Yelp Reviews Reveal 8 Ways Bike Shops Fail Customers


Online reviews are the great equalizer in today’s market, giving the consumer a powerful voice and an informed choice. Even poorly delivered, incomprehensible rants–from strangers, no less–are carefully weighed against the longer list of positive reviews. Four of 48 people give a bad review, and all of the sudden that business moves to the back burner because… well, what if you’re …

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Get Paid to Ride: The Uber Model Comes to Mountain Biking


While out riding with friends, how often have you heard a comment like, “Man, I wish I could get paid to do this!” While a lucky few of us are skilled enough to ride professionally, or have a lifestyle simple enough to be able to work at a local shop, the vast majority of mountain bikers …

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New 16-mile MTB Trail System on Tap for Kings Mountain, NC

Kings Mountain as seen from Crowders Mountain State Park. Photo:

IMBA and the Tarheel Trailblazers are working with State and National Parks on designing a brand-new 16-mile trail system on the NC/SC border. This project is particularly noteworthy because it takes place not only on National Park land (Kings Mountain National Military Park) but also involves land within both NC and SC State Parks. If you’ve …

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