Just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on here at Singletracks this winter. We’ve been getting in plenty of rides despite the weather, though the truly nasty days just give us an excuse to hunker down and make Singletracks even better heading into the 2013 MTB season!
Topo Map Updates
The trail maps on Singletracks got a major facelift last month, making it easier to view and navigate complicated trail networks. We also added a new zoom level which shows even more trail detail than before. Next stop: pushing the new maps to our mobile apps.
Southeast Bike Expo
We had a blast at last year’s Southeast Bike Expo, demoing the latest bikes from companies like Jamis, Niner, and Felt. This year, Singletracks is setting up our own booth so be sure to stop by! The Expo runs February 23 & 24 at the GA International Horse Park in Conyers, home of the 1996 Olympic MTB course. If you’ve never ridden the Olympic course, that’s reason enough to come out!
Snake Creek Gap Time Trial
Singletracks is a Platinum sponsor of this year’s Snake Creek Gap Time Trial series and I got a chance to ride the second race in the three race series this past weekend. It was a cold start and about halfway through the 17-mile course it started snowing, silently coating the ridges in a beautiful white blanket. As always the race volunteers were amazing and had plenty of hot chili and peach cobbler to enjoy at the finish line. Bonus: participants received wool socks at this weekend’s race with the Snake Creek and Singletracks logo!
Trail Competition: Coming Soon
We’re working on a new Singletracks game that we’re really stoked about, though you’ll have to wait a few weeks to get the full details. If you don’t have a smartphone yet, now is the time to get one (or upgrade) so you won’t get left behind!
Singletracks has a New HQ
We’ve been running Singletracks (and parent company Blue Spruce Ventures) out of a home office for the past several years but this year we finally hit the big time: a real office! It’s not much–a little less than 200 square feet–but it feels like a major milestone. In addition to Singletracks, Blue Spruce Ventures operates Tripleblaze.com, a camping and hiking website, and other online projects.
And don’t forget about the Singletracks jersey pre-order going on now. We’ve received a ton of orders already so place your order before February 14 to reserve yours!