Commencal Ramones 14 Red Kids Bike Review


I have two little girls, a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old, and I haven’t had any luck getting them to ride the push-bikes I bought for them. Push-bikes have been the rage lately, but every time I’m in a bike store my girls go right to the pedal bikes. When the beautiful red machine pictured above …

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Opinion: Don’t Permit Instances of Anti-Cyclist Rage


Editor’s Note: Walter Rhein is a cyclist who rides road bikes, mountain bikes, and everything in between. He’s also a father, a husband, a son, and a friend. The opinions expressed in this commentary are Walter’s alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Spring can be infuriating for cyclists. The minute it …

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“No Refunds” – Why Races Can’t Return Your Money


Mountain biking events have a very unique business-to-customer relationship. While it’s true that athletes that participate in a given event are “customers” of that event, purchasing a race entry is not like purchasing some furniture at IKEA. It’s difficult to predict customer satisfaction when you’re essentially selling a few hours of torment. I’ve been to events …

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Opinion: Why You Should Always Pre-Register For Events

Start of the Fat Bike World Championship race in Crested Butte, Colorado. Photo: Scott Anderson

Editor’s Note: Walter Rhein is a race organizer for the Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon and the Solstice Chase fat bike race. While Walter is a regular contributor to, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of In addition to chasing my kids around and just being …

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News: 2015 Solstice Chase a Blast!

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December 19th marked the 3rd running of the Solstice Chase fat bike race, the first event in the 2016 Great Lakes Fat Bike Series sponsored by 45NRTH. 300 riders set off in pursuit of a $500 cash prize for the top man and woman. The 42k event was won by Jeff Hall of Farmington, MN for …

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