Project WanderSpire Plans to Mountain Bike 8,800 Miles to Benefit Stroke Victims

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Arthur Thomas “Tom” Lillquist and Michael Dionne are planning quite the adventure for 2016: mountain biking the Colorado, Great Divide, and Arizona trails, plus others for a total of 8,800 miles of trail riding. The duo is dedicating their ride to helping the National Stroke Association by raising funds and awareness along the way. As they …

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Mountain Bikers: We Like Beer

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Mountain bikers love them some craft beer! At least, that’s the rather unsurprising conclusion our survey on mountain bikers’ favorite beer found. For many of us, mountain biking is about connecting with unique places and enjoying locally-brewed beer is, in many ways, very similar. Judging by the big breweries and well-known beers listed above, you …

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3 Under the Radar Cycling Adventure Books

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When it comes to the arts, cycling is underrepresented. Sometimes I get so bored re-watching American Flyers and Breaking Away, that I actually dust off my Quicksilver or Rad VHS cassettes. That’s why if a book or film is released that in any way features a bicycle, I feel it’s my duty to support the …

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Specialized Medicine: The Impact of Cycling on ADHD

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages worldwide and is one of the leading disorders diagnosed in childhood. The characteristic behaviors of ADHD include varying grades of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While these behaviors may seem normal for any school-age …

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5 Handmade Beer Accessories for Mountain Bikers

Crookedoakdesign has found a way to upcycle those old bike tubes AND keep your beverages cold.

In my quest for handmade bike accessories I stumbled across several clever, and perhaps even life-altering, bike accessories that the mountain biking beer drinker should consider. As a generous person, I have decided to share these true etsy.com gems. Note: etsy.com offers only handcrafted items by individual sellers. Items can, and often do, sell out. …

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Athens Twilight MTB Criterium: A Triumph over Skinny Tires

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There’s nothing cyclists love quite like mixing disparate pieces of their culture for dubious reasons. That’s why, when someone came up with the idea of adding a MTB Crit to the Athens Twilight weekend of bike racing, the sport of cycling responded with a resounding, “Sure, why not?” That’s how cycling should be, after all: …

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Opinion: Quit Your MTB Proselytizing

Gratuitous action photo showcasing MTB awesomeness and fanaticism. Photo: Trevor Warne

proselytize – verb: to try to persuade people to join a religion, cause, or group. I’ve observed an interesting phenomenon in the world of mountain biking that I honestly don’t think I’ve seen in any other sport else, at least to this degree. That phenomenon is this: the average mountain biker seems to think that we …

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