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Richard Shoop resides in Tallahassee, Florida, where he first discovered mountain biking in his mid 30s. He enjoys sharing his love of the sport with others, and passing on the lessons he has learned.
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Whistler's 1199 DH Trail Honors Stevie Smith and Elevates Canada’s Racing Scene
We get the story behind the 1199 trail in Whistler, made for racing and dedicated to a legend.
21 hours ago
There's Sun, Sand, and Singletrack on Miami's Virginia Key
You might be surprised to find a park full of progressive singletrack on Miami's Virginia Key.
on Jun 21, 2023
Indiana's Griffin Bike Park Serves as a Memorial to the Fallen
An Indiana family channeled their grief from a fallen son into community bike park with national recognition.
on May 29, 2023
How California's Record Snowfall Will Affect Bike Parks This Year
Some California bike parks are right on track to open. Others...not so much.
on May 9, 2023
Triumph Over Tabletops and Doubles on your Mountain Bike With These Tips
Take on tabletops and doubles head on with these tips from Jeremiah Stone.
on May 5, 2023
Behind the Lawsuit That Closed Oregon’s Mt. Hood Skibowl Bike Park
Last year a massive lawsuit following a life-changing injury shuttered Oregon's Skibowl bike park. We learned how the series of events led to the paralyzed rider winning the case.
on Mar 14, 2023
Is it OK to Make Trail Edits?
Which trail maintenance tasks can and should everyday mountain bikers perform? We asked an expert trail builder.
on Jan 4, 2023
Skinnies Aren't Scary If You Know How To Ride Them Properly
We have the tips to stick the skinnies on your next mountain bike ride.
on Dec 20, 2022
Mountain Biking Boise: A Bevy of Trails And Attractions [Ride Like A Local]
We check in with two local Boise, Idaho mountain bikers to learn about the best trails to ride.
on Aug 9, 2022
How to Ride Off-Camber Mountain Bike Trails
Riding off-camber trails can be tricky. Jeremiah Stone shares his tips for balance, body position, and bike setup.
on Jun 7, 2022
How to Ride Rock Gardens Like a Boss
Jeremiah "Scratch" Stone shares tips and techniques for riding rock gardens with confidence.
on May 25, 2022
Evoc Tailgate Pad Keeps On Truckin' [Review]
For quick trips to the trailhead, the Evoc tailgate pad is a great way to transport multiple bikes by truck.
on Apr 30, 2022
Walton Family Funds a Bentonville Trail Search and Rescue Team to Address Growing Number of Injuries
More riders are flocking to Bentonville, Arkansas trails and the local fire department has seen a serious uptick in rescue calls as a result.
on Apr 12, 2022
Ride Like a Local: Finding Fun and Flow on the Best Tallahassee Bike Trails
Tallahassee, Florida might be off the beaten path from other tourist hotspots in the state, but for mountain bikers the trails are well worth the trip.
on Apr 5, 2022
Austin, Texas has Spicy Trails, Spicy Food, and is Welcoming to all Riders [Ride Like a Local]
There are miles of both accessible and challenging singletrack in and around Austin, Texas that's maintained by dedicated mountain bikers.
on Feb 14, 2022
Big Branch Bike Park Brings the Flow of High Country Trails to Coastal North Carolina in Spite of Tricky Soil Conditions
Building mountain bike trails in sandy terrain is tricky but these trail builders, with the support of the local community, made it happen. Now Onslow County, NC residents can ride much closer to home.
on Feb 1, 2022
How To Thread Your Way Through Tight MTB Trails
Squeezing your mountain bike bars through tight spots on the trail can be tricky. These tips from skills coach Jason Gainey can help.
on Dec 30, 2021
How to Ride Roots Without Wrecking
Wet or dry, roots can be intimidating when mountain biking.
on Nov 23, 2021
Ideas for Supporting New Mountain Bikers and Helping Them Enjoy the Ride
There are ways advanced riders can help beginners before, during, and after rides to really help them enjoy mountain biking.
on Aug 10, 2021
NICA's Comprehensive Top to Bottom Approach to Diversify the Sport of Mountain Biking
We speak with the staff and volunteers who are working to make youth mountain biking more inclusive and accessible to all.
on Jun 11, 2021
Are MTB Crank Arms Too Long? Here's Why They Might Be Slowing Us Down
The experts and research point to shorter mountain bike crank arms benefitting many riders.
on Mar 19, 2021
How to Rail Loose or Sandy Mountain Bike Trails
Loose terrain is soft, amorphous, and a bear to ride. Climbing up will leave your legs and lungs burning, and descending is a sketchy proposition at best.
on Jan 21, 2021
Is it Worth the Risk? Learning to call 'Yes' or 'No' on High-Risk Features
Analyzing the mental math that goes into deciding when to take a risk on the trail, and when to take a pass.
on Nov 9, 2020
4 Reasons Why Summer Is A Great Time To Ride, Despite the Heat
For many mountain bikers, riding in the summer can be hot and at times, miserable. Yet, it's still a great time to get on the trail!
on Jul 22, 2020
4 Ways the Current Pandemic Has Positively Impacted Mountain Biking
The current pandemic has given the sport of mountain biking an unexpected opportunity for growth and improvement.
on Jun 18, 2020