Mountain Bike Trail options in the East Bay Area just got better. We recently rode miles of bike friendly single track, all less than two months old. AND, it’s not only a bike friendly trail, but designed specifically to enhance the mountain bike experience unlike any other trail to date in the east bay. The biggest shock? It’s on land managed by the East Bay Regional Parks District.

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We’re always on the lookout for stylish, functional mountain bike apparel, so when ZOIC reached out asking if we wanted to review some items from their collection, we were immediately on board. (especially after viewing the collection online) Based out of sunny southern California, ZOIC offers light weight trail riding clothing that works well when the temperatures start to rise. [more after the jump…]

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Review: Mountain Hardwear MegaLamina 20 Two Person Sleeping Bag

The cost of hotels can eat up a trip budget quickly, so we’ve been working on a low cost alternative: car camping. Comfort as well as staying warm on cold nights was a priority, and tired of zipping our bags together it was time for a better solution: a two person bag. While researching bags we found a number […]

02.18.2015 Camping Gear Read the full story →
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SW Ridge Trail – Las Vegas, NV

This time of year, heading south has always been the ticket for discovering new riding and winter time destinations. Since we have family based on the Las Vegas area, we took the opportunity to explore the area. Most think first of the strip when Las Vegas comes to mind, but the area also happens to boast […]

02.13.2015 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Rise of Enduro Bay Area Premier

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay showed Rise of Enduro last night at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. The event featured special guests Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Marco Osborn, Kyle Warner as well as MTB Pioneer Charlie Kelly who made an appearance. After the screening of the film and a behind the […]

02.12.2015 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Review: Timbuk2 Race Cycling Duffle Bag

As certifiable gear heads, our closet is stuffed with gear bags. We’ve got oversized gear bags suitable for months of travel, capable of swallowing smaller bags for internal organization, to basic weekenders. Of all the bags in rotation, the Race Cycling Duffle by Timbuk2 has been a consistent favorite, thanks to its smart compartments and […]

02.09.2015 Packs Read the full story →
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Soloshot: Actionsport Video and Still Selfie Solution

Rallying the crew to shoot some video can sometimes be a chore, and sometimes when it comes to documenting the riding, it’s just easier to set the GoPro on a tripod, hit record and run up the trail before ripping down through the frame. It can be a bit of work, but it’s a big […]

02.08.2015 Camera and Electronics Read the full story →
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Camelbak Charge 10 LR

A few years ago, on route to a bike event we found ourselves in the midst of a multi-car vehicular collision. Fortunately we got off relatively light, but we both sustained whiplash. After that, wearing packs on rides made us miserable. Our solution: stop wearing packs. From bottles to waist packs and stuffing additional bottles into pockets for […]

01.30.2015 Gear Read the full story →
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AdventureLife: Travis Burke’s Dodge Ram Van Slash Adventuremobile

In our ideal world, we’d be heading away from civilization toward epic trails every Friday at 5pm. Our Honda Element has been doing a pretty good job of getting us there and back, but recently I’ve been dreaming about a vehicle that is more capable of housing us comfortably when we’re not riding. At the moment, my […]

01.24.2015 Adventure Life Read the full story →
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Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park

Located 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, Ray’s MKE is one of the two largest indoor mountain bike parks in the country. (Ray’s Cleveland is the other) They pack a serious amount of awesome into the park; I spent a little over 11 hours riding in two days and it went by way too quickly. This place is huge, […]

01.22.2015 Bike Parks and Trails Read the full story →