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Downieville: the Mt Elwell Mission

Downieville Outfitters refers to Mt. Elwell as “one of Downieville’s best kept secrets.” Before last weekend I had never heard of Mt. Elwell. If not for our crew of knowledgeable folks, we probably wouldn’t even have this ride on our must-do list, so I’m inclined to agree. Until recently, we’ve been huddled with the masses ourselves. […]

10.28.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Destination Downieville: the Mills Peak Trail

Riding sweet new trail is an amazing experience, especially when you find yourself stuck in somewhat of a rut. We’ve been on a mission of sorts to break out of our usual habits when it comes to riding this season, and have been seeking out new trail experiences for our weekend riding destinations. Downieville is best known for […]

10.15.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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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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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 →
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We Rode the New Demo Flow Trail and It Was Fun.

Two sections of the new flow trail in Demonstration Forest near Santa Cruz opened to the public last weekend. Section 3 and Section 5 are now open for business, and we headed down this Sunday to take the new trail for a spin and snap a few pics. Long story short: the new segments feel […]

06.16.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Riding the Corral Loop: South Lake Tahoe

I finally got out to ride Mr. Toads a few years ago, and it was a really fun trail —worthy of seeking out to experience. It was a lot more fun than sections of the Flume Trail and Rim Trail we’ve ridden, two XC rides that weren’t as exciting as we had hoped on longer […]

06.12.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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2014 Boggs 8 Hour

The Boggs 8-Hour race has been running for nine years now, but this year marks the first time we trekked up to see what it was all about. Inga was signed up to race as part of a 3 lady team with her Luna Chix teammates, and I decided to tag along last minute to […]

05.06.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Fresh Tracks: Tish Tang Ridge

We headed north the day after our ride at Paradise Royal to check out the Tish Tang trail. Located approximately an hour east of Arcata, Tish Tang is a Humboldt County trail destination featuring a shuttle friendly descent that had us covered in huge grins. We haven’t spent much time riding trails in the Humboldt […]

03.09.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Fresh Tracks: Paradise Royale

We’ve wanted to check out the Paradise Royale Trail System since we heard about it a few years ago. Built by the BLM and IMBA after a number of trails in the King Range area were rendered unrideable, (due to the Wilderness bill) the system includes a 14 mile XC loop (there are plans to […]

03.03.2014 California Trails Read the full story →