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Meet the Maker: Boneshaker Bike Bags

By Jess Joyner on

Allow us to introduce you to biking badass and founder of Boneshaker Bike Bags, Anna Amidon. 

black and white of Boneshaker Bags, Anna Amidon smiling


Anna sews insanely rad, and fully custom bike bags out of her home in Moab. She also loves being outdoors, doesn’t take herself too seriously, and has a mega passion for life on two wheels. We are smitten with Anna’s unique designs and lucky for us, she was just as smitten with our Afterlife Program, taking old TREW Gear and breathing new life into it. 

Anna has created nine one-of-a-kind Fanny Packs for the TREW Afterlife Shop! Made out of old TREW threads and designed to take you on your next bike adventure and beyond, we are so excited to introduce Anna and the Boneshaker Collection!


We’ll let Anna tell us more…..

Give us the rundown.

My name is Anna Amidon, I live in Castle Valley, UT, outside of Moab! I work as a Fish Biologist on the Green, Colorado and San Juan rivers of the desert southwest studying and protecting endangered native fish species. 

When I’m not at work I’m probably paddling down the river in my kayak, exploring the slot canyons of SE Utah, reading a book in the shade, or riding bikes with friends. Big days in the mountains with friends are my favorite days! 

Oh yeah, and my partner and I also sew custom-made bike bags for my side business, Boneshaker Bike Bags.

Why did you want to collaborate with TREW?

We have been looking for a way to break into the fanny pack market and diversify our bags outside of strictly bike bags. It has been so fun to pair up with the TREW Gear Afterlife program bringing old jackets and bibs back to life as fanny packs. The creative process has been super rewarding and the fanny’s turned out fantastic. I know we all have that jacket or clothing item that has seen its last days on the mountain but you just can’t let go of. This is such a great way to recycle that coat or bib and keep the party going! 


fanny packs spread out on a white background
Fanny's ready to hit the trail!


How did you get started sewing bike bags?

We started sewing on a 1968 Singer Sewing machine that we picked up free online during the winter of 2020-21. Like many people we were spending a lot of time at home during Covid lockdown and had plenty of time to self teach how to sew. 

We had always enjoyed bikepacking trips around the 4 Corners desert SW and making our own gear just seemed like the best way to outfit our bikes cheaply. Previously we had bought name-brand bags that were constructed poorly and would fail in the middle of a 200 mile bike trip. The original drive to make our own equipment was simply to make a durable bag while also being frugal. Friends started asking about the bags we were making and slowly orders for custom bags kept us busy and learning how to make the best product possible!

Although that old Singer is retired and JUKI industrial machines have taken its place, Boneshaker is committed to being a small company supporting all types of biking pursuits. 


Why Bike Bags?

What’s special about bike bags is they are so unique to the bike frame, rider preference, and trip/ride style that it’s almost impossible to mass produce bags. Unlike almost any other types of outdoor gear, bike bags are generally made across the country (and the world!) by small shops like ours making custom bags on a one-to-one basis. Preferences and bike frames are so nuanced that there can’t be a one-size-fits-all, which creates space for small shops (like us :) to fulfill custom orders. There are so many grassroots and local bike bag businesses out there, it’s really awesome to be a part of a community holding TREW to small business. 

What is your favorite part about the making process?

I really love working with customers to design their dream bike bag, deciding fit, color, style, zippers, attachments. Being creative and making custom gear is super fun! Turning recycled TREW Gear jackets and bibs into fanny packs has been such a fun challenge - pairing colors, finding creative ways to use different pockets and zippers, and overall being able to give worn out gear a second life! 


multiple views of colorful fanny packs
Boneshakers hand sewn and one-of-a-kind creations

Rapid Fire Questions…..

One plank or Two?
One-ish, I Splitboard 

Any Pets?
Señor Gustavo aka Gus the cat 

What would you be doing if you weren’t making bags?
Riding my bike!

Favorite trail snack?

Favorite childhood TV show?
Scooby Doo.. inspired a life-long love of true crime 

Who would win in a fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco?
Taco Libre!

Go-to Karaoke Song?
"Long Time Gone" by The Chicks

What does your ideal ski/snowboard day look like? 
A big day in the mountains with friends doing anything is a perfect day!

Shop Boneshaker’s one-of-a-kind Fanny Packs (or “Hip Packs” as all the kids are calling them these days) made by Anna out of old TREW Gear that just got a new lease on life!



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