How To Clean Your Mountain Bike in 10 Easy Steps

Cleaning your bike after a ride can feel like a buzz kill but it doesn’t have to take forever. Follow these tips and you’ll get the job done quickly without damaging your bike. 1. Get your mountain bike dirty One of the reasons people end up doing more damage than good while washing their mountain …

How to Switch to Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals

Now that you know why you should switch to clipless pedals, all you need now are the right pedals and shoes plus a little bit of practice. Clipless Pedals and Shoes First, you need to buy the right gear: a pair of clipless pedals and a pair of shoes.As you can see from the photo …

Little Rippers: MTB Kids

One of the coolest (and frankly cutest) things you can see is a two year old kid with an over-sized helmet and tiny knee and elbow pads pushing around his little pedal cart or plastic trike. I’ve been noticing a ton of kids at Joyride 150 this winter learning how to ride in the safety …

Making the Switch to Clipless MTB Pedals

For those of you new to the sport of mountain biking, seeing other people ride around with their funky looking shoes clipped in to their odd-shaped pedals may look A) weird or B) like a death wish! Actually, there are a number of very good reasons to use these special shoes and pedals… which is …

Fall Mountain Biking Tips

The changing seasons can bring a new dimension to mountain biking and for many of us, fall is one of the best times of the year to hit the trail. If this is your first fall riding season (or even your tenth), here are a few things to keep in mind to stay safe and …

How to Find People to Mountain Bike With

From time to time we get requests for an online tool to help find mountain bike pals to ride with, and while we’ve considered the idea, there are just too many better ways for riders to connect. If you’re looking for a new group to ride with this season but don’t know where to start, …

How to Fit Yourself on a Mountain Bike Like a PRO

So, you’re planning on purchasing or assembling your dream bike for the upcoming MTB season. What size should you choose? How long of a stem do you need? Should you get a setback seatpost? What’s the right bar width? I’ll try to answer all these questions and more in this article on mountain bike fitting. …