April 12, 2019

New Product Spotlight: The Cannondale Habit 5 & Cannondale Topstone Bikes

The network of trails in Washington’s Raging River State Forest are an ongoing labor of love, built by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. One of Seattle’s most popular mountain biking destinations located 30 miles from downtown, the project started with a 14-mile loop and will eventually become a […]

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April 12, 2019

Living to Ride: One Woman Bike Tech’s “wild and wonderful” career in cycling

J Higgins’ career in bikes began accidentally when she was 16 years old. “I walked into a bike shop looking for a part and realized that I knew more about it than the guy helping me,” she said. “They had an opening and hired me on the spot.” But the job had unspoken boundaries that […]

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April 12, 2019

Living to Ride: One Woman Bike Tech’s “wild and wonderful” career in cycling

J Higgins’ career in bikes began accidentally when she was 16 years old. “I walked into a bike shop looking for a part and realized that I knew more about it than the guy helping me,” she said. “They had an opening and hired me on the spot.” But the job had unspoken boundaries that […]

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April 11, 2019

Pedaling 2,000 Miles Through the American Southwest With Type 1 Diabetes

Annalisa van den Bergh had pedaled for nearly two weeks and 400 miles to arrive in Rosedale, Virginia, a town of 930 people near the Blue Ridge Mountains. She and her cycling partner, Erik Douds, were on the TransAmerica Trail, a 4,223-mile route mapped in 1976 that spans the U.S. from Oregon to Virginia. And […]

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April 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Visionary Jacquie Phelan Reflects on 30 Years of Never Taking The Sport Too Seriously

For someone known across the bike world as the “godmother of women’s mountain biking,” Jacquie Phelan lives a life noticeably absent of material luxury. She dumpster dives for her food and she lives in a minimalist abode that she calls “Offhand Manor,” near the foot of Mount Tam in Marin County, California.  “I think the […]

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March 26, 2019

Beyond the Grind

Six miles from the start line in the sleepy, eastern Cascades outpost of Sisters, the Oregon Trail racecourse veers off the asphalt of the McKenzie Highway onto the knotty, rutted, occasionally sandy Santiam Wagon Road and, for the remainder of the event’s 350 miles, largely doesn’t return to pavement. Promising five days of pedaling on […]

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March 22, 2019

Atlanta’s First Urban Mountain Bike Trail System

It’s impossible to miss Atlanta’s lush tree canopy. Aptly nicknamed the “City in a Forest,” more than 50 species of trees grow in the metro area, covering almost half of Atlanta in an urban tree canopy. Some of those trees are hundreds of years old. A surprising number of old-growth oak stands still exist in […]

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March 4, 2019

Through the Arctic on Two Wheels

In early February, as temperatures in northern Canada hovered between -20 degrees Fahrenheit and -40 degrees Fahrenheit, four retired pro-cyclists made a first-ever, self-supported fat bike traverse along the shores of James Bay, Ontario. Situated on the world’s third largest muskeagh, or bog, the region is roadless and unreachable by land 10 to 11 months […]

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February 21, 2019

REI Co-op Partners with Bontrager to Bring Top Name in Components and Accessories to REI Customers

REI Co-op and premier bicycling brand Bontrager are teaming up to bring an assortment of Bontrager apparel, accessories and components to REI customers. The co-op has a long-standing relationship with Brontrager's parent company Trek through the sale of Electra bikes, Trek has allowed all Trek and Electra retailers to carry Bontrager products. This new partnership […]

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