There are a lot of sweet mountain bikes out there to choose from, and every season our options get better. However, there are a number of new bikes that still include a design flaw that make me question who is designing these bikes, and why they don’t seem care about the end user or the […]
There’s practically an event of some kind every weekend. Trying to make sense of our calendar, we tallied up all the MTB events in the Northwest and put it all on one page.
It’s finally happened. Fixed gear freestyle has evolved again, to the point its not even fixed anymore, it’s just freestyle. From 20″ to 700c FGFS, to 26″ FGFS, to just… 26″ BMX. It has got to be almost 10 years since guys like Eric Porter and Aaron Chase made their names riding street on 26″ […]
This time of year, heading south has always been the ticket for discovering new riding and winter time destinations. Since we have family based on the Las Vegas area, we took the opportunity to explore the area. Most think first of the strip when Las Vegas comes to mind, but the area also happens to boast […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.