Riding into the Sunset on the Dusk Patrol

First the light changes, and the landscape is bathed in a golden hue. Sagebrush branches cast long shadows like skeleton arms reaching across the trail. Heat from summer sun is muted, and every shady spot feels like stepping into a cave. The dusk patrol has a different vibe than its antemeridian cousin – the dawn …

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To: Chico, CA. Thank You.

I estimate that the seed was planted when I was around 12 years old.  Our unremarkable lakeside town in Ohio had a small, private plot of woods just south of downtown, set aside by the owner for us to refrain from “trouble-making” activities. It was littered with questionably built jumps, a small pumptrack, and a six-foot launch …

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Search and Rescue: When the Unthinkable Happens

The peace and beauty of a backcountry ride is a mountain biker’s dream. Hitting up iconic routes like Colorado’s Monarch Crest is a bucket list item for many riders. For the vast majority, the Crest provides a mountain adventure replete with gorgeous scenery, sweet alpine singletrack and gnarly descents. For most, the adventure is followed …

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7 Mountain Biking Tips that Will Help You in All Pedals of Life

As you climb to the top of a viewpoint and look over the vast valley below, it’s not uncommon to have some kind of epiphany. Mountain biking tips to improve your riding can also help you in this thing we call life. The quiet serenity of nature often spurs the mind to ponder life’s deepest …

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In Appreciation of the Non-Riding Spouse

We hardcore mountain bikers are a rare breed. Sure, there seems to be a lot of us when we show up at a busy trailhead on a weekend, but relative to the overall population, we are but a drop in the bucket. What’s more, we don’t always gravitate toward each other–romantically speaking, that is. Wouldn’t …

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How to Ride Like a Jerry: Follow These 12 (Terrible) Rules!

Y’all know what I’m talking about. Those “rare birds” on the trail, well… just taking up the trail, suspiciously lazy with no matchy-matchy attire. Terrible at their sport (and likely questionable at daily life duties), they are the Ronnie Mac’s of mtb, goonin’ all day long. No one understands why these exaggeratingly awkward riders exist, but when encountered, they possess …

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Mountain Bikers 3X More Likely to Drive a Subaru

As a part of one of our surveys back in 2016, we asked mountain bikers to tell us about the primary vehicle they own. Based on the popularity of a recent forum topic about the best vehicles for mountain biking, we figured it was time to crunch the results. At a high level, these survey results back up the notion that …

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