Cannondale iPod dock

Here’s a concept that might appeal to the gadget geeks: A iPod / bike integration that doesn’t suck. Of course we’ve seen iPod/iPhone holders that mount on handlebars but this Cannondale concept goes a bit further and seems vaguely familiar (Nike+ anyone?). Seems like everyone wants a piece of iPod pie these days. Cannondale’s idea …

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New Ultra Mountain Bike Race in Ohio

The first annual Wayne Ultra Mountain Bike Race will be held in the Wayne National Forest near Marietta in October of this year. Organizers have been gunning for a mountain bike event in the forest for years and have put in more than 800 volunteer hours getting the trails ready. The long course at the …

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Way to save: Mountain bike gear deals

If you’re like me you’re looking for ways to save your scratch these days and sometimes it’s tough to pay up for the latest and greatest MTB gear. Fortunately I just found out about Chainlove.com from Back Country, the online sporting goods retailer. Chainlove has a single mountain bike product on the site each day …

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Dangerous start to MTB season

There’s been yet another mountain bike death this season, this time near Rocky Point, NY. Richard Olson, 49, was found dead on the trail next to his bike and police are investigating the cause of death. Just one more reminder not to ride alone and to always know your limits on the trail! Updated: Road …

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Epic Alabama mountain bike trail in the making

I’ve had the Oak Mountain State forest / BUMP trail near Birmingham, AL on my wishlist for quite a while now but after reading this I’m not sure how much longer I can wait to ride there! This past weekend the 14th annual Bump and Grind mountain bike race was held at the trails with …

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Mountain bike cops in California

The Mercury News posted an article yesterday about the El Cerrito police department and their growing use of mountain bikes for patrol activities. Of course I’ve seen plenty of mountain bike cops before but this article brought up some interesting questions in my mind. First, one officer quoted in the article, riding off road in …

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And the GoPro helmet camera goes to…

aabiking with 15 complete GPS track submissions! In addition to the GoPro HERO helmet camera he’ll be receiving a 2Gb memory card to document the gnarly singletrack around his home in Patrick Springs, VA. In second place we have AWooten2 from Thomasville, GA. AWooten2 was able to submit several Florida trail maps and for his …

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Mountain bike emergency repairs

There’s an excellent article over on diylife.com on emergency mountain bike repair and some of the tips are probably ones you’ve never heard. My favorite: ‘inflating’ a flat tire by stuffing it with grass and dirt to make it back to the car. Incredible. I also didn’t realize that a rock can be used in …

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USA Cycling announces UCI worlds MTB team

In case you missed it earlier this week, USA Cycling announced the junior and U23 riders who will be competing in the 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy, June 17-22. Of the 12 riders selected, it looks like 9 are from the western US (California, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah). Our …

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This must be one hell of a mountain bike track!

There’s a new mountain bike trail on Mt. Wellington in Tasmania (Australia) and according to legendary trail designer Glen Jacobs, “this is an amazing piece of hand-built engineering of unequalled workmanship.” If you don’t know him, Jacobs is to mountain bike trails what Jack Nicklaus is to golf courses and his work includes the 2000 …

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