Santa Cruz Bicycles Just Donated $500,000 to Build Trails in the San Vicente Redwoods

The mighty redwoods! Note: this photo wasn't taken while mountain biking, or on the property in question. Photo: Greg Heil

Santa Cruz Bicycles has just donated $500,000 to help build trails in the San Vicente Redwoods near the town of Santa Cruz, California, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports. An anonymous donor has also matched that gift, which puts the local land trust that now manages and oversees this parcel of land at $3.5 million for the new …

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News: The Whistler Bike Park May Double in Size During New Expansion

Photo: Logan Swayze via bike.whistlerblackcomb.com

Whistler-Blackcomb recently announced a new “Renaissance” expansion, in which they plan to invest $345 million in expanding various parts of the resort. While this expansion will be rolled out in three phases and isn’t solely focused on mountain biking, Whistler claims that this project has the potential to double the size of the bike park! Pinkbike reports …

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Marin County to Begin Enforcing 15mph Speed Limit on Mountain Bike Trails

Singletrack at Camp Tamarancho, arguably the only decent, bike-legal singletrack trail in Marin. Photo: Greg Heil.

According to a recent article published on SFGATE.com, Marin County will begin enforcing a 15mph speed limit on mountain bike trails in their open space areas. “Beginning this month, park rangers will be staking out open space areas where mountain bikers, hikers, dog walkers and horseback riders have been known to speak words to one …

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April Fools: New MTB Advocacy Group Formed to Address Lack of Frontier Bike Access

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A new mountain bike advocacy group has been gaining momentum after recognizing a gaping, black hole in current mountain bike access laws. It turns out the 1973 Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (aka the Moon Treaty) contains language that the newly-formed Inter-planetary Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) says is both discriminatory …

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Riding After Rain: Advice for New Riders

If your bike tire leaves a rut throughout the trail, it is too wet to ride, according to IMBA’s Mark Eller.

This time of year, mud, snow, and ice cover trails across the continent, and sunshine is in short supply. Most mountain bikers acknowledge that riding soft trails can accelerate erosion and widen precious singletrack into jeep roads. But sometimes, it’s tough to know if trails are dry enough to ride. “It is something that takes some experience,” said …

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Advocacy Alert: Development Threatens Pristine Region Surrounding Allegrippis Trails, PA

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The area surrounding Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania is special for many reasons, one of them being that it’s home to the Allegrippis Trails, which Singletracks rates as the 15th best trail system in the world. While Allegrippis woos riders with a fast, flowy, and fun stacked loop system that can be enjoyed by beginners …

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Someone Is Sabotaging MTB Trails in BC Again

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Last year a woman in North Vancouver, BC was caught and eventually charged with intentionally sabotaging local mountain bike trails. Well, it seems someone is at it again in BC, this time in the Nanaimo area across the water from Vancouver.  From globalnews.ca: Police say on Feb. 27, a local woman found wire strung at neck …

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SDMBA, an IMBA Chapter, Publicly Opposes IMBA’s Wilderness Position

Photo: SDMBA Facebook Page

In a statement released yesterday, the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA) publicly voiced their disapproval and opposition to IMBA’s stance on not fighting for mountain bike access in Wilderness areas. Despite being headquartered in the metropolis of San Diego, SDMBA argues that the Wilderness issue is critical for all mountain bikers living in California: With …

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IMBA Reaffirms Lack of Support for Bikes in Wilderness Areas, But Announces Possible Legal Action

Riding the 401 Trail in Crested Butte, Colorado. Rider: Caren Villaroman. Photo: Dinno Domingo.

IMBA has announced a new “assertive stance” to fight what they view as wrongful trail closures without due process in places where they have an active IMBA chapter, during their press conference Thursday. However, IMBA has reaffirmed that they do not support mountain biking in Wilderness areas, and in no way do they seek to modify the …

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