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SoCal: Snow Summit Bike Park at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear is legendary in the history of our sport, but until recently hasn’t been a destination after closing to downhill mountain bikes in 2004. Fortunately for riders in SoCal, the resort has seen the light and recently reopened to gravity riding. Taking cues from the financial success in Whistler, Gravity Logic— the outfit responsible for […]

09.20.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Tahoe Trail Destination: Hole in the Ground Trail

The Tahoe area has some of the best riding in a day’s drive of the Bay Area, and this summer we’ve been spending a lot of our weekends there. Ironically, until this season, we weren’t that excited about the area, simply due to our ignorance of the amazing terrain. It’s not that there isn’t a […]

09.16.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Review: Club Ride Freedom Short

As women we have limited options for stylish mountain bike apparel, so I’m always on the lookout for more. When I came across Club Ride’s Freedom short online, I had to investigate further and reached out. Though we’ve been familiar with Club Ride for some time now, I was happy to see something in the women’s line that appealed […]

09.02.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Northstar Bike Park: Pumps on Pedals

The Northstar Bike Park has been hosting a women’s only event every Friday with discounted lift tickets and opportunities of guided rides and coaching. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to meet and ride with other women riders in the community. Having led more than my share of group rides, I’m a huge fan of them […]

08.27.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Betabrand Women’s Bike to Work Jacket

Betabrand recently released a women’s Bike to Work Jacket in black for crowd funding on their site. Like their men’s version, it’s a Mackintosh style jacket made from a softshell material with a nod to biker culture with its offset zipper. I wore the sample around town for an evening as Jason documented the ride […]

08.18.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz, CA: West Side Pump Track

Santa Cruz, we’re getting tired of how bad you’re making the rest of the Bay Area look. While we’re stuck doing cutties and tearing up bark dust landscaping at the local park, you’re up to something like five pump tracks and bike parks. Is that right? And that doesn’t even count the wood or bike […]

08.04.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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A Story of Outlaws: Trail Poaching and the Boondock Saints

I rode with my friend, who I will call Gone. Gone is an amazing rider and given his high skill and knowledge of engineering and science, there are few who know more about bicycle design and mechanics. There is one more thing I should mention about Gone: an uncaring, abrading desire to poach trail.  

07.24.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Northstar Bike Park Presents Ladies Night: Pumps on Pedals

Riding the bike park at Northstar can be intimidating at times if you’re not already a regular gravity rider. Even if you are, as a woman we’re often riding with male companions. Riding in the company of other female riders can sometimes make a big difference in progressing your skill set to the next level. We’re […]

07.11.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Racing the 2014 Ashland Mountain Challenge

Getting to open it up and pin it down the mountain is the best part of riding and racing bikes in Ashland. Formerly a Super D format, the Ashland Mountain Challenge was a stage race made up of four sections timed on trails primarily going downhill. Not quite an enduro, but not a straight Super D, […]

07.08.2014 Oregon Trails Read the full story →
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Trail Riding at the Northstar Bike Park

Can you have fun riding a regular mountain bike at a bike park, or more specifically, the Northstar Bike Park? With a reputation for big rocks, loose soil and clouds of dust, Northstar has often been described as Gnarstar, for good reasons. We’ve always enjoyed our trips to the “local” bike park. As residents of […]

06.25.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →