Register for the 3rd Annual Singletracks Brutal Loop and Get a Custom Knife

The 2016 group at the Mountaintown Overlook (photo: Aaron Chamberlain)

Come out to join Jeff and Aaron from Singletracks at the third annual #BrutalLoop on Saturday, April 29. Once again, our home-away-from-home, Mulberry Gap, will serve as the start and finish for the event. Registration for the ride is $45 per rider ($35 for children). For that you get: parking at Mulberry Gap, access to the …

397 SHARES | 1 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

From Excitement to Exhaustion: Around the Clock at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Just slightly after 1 A.M. the rain began again as riders set off into the inky blackness of the Arizona desert. Not a complaint was heard as they left the tent.

This is the 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo (24HOP).

Some riders come to party. Others probably bit off more than they could chew, the 24HOP being their first endurance event. But many train hard and go for a podium spot. And for those riders, the appearance of Lance Armstrong and his former Postal posse boosts the motivation to win.

210 SHARES | 5 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

One Hell of a Ride: Bikepacking the Huracan 300


It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m sitting on the curb in front of a 7-11 convenience store in Apopka, Florida. The sun, which has been beating down on us unobstructed by clouds since the early morning, sinks slowly towards the western horizon. Phone in hand, I’m searching Google Maps for the closest (and cheapest) hotel …

222 SHARES | 12 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

5 Days of the Southeast’s Best Trails: The 2017 Pisgah Stage Race

Pisgah-Stage-Race-Day-4_3-1200x795 (1)

Blue Ridge Adventure’s 9th annual Pisgah Stage Race will be held in Brevard, North Carolina, April 10-15 (2017). Over five stages, racers will cover 140 miles of legendary Pisgah singletrack and gain more than 20,000 feet of elevation. Of course, there will be some fire road to connect the trails, but the organizers claim that 75% of …

204 SHARES | 2 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

Watch: 52,000 Feet of Climbing in the Grueling Pioneer Stage Race in New Zealand


The Pioneer Stage Race in New Zealand is a 7-day epic that punishes mountain bikers with 341 miles of racing and a whopping 52,000 feet of climbing! “The course takes riders into pristine parts of New Zealand that are simply not accessible at any other time, through private land, on single trail, over mountain passes, …

231 SHARES | 0 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

Pursuing Gravel on a Fat Bike: 120 miles, 7,000 feet of climbing, 13 hours

Entering Targhee backcountry with Mark Seaburg.

If you haven’t heard of JayP’s Backyard Series races, you’re in for a real treat! Based in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Gravel Pursuit route travels along the Yellowstone National Park border in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It hugs the Wyoming border and cross in and out of the Montana/Idaho state line along the Continental Divide. …

405 SHARES | 7 COMMENTS | Continue reading »

USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships Coming to Michigan on January 28

Pro women at the start of last year's race. Photo: Dejan Smaic, courtesy USA Cycling.

The USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bikes, is heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan January 28, with the event taking place at the Indian Trails Bike Park. The race will feature junior, amateur, and pro/open levels and various divisions for juniors, seniors, masters, and singlespeed riders. While there are no race-day sign-ups, competitors may …

262 SHARES | 3 COMMENTS | Continue reading »