5 Days of the Southeast’s Best Trails: The 2017 Pisgah Stage Race

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Blue Ridge Adventure’s 9th annual Pisgah Stage Race will be held in Brevard, North Carolina, April 10-15 (2017). Over five stages, racers will cover 140 miles of legendary Pisgah singletrack and gain more than 20,000 feet of elevation. Of course, there will be some fire road to connect the trails, but the organizers claim that 75% of …

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Watch: Rugged Adventure Racing Through New Zealand Wilderness – Red Bull Defiance

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Over a two day, grueling 142km course, 132 athletes set out for what might be the gnarliest adventure race in the world – Red Bull Defiance. The competition brings a whole new meaning to the term endurance racing, with a course that boasts 142km of gruelling terrain to traverse over 2 days, coupled with freezing …

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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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Confessions of a Newbie Mountain Bike Racer

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I stood alone under the big tent as rain poured down outside, butterflies in my stomach. My heart was pounding and I hadn’t even started riding yet. Everyone else was talking to each other, friends and acquaintances, or maybe just braver and less socially-awkward than I was. Some of the ladies I’d met the night …

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