best gear we know how, using the best materials we can source, and keeping manufacturing in the United States. Come along for the ride!
With the sudden popularity of bikepacking and adventure bicycling, we have seen many bikepacking gear sellers pop up in the last few years. Some are individuals working out of their garage; some are huge corporations having bags produced in China. Often the people designing or making bags aren't even bikepackers! The Story of Bedrock begins before bikepacking came into the limelight, early in 2012. Andrew had taught himself to sew about a decade prior, making all sorts of outdoor gear for himself, family, and friends. In January 2012, he heard that a new bike shop (Velorution Cycles) had opened in Durango, and was specializing in bikepacking gear. Around that same time Andrew had decided to make a set of bikepacking bags for his own use, and he took them to Velorution Cycles just for kicks.