GPS helps save injured mountain biker

The OC Register had an article yesterday that mentions how an injured mountain biker was rescued thanks to his trusty GPS and cell phone. Devon Kemp was mountain biking on the San Juan trail when he was thrown from his bike. Quick thinking led his riding partner to call 911 on his cell phone and …

To catch a bike thief

Mudhunny forwarded me this interesting article from the Washington Post about busting bike thieves in the DC area. It turns out bike thieves are becoming more discerning in seeking out high end bikes (mountain and road alike) and are using websites like Craigslist and eBay to unload the stolen wares. The article goes on to …

MTB News Round Up: August 23, 2007

The Jeffersonian ran a good profile yesterday on Chris Eatough, 4-time National and 6-time World 24-hour solo mountain bike champ. As you may recall Eatough is the star of the documentary 24 Solo that we HIGHLY recommended just a few months back. Seriously – read the article, watch the movie, be awed and inspired. There’s …

Landis takes 2nd at Leadville

In case you’ve been completely disconnected like me, Floyd Landis took second place in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado this weekend. He actually had a pretty good performance – just 1 minute, 43 seconds behind the winner, Dave Wiens – especially given his poor showing at the Teva Mountain Games a few …

Armstrong flakes on Leadville (again)

I really thought the news was too good to be true. A couple weeks ago we read that Lance Armstrong AND Floyd Landis would be racing in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race despite previous word of a “scheduling conflict.” Well, it looks like there’s no conflict now, but there’s also no Armstrong. Lance will …

Dangers of Mountain Biking in Canada

After hundreds of mountain bikers at the Test of Metal mountain bike race fell ill last month a doctor says race organizers should have cancelled the event. “Our future advice to the race organizers is to inspect the route prior to the race to ensure it is not littered with animal feces, and not end …

MTB News Round Up

If you haven’t been following Le Tour, there’s a mountain biker in the yellow jersey – Michael Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a former mountain biking world champion and more recently, an alleged doper. Mountain unicycling got a nice profile in the LA Times today. I saw a MTB unicycler riding down the black diamond summer slopes …

Want to guide a MTB tour of France? Not unless you’re French

A British mountain bike tour guide with Endless Ride was arrested for leading a group of British mountain bikers in the Morzine area without the proper “French qualification.” Apparently French guides in the area were upset about a British company advertising guide services in the area and potentially stealing business from the locals. Of course …

New look, same great taste

We launched a new singletracks homepage today that we’re pretty stoked about. The new page sports simplified options, an oversize trail photo, and the latest news including forum posts, trail reviews, and more. We’ve even posted some of the top searches on the homepage so you can get where you’re going quickly. In other news: …

Wipe off that water bottle: 200 mountain bikers vomit

At least 200 mountain bikers fell ill after the Test of Metal mountain bike race in Sqamish, BC on June 16 and health officials think the cause may have been bacteria in mud out on the race course. Riders could have ingested the campylobacter bacteria after drinking from mud-caked water bottles or eating mud-contaminated food …

FATS is PHAT!

Mudhunny and I finally got a chance to check out the Forks Area Trail System (FATS) just outside Augusta, GA this past weekend and we were seriously impressed. After riding the Stevens Creek and Horn Creek trails for years we didn’t expect to see many (any) riders out at the trailhead on Saturday morning but …

Adaptive mountain biking festival at Keystone last weekend

The second annual Handcycle and Adaptive Mountain Bike festival was held at Keystone (see link for pics) this past weekend and this year’s turnout was about double that of last year. Physically disabled riders got a chance to try downhill adaptive mountain biking where bikes can cost upwards of $10,000 and the learning curve can …