2017 was a fun year for Hill Killer. Now that we've had some time to reflect, we compiled a list of our top five killer moments of the last year!
5. The Sea Gull Century
The 2016 ride was canceled due to weather, so we were excited to make it down to the 2017 ride in Salisbury, MD... and it went off without a hitch! We got to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones like Deltrece & Liv from the Black Girls Do Bike team. We're definitely planning to attend in 2018 and we're even making a pitch to design this year's jersey!
4. Industry Love
Do you follow @KitGrid on Instagram? We love checking out the latest and greatest design trends in cycling. In August, we launched a series of Game of Thrones-inspired jerseys and the KitGrid gang was all over them! Shout out to Attack Creative, who nailed these designs and many others for Hill Killer this year.
In late November, we launched our "Not-So-Ugly" Christmas Sweater Thermal and the fine folks over at BikeRadar included it in a roundup of holiday-themed gear! What an honor to be associated with some of the giant names in cycling apparel.
3. Civil War Century
All designers love solving problems and the Civil War Century event jersey presented us with one. Event organizer Larry Kenney of the Baltimore Bicycling Club challenged us to create a jersey that reflected the essence of the ride without evoking controversy and conflict among the participants. We heard really positive feedback from participants and now we're hard at work on the 2018 jersey!
2. We went pattern crazy!
We celebrated World Taco Day, National Guacamole Day, Halloween, World Cat Day and more with fun pattern designs. Stay tuned for more fun in 2018!
1. Your posts, selfies and panoramas!
Without a doubt, the highlight of our year was seeing all of the posts that you tagged us in. You went far, you went with friends, you were epic. We compiled many of our favorites into a quick video. Enjoy!
We hope you had a killer year along with us and we're stoked to see what 2018 brings.