Bell Built Contestant Feature: Alsea Falls Chutes & Ladders, Alpine, OR

Halfway between Eugene and Corvallis, nestled in Oregon’s majestic coastal range, sits the Alsea Falls Recreational Site which, before Fall 2013, offered little more for mountain bikers than an overgrown, primitive hiking trail among abandoned logging roads. Less than two years later in that same site, approximately seven miles of trail descending 1000 feet comprised of technical, buffed, bermed, and …

The Best Mountain Bike Stage Races in 2015

Looking for a stage race to tackle this year? We have you covered! In this preview we’ve rounded up a handful of the most exotic, highest, longest, unique, and epic multi-day stage races in 2015. Whether it’s for the punishment or pleasure, fully supported or survival of the insane, the first-timer or seasoned-stager, or you’re …

News: NWTA V. City of Portland Legal Action

On March 23rd, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) took the first step in a series of legal actions against Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) and the Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) recent decision to ban mountain biking in River View Natural Area (RVNA). The Portland-based chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), in an open letter to its members and supporters, said …

Portlanders Protest New Mountain Bike Ban

Is it the mud? Is it the plant life? Is it to protect hikers? Maybe it’s that lawsuit? Ask any one of the 300 bike-wielding Portland protestors on Monday and they’ll tell you it isn’t for any of those reasons. They will, however, vehemently argue the city of Portland’s sudden ban on mountain biking in River …

Video: How To Pump Terrain for More Speed

You know when to mash and when to spin, you’re a billy goat on the climbs, and you bomb hills with the greatest of ease, but somewhere between all that busy work is a technique that obviates pedaling, allows you to carry (and gain) speed through obstacles, provides more stability, and makes riding look so …

My 2015 Epics: What Are Yours?

Nothing is more exciting, outside the physical act of riding your bike, than dreaming of where you’ll ride it. Whether it’s a week in Whistler or a day at Duthie, from backcountry epics to bike park sessions, our sport has a wealth of options. As we approach the transitional season, we can start weaning our eyes …

How To Quit Squeezing in Your Rides

If you’re single, I invite you to continue ripping responsibly without any other responsibility. If you’re married (especially with children), you’re probably not getting out as often as you did during your unwed days. Maybe you’re not so much going for rides as you are squeezing them in. It’s difficult for your family to reconcile …