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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Controversial New Rules Handed Down by the UCI for 2017 DH Racing

The UCI management committee recently met to discuss rule changes across several cycling disciplines, one of which was downhill mountain biking. After already reducing the Female Elite field size to 20 for the downhill finals for the 2016 season, for 2017 it will be further reduced to 15, while at the same time the number …

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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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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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News: Rocky Mountain National Park To Allow Limited Mountain Biking

In a recent announcement that marks the successful culmination of lobbying by local mountain bike advocates as well as collaboration between Grand County, Colorado State, and National Park Service officials, a two-mile stretch of the East Shore Trail will soon be open to mountain bikes. The East Shore Trail is six miles, two miles of …

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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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