Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival to be held January 25-27 in Island Park, Idaho

The 2nd Annual Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, January 25-27, 2013, will be the premiere fat bike gathering in the West for both land managers and fat bike enthusiasts. Based on the highly successful inaugural Summit from January, 2012, the 2013 Summit and Festival has been expanded beyond a one-day meeting to include product demos, races, group rides, and Saturday evening bash for fat bike enthusiasts.…

Utah High School Mountain Bike League Has Successful First Season

Utah High School Mountain Bike League Has Successful First Season

Mountain biking is a relatively new sport. Long-standing American pastimes like baseball, football, and basketball have thick record books, and a near stranglehold on the sports culture and focus in the United States. For generations, kids have dreamed of playing left field at Fenway Park, and adults have escaped war, economic depression, and the drudgery of every day life watching those kids live out those dreams. But that is starting to change. More and more kids in the United States are dreaming about racing bikes, rather than putting on baseball cleats. Mountain bike racing, once thought as a fringe game for fringe people, is gaining momentum and devotees of all ages.…

The Last 24 Hours of Moab

The Last 24 Hours of Moab

It has been eighteen years that mountain bikers have been coming to this little valley Behind the Rocks outside of Moab, Utah to race the 24 Hours of Moab. I have attended for the last twelve years and they have all been memorable experiences. This was the final year that Laird Knight and Granny Gear productions are organizing this event.…

Red Bull Rampage Set for Qualifying Round on Friday, Finals on Sunday 10-7-2012

The riders are set, the course is being constructed for the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking as Red Bull Rampage gets set to take stage in Virgin, Utah. After a thrilling contest at Red Bull Joyride, the final list of riders has been selected to participate for the the throwdown in picturesque desert of Utah taking place October 5-7, 2012.…

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Mountain bikes have evolved quite a bit on the past ten years. The brakes, shifting and suspension are in a different league compared with the early 2000’s. But it is not unusual to see someone on a mostly modern bike tooling around with narrow bars. There has been a dramatic change in bar-width over the past decade, and few riders who have made the change are willing to go back to their narrow ways.…

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

An estimated 954,782 pedals strokes, 3 dead chipmunks, 3 sets of brake pads and 2 pairs of pedals is what it took for Fixie Dave Nice to pedal from Antelope Wells, New Mexico to Banff, Canada. Fixie, as he his known throughout the cycling universe, was the first rider to finish the Tour Divide on a fixed gear bicycle. Yup, you read that right. Fixie rode the entire 2745 mile route without coasting and only with a front brake.…

Bradford and Moncorge win Inaugural 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort

Bradford and Moncorge win Inaugural 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort

Park City, Utah July 21st 2012 – 6 all-mountain stages, featuring three picturesque climbs and three technical descents, saw Aaron Bradford and Mary Moncorge best a field of 150+ riders in the inaugural Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort. Enduro comes in many forms, the most common being a multi stage event where timed descents are linked by untimed climbs. this un-intimidating format welcomes the enthusiast racer while still providing elite racers the ultimate test of skill and fitness. The 17-mile course provided 1,300-feet of climbing and three descents ranging from 6 to 12 minutes each.…

Crusher in the Tushar Answers All Questions

Crusher in the Tushar Answers All Questions

Black clouds swirled overhead. Thunder rumbled in the distance. Enormous, heavy rain drops started to fall from the sky. They thudded against the ground, splashing into the dust and gravel of the forest road. I hurried back to the truck, trying fruitlessly to dodge the rain. The heavens opened in earnest, and the rain began to fall in sheets just as I slammed the doors of the truck shut. The water pelted loudly against the windows and roof. I sat for a moment and watched the fury of the storm.…

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