Over a Beer: Mountain Towns Don’t Always Welcome Mountain Bikers

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. The title statement may seem obvious to some people, but I think it’s a good reminder …

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WTB and the Semper Fi Fund Host MTB Event for Wounded Veterans


WTB recently sponsored an event with the Semper Fi Fund in California, hosting 16 physically and/or mentally wounded veterans for a weekend of rides, shuttles, and skills coaching. WTB/Cannondale Overmountain team members Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler were among the pros sharing the stoke with this group of vets, and the whole thing went down on a private …

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The Bay Area Ridge Trail: A 550-Miler Close to Home


Long distance trails hold a special allure for outdoorsy folks, and judging by the success of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, the notion holds sway for folks all along the spectrum from couch potato to uber outdoorist. (Read both of these books, but please don’t pay money to see …

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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 …

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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 …

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Podcast: Singletracks Talks About Electric Mountain Bikes


In today’s episode, Jeff, Greg, and Aaron discuss the issue of e-bikes on mountain bike trails. We cover a recent study by IMBA and new regulations out of California and also talk about why so many mountain bikers are opposed to electric mountain bikes and where, if anywhere, they might be appropriate. You can subscribe …

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