Follow Bermstyle.com for the latest in gear reviews, news of epic trails and tips for enhancing your ride. Documenting mountain biking and cycling in the Pacific Northwest, we’re storytellers, advocates, trail builders, and MTB skills coaches that live for the next bike adventure. Our mission: contribute to the growth of the sport by acting as a resource for riders both new and experienced.
A number of our contributors are certified and experienced mountain bike instructors, and we believe the industry has a responsibility for growing the sport by encouraging newcomers and building capacity.
We believe in leading by example and feel it is important to be an ambassador of the sport. Regardless of our location, we have consistently have been active with our local bike advocacy groups, whether it’s acting as ride leaders and helping build community, or by designing and leading trail projects. We have experience as pro trail builders and are currently involved in helping build our local bike parks in partnership with our local club and the parks department. Towards that end, we continue to create content with the aim of providing online resources for pump tracks, information on trail building, bike repair, and developing bike handling skills.
The site initially began as a creative side project documenting life on wheels. Once again based in Portland, Oregon, we can be along the west coast, exploring the newest trail system and epic destinations.
If you would like to have your product reviewed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Products can be sent to the following address:
Jason Van Horn
C/O Bermstyle, LLC
2425 NE 50th #13013
Portland, OR 97213
Jason Van Horn
Editor / MTB Skills Coach / MTB Trails Advocate
Known for his unending desire to play on anything with two wheels and a handlebar, Jason has been creating content about riding bikes since 2004.
His photography has been featured in Bike Magazine, Mountain Bike Action, Dirt Rag, Bicycling, Decline Magazine, Enduro MTB Magazine, the New York Times, Momentum Magazine as well as a coffee table books or two. A UBI certified bike mechanic, former professional trail builder, Jason is an experienced Bicycle Skills Coach certified by the Professional Mountain Bike Skills Instructor Association (PMBIA). He also coaches for www.Bikeskills.com in Portland, Oregon.
Although he considers himself a Mountain Biker first, Jason has a sizable quiver of bikes that include both trail and enduro bikes, a downhill bike, an XC bike, dirt jumper, gravel bike, and fixed gear.
Editor / Test Rider
Inga loves mountain biking; so much that she felt inclined to give back to the sport that makes her so happy. First working for the International Mountain Bicycling Association as part of the Trail Care Crew Program with her partner Jason Van Horn, she had the opportunity to travel and experience trails all over the U.S. and Canada. After IMBA, she returned to a more conventional existence continuing to give back to her favorite sport, working with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay as their Membership Director and ride leader for the monthly women’s Ride Like a Girl rides, the San Francisco Urban Riders as their Community Manager and the Bay Area LUNA Chix Mountain Bike Team organizing women’s monthly rides and clinics.
She also works with Bikeskills.com as the Marketing Manager and Instructor. She has also spent the last 8 years contributing to Bermstyle.com as an editor, model, and test rider. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon working as the Marketing Manager for Nau Clothing.
She loves (and owns) bikes of all genres and splits her time between hitting the trail and group rides with her girlfriends on the road. You can find her pedaling just about anywhere in Portland, and on her time off can be found riding at Sandy Ridge, Post Canyon or exploring a new trail.
Inga is currently available for private mountain bike clinics, modeling or talent gigs. If you are interested in working with her, please do not hesitate to get into contact.
Test Rider/ Site Dev
Adam spent years as a site manager for a popular Mountain Bike Forum and website, but now works as a Developer; we made him move to Portland to ride bikes with us.
This site often utilizes affiliate links. Purchases made through these links result in a portion of your total purchase given to Bermstyle as part of a revenue share and help fund the site.
Gear Reviews: Items discussed on the site are generally acquired in one of three ways:
- Products purchased at retail
- Products purchased directly from the manufacturer
- Products provided as samples from the manufacturer
We focus on products we’re excited about and ride every product we review extensively. If we don’t like a product it’s unlikely we’ll write about it — life’s too short to have a bad ride.