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December 17, 2018

On Little White Oak Mountain, A Would-Be Neighborhood is Now a Public Park

The Polk County Recreation Complex with Little White Oak Mountain in the background

A mountain once slated for development is now being turned into a public park. The town of Columbus, North Carolina, originally approved the construction of 687 homes on a 1,068-acre parcel on the south side of Little White Oak Mountain, 40 miles southeast of Asheville, near Lake Lure. The development stalled after the economic slump […]

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December 17, 2018

Gifts for gadget loving mountain bikers

Mtbr has selected five high-tech favorites guaranteed to make mountain biking more enjoyable, and even safer. Here are some of the best gifts for gadget loving mountain bikers.

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December 17, 2018

Mountain Biking: A Glossary of Terms

Mountain bikers can be difficult to understand. They use a coded lexicon that sounds like some combination of jargon and birds of paradise mating calls. I’ve been hanging around mountain bikers for the past decade and I’m still adding permutations to the endless inventory of synonyms for “stoked.” This is not a comprehensive guide. But […]

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December 17, 2018

10 reasons you need to go to Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

Consumer demo events such as the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, March 1-3, 2019, avail the chance to do legitimate side-by-side testing on real trails, not parking lot loops.

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December 15, 2018

5: Hold Fast

There’s a remarkable beauty of relative perspective. I mean, it’s kind of amazing …
December 14, 2018

Jenson USA Joystick Cockpit Holiday Giveaway

The prize today is a Joystick cockpit comprised of a bar, stem and grips ready for trail and all-mountain riding.

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December 14, 2018

Jenson USA Gloworm X2 Lights Holiday Giveaway

This is a one-day contest featuring one of the smallest and most versatile lights today, the Gloworm X2.

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December 14, 2018

Meet the First Openly Gay Woman to Complete the Seven Summits

On June 23, 2018 Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, age 43, stood on the summit of Denali, the highest mountain in North America. She was the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, a challenge to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Her first words atop the peak, captured via video, were “Nature doesn’t discriminate. […]

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December 14, 2018

Best Bike Trainers

With the winter solstice just around the corner, the reality of riding indoors for a few months is coming fast (if it’s not already here). That’s why it helps to have one of the best bike trainers.

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