In 1919, a talented young bike racer from Flanders named Henri “Ritte” Van Lerberghe showed up bikeless to the starting line of the Tour of Flanders. The First World War had just ended, and Ritte traveled to the race straight from the frontline. He borrowed a bike from a local, and in the typical Ritte style, attacked the pack almost immediately. Ritte built up such a sizable lead by the finishing town that instead of heading to the velodrome for the victory lap, he decided to veer off course and stop at a pub for pint. One beer turned into three or four, and despite the fact that he now felt more like hanging out with the locals than winning the biggest race of the year, Ritte was coaxed back on his borrowed bike and wobbled across the street to complete the finishing laps on the velodrome. Ritte had won Belgium’s greatest race and had fun doing it.
Ritte Bicycles began in 2008 with the goal to produce beautiful, well-made bikes for people who appreciate having something unique.
Our bikes aren't for everybody, but we think that’s a good thing. So if you’d like a bike that rides beautifully and looks stunning, a bike that stands out from the others, then maybe we’re for you.
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