Sweet Fleece

This is one Sweet Fleece. Perfect for fall, midweight, with pockets and a hood. Wear it between races, then wear it out to dinner. No need to run back to your room. This classic hooded sweater fleece is ideal for travel. Sometimes you need a layer that's a bit nicer.

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Sculling Jersey

We love small boats! So much fun designing this jersey. Ultralight, moisture-wicking, and very soft, using spacers to spell out the name of one of our favorite pursuits, SCULLING! This triblend feels as good as it looks. 

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Scully de los Muertos unisex triblend tee. Lightweight and moisture-wicking at ridebackwards.com.

Let the Spirit of Rowing Guide you.

Erg Rats. A worldwide community of indoor rowers training together on the iron horse. Take what you can use and leave the rest. No egos, just ergos.

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The Erg Rats are now on ErgZone. Lots of cool features on this app, and those with a subscription can easily access our workouts with one click. Another great tool in your rowing toolbox. Join our indoor infantry!

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It's back! The Erg Rats 22 unisex ultralight tank. This must-have unisex jersey tank top is updated with a modern fit and super-soft feel. Not everyone likes to row or train in sleeves; this tank is moisture-wicking and slim fitting but is nota compression top or uni. Move freely with a little breathing room as you throw down the meters. 

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Erg Rats midweight brushed-back fleece hoody with open bottom hem and front welt pockets at ridebackwards.com

Erg Rats 22 Hoody

The official hoody of the Erg Rats Training Team. Ultimate softness and comfort unite in this brush-backed midweight fleece hoodie. Unique detailing on the front welt pockets for a clean finished look. The open bottom hem provides a sleek look that doesn't bunch or hinder your flow.

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Fools Fest Sprints Races

We've got the heats! Check out the great line-up of virtual erg races we have planned for early spring season.

The ergon metron

The first and only worldwide year-round virtual erg race championship series. Four challenging stage races, one every season to keep you in it and on it because for the true competitor, it’s never over…

Competitors can enter each stage race as a solo event for $20 or sign up for the Series Cup for $60. Enter one race, enter them all, but only those who complete all four seasonal stage races will be named an Ergon Metron Master and receive an Elite EM Master Race Cap.

The Ergon Metron Champion will be the rower with the fastest overall combined time from all four races.Learn more about each seasonal stage race, participation rules, and register at foolsfestsprints.com

Comfort that performs


Looking for some sick UV-protected decals or a plush erg & gym towel? Look no further.

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Checking it Down - Notes from the dock

Ride Backwards Statement on 2022 Masters Nationals Boycott

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