How To Be a Mountain Bike Dad


It is no secret to most of you that frequent the pages of that mountain bikers can be, at times, “overwhelmingly enthusiastic” about their sport.  I recently turned 37 years old.  I am a husband of almost 15 years, a dad to 7 1/2-year-old twin girls, and I have been a veterinarian for almost 10 …

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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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Watch: Top 5 Beginner Mountain Bike Mistakes

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Once you are hooked on mountain biking its very easy to get carried away and end up with a broken bike, an injury or with a very long walk home. Here are the top 5 mistakes we have made, and see other people making, and how you should avoid making them yourself.

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Watch: 5 Ways To Improve Your Climbing

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Climbing is usually the part of your ride you don’t look forward to, but it doesn’t need to be a struggle. Neil and Marc share some key tips covering your gear selection, power output, fitness and position on the bike to make the uphills more satisfying and help you save energy for the fun part…descending!

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