Mountain Bike Only “ski resort” in New Hampshire

While many east coast ski areas are adding mountain bike trails to attract summer guests, Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire is a ski mountain that is strictly for mountain bikes. No one has skied at Highland for 12 years so this mostly abandoned resort was recently made over into a mountain bike destination …

Pearl Izumi being sold to Shimano

Shimano is ramping up their move into cycling apparel with the purchase of Pearl Izumi, the popular bike clothing and shoe company. Does this mean we’ll be seeing SPD-compatible jerseys? XTR bike shorts? We’ll see. The word is that Pearl Izumi will continue to operate as an independent company and the facilities in Broomfield, CO …

Cannondale 29er 4 Test Ride

Yesterday I got my first chance to ride a 29er mountain bike over at Roswell Bikes and I thought I’d share what I learned from my (brief) test drive. The bike was a hard tail Cannondale 29er 4 and despite the awkward name it seemed well constructed, especially compared by my 1999 model Trek 😉 …

Weekend Ride Report: Sumter National Forest

24 miles of singletrack. In February. In shorts. That pretty much sums up the incredible Saturday mudhunny and I had in Sumter National Forest outside Augusta, GA. We parked at the newly constructed trailhead parking area just off Key Road and crossed to the other side of the paved road to ride the Wine Creek …

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Turns 10

This is the 10th anniversary of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) and there is plenty happening to mark the occasion. Adventure Cycling is offering its first ever guided ride of the entire route from June 15 – Sept 5 (that’s 82 days for those keeping track). I hope you’ve been saving your vacation …

How to look like a mountain bike rockstar

I came across a link to thehelmetmohawk.com the other day and needless to say I was intrigued. Apparently the helmet mohawk attaches to any helmet using suction cups and has been tested at speeds above 200 mph in case you’re worried about yours falling off on the trail. I suppose if snowboarders are allowed to …

Olympic mountain biking without the mountains

Apparently there is some concern over the selection of the 2012 London Olympic mountain bike course since the proposed site in Essex, England has very little elevation change – less than 300 feet for the course. It’s not clear if this means 300 feet of total climbing over the entire course or if the high …

Can a bike be a lemon?

According to the online legal dictionary, a lemon is “a car that gives you serious trouble soon after you buy it.” Many states even have lemon laws to protect buyers from being stuck with a defective vehicle but what about bikes? Could a bike be a lemon? I never really considered this idea myself until …