Frosty’s Race Series Kicks Off with Two Downhill Fat Bike Races

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Fat bike racing is becoming more and more popular each winter, with races taking place pretty much anywhere it snows. But while most fat bike races are XC-style endurance events, the Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series is adding a new dimension: fat bike gravity racing. The first two stops on the Frosty’s tour offers a downhill race, …

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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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Newly-Formed Pennsylvania NICA League Kicks Off with Successful Inaugural Season

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As I sipped coffee and braced myself against the cold wind whipping across the lake at Yellow Creek State Park, I listened to 12-year-old Luly speak in nervous anticipation of her first mountain bike race. Luly is a member of the Centre County Crows, a youth mountain bike team based out of State College, PA. …

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Trek Bikes To Donate $1 Million to High School MTB Racing

High School Mountain Bike Championships in Novato California, 2013.  Photo by Karl Nielsen Photography
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Over the course of the next five years, Trek Bikes is “pledging more than $1,000,000 in contributions” to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), according to a recent press release. See Also: “‘I Wish They Had That When I Was in High School!’ How NICA Continues to Inspire“ “Beginning in 2017, Trek will be contributing …

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The Training Pays Off: Racing the 2016 Trans-Sylvania Epic

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As soon as the Trans-Sylvania Epic (TSEpic) ended last year, I knew I wanted to go back. I wanted to go back for the trails, the camaraderie, and for some redemption. In 2015 I had some major stomach issues on the second stage that almost forced me to pull out, as well as two flats …

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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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