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Access 4 Bikes Outdoor Adventure Film Festival

We’re big fans of any efforts to help build the riding community, especially in Marin County where getting access to trails is a constant struggle. This up and coming weekend, Access 4 Bikes is hosting an Outdoor Adventure Film Festival to raise funds and awareness of their challenges ahead.

10.21.2014 Advocacy Read the full story →
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Scotts Valley Pump Track: First Look

The Santa Cruz pump track scene is blowing up! Construction on the new Scotts Valley pump track is complete, and it is now open to the public, with the official grand opening happening this weekend. MBOSC is hosting the shindig on October 4th, 2014 that will feature a ribbon cutting, demo by local pro riders and raffle prizes. […]

10.02.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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San Francisco Mountain Bike Festival Returns to McLaren Park

The second McLaren Short Track Challenge was held  Saturday in San Francisco’s McLaren Park. A fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park Project, the short track cross country event is unique in that it’s the only sanctioned mountain bike race held in the city. In addition to the Short Track, the event included a trials area, box jump […]

09.09.2014 SF Urban Riders Read the full story →
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2014 San Francisco Mountain Bike Festival — Short Track Racing Returns to SF September 6th

San Francisco’s only sanctioned mountain bike race makes its comeback September 6th, with the return of the SF Mountain Bike Festival featuring the headliner event, the McLaren Short Track. The event will be held in SF’s McLaren Park, as the event is a fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park Project. Besides the short track race, […]

07.29.2014 SF Urban Riders Read the full story →
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An East Bay Bike Park? Tell them what you want on April 27th

Although the East Bay Regional Park District hasn’t been known for being bike friendly, change has been in the works for some time. We reported on amendments to the Master Plan in the fall of 2012 on how cycling is addressed and although change has been slow, it has been steadily been moving forward behind the […]

04.17.2014 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Bell Built Grant Finalists now up for voting

Bell Helmets, in conjunction with IMBA is giving away $100,000 to be divided up between three trail building projects spread across the US. As west coast dwellers, we’re happy to see three projects near and dear to us have made it as finalists, and are now up for voting on BellHelmets.com. The west coast finalists […]

04.08.2014 Marin Read the full story →
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Marin County’s Stafford Lake Bike Park: Shovel Ready at Last?

The ongoing efforts to get a bike park built in Marin has been in the works for several years now, and it looks like the final road blocks have finally cleared. According to an email blast from IMBA, the Stafford Lake Bike Park, approved several years ago by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, will […]

04.07.2014 Marin Read the full story →
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Demo Flow Trail Construction in Progress

Soquel Demonstration State Forest, AKA Demo, is by far our favorite Bay Area riding destination. Located just north of Santa Cruz, Demo is a local draw that features challenging, flowy descents, and a few technical sections worthy of longer travel trail bikes. On any given Sunday you’ll come across riders ranging from the weekender looking […]

03.20.2014 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Read the full story →
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BTCEB Fundraiser for East Bay MTB: Rising from Ashes

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay held their annual fundraiser Thursday, February 27th at the Grand Lake Theater. The feature screening was Rising from Ashes, a film about war-torn African athletes who rise to competitive road racing, narrated by Forrest Whitaker. In addition to the film was a raffle with the grand prize: a Giant […]

02.28.2014 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Marin vs. Mountain Bikes, Continued

In the latest chapter of the entitled people of Marin vs. cyclists, the Marin IJ reports on the recent “discovery” of a decades old riding spot. According to the article in the Marin IJ, the Marin County Parks and Open Space Rangers only recently discovered the site, known by riders as the Scott Valley Jumps. […]

01.27.2014 Marin Read the full story →