Stay off the Trainer and on the Singletrack: 7 Essential Pieces of Cycling Apparel for Winter MTBing

It is a weird time of year to be a mountain biker. Depending on where you live, you could either be trying to get up the determination to brave the chill and ride, or putting away your bike and waxing up the downhill skis. Here in the southeast, most of us tend to mountain bike …

Mountain Biking Through History

Mountain bike trails can have many different features that draw the rider in and create an enjoyable outdoor experience. These different features could include challenging, rewarding climbs, rough, technical tread, amazing flow, man-made stunts, or gorgeous views – and the list goes on and on. Historical trail features are particularly interesting to me and whenever …

Jumping on the Jackrabbit Trails in North Carolina

A few weeks ago the opportunity to hit the road and travel to the Jackrabbit Trail System presented itself by way of an invitation to my wife from her cousin. Whenever my wife asks if I want to travel to a new trail to go riding, I’m sure to jump on it! In fact, I …

Transitioning Ski & Board Skills to the MTB Trail

Looking through the corner. The sport of mountain biking (and especially downhill mountain biking) shares many similarities with the sport of downhill skiing and snowboarding. For the average cross-country or all-mountain biker, most of the congruent skills occur in the mental decision-making department. I first learned of these similarities from my mountain biking master when …