Advocacy Alert: Boulder-White Clouds National Monument vs. Wilderness

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Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds area north of Sun Valley remains one of America’s largest and most stunning unprotected natural areas.  As such, this area was to many an obvious choice for Wilderness designation, but such a designation would prohibit cycling, which has traditionally been a large part of the area’s draw.  In an open-minded show of …

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News: Mulberry Gap Receives Approval for Guided Rides

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If you mountain bike in the Southeast, there is a good chance you’ve heard of Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway in Ellijay. The property is nestled in a valley near the challenging Pinhoti and Bear Creek trail systems in the expansive Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Beginning in 2015, Mulberry Gap will add guided rides and multi-day tours …

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New Mountain Bike Trails Opening in Tasmania

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The Australian state of Tasmanian has recently invested about $4.5M ($3.5M USD) in building 100km of new mountain bike trails across two trail networks, Hollybank and Blue Derby. The idea behind this project, like many others, is to increase tourism to the area and judging by the photos I’ve seen online, I’m ready to book …

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Video: The New Kali Deep Coverage Maya Enduro Helmet

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Kali is launching their new Maya enduro helmet today. This helmet features a softer foam that Kali claims “dissipates impacts faster and more efficiently.” This new enduro lid weighs in at 350 grams and is set to retail for $100. It’s available in “Matte Black, EnduroBro Blue, and White/Black Duo.” The integrated camera and light …

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News: Grueling Fat Bike Race: Arrowhead 135 Set for January 26th, 2015

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After communicating with race organizers and directors, this year’s infamous Arrowhead 135 may perhaps be even more brutal than in previous years. With the surge in fat bikes and crops of new competitive racers riding them, this slice of Minnesota masochism is the race to watch this winter for those who are willing to push …

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News: Niner Continues to Drop the Price of Entry for High-Quality Mountain Bikes

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For the past week or so Niner has been teasing the release of some new bikes on their Facebook page. There was rampant speculation about exactly what the surprise would entail, with probably the most common opinion being a fat bike. Well, Niner fat bike enthusiasts everywhere were disappointed when the email dropped today, without …

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