Currently Trending: The Night Ride

As the days grow shorter, aided substantially by our recent return to Standard Time, mid-week after work riders are forced to strap on lights if they are to survive. That the black of night will soon be arriving by 5:30pm here in Northern California is always kind of a bummer after the initial delight of …

One Fast Mother: Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd lives only a quarter of a mile up Iron Springs Road in Fairfax, but it is steepish, and narrow, and I know well that on an unseasonably bright and warm Friday afternoon, mountain bikers are apt to come ripping down the hill around the corner at any moment. I’m usually one of them. …

Biketoberfest Held in Fairfax, California

This year’s Biketoberfest—a celebration of bikes and beer in Fairfax, California—got under way with riders heading out onto Marin’s world-famous roads and trails under ominous skies. By the time they returned, the sun was making intermittent appearances and the small town had been transformed. Every year since 2002, this cycling hub, the birthplace of mountain biking, …

17K in a Day–Adventures in Oakridge, Oregon

Somewhere in the depths of February, my boyfriend suggested we round up a crew, rent a house, and head for Oakridge on Memorial Day weekend for the legendary 17K in a day. We’d done Mountain Bike Oregon the year before, and while we’d had a great time, it had been difficult to get the shuttles we …

Two-Wheeled Mayhem at the Clif Bar Cykel Scramble

When I was informed I’d be racing in the inaugural Clif Bar Cykel Scramble due to my amazing prowess on a short-track with obstacles and ramps and jumps (or because the first-stringer was called away to a wedding and nobody else could/would do it), I was confused. “Wait, it’s a…what?” “A relay race thing with …