One half of the 2009 IMBA Trail Crew

Meet Jason and Inga – they’re one of two IMBA Trail Crew teams that will be coming to a trail near you in 2009. Armed with a brand new Subaru and two Gary Fisher Roscoe mountain bikes, Jason and Inga will travel North America to lead trail work sessions, meet with land managers, and connect …

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Blackburn mini-pumps follow up review

We wanted to follow up on last week’s review of the Blackburn Mammoth classic and new 2Stage mini bike pumps and offer a couple new points of comparison. First, we neglected to mention the actual air volume each of these pumps put out: the classic squeezes in 5 cubic inches per stroke while the 2Stage …

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MTB Skills Park in Fresno

Photo courtesy woodwardmtbpark.com. The Fresno Bee reported on a new freeride area at Woodward Park in the city of Fresno, CA that sounds pretty gnarly, although many area residents don’t even know it exists. The park was designed by Hillride Progression Development Group out of San Francisco and they built the place with everyone from …

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Helen, GA mountain biking report

This weekend I went up to Helen, GA to burn off some steam and check a couple trails off my wishlist and ended up having a great time despite the wintery conditions. I resolved to go riding Saturday and no matter the forecast – fortunately there was no rain in sight. Just before heading out …

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Christmas MTB ride @ Rosaryville in Maryland

The Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) are hosting their annual Christmas trail ride 10am Saturday, December 20 at Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro. According to the MORE forums there will be funnel cakes and German mulled wine. To add to the festivities, participants are asked to decorate their bikes and themselves in holiday …

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Blackburn Flea Light Review

Blackburn Flea lights are amazingly small. They are small– very very small. . . did I mention they are small? and insanely lightweight. Weighing in at under 20 grams for the rear light and 20 grams for the front light, there is no reason not to keep them on your bike or in your pack …

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New MTB Gear Pages

We’ve updated our MTB gear review pages to make them even easier to use. The new “review dashboard” in the right column lets you see, at a glance, how many riders own or want to own a particular item. The dashboard lets you add or remove items from your wish list or “my gear” list …

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Minnie Mouse crashes mountain bike, breaks ankle

Photo by JeffChristiansen via Flickr. An experienced female rider in her 30s dressed as Minnie Mouse fell during a mountain bike ride near Lancaster, UK and broke her ankle Sunday, according to this article. The woman was taking part in The Bogtrotters mountain bike club’s “fancy dress ride” that included Dennis the Menace and Shrek. …

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Garmin Edge 705 Review

The Edge 705 cycling GPS from Garmin promises it all: detailed, full color, road and topo maps; accessories for intense ride data collection; navigation and directions; ride elevation profiles; and much more. But does the device live up to the hype? We decided to test it the only place it all matters: on the mountain …

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Kenda announces new US mountain bike series

Over the weekend Kenda announced a new national mountain bike series to replace the now defunct NORBA Nationals and National Mountain Bike Series. The Kenda Cup will be a bi-coastal series with East and West coast races culminating in a final September showdown at Interbike in Las Vegas. It’s great to see a national mountain …

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Vinokourov barred from mountain bike race

Velonews reports that Alexandre Vinokourov was barred from a Dutch mountain bike race this weekend despite being pre-registered by race officials. There’s no official word on why Vino wasn’t allowed to race in the Beach Challenge so we’ll be following this to see what happened. Just in case you don’t follow the Tour de France, …

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