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Thumbnail image for Full Circle: BMX >> FGFS >> MTB 26″ Turf Mob Edit featuring Ramon Antonio

Full Circle: BMX >> FGFS >> MTB 26″ Turf Mob Edit featuring Ramon Antonio

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″ […]

04.20.2015 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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SW Ridge Trail – Las Vegas, NV

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 […]

02.13.2015 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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The Blue Diamond Loop — Las Vegas, NV

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 […]

12.27.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Throwback #TBT: 2006 CHDH AKA the Corral Hollow Downhill

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 […]

12.19.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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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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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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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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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 →