FS mountain bike in a backpack

You’ve probably seen a folding mountain bike before but this one is different – it’s meant to be carried in a backpack! The “Mountain Monk” is from German designer Thomas Kaiser and the idea is that you hike up a mountain with the bike on your back then ride the thing back down – sorta …

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MTB Skills Park in Fresno

Photo courtesy woodwardmtbpark.com. The Fresno Bee reported on a new freeride area at Woodward Park in the city of Fresno, CA that sounds pretty gnarly, although many area residents don’t even know it exists. The park was designed by Hillride Progression Development Group out of San Francisco and they built the place with everyone from …

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Mega Avalance Downhill MTB Race

Yeah, we’re a little late reporting this but last weekend the Mega Avalanche Downhill mountain bike race was held at Alp d’Huez with thousands of competitors vying for a spot in the final downhill race of the week. This isn’t like most downhill mountain bike races you’ve seen since the final downhill race features 400 …

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Two mountain bike videos

A couple mountain bike videos to spice up your Thursday morning: 10,000 foot downhill Sacred Rides runs a MTB tour of the Olleros trail in Peru and they claim the descent is 10,000 feet (and I’m assuming this is a shuttle ride). The video doesn’t show the entire 10,000 foot descent since this would probably …

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Downhill mountain biking in the Olympics?

Don’t get your hopes up, at least that’s what a USA Today article leads us to believe. Cross-country mountain biking was added as an official Olympic event just 12 years ago, almost 20 years after the sport itself was invented. Of course you could argue that the original mountain bikers who clunked down Mount Tam …

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Up for a freezing, dark downhill race?

The Icycle Mountain Bike Event at Fontana Village is set for this weekend and a wintry mix is in the forecast. About 300 riders are expected at this year’s event which includes cross-country events and a nighttime downhill race. Race organizers say it’s the only nighttime downhill race they know of and combined with potentially …

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