Singletracks socks are hot

The singletracks socks just arrived on Friday and I gotta say they’re pretty sweet. For those of you who pre-ordered socks, look for your order to arrive early this week. While the pre-sale is *officially* over we’re extending the offer through this Friday, June 22 (also the last day for the Sweetskinz contest). If you …

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Singletracks is moving

Some behind-the-scenes changes are coming to singletracks over the summer and we want to keep y’all in the loop. First off, we’re moving to a dedicated internet server to keep up with increasing demand. We’ll keep downtime to a minimum and for the most part you shouldn’t notice any changes but there may be some …

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A wooden mountain bike?

Okay so this prototype wooden bike certainly isn’t meant for the trails but what if it were? You can’t get much closer to nature than riding through the trees on a piece of wood 😉 Seriously though, wood seems like an interesting choice for a bike frame since it is (according to the designer) 10 …

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Mountain biking is dead

What would you say is the average age of mountain bikers these days? Based on my observations at the local trails I’d say it’s about 30-35 and doesn’t seem to be getting any younger. Our own surveys show the average singletracks rider is 36, though I suspect the actual average may be just a bit …

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Lory State Park adds MTB Park

Lory State Park is set to open the Corral Center Mountain Bike Park at 10am Saturday with giveaways, demonstrations, and guided trail rides. With more than 70,000 square feet of track the park has the largest (and only) dirt track/pump track in the state of Colorado. Check it out this weekend and share your pics!

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Mountain bike weddings

If all you get is a mountain bike wedding ring for your wedding then you’re not obsessed. I’ve been to weddings where friends gave out cycling water bottles as favors (complete with a caricature of bride and groom on bikes) and at my own wedding the groom’s cake had a mountain bike theme. Other friends …

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Mountain bike limbo

I’ve never tried mountain bike limbo (aside from low hanging trees on trail) but it seems like a challenge, especially for a 6-footer+ like myself. It’s not an event you’ll see at most mountain bike races but it is something organizers like to bring out at Fat Tire Festivals (FTFs). This guy at this weekend’s …

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New singletrack in Savage, MN

Ten miles of new singletrack has been built at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve outside Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN thanks to the Minnesota Off Road Cyclists (MORC) and the state department of natural resources. There are 3 loops for various skill levels and sustainability was a key consideration throughout the trail design and construction process. If …

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Triangle Off Road Cyclists (TORC) Fat Tire Festival: June 9

TORC is holding its annual fat tire festival this Saturday, June 9 at Lake Crabtree County Park near Morrisville. This year’s festivities include a race ($5 entry fee), demo bike test rides, demonstrations, a raffle, and “bike-related” games. Races start at 9am, get more details from TORC.

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Klunkerz screening at Bicycle Film Festival

The 2007 Bicycle Film Festival is set for June 28 – July 1 in Los Angeles and Klunkerz, the documentary about the history of mountain biking, is showing at the Vine Street Theater June 30th at 5pm. If you’re in the area I suggest you get your tickets early, this award-winning film is sure to …

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