The sticky business of bike retailing

After a less than positive review of the Trek Concept Store in Raleigh earlier this week I thought I’d follow up with a run-down of the business considerations that (I assume) went into Trek’s foray into the world of bicycle retailing. Again, this is all pure speculation but I do have an MBA and I’m …

Legend Park is legendary

Yesterday was a rare “trail day” here at singletracks and despite the overcast and cool weather I managed to get out to two new trails in a single afternoon. One of the trails, Garner Recreation Park, wasn’t even listed on singletracks yet – shame on us! The other trail at Legend Park in Clayton, NC …

Trek Concept Store: Not clear

Mudhunny spotted an ad in Endurance magazine for North Carolina’s first Trek concept store in Raleigh and since the trails were wet Saturday we decided to check it out. Before heading out we searched the Google for directions and came across the store website which left us a bit underwhelmed. The site looked like some …

New MTB trails in downtown Seattle

Seattle area riders have found an overlooked urban location for new mountain bike trails: under the interstate. Collonade Park is located under I-5 and boasts trails built using thousands of volunteer hours over the last couple years. Read the full article and check out the amazing photos of what has been done in a clearly …

Forget Everest: Mountain bike race in Nepal

Oops, looks like we just missed this one: The first mountain bike race on the Tamrang heritage trails in Rasuwa, Nepal. Why should mountain climbers be the only ones who get to enjoy the Himalayas? Seems like a great chance to expand recreational tourism in the area, has anyone heard how this turned out?

Sorry for the lack of news

If you’re worried we’ve abandoned the blog thing, have no fear! After an international excursion, the singletracks blog will be back to daily updates starting next week. As it turns out French and German kezboards are tough to tzpe on and some of the letters are mixed up 🙂 More to come soon…

Knowing your limits versus building your MTB skills

I used to tell beginner mountain bikers that they should attempt at least one new trick or obstacle each time they go out for a ride. For some people that means trying to ride a tricky rock garden without dabbing or for others it might mean learning to speed hop log crossings. The point is …

Womens mountain bike camps

Women’s mountain bike camps and clinics popping up all over the country. IMBA is teaming up with Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain bikes at two special camps in Hood River, OR and Park City, UT. Brush up on your technique, master new stunts AND make some new friends at these weekend camps. Rocky Mountain is …

24 Solo mountain bike movie

Movies about mountain biking are usually pretty predictable. Start with an interview/profile of a tatted up rider, show him/her do some gnarly jumps, and end with “outtakes” of said rider taking some nasty falls. Score the film with a little punk or heavy metal and you’ve got yourself a legitimate mountain bike movie ready for …

Riding with your Dog

I agree with Kevin on his thoughts on riding with dogs. I have an energetic 95 lb shepard-lab mix, Jackson, as my running buddy (personal trainer might be more appropriate) but I have way too many concerns about taking him riding on the trails with me. Jackson can run 3-4 miles no problem but once …