Mountain bikers seeking sponsorship

Action Profiles is a (relatively) new website that helps action sports riders (surfers, skaters, mountain bikers, etc.) promote themselves and find sponsors. Right now there are just over 200 mountain bikers with profiles (like MySpace) which is pretty cool. Singletracks has a profile and we’re considering sponsoring riders with t-shirts, free premium memberships, etc. This …

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Growing the sport

Tim Jackson had an interesting post on his blog last week about targeting certain consumer groups to grow the sport of mountain biking. Tim identified a couple groups (those who already own inexpensive bikes and those who currently participate in other adventure sports) that might be receptive to increased marketing from the bike industry, and …

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Bike Church and other cycling non-profits

Paul‘s brother Dan is really into tinkering with mountain bikes (and road bikes too, pretty much anything with two wheels he can get his hands on) and he recently told me about a “Bike Church” operating in downtown Philly. Apparently the place is run out of St. Mary’s Church on UPenn’s campus and has free …

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Mountain bike teeter totter assembly

now you’re probably wondering what to do with all this wood. let’s start by building the base. lay the two 4x4x2 pieces side-by-side and nail on a 2x4x7-1/4″ horizontally against the 4x4s at opposite ends (looking at a side view). do this on both sides of the 4x4s. you will want to place the last …

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Jackass Number 2: Bike stunts

If you saw Jackass Number 2 you no doubt remember the rocket bike stunt first attempted by Johnny Knoxville (photo below) and subsequently perfected by BMX superstar Matt Hoffman. But to me, the funniest bike stunt actually involved old fashioned high wheel bicycles (aka penny farthing bikes). These old bikes have always fascinated me and …

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Klunkerz mountain bike movie

Have you heard about this mountain bike documentary? The film is being screened in Park City, UT this week and is set to play in Santa Barbara, CA and Durango, CO later this year. Klunkerz follows the history of mountain biking and has interviews with all the big guys: Breeze, Richey, Fisher, et al. The …

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Mountain bike as weapon

Apparently a homeless guy near Alexandria, VA was using his mountain bike as a weapon to attack cyclists near National airport. The short article says the guy “swung his bike by the handlebars and seat near National Airport on July 10, knocking at least one other rider off his bike.” Up to 15 other riders …

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Mountain bike hall of fame

Leah and I visited the mountain bike hall of fame in Crested Butte, Colorado a few years back after riding the famed Trail 401 just outside of town. We weren’t quite sure we were in the right place at first, the hallowed hall of fame actually resides in a single room at the back of …

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Mountain bike teeter totter plan

* This was originally posted on mudhunny’s blog but has been reprinted here since the old blog was ghetto (jeff’s fault). yes! another excuse to bust out my favorite stationary – green engineering graph paper. the plan was to build a 12 foot long teeter-totter with an approach angle of 20-22°. the materials needed are …

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Mountain bike trail art

If you’ve been mountain biking for a while you’ve probably seen it on one of the local trails: mountain bike art. Maybe it’s a gnarley looking tree that’s been decorated with discarded bike parts or even a trailhead info sign plastered with colorful stickers. We used to have a photo of a tree in Hawaii …

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Jobs for mountain bikers

Don’t you wish some days that your job was to ride mountain bikes? You could open a bike shop in your town (though more than likely you’ll lose you ass) or train 8 hours a day to become a pro rider. Maybe you could start a touring company, guiding people on trail rides around Colorado? …

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