trail riding

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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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Last Chance to Shred — Ashland, Oregon

Winter seems to come to us later and later every year these days. Not that I’d notice it living in sunny California, with our long riding season and temperate weather. It was a warm day here as we drove away with a tinge of regret to drive six and a half hours north for a […]

12.03.2013 Fresh Tracks 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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BTCEB Gala Ride Recap: Del Valle Regional Park

One of the best things about participating in group rides with the local mountain bike club is being exposed to new trails you might not ordinarily seek out to ride. Last week’s Gala Ride with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay was a shining example of that, when we trekked out to Livermore […]

10.18.2012 Bike Parks and Trails Read the full story →

Shredding on Trail Bikes

Just came across this sweet video edit put together by Connor Rickey of his buddies Alex Chamberlin and Chris Jones shredding the trails in our backyard here in the East Bay. I’ve been thinking about filming a similar edit myself- there is something even more rad about shredding on a trail bike with an XC […]

03.01.2012 Blog Read the full story →

Beaten Tracks: UK Trail Riding Edit

Sometimes I forget that it is wintertime at the moment. Although our rainy season (and therefore trail building season- I’m actually looking forward to it this year) is supposedly still on its way, in other places riders are riding in the wet stuff. I can’t say I miss doing my laundry or all the required bike […]

02.09.2012 Blog Read the full story →

All Mountain or Long Travel Trail, Part II: the lines are blurring

It is an awesome time to be a mountain biker. I wrote a piece just over a year ago that pondered the question, “do I want a long travel trail bike, or an all mountain bike?” A year later, the lines have blurred even further. For a casual rider, it could mean even more confusion […]

11.30.2010 All Mountain Read the full story →

Mount St. Helens Epic: Ape Canyon to the Plains of Abraham

It was an early morning when I put the pot of coffee on and hustled outside to load bikes on the car. While my girlfriend Inga got ready, I hastily fried a few eggs and stacked them on bagels smothered with cream cheese and sprouts. Cougar, Washington was at least two hours away, so we […]

11.17.2009 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →