Parker Bloom

Victoria, BC, Canada


Work: Broad Street Cycles

Athletic Background: Racing fixed gears in local allycats, elite cyclocross, cross country mtb, and road

Baggies or Lycra: Baggies
Race or Ride: Race

Post Ride Treat: Whichever bottle of champagne they've chosen for the podium that day

Favorite place to ride: The 'road' rides above Boulder, CO. Paved canyon climbs that summit in eerie ghost towns and then turn to ripping dirt descents with washboard surfaces, loose corners and low traffic.


Local Gravel: BC is home to some of the best single track on the planet. A gravel ride in this part of the world includes a healthy dose of wet rocks, roots and ribbons of dirt slicing through the forest. 

Shimano Gravel Dream Build:

Focus Mares

50/34 chainrings and an 11-34 cassette

37mm tires



“I've been using the wrong tool for the right job for years now. From track bikes on city streets, to road-bikes-off-road–trails, the thrill of making it work when you've stacked the odds against yourself is addicting.”