A mountain biker recovers from serious injury

Yesterday the Calgary Herald published the inspiring story of Jay McCue, a part-time professional mountain biker who was paralyzed in a biking accident at Panorama Mountain Village in British Columbia two years ago. Jay’s amazing story of determination has already landed him a spot on the CBC reality series “No Opportunity Wasted” where he’ll attempt …

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Jeep 48Straight Downhill MTB Results

Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you plan on watching the Jeep 48Straight coverage on CBS on September 28. The top mens and womens finishers from Diablo Freerider Park in New Jersey: Men 1. Cody Warren, Alpine, Colo. (pictured below) 2. J.D. Swanguen, San Diego, Calif. 3. Jared Rando, Canberra, Australia Women 1. Kathy Pruitt, …

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Olympic mountain biking wrap-up

Photo: Paul Gilham / Getty Images / NBCOlympics.com The Olympics drew to a close this weekend but not before the Olympic mountain bikers had a chance to tear up the course at Laoshan Olympic Mountain Bike Course. According to the NBC television commentary the course had 800 feet of climbing PER LAP meaning the men’s …

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Wooden Bike Racing in Rwanda

Have you heard about this? There’s a great article in the current issue of Outside Magazine about how Tom Ritchey and others are trying to help people in Rwanda through cycling. One of the big events for Project Rwanda, a non-profit formed by Ritchey after a trip to Africa in 2005, is the annual Wooden …

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3 MTB trail take-down messages in 24 hours :(

It seems mountain bikers may be wearing out their welcome at certain trails around the US this summer. In just the last 24 hours we’ve received requests from Virginia, Texas, and Georgia to remove mountain bike trail information from singletracks. Typically we receive such requests about once every three months or so. In case you’re …

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More MTB on TV

I could get used to watching BMX and mountain biking on television and fortunately there’s more to come after the Olympic coverage this month. CBS Sports will be airing coverage from 3 stops on the Jeep 48 Straight mountain bike series this fall on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, and Nov. 1. Unfortunately all the TV …

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First Giant Bicycle Store Opens in October

Giant Bicycles is opening a store in Santa Maria, CA in October called Cycle Star that will carry 90% Giant and Giant distributed bikes and accessories. This is the first store of its kind for Giant, though the company currently partners with 80 “Breakaway” and “Podium” stores that feature enhanced Giant marketing and product selection. …

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