Mountain bike trails.

Illegal Trail Builders Ruin It For Mountain Bikers Everywhere

There’s been a lot in the news lately about trail building and advocacy and fortunately most of it has been good news thanks to groups like IMBA and local bike clubs. On the flip side there’s also been news out of California about illegal mountain bike trails being built on public land that threatens to …

Dakine Builders Pack Review: Easily Holds Your Chainsaw

As a professional trailbuilder, my trail backpack gets a lot of use and abuse. I need a comfortable pack with lots of space and functional pockets to hold tools plus it needs to be tough since trailbuilders like me tend to be hard on equipment. Enter the Dakine Builders Pack, a backpack designed to fulfill …

Mountain Biker Pushing Back on Bike Ban

photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG, Manly Daily. Here’s an example of what not to do if you want increased mountain bike trail access: get quoted in the local paper saying you’ll continue to ride trails closed to bikes. As if that’s not enough, get a photo of yourself inserted in the article so officials can ID you …

First Tracks: Siberian Mountain Bike Epic

photo courtesy Wikipedia. It’s snowing here in Atlanta today but that’s nothing compared to what a team of adventurers will encounter when they attempt to bike around Lake Baikal in Russia later this month. Five riders hope to be the first to circumnavigate the largest freshwater lake in the world using only human power in …

MTB Trailbuilding How-To: Work Smart, Not Hard

If youve been following the Singletracks.com series on trailbuilding, youve read Choosing Your Line Part 1 and Part 2 and Trailbuilding 101. Congratulations, youve learned a lot about trailbuilding and youre almost ready to head out and start digging. But you need something to dig with and some friendly people to help, right? Otherwise youd …

MTB Trail Building How-To: Choosing Your Line Part 2

You’ve likely read Choosing Your Line Part 1 and Mountain Bike Trailbuild How-To. This article continues to detail the finer points of choosing your line. By the end of this article you should be able to flag out a flowy, well-drained trail with more natural features than Megan Fox. Flow Flow is the ability to …

MTB Trail Building How-To: Choosing Your Line Part I

Last week I wrote about locating and planning for a new MTB trail and this is a continuation of that article. Click here to go back and get caught up. Walk the Area Walking the site is integral to choosing a line for your new mountain bike trail. Walking will help you decide which areas …

Mountain Biking During Hunting Season

This past weekend I rode at the SORBA CSRA Bike Fest at Clarks Hill Lake in east-central Georgia and the weather was absolutely perfect. This was my first time riding the Bartram Trail / West Dam and at the end of the day I clocked more than 22 miles in the saddle across the fast, …

Mountain Bike Trailbuilding How-To

Before the Shovel: First Steps As a trailbuilder with 4 years experience, I have worked on more than my fair share of mountain bike trails. I believe its every mountain bikers responsibility to get involved with trailbuilding at some level plus its great exercise, youll meet cool people, and youll be giving back to the …

NC State Parks Bike Plan Review Through Oct. 31

Itusi trail @ Lake Norman State Park – photo by EZ-E IMBA is on the ball again, this time organizing mountain bikers to comment on the North Carolina State Parks Systemwide Plan. As always, IBMA has some talking points for comments that can be submitted via email or letter by October 31, 2009. If you …

Newest IMBA Epic Mountain Bike Trails

Singletracks member Outdoornut clued me in to the latest issue of IMBA Trail News where they talk about the 5 newest IMBA Epic trails added this year. Here’s a summary from east to west. photo posted by rodrodriguez2003 Pinhoti Trail (North Georgia). The Pinhoti Trail is sorta like Kokopelli’s younger, forested brother with 100 miles …

IMBA Members Get Big Discounts From Syncros

Syncros is partnering with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to give IMBA members 25% off bars, headsets, wheels, saddles, seatposts, pedals, and tires. IMBA trailbuilders get an even better deal – 40% off Syncros products via coupons handed out by local IMBA Team Captains. If you’re looking to upgrade your components with Syncros gear …

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