After deciding to Race the Tour Divide with only 2 weeks until the Grand Depart in 2013 Josh (founder and my partner at the time) got a crash course in bike touring in the next few days. Having never actually been bike packing before, he bought a bike on eBay and put the plan in motion. 1,000 miles and 10 days later his lack of planning caught up with him and Josh dropped out of the race due to an Achilles tendon injury. But the one thing that stuck was his love of bike packing. Not being able to afford all the flashy commercial gear, and having a sewing machine, this whole dream was born... He then taught me (Jacquelyn) how to sew. For the next 6 years we both worked full-time jobs and sewed bags on the side. Each year we continued to get busier and busier and I was eventually able to leave my full-time teaching job and focus solely on BroadFork bags. Josh got a promotion at work and became too busy to do both, so I started taking over all aspects of the business. Then in 2020 Josh and I decided amicably to go our separate ways. I didn't want to see BroadFork Bags crumble, so with Josh's full support he helped me get the business up and running in my new home in Oregon. I continued the business on my own in Oregon for a year and a half before deciding to go back to Utah. I missed all the great access to trails and my biking community. There is nothing like leaving a place to remind you how much it means to you. I had some great times, but Utah will always be my home.