Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors. It’s not going to be long before a good portion of us will be hanging up the bikes and switching to more appropriate winter sports. At the very least, the … Continue reading
We’ve written extensively here on Singletracks about night riding, providing reasons why you should night ride, how to start night riding, and more. But this year, I want to examine night riding from a different angle: why don’t some people … Continue reading
We’ve all heard the hilarious story about how to tell the difference between black bears and grizzlies, right? Black bears will have remnants of berries in their scat, and grizzlies will have remnants of bear bells in theirs! All joking … Continue reading
There are many elements to successfully riding a difficult technical obstacle like a high skinny, but one that doesn’t get much attention is when and where to focus your eyes. I’ve found that vague reminders like, “Eyes ahead!” or “Don’t stare … Continue reading
Are you scared of jumping? There’s a good reason for it. But you can learn it! Top free-rider Richard Gasperotti, who took part in the legendary Red Bull Rampage contest four times, will be your teacher. Watch the video here.
Many times, it is easier to go over an obstacle than around it. Top free-rider Richard Gasperotti, who took part in the legendary Red Bull Rampage contest four times, will be your teacher.
In this episode we’ll learn how to go through flat corners and bermed ones. Top free-rider Richard Gasperotti, who took part in the legendary Red Bull Rampage contest four times, will be your teacher. Watch the video here.
The Trail Doctor is IN, and he’s writing you a prescription for getting your bike’s gear shifting working again. Bad shifts can ruin a ride or even snap a chain, so knowing how to fix your shifting on the trail … Continue reading
The skill of riding straight–holding a line, as it’s commonly called–is one of the most fundamental mountain bike skills. It’s not just used for riding skinnies, like the length of logs, planks, and elevated boardwalks, but staying on your line through … Continue reading
I took part in my first XC race over the weekend: the 6th Round of the Ontario Cup at Mountainview in Midland. It nearly broke me, and I loved every lung-burning, testicle-crushing, breakfast-losing second of it! Right from the start … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about all the reasons people give for not biking. But perhaps instead of giving you a list of reasons why they don’t bike, people just want to know why in the … Continue reading
Picture this: You’re renting a mountain bike for a trip to Whistler or Park City and on the rental form, they ask you to rate your riding ability: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert. It turns out that plenty of people … Continue reading