Podcast: We Get the Scoop on the Future of IMBA from Executive Director, Dave Wiens

With radical changes taking place within IMBA, many people are wondering: where does IMBA go from here? What’s IMBA’s current stance on controversial topics like ebikes and Wilderness? What will IMBA do to remain relevant? We decided to get some answers so we went to the source: Dave Wiens, IMBA’s new Executive Director. Scroll to the bottom …

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How to Improve Your MTB Life: Attend a Training Camp

Mountain biking is an amazingly diverse sport. Complementing the plethora of styles and terrain, the motives to participate in cycling are equally varied. Many of us are recreational riders, dabbling in the race scene here and there, cultivating our own unique experience as life permits. Others take to racing on a more serious level by …

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Must Listen: A Bikepacking Adventure in the North Georgia Mountains

In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we talk with Donald Hoefer and Kinzer Hewitt about bikepacking the Trans North Georgia route. Find out how Kinzer came to be known as Kinzer “Three Stove” Hewitt and hear the story of the duo’s harrowing pickup truck ride back to civilization after the ride ended. The Trans North Georgia bikepacking route …

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MTB Industry Insiders: What Do You Want to See More and Less of This Year?

At Sea Otter this month we asked about a dozen mountain bike industry insiders a simple question: “What are the things you want to see more and less of from the industry over the next year?” Some of the answers we got back were a little surprising but for the most part, it was really cool to …

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A Cheap Chinese Bike Light Nearly Burned Down this Rider’s House

In October of 2015 Adam Creager of Brandon, Florida purchased the 5,000 lumen SolarStorm Bike Light, a cheap Chinese knock off light. After just a couple of uses, the light’s battery pack caught fire, and burned his home, gutting the inside. We had actually written about the SolarStorm on Singletracks some 10 months before this …

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Interview: Starting the New Mexico Enduro Series

Though the definition of “enduro” is still up to personal interpretation, enduro races typically offer a blend of technical downhill terrain with cross country trails. This conglomeration of trail selection requires racers to be adept at both styles, have peak fitness and handling skills, and do it all on a trail bike. It takes special …

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