Epic Solo Female Mountain Bike Van Conversion!

Epic Solo Female Mountain Bike Van Conversion!

Meet Callie!

Callie is a solo female van lifer who has self converted her off road van into a tiny home on wheels!

Callie is pretty rad and has been in the mountain bike and outdoors industry for quite some time. At 25 she has already owned a bike shop, earned mountain bike mechanic certification, and has custom outfitted two vans all by herself.

Callie is all about women empowerment and is now working on a super rad online resource website called Wild Grit.

Through Wild Grit she plans to share her extensive knowledge about working in a male dominated industry and the many stigmas that have followed her through her alternative life choices. Through courses and write ups she wants to help women feel less alone and more empowered!

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50 Comments

  1. rolando figueroa on August 4, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Im in love shes perfect..



  2. BigBoyGiraffe Graff on August 4, 2019 at 1:43 am

    This chick shouldn’t have to deal with bs in the industry because she’s a beautiful beast of a person



  3. J West on August 4, 2019 at 1:43 am

    That is so cool! You know, people are doing it right!



  4. Weldtec Designs on August 4, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Such a cool build, love it!



  5. Jonathan Montes on August 4, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Rhonda is awesome and you are a warrior great video.



  6. Ava Reese on August 4, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Her: it’s very sturdy ( the table )
    It shakes while she says it.😂🤣



  7. Morgan Starnes on August 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Video was nice till feminism overtook it.



  8. MTB Andmore on August 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Her van has all the essentials I would totally live in one of those. No wonder hannah is camera shy. You put her on the spot and roast her @ 10:20 😂 so cool that she can joke around like that she totally reminds me of my wifey. 👍



  9. dont worry about it on August 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    how much does it cost to lift a van?????



  10. Harlock on August 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    People in Usa are so cringy



  11. Anthony Shillingford on August 4, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I’d like to know how you guys generate an income. Specifically those who live 100% out of a van.



  12. Dakota Duke on August 4, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I would like to have her build my intense m16.



  13. Kaven Gilbert on August 4, 2019 at 1:54 am

    I dont know if the stigma is real i know plenty of girls that could do this ! She as smart independent chick so fuck ya



  14. MissingLink MTB on August 4, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Inside this is one of the nicest "regular" vans I’ve ever seen. Very well laid out. Outside, oh, what a beast! I love it. Saving this video for later too as I really like some of her ideas.



  15. StopLossLOL on August 4, 2019 at 1:57 am

    2 Suggestions:
    – The cable bike lock is really easy to cut. Sooner or later, someone will steal your bike if you don’t use a better lock.
    – you can get universal laptop chargers for 12V for very little money, so you don’t have to use the inverter for that (more efficient). Same goes for 12V phone chargers.



  16. FIFTY FIFTY ONE on August 4, 2019 at 1:57 am

    You are so freaking rad!
    Brilliant. Would love to see more women doing all of this!



  17. Andreus Triant on August 4, 2019 at 2:05 am

    I don’t recommend anyone regardless of gender to mountain bike or hike alone, if you crash or fall and get badly hurt you could be in great danger without a partner or friend, and I would say that the mountain bike industry heavily encourages women to join the sport(most bikes are rideable by men and women other than saddles) with pretty much the only difference between male and female bikes being the paint job, MTB racing has equality for male and females



  18. Jose Chavez on August 4, 2019 at 2:05 am

    This woman is awesome



  19. Whisky O on August 4, 2019 at 2:06 am

    It’s true (sometimes). I’ve been in many bike shops where men have spoken down to me assuming I’m some sort of nit-wit or newbie rider. Don’t do that guys. It’s not nice.



  20. cindy hatch on August 4, 2019 at 2:06 am

    This is one of my favorite builds! Nicely done! Thxs Wow⛷🚴,🏔 she’s totally amazing! Never let anyone tell you, you can’t✌



  21. EC A on August 4, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I think a lot of my generation (X) is seriously counting on this (featured) generation to break a lot of these colonial-esque, masculine founding rules and barriers. Keep it up… We’re sending another generation to help in just a few more years. #betterchange #educationforall #equalityforall 💪🏽



  22. Rainbow Harvest on August 4, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Beautiful and interesting gal. More power to her.



  23. Cheryl McClorey on August 4, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Great that your doing this solo and enjoying mountain biking! I have been in the MTB industry for 5 years and not experienced any sexism, and vanlifed on my own. Maybe there’s a difference with sexism and some ignorant humans? Anyway good luck with the travels, women definitely respond more to seeing more women adventuring solo!



  24. Michael on August 4, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Why do you yell your questions?



  25. Paul Rendon on August 4, 2019 at 2:12 am

    First time viewer I really enjoyed your commitment towards living in a van and being aware of all the ins and outs of living on your own but your living your dream, I love your design inside looks very cozy looking forward to your adventures stay safe and have fun



  26. DJ Ghost on August 4, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Hopefully by now she replaced those tires…those are some bald tires…



  27. Ty Jack on August 4, 2019 at 2:13 am

    i love her. I’m gonna build a van and come find you.



  28. Charlie Bucket on August 4, 2019 at 2:15 am

    You need some new tires bad!



  29. Biggils on August 4, 2019 at 2:17 am

    My van build is a kiddie bed from ikea, then threw all my junk in, and left it where if fell. Being living in the damn thing for 2 years now. I’m more than done. Help!



  30. Derek Agnew on August 4, 2019 at 2:20 am

    great van love your attitude to life enjoy



  31. H R on August 4, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Yeah I think I have established that she is really cool!



  32. Martin Kulik on August 4, 2019 at 2:20 am

    wow, i am a man and thinking of living in a van, it makes me scared of someone knocking in the middle of the night, otherwise I would love that lifestyle, especially nature trips



  33. Eric Whiteside on August 4, 2019 at 2:21 am

    I LOVE your van and I also love that you name your bike. I had to explain the “importance” of naming bikes to a friend a few years ago. I’m also buying a conversion van this Sunday as my MTB rig and also my camping home for my summer job in Montana this year. I had a van over 15 years ago and I loved it…and I miss it, so it’s time for another one.

    I’m in Washington as well and I’m curious as to where you got your lift done and how much it was.



  34. Lucky SOB on August 4, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Oh no. Feminism will soon ruin mountain biking like it ruins everything else. I have not seen any sexism in the mountain bike community. All i have seen are guys welcoming women to the sport with open arms. But of course a feminist will always find sonething. Love Moe and Hannah but no thumbs up for this video.



  35. CC Evans on August 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    There’s a stigma about girls hiking or biking alone? Every time I see a woman on the trail I am always impressed. It’s easy to get out and do something physically challenging when you have friends "pushing" you, but it takes mental toughness, and physical toughness to do it on your own. Plus, it shows a level of self confidence a lot of people do not have.



  36. LongIslandADED on August 4, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Nicely built 👍🏾



  37. Max on August 4, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Love what she’s doing and her setup is sick! At 0:36 I did find it a bit weird how she says the ultimate reason she left was due to the sexism in the mountain bike industry. Agreeably its a heavily male dominated sport but Id disagree that the industry as a whole is quote ‘sexist’. She should just be proud that she does what she wants, she left and travels because shes a mountain biker and an outdoor enthusiast, not that shes a woman so she just did it to prove a point that isnt really there. Im sure thats not the only reason, but women out there dont need to put on a big show about empowerment and going against sexism. Thats all Im saying, shes clearly doing an awesome job and having fun in the process. Do shit for yourself, because you can and want to, thats the real inspiration.



  38. CheddaGuap on August 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Other than Callie being super cute, Rhonda is awesome



  39. Dracula Says I Have Great Taste on August 4, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Bear spray is weaker than Mace/pepper spray made for humans. Bears have more sensitive senses so the spray doesn’t have to be as potent. The difference is the distance it sprays. She may want to get the stronger stuff made for humans. – When I was a kid I accidentally sprayed what I though was breath spray (Binaca) into my eyes. I discovered what Mace was the hard way that day. lol It even burned the eyes from my sockets. You can see it in my user pic. 😉



  40. Dejny on August 4, 2019 at 2:30 am

    the van is super cool!



  41. Awesome MTB on August 4, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Callie is freaking amazing! #moregirlsonbikes



  42. William Potts on August 4, 2019 at 2:34 am

    No fire extinquisher ?



  43. Aden Warrington on August 4, 2019 at 2:34 am

    She likes to ride Jack😂



  44. Pranesha Bunsee on August 4, 2019 at 2:35 am

    How wide is that van? How did she make it look so spacious? Great build!



  45. jacobichoreyes on August 4, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Presentamela yo necesito una linda compañera como ella para aventurarme por todos los cerros y Montañas de USA yo le enseño hablar Español.



  46. Vanilla Rie on August 4, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Why did this video start out like a porn video?😓😂😂



  47. Gee Tee on August 4, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Stigma? That’s when people look down on you for doing something. The issue around women going it alone is about concerns of safety not about stigma against it. Is her mom a sexist or does she want her daughter to be safe and secure?



  48. Scott Jacobs on August 4, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Cool van well done



  49. Lotus // on August 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I loved the way you introduced her dog 😀



  50. Mike Reno on August 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Awesome interview and she is so friendly. Best of luck