Press Release: The STC Responds to “Say No to the Sustainable Trails Coalition”

PRESS RELEASE December 11, 2015 For immediate release Sustainable Trails Coalition (STC) is pleased to respond to the allegations recently leveled against STC in public forums by the well-known mountain biker Ashley Korenblat. Ashley is the chief executive officer of Western Spirit Cycling, a former president of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) board, and …

Thinking and Mountain Biking (Without Going Endo)

Some of the greatest joys of mountain biking are intrinsic to the name itself: you get to bike around in the mountains! What could be better? Settling your butt onto your well-worn, perfectly-fitted, split-tail bike seat almost guarantees that you will be getting away from the multiplying vicissitudes of mini-malls, phone calls, the unrelenting “bing” …

How to Push Your Limits–Endurance Style

Mountain biking is all about pushing your limits and trying something you have never done before. This can mean trying new terrain, hitting that feature that you always skip, or participating in an extreme ride that you never thought you were capable off. One of the ways you can push yourself is with an extreme …

April Fools’: Industry Nine Introduces State Of The Art, Cutting Edge, Ground-Breaking Wheel Testing Campus with Optimized, Best In Class, Vertically Stiff, Laterally Compliant, Cloud-Based Data-Acquisition Metric Analytics that Leverages Social Media Platforms for Speed and Slop

(Asheville, NC) – Industry Nine, an innovative company in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, unveils its new industry leading wheel testing facility and lab. As the Bicycle Industry moves towards increased quantified testing to advance and refine the sport, Industry Nine has taken the lead to push development to the brink of sanity …

April Fools’: Pearl Izumi Releases the Fat Bike Bandolier CO2 Carrier

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (April 1, 2015)—Pearl Izumi, maker of ride, run and triathlon performance apparel that empowers athletes to perform better 365 days a year, is excited to introduce the Fat Bike Bandolier, a simple, lightweight device to carry all the CO2 you need to keep rolling after a puncture on your fat bike. The easy over-the-shoulder …

A Mini-Guide to Fat Biking Durango, Colorado

In the bike-crazy town of Durango, Colorado, cycling is a year-round endeavor. Not surprisingly, the area’s fat bikers have access to a wealth of squishy goodness. Because of Durango’s unique location, sandwiched between the high desert and lofty mountain peaks, temperatures can swing greatly over the course of a day, so it’s important to choose …

Undiscovered Territory: Cape Cod’s Not Bad

In a discussion about the best mountain biking on the continent, Cape Cod probably won’t come up. I for one have never heard Whistler, BC and Cape Cod, MA mentioned in the same sentence. If you try to mountain bike in Chatham, you’ll know why. All the same, Cape Cod might just provide some of …

Is Eagle, CO the Next Fruita?

For most mountain bikers, the town in Western Colorado known for its high desert singletrack is Fruita. Not so in the Central Rockies where Eagle, Colorado has been quietly earning a spot on the same map similar to its neighbor a couple of hours drive down I-70. The residents of Eagle have decided to put …

4 Reasons Why South America Should Be on Your Bucket List for a MTB Vacation

1. Adventure The beauty of travel in South America is that it is easy to get off the beaten track, and mountain biking is a quick way to get there. You’ve heard of hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, but did you know you can mountain bike an Incan trail in Bolivia? The Chorro …

The Benefits of Mountain Biking with Frame Bags

In our modern, technical world there seems to be a need to hyper-specialize everything, to focus on the slightest nuances, treating them like chasms of difference. The cycling world is not immune to this compulsion. If cycle-touring is traveling on a heavy-duty road bike laden with over-stuffed panniers for romantic adventures across the roads of …

Opinion: What Motivates You to Ride?

As I sit here in front of the fire on a cold January evening, my wife is scouring the weather forecast and, due to the potential snow storm headed our way, is wondering if she will have another day off from teaching at school. I start thinking about what another dumping of snow will mean …