Missing Marin mountain biker

James Bronstein left his San Rafael home for a mountain bike ride this weekend and never returned. If you’re out riding in Marin this week be on the lookout for a white male, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with gray hair riding a black Specialized mountain bike. A family friend said James had been depressed …

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Week of contests: Final day

Unbelievable. Four days of simple contests and only 1 real winner – I guess everyone’s still out riding while the weather is nice. To wrap up our week of contests we’re holding our grand prize competition and the prize is a pair of new Supergo-brand platform SPD pedals. The pedals will go to the person …

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Week of contests: Day 4

Looks like we finally had a winner for our daily contest ending today at 12pm EST. timd submitted two mountain bike gear reviews so he’ll take home the DVD and skewer package for his efforts. Today’s contest (ending tomorrow, October 5, 2007 @ 12pm EST) will award the best singletracks blog comment posted in the …

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The bikes of Interbike (Updated)

One of the other mountain bike websites is showcasing the “babes of Interbike” but how about this: The BIKES of Interbike. Here they are in no particular order, free bike pr0n for the addicts. * Updated with more pics! Redline D660 LaPierre 7M Tecnic FS Ellsworth Dare Ellsworth Moment Soma B-side 650B (Single Speed) Commencal …

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Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction 2007

I got the chance to attend the 2007 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Interbike last night and it was pretty sweet (and not just because of the free Singletrack beers). The inductees included Alison Sydor, one of the most accomplished female mountain bike riders in the world and Frank the Welder (Frank …

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Wounded Warrior Project: Supporting Vets

The Wounded Warrior Project was set up here at Interbike and I got the skinny on some of the cool stuff they’re doing for injured Iraq and Afghanistan Vets. Their mission is to provide unique programs and services to injured service members through sports based activities like cycling. They utilize some pretty cool technology to …

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Interbike 2007: Pre-game

Interbike kicks off today with the 2-day Outdoor Demo portion in Bootleg Canyon, NV. I’ll be heading out to Las Vegas tomorrow to catch the opening of the indoor portion bright and early on Wednesday. I’m trying to put together a schedule so I don’t miss anything but it looks like it’ll be tough to …

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One more reason to wear a helmet: Bear attacks

Anthony Blasioli was attacked by a bear during a mountain bike ride earlier this month in Banner Forest Heritage Park in Washington state but luckily, he survived. Blasioli credits prayer and his bike helmet with saving his life. I saw Anthony on one of the morning programs yesterday and they showed his bloody helmet with …

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Economic impact of mountain biking

We’ve profiled several towns and regions around the world from Israel to Scotland to the US who hope to revive local economies through bike tourism. But does this ever work and how do you measure the impact? CNBC has a great story this week about a small town in Montana that hosts an annual 24-hour …

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This bike could be a bait bike

Watch out bike thieves – GPS bike tracking shows up again! This time it’s at the University of Toronto and the bikes being tracked are actually “bait bikes” placed around campus to trap would-be thieves. The police department is handing out stickers proclaiming “this bike could be a bait bike” for students and faculty to …

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Tara Llanes needs your help!

Tara Llanes suffered serious injury after a bad crash at the Jeep King of the Mountain race at Beaver Creek on September 1. Tara landed on her head and back and she’s currently paralyzed from the waist down. Her coach, James Herrera, shared a great article about Tara and her ongoing recovery on Bicycling.com that …

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