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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 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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May 7, 2018

Dust, Sun and Singletrack

Beezley Hills Preserve

Far from overcast Seattle, east of the Columbia River, sits the community of Ephrata, Washington. And just outside the small town, twenty miles of singletrack at Beezley Hills Preserve beckon, making Ephrata an unexpected mountain biking destination in eastern Washington. The land was once used as pastureland for grazing horses by rancher Frank Beezley, the […]

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April 3, 2018

How to Ship a Bike

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on April 3, 2018. It was updated Oct. 30, 2019. Packing a bike for the first time presents some challenges. Bikes can be delicate, expensive pieces of gear, and their size makes packing them awkward; getting them to a destination safely requires planning. Learn how to properly break […]

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March 9, 2018

DIY: Make Your Own Bucket Bike Panniers

The beauty of cycling is its accessibility. A bike, whether it’s old or new, cheap or expensive, is freedom on two wheels. Kitting out your bike doesn’t have to be costly either. Upcycled plastic buckets make sturdy, reliable panniers for urban commuting or weekly visits to the local farmers market. Throw on some stickers and […]

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February 28, 2018

13 Bikepacking Tips for Your Next Ride

Cyclist on a trail

It’s time to jump on your bike and head out on an adventure. Bikepacking is a great way to explore new places, with the freedom to travel on roads, gravel or singletrack with everything you need strapped to your steed. If you’re just getting into it, learn the basics, like what bike to ride and […]

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January 19, 2018

Tips for Mountain Biking in the Dark

Mountain bike at night

If you believe mountain biking is over when the sun sets, think again. Riding at night transforms familiar trails into fresh challenges, extends your riding season and cuts down on the crowds. Before you and your riding buddies load up the bikes and head out into the dark, here are a few tips to keep […]

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January 3, 2018

14 Tips for Road Riding in the Dark

Road riding at night

Cycling is generally a daytime activity but sometimes the road beckons, even in the dark. Fortunately, you can still get out on two wheels with a few key bike accessories and some tips to keep you safe, warm and visible—whether you’re commuting or just want to get out for an evening joyride. Light It Up […]

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January 3, 2018

14 Tips for Road Riding in the Dark

Road riding at night

Cycling is generally a daytime activity but sometimes the road beckons, even in the dark. Fortunately, you can still get out on two wheels with a few key bike accessories and some tips to keep you safe, warm and visible—whether you’re commuting or just want to get out for an evening joyride. Light It Up […]

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