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May 18, 2018

New IMBA Ride Centers announced

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced three locations, one in Virginia and two in Colorado, as the newest recipients of its IMBA Ride Center designation.
May 17, 2018

The History of the Backpack

This year marks our 80th anniversary. We’re celebrating by going back in time, to trace the history of the modern-day backpack, a history slightly older than we are. Humans have been carrying loads around on their backs since time immemorial. But it hasn’t always been easy. Years ago, hikers struggled under cumbersome, ill-fitting packs. This […]

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May 17, 2018

Backpacking Vegetarian Lentil Chili Recipe

backpacking chili

It isn’t too difficult to make your own vegetarian backpacking meals, but incorporating enough protein into them can be a challenge. Protein is a critical macronutrient that helps facilitate muscle repair. You might be able to overlook it on a quick overnight, but over the course of a longer multi-day hike, your muscles will start […]

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May 17, 2018

Contest: Win Race Face Next R or Turbine R Wheelsets

Enter to win a Race Face Next R Wheelset ($1499) or Turbine R Wheelset ($899). 2 winners chosen!
May 17, 2018

‘Biggest Buzz … Since the Casino’: Cherokee Turning to Mountain Bike Trails to Grow Economy

Mountain biker at Fire Mountain

I know I’m going to eat it somewhere in the middle of the berm. It’s a beautiful wave of dirt, piled high and smooth, but I’m carrying too much speed as I enter the top of it. I picture my bike going one direction and my body going the other and consider feathering my brakes […]

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May 17, 2018

10 Top Mountain Bike Trails Near Asheville

DuPont State Forest

Want to get out on the best mountain bike trails near Asheville? Whether you enjoy grin-inducing descents, smooth rollers, technical drops, punchy climbs or bermed flow trails, the Asheville area has a trail system for every type of rider. Tucked away in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, downtown Asheville is within an […]

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May 17, 2018

Marin’s SplitRock Tap & Wheel: A new breed of bike shop

Is it a bike shop? A brew pub? A dealership? A ride meeting spot? A hangout? At the SplitRock Tap & Wheel in Marin County, California, they say it's all of the above - and more.
May 17, 2018

Pivot Trail 429 first ride

120/130mm travel has been blended with new geometry to deliver a bike can conquer technical terrain while still providing speed and excitement for even docile, local trails.
May 16, 2018

Full-Suspension vs. Hardtail Mountain Bikes

Mountain biking on a sunlit trail

If you’re shopping for a new mountain bike, you’ll inevitably face a big choice: full-suspension or hardtail? A full-suspension mountain bike features both a suspension fork up front and a rear shock, whereas a hardtail bike has only a suspension fork. The type of suspension a mountain bike has will affect the bike’s control, traction […]

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