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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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