The Singletracks staff and our contributors spend a lot of time every day, week, and month drafting up gear and bike reviews, and informing readers with breaking news and press releases. All of us try to devote an equal amount of time diving into the culture of mountain biking, digging into news and trends on a deeper level, and connecting with the mountain bike organizations and advocates who make our rides possible.
Summer is here and quickly buzzing along, as time melts with us under the sun and hopefully on the trails. Our best reads of the month include grappling with what’s worth buying in this tight bike market, checking out trips and trails in the southern US and the southern hemisphere, and learning about Italian trail development. For good measure, we’ve also got some laughs as one of Jeff’s early mountain bikes has turned into an internet treasure. Maybe the most exciting thing though, is that Olympic mountain biking happened. Check out some sweet bikes that went to Tokyo and see the links if you haven’t caught up on results.
A unique public-private partnership at Coal Basin Ranch in Pitkin County, Colorado leads to new trails and environmental restoration.
Today’s mountain bikes are more capable than ever. At the same time trails have been improved too. What happens when you add the two together?
The fashion industry as a whole has one of the biggest ecological footprints in the world. Cycling apparel brands have the potential to make a strong impact by using recycled materials for their products.
Little Rock, Arkansas’ newest trails make the destination an easy choice for a mountain bike trip and are family-friendly.
Willy Basilico is the trail boss credited with organizing many of the builders and maintainers in Val di Fassa, Italy, host of rounds one and two of the 2021 Enduro World Series.
2 Wheel Epix organizes mountain bike trips in Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico focused on discovering exotic, remote singletrack in amazing destinations while providing cultural learning and local economy stimulation.
Hawthorn trees are native to the temperate trails in Asia, Europe, North Africa, and North America.
There’s a good chance that in the past year, someone has asked you what kind of bike they should buy because they want to try mountain biking. What do you tell them?