Olympics pushing out London MTB trail

When the Olympics come to town it usually means new athletic facilities and sometimes even new mountain bike trails (look at the Georgia International Horse Park trails – you too can ride the Olympic mountain bike course!). But for mountain bikers in London, the 2012 Olympics will push out a favorite local trail to make …

MTB raffle to benefit Great Divide racer

The Fat Cyclist is organizing a raffle to help out Dave Nice, a rider in this year’s Great Divide race, a 2,490 mile jaunt from Montana to New Mexico. Nice started the month-long race last year but his bike was stolen just a few days in :(. Dave Nice is back for this year’s race …

North Shore mountain biker inspires kids

North Shore rider Ryan Leech is using his skills on the mountain bike to teach kids important life lessons through his 50-school “Trials of Life” tour this spring. The 28-year old rider starred in MTB films like the Collective and now shows off his gnarly riding in parking lots to awestruck audiences of kids and …

Mountain biking is the next … Golf?

According to an article from New Zealand, mountain biking and cycling in general are becoming more popular with riders of all ages – leading one bike shop owner to agree that “cycling is the new golf.” The article goes on to say that cycling has alot of positives – it’s good for the environment, builds …

Mountain bike job: Photographer

I’ve written a couple times about mountain bike jobs (here and here) and somehow I keep finding other jobs I’ve overlooked. The latest gig I found is mountain bike photographer and if you’re looking for a role model, Seb Rogers seems like a pretty good guy to look up to. His portfolio is pretty amazing …

It wasn’t me

The FBI is on the lookout for what I’m dubbing the “Mountain Bike Bank Robber.” Apparently this guy has robbed banks in Ohio, North Carolina, and Kentucky and in each case – he’s made his getaway on a mountain bike. The guy has been spotted on a silver or gray mountain bike in 3 out …

Mountain bike skills training

A couple weeks back I wrote about public high schools offering mountain biking courses. Now it’s time to talk about what adults can do to learn about mountain biking or improve existing singletrack skills. Gene Hamilton is a mountain bike coach who runs a company dedicated to mountain bike instruction. His company, BetterRide, puts on …

Race at the pole (North Pole that is)

For those who haven’t heard, the first ever mountain bike race at the north pole will take place on April 7. There are 13 riders signed up for the 2007 race, though sadly registration is closed at this time. Have no fear though, you too can race your mountain bike to the North Pole in …

Alot of mountain bike trails stink

I was reading an article recently about a former landfill in New Zealand that was being developed into a park with mountain bike trails and I realized something: alot of mountain bike trails are in crappy locations (sometimes literally). Essentially it seems like mountain bike trails are often allowed on land that no one really …

Alaska mountain bike trails are not in Tennessee

Tim Woody knows his mountain bike trails. The Anchorage resident was flipping through the latest issue of Outside magazine when he happened upon an ad for the state of Tennessee: “Knees scraped. Nose sunburned. Heel blistered. Burdens released.” The ad shows an interesting handlebar view of a beautiful mountain trail – the only problem is, …