First Ever Colorado Trail Race

How come no one told me about this? On June 13th 10 mountain bikers set out on a 535 mile race along the Colorado Trail from Waterton Canyon near Denver to Durango (good Denver Post article here). It’s about 60,000 feet of climbing in case you were wondering. Race organizers are keeping things simple and …

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Dangers of Mountain Biking in Canada

After hundreds of mountain bikers at the Test of Metal mountain bike race fell ill last month a doctor says race organizers should have cancelled the event. “Our future advice to the race organizers is to inspect the route prior to the race to ensure it is not littered with animal feces, and not end …

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MTB News Round Up

If you haven’t been following Le Tour, there’s a mountain biker in the yellow jersey – Michael Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a former mountain biking world champion and more recently, an alleged doper. Mountain unicycling got a nice profile in the LA Times today. I saw a MTB unicycler riding down the black diamond summer slopes …

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O&P Extremity Games Start Today

Think mountain bike racing is extreme? Try mountain bike racing with an artificial limb! The O&P Extremity Games kick off today in Orlando, Florida for athletes with “limb loss or limb difference.” The competition is legit with the top rider in the mountain bike race taking home $1,500 cash. Aside from mountain bike and BMX …

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Want to guide a MTB tour of France? Not unless you’re French

A British mountain bike tour guide with Endless Ride was arrested for leading a group of British mountain bikers in the Morzine area without the proper “French qualification.” Apparently French guides in the area were upset about a British company advertising guide services in the area and potentially stealing business from the locals. Of course …

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Team IMBA: 24 Hours of Moab

IMBA has a new program that lets you represent IMBA at epic mountain bike races starting with 24 Hours of Moab this fall. IMBA gives you the tools to raise funds to benefit non-profit trail advocate organizations and at the race you’ll get world class support from IMBA’s fully equipped support area. Find out more …

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Expanding our mountain bike reviews

Due to popular demand we’re expanding our mountain bike reviews to cover all kinds of gear. From sunglasses to hydration packs, bottom brackets to spokes, if you use it for mountain biking, you can add and review it on singletracks. Just fill out a short form and tell us who makes the gear, how much …

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New look, same great taste

We launched a new singletracks homepage today that we’re pretty stoked about. The new page sports simplified options, an oversize trail photo, and the latest news including forum posts, trail reviews, and more. We’ve even posted some of the top searches on the homepage so you can get where you’re going quickly. In other news: …

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Are you old school too?

The other weekend we were riding down at FATS in South Carolina when we stopped to chat with a group of guys out on the trail. Here’s a rough transcript of our conversation: Me: Is the Brown Wave trail pretty sweet? We’re thinking about heading down that way. Kid on single speed: Yeah, it’s got …

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Favorite Mountain Bike Rides in Colorado

News 7 in Denver has an article on their website about photojournalist Jim Hucks’ 10 favorite singletrack rides in Colorado. Jim couldn’t hold himself to just 10 trails – he threw in some cities and counties as “rides” – but the list is pretty solid nonetheless. One area Jim mentions is “Jefferson County Open Space” …

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