Evelyn Hill Cycling Apparel by Sommerville Sports

I received a note this past week from our dear friend Barbara Kornbluh at Tandem East in Pittsgrove, New Jersey.  It’s not all that unusual to get a note or a  call from Barbara or her husband Mel, but it is always exciting since it usually means there’s something new coming: a get-together, a special event, a tandem tour, a new tandem components or perhaps even a new tandem bike offering.

This week it was breaking news on a new line of women’s apparel designed by Barbara and produced in partnership with Sommerville Sports.  For those who don’t know, this is truly a family affair in that Sommerville Sports is a cycling gear company that Barbara & Mel’s son Jed plays a major role in as a co-owner and National Sales Manager.  That inside track may explain how Mel and close friends end up with really cool jerseys like the one at right, and how Evelyn Hill Cycling Apparel came to be.  And, without giving up any state secrets, I would also note that the name of Barbara’s clothing line also has a family connection; very cool!

So, without further delay, here’s the announcement:


Over 35 years in the making, Barbara Kornbluh’s apparel line is here!

We’re very proud to introduce our women’s clothing line! Evelyn Hill Cycling was created by Tandems East’s Barbara Kornbluh, a bicycle industry veteran with over 40 years and 100,000+ miles in the saddle. Confounded by the lack of clothing choices for women not interested in pinning on race numbers, Barbara engineered a product line to meet the apparel needs of real women – everyday cyclists and commuters – with a cut that’s both comfortable and flattering.

Over the past year, Barbara has been working hard with production partners Sommerville Sports to engineer a clothing line to meet the needs of women in all sizes. From fabrics to colorful prints, each item has been carefully selected to meet the needs of our customers. It has been our goal from the beginning to produce cycling apparel that looks and feels good both on AND off of the bike, and with a wide array of colors and prints we’re certain you’ll find something that fits your style.


Our website and social media will be updated in the following weeks with online ordering details, trunk show dates, and upcoming events we will be attending to show off our new line. If this isn’t for you, please feel free to unsubscribe via the link below – However, we hope you’ll remain subscribed, spread the word, and try out the goods!


Barbara Kornbluh
Evelyn Hill Cycling


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I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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One Response to Evelyn Hill Cycling Apparel by Sommerville Sports

  1. Jed Kornbluh says:

    Thanks for the mention! We’re working on a few final details before we open online ordering but should be ready to roll by this Friday. Yes, there is a family connection.. I’m one of the owners of Sommerville Sports and spent the past year working with my mother to get the line up and running. Several of our regular trips to our factory in Shenzhen were focused on engineering the EHC line. We’re glad the line is being well received and hope you’ll continue to follow Barbara’s expansion of the product offering later in spring 2015.


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