Feature-Length Movie: Colorado Trail Race – A Self-Powered Adventure

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Every July, a small group of bikepackers lines up for the backcountry race of a lifetime. This is a film about the Colorado Trail and the people who choose to race it non-stop and self-supported on mountain bikes. The Colorado Trail Race is a 530-mile ultra-endurance bikepacking race along the Colorado Trail, which stretches from …

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Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds Win Gold at the Rio Olympics

Photo: NBCOlympics.com

Nino Schurter of Switzerland and Jenny Rissveds of Sweden, both sponsored by Scott Sports and riding the new ultra-lightweight Spark, both took gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics XC mountain bike race. In the men’s race, Jaroslav Kulhavy took silver after a hard-fought battle with Schurter, and Carlos Coloma Nicolas took bronze after a hard-fought battle …

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ORAMM and Jerdon Mountain Challenge Coming Soon

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Our friends over at Blue Ridge Adventures are gearing up for their next two events: the Jerdon Mountain Challenge (JMC) and the Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell (ORAMM). They are held on consecutive days, July 30th and 31st. I doubled up and did both events last year, which made for a tough weekend! I’ll …

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Singletrack 6 Stage Race Schedule Announced

location: Salmon Arm, B.C., Canada

As the resident–and likely, lone–stage racer here at Singletracks, I’m always on the look out for fun and challenging events. The Singletrack 6–formerly the Trans Rockies Challenge–has been on my wish list for a few years now. The organizers have confirmed the dates and stages for the 2016 edition. All six of the stages take place …

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“No Refunds” – Why Races Can’t Return Your Money


Mountain biking events have a very unique business-to-customer relationship. While it’s true that athletes that participate in a given event are “customers” of that event, purchasing a race entry is not like purchasing some furniture at IKEA. It’s difficult to predict customer satisfaction when you’re essentially selling a few hours of torment. I’ve been to events …

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