My First Group Ride With The Singletrack Sisters

Last Wednesday evening I joined an all-abilities group ride with the Singletrack Sisters group. We met in Fruita, at 18 Road for some much needed after-work riding. About Singletrack Sisters: According to their Facebook page, Singletrack & Skinny Tire Sisters of Western Colorado is a cycling group for women who love to mountain and road …

Getting Ready for the BetterRide MTB Skills Camp

The BetterRide mountain bike skills coaching camps from Gene Hamilton are “designed to teach you how to ride faster, more efficient, balanced, in control, and of [course], how to have more fun!” This coming weekend (April 13-15, 2012) I will have the opportunity to attend one of these camps in person over in Ellijay, Georgia. …

Going Long – Big Mountain Bike Rides

What is a big mountain bike ride? We all have our own definition, relative to our abilities and experiences.Riders new to the sportmight consider ten miles on a greenway to be a big day while others measure their big rides in days or weeks, not miles or hours. Most of us are somewhere between those …

The Biker

It happens to the best of us if you ride enough, its almost guaranteed that youll get saddle sores sooner or later. Theyre uncomfortable, even painful, and they threaten to make every biking experience a nightmare, and in some cases they can keep you off your bike completely! Simply put, they are the bikers bane. …

Mountain Biking Nutrition 101

Askany roadie and they will tell you that mountain bikers survive on a diet of burritos, pizza and beer or soda. While that is mostly true, it turns out that good nutrition helps out no matter what kind of cycling you do. Food preferences are fairly subjective, so you will need to experiment a little …

MTB How To: Log Hops

Logs – they’re a fundamental part of mountain biking in most areas of the country since where there are trees, there are trees that fall. Many riders hate logs and would like to see all of them cut off the trails. Others, like me, really enjoy riding them and are always wondering just how big …

Mountain Bike Night Riding 101

NO BRUNCH!!! We’ll come back to that in a minute… If you’re reading this article chances are good you’ve heard your buddies raving about how awesome it is to ride at night or perhaps you want to check out 24 hour racing. Whatever the reason, you’re intrigued and you want to give real, “on purpose” …

Pre-Race Mountain Bike Prep

There’s a big race coming up. You’ve spent weeks, or even months, preparing yourself, riding as much as possible, watching what you eat, and even ditching friends and family so you could train. You are ready… or, at least as ready as you will be! The last thing you want is a mechanical to put …

Ride Report: Lower Loop, Crested Butte, CO

I’m not sure if you know this, but Crested Butte is a long way from the Front Range of Colorado. It took us hours of driving (with a few stops thrown in) to make it to Crested Butte and we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening running various errands in town, finding a …