Mountain Biker Pushing Back on Bike Ban

photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG, Manly Daily. Here’s an example of what not to do if you want increased mountain bike trail access: get quoted in the local paper saying you’ll continue to ride trails closed to bikes. As if that’s not enough, get a photo of yourself inserted in the article so officials can ID you …

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MTB Trail Building How-To: Choosing Your Line Part I

Last week I wrote about locating and planning for a new MTB trail and this is a continuation of that article. Click here to go back and get caught up. Walk the Area Walking the site is integral to choosing a line for your new mountain bike trail. Walking will help you decide which areas …

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Mountain Bike Trailbuilding How-To

Before the Shovel: First Steps As a trailbuilder with 4 years experience, I have worked on more than my fair share of mountain bike trails. I believe its every mountain bikers responsibility to get involved with trailbuilding at some level plus its great exercise, youll meet cool people, and youll be giving back to the …

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IMBA Members Get Big Discounts From Syncros

Syncros is partnering with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to give IMBA members 25% off bars, headsets, wheels, saddles, seatposts, pedals, and tires. IMBA trailbuilders get an even better deal – 40% off Syncros products via coupons handed out by local IMBA Team Captains. If you’re looking to upgrade your components with Syncros gear …

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MTB Signs of the Times: Advanced Materials Research and Trail Building Employment

This week I came across a couple MTB news items that, although unrelated, point to interesting trends affecting the mountain bike world… Image from cnano-rhone-alpes.org. James Easton donates $2M to UCLA for Carbon Nanotube Research: Remember the early days of mountain biking when guys could just modify old Schwinn bikes into badass off road machines? …

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Building freeride structures

Santos in Ocala, FL Building freeride structures for mountain bikes used to be a trial and error process, and for some mountain bike trail builders it still is. Fortunately the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has started sharing best practices for building freeride structures (also known as North Shore junk) and the website is a …

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