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, with every square foot filled with features including wooden jumps, skinnies, elevated bridges and a pumptrack. There is also traditional ramp area freestyle BMX and a foam pit to practice and focus on progression. [more after the jump…]

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The small town of Sedona, Arizona is known for formations of red rock that poke out from a sea of green. We’re more interested in the miles of single track that surround the town, and the temperate, semi-arid climate that make it such an excellent winter time destination. During our recent visit, the temperatures varied from low to mid 50s with brisk nights ranging in the 20s in the evenings.

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Sedona: Southwest Trail Destination

Sedona. It’s a magical place. We’ve never once been there and not had an epic experience. The small tourist town is surrounded with trail options containing hundreds of miles of single track, but like much of the riding in the southwest, sharp rocks, cacti and dagger-like yucca plants surround you; even small mistakes while riding can result […]

01.19.2015 Arizona Read the full story →
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Rise of Enduro Bay Area Premier at Grand Lake Theatre 2/11/15

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay is holding its annual Fundraiser at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland on Wednesday February 11 at 7 PM, featuring the Bay Area Premier of The Rise of Enduro, a glimpse at the history of enduro & the 2014 season for the sport’s top athletes filmed in Europe […]

01.18.2015 BTCEB Read the full story →
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OneUp Components RadR Cage

OneUp Components and their inexpensive 1×10 Wide Range Conversion system has been one of our favorite upgrades to trail bikes. Although we’ve been running one-by drive trains off and on for years, the products from OneUp allow us to embark on trail rides that we might not have in the past, thanks to the ability […]

01.11.2015 Components Read the full story →
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Now in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indigogo have been instrumental in helping get new business off the ground, and is always an interesting place to check out what types of new ideas are out there being pitched. Of course, for every cool new idea (and crowdfunding hit)  like Revolights or the Better Bike Bell  there are […]

01.05.2015 Gear Read the full story →
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The Blue Diamond Loop — Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas is a town known for it’s nightlife, but there’s a surprising amount of outdoor recreation to be found in the surrounding areas. As mountain bikers, we think of Bootleg Canyon in nearby Boulder City when we think of Vegas riding, thanks to the Outdoor Dirt Demo and the Interbike tradeshow. Most of the year […]

12.27.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Marmot Variant Jacket

Insulated jackets and vests used to make you look like a bloated snowman. These days materials have evolved, resulting in garments that retain heat while displacing moisture all while offering an improved aesthetic. The unique hybrid design of the Variant Jacket from Marmot drew me to it; part puffy jacket and part active wear piece, it boasts […]

12.20.2014 Jackets Read the full story →
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Throwback #TBT: 2006 CHDH AKA the Corral Hollow Downhill

The Corral Hollow Downhill was an underground downhill race held at a ORV area in the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area put on by RideSFO in 2006 and 2007. Before then it had been known as the Groovy Gravity Games. Between the spring series of dual slalom and mountain cross races at Sand Hill Ranch and these […]

12.19.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Transition TransAM 650b Trail Hardtail

Our local trails provide a fix when we have a craving for dirt, but our favorite trail bikes are often overkill for the tame terrain. Sometimes a hard tail is the best, or more importantly, the most fun tool for the job. We have a 29″ XC set up that’s great for hammering, but the […]

12.17.2014 Bikes Read the full story →