24 Hours in the Sunny Old Pueblo [Race Recap]

Helena Kotala takes on the 24 Hours of Pueblo – a 24-hour race in Tucson, for a full day of racing without sleep.

Lezyne Connect Smart Pairs Front and Rear Lights for Mountain Biking at Night [Review]

The Lezyne Connect Smart bike light kit pairs a front and rear light and allows riders to customize the output using a free app.

The Bell Super 3R Full Face Helmet – Review

The Bell Super 3R is a great convertible full face helmet. It isn’t the cheapest helmet, but the versatility is worth it for anyone who only occasionally needs extra protection.

Juliana Joplin C Long Term Review

In 1999, pro rider Juliana Furtado created the first women’s-specific mountain bike with the help of Santa Cruz Bicycles. Called the “Juliana,” this first bike eventually evolved into its own brand by the same name. In the years since, Juliana has become a key player in the charge to create bikes for women who can …

8 Reasons to Ditch the Trainer and Ride Outside This Winter

As we recently witnessed the first snow of the season here in Pennsylvania, my mountain biking friends and acquaintances seem to be dividing into two camps–those that love winter and embrace the white stuff with open arms, and those that relegate themselves to indoor workouts on the trainer until spring, claiming that below-freezing temperatures are no …

Newly-Formed Pennsylvania NICA League Kicks Off with Successful Inaugural Season

As I sipped coffee and braced myself against the cold wind whipping across the lake at Yellow Creek State Park, I listened to 12-year-old Luly speak in nervous anticipation of her first mountain bike race. Luly is a member of the Centre County Crows, a youth mountain bike team based out of State College, PA. …

Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day on December 3

Whether you love fat bikes or hate them, there’s no denying that they have become a solid fixture in the world of mountain biking, and invite their own following and unique culture. They even have their own holiday–Global Fatbike Day, which takes place on the first Saturday in December. Global Fat Bike Day (GFBD) started as …

How to Build a Bike Park: Navigating an Unprecedented Path in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is notorious for its technical riding. It’s hard to find a trail, much less an entire trail system, that isn’t riddled with rocks and roots. The Allegrippis Trails are different, boasting over 30 miles of flowy, smooth singletrack just a half hour away from Rothrock State Forest, some of the most technical riding that …

Women’s Pactimo Apex Mountain Bike Shorts Review

A review of the Pactimo Apex women’s mountain bike shorts.

Women’s Mountain Bike Clothing: Pactimo Apex Jersey Review

Pactimo Clothing has traditionally focused on custom cycling attire, such as team kits. They also offer a variety of cool jerseys made-to-order, including their state series and Jerseys for a Cause, which benefits a particular organization or cause each time someone buys a jersey. But Pactimo also offers a catalog of standard apparel, and now, …

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: One Mountain Biker’s Race Against MS

Grace Ragland is an avid mountain bike racer, coach, IMBA-certified instructor, NICA league board member, Liv Ambassador, motivational speaker, and professional seamstress. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, but spends an extended period of time in Colorado each summer to hang out and race her bike. She’s raced the Leadville 100 four times, the Breck Epic three …

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Mountain Biking

When choosing a hydration pack you need to consider many different factors. For instance, how much water you want to carry, how much other storage space you’ll need, and how you want the pack to fit. I’m going to walk you through some of the main points you’ll want to consider, and offer a few …