Advocacy

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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 →
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Portland Area Group Seeks to Upgrade and Expand the Jump Park at Meldrum Bar

Meldrum Bar is a dirt jump spot in Gladstone, Oregon. Part of the Portland metropolitan area, the spot has managed to stick around on the down low for over a decade. During that time, other spots in the Portland area have come and gone, including renown dirt jump destination the Grotto. Unlike the Grotto though, […]

12.13.2013 Advocacy Read the full story →
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The Weekend

This weekend we got out and rode our bikes. This typically is the formula for any good weekend in my book, as I, make that we— pretty much revolve life around the desire to be on a bicycle. We also got our first bit of rain in a long time, something the trails sorely needed. […]

11.27.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Cinderella Trail Build Day November 23rd and other East Bay MTB Advocacy News

A lot of gravity-loving Oakland area riders have been pretty vocal about their disappointment with the rerouted section on Cinderella. And yet, when the opportunity came to mold the route into something a lot more inline with the experience many of us want — a ripping descent — not many came out to lend a […]

11.08.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Inga Chronicles: BTCEB Ride Like a Girl at Skyline Park

We headed to Skyline Park in Napa, for this month’s edition of the BTCEB’s Ride Like a Girl women’s only  ride. Due to steep climbs and challenging technical rocky single track we limited attendance to riders with intermediate level experience and higher. To my surprise we had over 27 intermediate women RSVP’d on Meetup. Since I’ve began […]

11.04.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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East Bay: Cinderella Trail Work day at Joaquin Miller Park

The Cinderella Trail is our favorite descent in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, if not the entire east bay. Featuring high speed turns, the best flow in the park as well as a rock garden section, it is one of the few multi-use trails that offer the experience advanced technical trail riders seek out. Unfortunately, the […]

10.28.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →