45 Mountain Bikers’ Bikes Confiscated for Riding Unauthorized Trail

photo: Xerien

Over the weekend authorities confiscated more than 45 mountain bikers’ bikes after the riders were found trespassing on Marine base property in California. The riders started out on trails in the Sycamore Canyon area and claim to have unknowingly followed trails into the off-limits area. Military officials confiscated bikes and escorted the riders off the property, leading many …

1,012 SHARES | 16 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

The Appetite Seminar, Fairfax, CA – The Longest-Lived Mountain Bike Event EVER (Probably)


Since 1975, Marin and Bay Area residents have been preparing for the Thanksgiving Day feast by participating in the Appetite Seminar—a 20-mile mountain bike ride with 4,000 feet of climbing up and over the Pine Mountain Loop. While this year’s version was accompanied by crisp, clear, and cold (38 degrees to start—and yes I know …

452 SHARES | 6 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

Two-Wheeled Mayhem at the Clif Bar Cykel Scramble

Clif Cykel Scramble

When I was informed I’d be racing in the inaugural Clif Bar Cykel Scramble due to my amazing prowess on a short-track with obstacles and ramps and jumps (or because the first-stringer was called away to a wedding and nobody else could/would do it), I was confused. “Wait, it’s a…what?” “A relay race thing with …

151 SHARES | 3 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

2015 IMBA Epics: 6 More Trails to Add to Your Bucket List

photo: stumpyfsr

Last week IMBA announced their 2015 Epics and as usual, each one of these picks is truly lust-worthy! This year’s class includes a trail in Iceland among the US picks and, in keeping with the recently-clarified Epic definition, these rides average a stout 62 miles each. Armstrong to Strawberry (California) This 39-mile route actually connects …

246 SHARES | 3 COMMENTS | Continue reading »