How the Whiskey Off-Road MTB Race Saved My Life

After experiencing pain in the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race, Glenn’s doctors discovered he had a treatable form of colon cancer.

Help Grow Women’s Mountain Biking in Nepal

Want to shred epic singletrack while surrounded by the highest mountains in the world? You can! Want to help get more women on mountain bikes in a developing country? You can! You can do both with a new all-ladies mountain bike retreat in Nepal in November of 2017, presented by Potential Energy. This fall we will mountain …

6/6 – Nino Schurter

The following is a press release from the Scott-SRAM racing team: The Olympic Champion has completed the 2017 World Cup season with 6 consecutive wins, something no one else has ever achieved before. The last remaining goal? Defend his World Champion Jersey in Cairns, Australia in two weeks. Val di Sole, Italy. What is it …

Over a Beer: A Bike Shop Employee Responds – “May I Order that Bike/Part/Accessory for You?”

Local bike shops face an enormous inventory challenge. This article explains why keeping the right products in stock at sufficient quantities is so hard.

Drop Your Ego, Carry Your Bike: Character Building in the La Sals

Once upon a time, there was a group of mountain bike riders who loved to beat themselves (and their bikes) up with the most challenging versions of rides possible. I joined them for a ride in Moab last year. This is the story about a ride in Moab that you probably haven’t heard of. A …

10 Days Spent Exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley

“Un coche en la calle.” It was one of the first phrases my brother and I learned in Spanish. It means “a car on the street,” but to us it meant a lot more. See, my brother and I lived in separate cities, and we missed each other a lot. Taking a Spanish class was …

Mean Green: Life on the Line. Bike Patrol on the Border

Editor’s note: This article was written by Leon Baker of the US Border Patrol, El Paso Sector. It originally appeared in the International Police Mountain Bike Association newsletter, and has been republished here by permission. Mosquitoes buzz in my ears, seemingly immune to the gallons of toxic DEET sprayed over every inch of me. They probably …

Watch: Mountain Biking Whetstone Ridge in Virginia’s Remote Blue Ridge Mountains

Mountain Bike Whetstone Ridge from Hunter on Vimeo. Video by Hunter Davis. Trail Description By Joey Parent. Open a map of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and you will find a spectacular array of trails and dirt roads that lead from one end of the state to the other. This stunning ridge line is one of …

The Story of a Mountain Bike Love Affair, and Bike Buying Woes as a Woman

I’ve never really considered myself a “tomboy” but let’s face it, I’m not really a “girlie girl” either. As far back as I can remember, my choices in bicycles have always been based on a combination of performance and cool factor. This has always translated into riding a boy’s bike. My first bike crush (oh …

Press Release: The Sustainable Trails Coalition Officially Opposes E-Bikes on Wilderness Trails

Sustainable Trails Coalition (STC) opposes legalizing electrically powered or assisted off-road bicycles (e-bikes) on any Wilderness trail anywhere in the United States. STC’s goal is narrow. It is to restore and/or improve access to federally designated Wilderness areas for human-powered visitors, and only those visitors. We are working toward this goal in two ways. First, …

9 Selfish Reasons Why I’m Helping with Earthquake Repair in Nepal

When I was younger, I remember my mom asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. The answer I gave her then still holds true today. “I want to be HAPPY,” I said. I am certain she was waiting for the ballerina, doctor, or drummer answer, and yes, I would like to …

Back in the Saddle Again: 4 Tips for Rekindling Your Mountain Bike Passion

I received my first mountain bike on Christmas morning 1991. It was an Iron Horse MT400R, a rigid steel frame that was a beast. I loved it. Living in the hot desert of Arizona allowed me to go for a ride on Christmas day. That day, mountain biking sparked a fire in my soul that …

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