Join Singletracks for Atlanta Cycling Fest Night Ride + Portable Pumptrack in Midtown

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The Atlanta Cycling Festival is kicking off this Saturday, June 11, with a rooftop skyline pumptrack at the Georgia Tech hotel in Midtown. Festivities start at 7pm and New Belgium will be on beer duties. Then on Tuesday, June 14, Faster Mustache is hosting a nighttime singletrack ride starting at the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. The route is about 50% singletrack, …

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A Cheap Chinese Bike Light Nearly Burned Down this Rider’s House

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In October of 2015 Adam Creager of Brandon, Florida purchased the 5,000 lumen SolarStorm Bike Light, a cheap Chinese knock off light. After just a couple of uses, the light’s battery pack caught fire, and burned his home, gutting the inside. We had actually written about the SolarStorm on Singletracks some 10 months before this …

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Review: Trail LED 3000 Lumen Bike Light

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We get asked to review a lot of bike lights but truthfully, many are just knock-offs and re-brands of existing light systems. So when Grady from Trail LED reached out about reviewing a light after reading my non-review of the 5,000-lumen SolarStorm, I was hesitant. Then I realized this is the same company that produces …

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Night Riding in Atlanta: The Most Dangerous MTB Ride in America?

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Every Tuesday night, a group of mountain bikers meet up for one of the most dangerous rides in America. The trails can be technical for sure–just think broken glass, exposed rebar, and fallen trees–but that’s not what makes this ride dangerous. Instead, the Tuesday night Faster Mustache ride in Atlanta has become a bullet-riddled tour …

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Video: Nighttime Trail Dog Shred

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Tom and Ruby don’t confine their trail activities to just during daylight hours, or even to just one species. Man and dog explore the forest at night in this fantastic shredit!

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5 Things that Keep You from Night Riding… and Why They Shouldn’t

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We’ve written extensively here on Singletracks about night riding, providing reasons why you should night ride, how to start night riding, and more. But this year, I want to examine night riding from a different angle: why don’t some people night ride? What keeps them from night riding? According to our survey data, 55% of …

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