The home of independent cycling journalism

What is Escape Collective?

We are building the best damn bike website on the planet. A website for you.

We are doing this because cycling connects us with others; it is our physical and mental escape. Cycling deserves beautiful photography and meaningful writing. It deserves media that’s built on trust between reader and author. It deserves to have fun, because bikes are fun.

We have a voice and responsibility to make cycling better, to hold those in power to account, and to educate and inform. We’ll provide coverage of important topics while also writing and recording things that put a smile on your face. We do not take the unserious seriously. We do take the serious seriously.

But to grow, we need you. Your membership has a superpower: it underpins a site built on journalistic freedom and independence. At Escape, you’re the boss.

If you want to help us continue to build, please sign up now.

Become a member and receive:

  • Full access to all content
  • Direct contact with editors and other members via a members-only Discord
  • Commenting ability on all Escape articles
  • Access to exclusive members-only merch
  • Our weekly members-only newsletter
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling

Membership FAQ

What do I get for my membership dollars?

As a member, you will receive:

  • Access to all content and our members-only Discord channel
  • Commenting ability on all Escape articles (if you’re not a member, you’re not allowed to comment)
  • Access to exclusive members-only merch
  • Our weekly members-only newsletter

If we can answer any other questions about the membership or benefits, please send us an email via and an actual human being will respond shortly.

Who holds my payment information?

We use the trusted providers Stripe and Braintree to handle your payment. Stripe handles credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay, while Braintree takes care of PayPal. We never hold your payment details ourselves. 

What happens if I decide this isn’t for me?

At whatever stage that happens, you can cancel your membership directly yourself, or drop us a line and we’ll take care of it for you.

How can I get on Discord?

The Escape Collective Discord group is a members-only space to connect with other members, share stories and experiences, and speak directly with our staff. In your welcome emails you would have seen an invitation to join. If you can’t see that, please drop us an email at and we’ll send one through.

I work in a bike shop / the bike industry / I ride as a junior or professionally. Can you cut me a deal? 

Yes. First off, bike shops and the folks who work in them are the lifeblood of this industry. Show us that you prowl shop or showroom floors for a living and your membership is $10USD/year.

Secondly, it goes without saying that we appreciate all of you riders and industry folks. We have discounts for you, too, because we’re all in this together. If you are riding as a junior, or ride a bike for a living then this membership is on us. If you work in the industry we have a sizeable discount for you.

Please fill out this application form and we’ll email you back shortly with the full details.

My login doesn’t seem to be working. What can I do?

The first thing to do is check whether the email address you are using to log in is the same one you signed up with. If you are still experiencing difficulties please drop us an email at