Colorado Brewery Has a Bike Shop Inside, and Service Includes Free Beer

A bike shop has opened inside a Colorado craft brewery, and customers get a free beer with their purchase of shop services.

The Uber of Mountain Biking Is Taking Off: Sacred Rides’ Getaways Program Now Out of Beta

In June of 2016 I chatted with Mike Brcic from Sacred Rides about their upcoming guide sharing product offering, which has now been released to the general public. To review, the idea was to apply a “ride share” model to the guided mountain bike tour industry. Sacred Rides has been extremely successful with their longer duration, …

Where Should You Go for Mountain Biking Advice?

While in general sense riding a bike is not overly complicated, once you move beyond the confines of the local bike path and hit some real mountain bike trails, and then go looking for more in depth knowledge, it can quickly become a daunting task to sort through all of the information and misinformation regarding trail 411, …

Controversial New Rules Handed Down by the UCI for 2017 DH Racing

The UCI management committee recently met to discuss rule changes across several cycling disciplines, one of which was downhill mountain biking. After already reducing the Female Elite field size to 20 for the downhill finals for the 2016 season, for 2017 it will be further reduced to 15, while at the same time the number …

8 Category-Killing Mountain Bikes

While many, if not most, mountain bikes are easy to slot into their intended category such as cross-ountry, downhill, trail, fat, etc., some recent designs have transcended definition and can play comfortably in several categories. This is achieved either by simple component changes or, in some cases, on the fly adjustments. Here are 8 mountain bikes that defy …

How To Choose Your First Mountain Bike

Soon after getting bitten by the mountain biking bug, you will be ready to purchase your first “real” mountain bike. The myriad of prices, models and types of mountain bikes available makes the process not unlike buying a car. This guide will give you the info you need to be an informed buyer with realistic …

Get Paid to Ride: The Uber Model Comes to Mountain Biking

While out riding with friends, how often have you heard a comment like, “Man, I wish I could get paid to do this!” While a lucky few of us are skilled enough to ride professionally, or have a lifestyle simple enough to be able to work at a local shop, the vast majority of mountain bikers …

How To Organize A Grassroots MTB Race

Have you ever participated in a mountain bike race that was poorly run and frustrating? On the flipside, are there races that have had a great vibe and went off without a hitch that you invited all your friends to come out to? It turns out there’s a lot involved in organizing a mountain bike race …

News: Rocky Mountain National Park To Allow Limited Mountain Biking

In a recent announcement that marks the successful culmination of lobbying by local mountain bike advocates as well as collaboration between Grand County, Colorado State, and National Park Service officials, a two-mile stretch of the East Shore Trail will soon be open to mountain bikes. The East Shore Trail is six miles, two miles of …

Race Report: Inaugural Winter Park Fat Bike Race Series

With fat bikes taking the market by storm, it is only natural that some races develop around the platform. Even USAC is getting in on the action with a “Fat Bike National Championship” in February. Here in Colorado there have been a few fat bike race series over the last several years, but with venues …

Review: Zoic Ether Shorts and Transition Tech Tee

Zoic has an established reputation when it comes to quality cycling apparel, producing gear that is functional but also stylish. I’ve purchased their gear with my own money for a while now, but I recently got to sample a couple of their latest and greatest garments: the updated Ether baggy shorts and newly-released Transition LS …

Review: Light & Motion Taz 1500 Bike Light

Deny it all you want, but the days are getting unmistakably shorter. Those of us who like to keep riding into the fall and even winter will need lights… or time off work. In recent years the cycling light market has exploded from just a handful of high-end models to a whole spectrum of choices …