Equestrians gone wild

For once mountain bikers are on the other side of the trail access debate. Apparently mountain bikers are fed up with equestrians illegally using the trails at two parks in the Lubbock, TX area and a recent letter to the editor shows mountain bikers aren’t afraid to speak out. As you may recall, a crazy …

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MTB trails: Good and bad news

I have some good news and bad news to report regarding mountain bike trails – which do you want first? Bad news? Okay, let’s get it out of the way. Hikers and bikers are up in arms in Marin County (again/still) over illegal mountain bike trails. This time some bikers accidentally found themselves on an …

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Olympics pushing out London MTB trail

When the Olympics come to town it usually means new athletic facilities and sometimes even new mountain bike trails (look at the Georgia International Horse Park trails – you too can ride the Olympic mountain bike course!). But for mountain bikers in London, the 2012 Olympics will push out a favorite local trail to make …

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MTB raffle to benefit Great Divide racer

The Fat Cyclist is organizing a raffle to help out Dave Nice, a rider in this year’s Great Divide race, a 2,490 mile jaunt from Montana to New Mexico. Nice started the month-long race last year but his bike was stolen just a few days in :(. Dave Nice is back for this year’s race …

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Mountain biking is the next … Golf?

According to an article from New Zealand, mountain biking and cycling in general are becoming more popular with riders of all ages – leading one bike shop owner to agree that “cycling is the new golf.” The article goes on to say that cycling has alot of positives – it’s good for the environment, builds …

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It wasn’t me

The FBI is on the lookout for what I’m dubbing the “Mountain Bike Bank Robber.” Apparently this guy has robbed banks in Ohio, North Carolina, and Kentucky and in each case – he’s made his getaway on a mountain bike. The guy has been spotted on a silver or gray mountain bike in 3 out …

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Alaska mountain bike trails are not in Tennessee

Tim Woody knows his mountain bike trails. The Anchorage resident was flipping through the latest issue of Outside magazine when he happened upon an ad for the state of Tennessee: “Knees scraped. Nose sunburned. Heel blistered. Burdens released.” The ad shows an interesting handlebar view of a beautiful mountain trail – the only problem is, …

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Eco-terrorist targeted mountain bikers

As if mountain biking wasn’t dangerous enough already, now we gotta be on the lookout for terrorists. Well, eco-terrorists, that is – and if you ride in Lubbock, TX you should be safe now that David Knape is behind bars. Apparently local riders had been finding broken glass and nails on the trails – and …

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