Taking in the sites, roads and trails in California’s Eastern Sierra with a smorgasbord of places to go and things to see.
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Gooseberry Mesa sits at 5,200′ elevation to the north of Zion National Park, a jewel of Southern Utah. The panoramic views of the desert mesas are internationally famous, though the crowds are relegated to the National Park and left behind from the perch of the bicycle. Solitude is a few pedal strokes away.
The classic cross country riding in Prescott includes 100+ miles of fast and fun trails that extend around the town, making it a destination riding place. It is classic cross-country riding, with loads of flow trails.
Danny MacAskill newest video showcases both his trails and enduro mountain biking skills – each of which merge to create a highly entertaining and creative edit. This is Danny’s next video on his own YouTube channel and celebrates him joining the wider adidas family after having been partnered with Five Ten for almost a decade.
No matter the adventure you have planned, the Jones Bikes Plus SWB Complete should be seriously considered. Don’t let the wide tires deceive you, this bike is just as comfortable and practical on the streets as it is on the trail. Reliability, repair-ability, and designed durability are turned to 11 and ready for wherever the road takes you.
I turn right and go on around the top of the ride, where La Cima morphs into the California Riding and Hiking Trail. Undulating, classic, cross-country riding amidst the iconic golden meadows with views of the Cuyamacas, including Stonewall Peak, keep the energy level up – along with electrolytes pulled through the hose of the hydration pack strapped to my back.
New for 2019, the ZOIC Men’s Carbon Bib Liner provides ultimate support for long days in the saddle, ideal for enduro racers and bikepackers, The Carbon Bib Liner is engineered to maximize comfort and minimize irritation, from seamless straps up top to the Italian-made 3D stretch foam chamois inside
A multi-day mountain bike ride report with friends traversing the Pisgah National Forest for a week of autumnal riding in western North Carolina. On this trip we had dry, sunshine-y, warm afternoons followed by cool, crisp overnights, which was nothing but perfect for five days of pedaling up and down the topographic folds that lie in the vicinity of the Davidson River campground.
With much needed rain in the forecast, including the possibility of thunderstorms, the spirit in the air for the weekend-long SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by Zoic Clothing was nothing but positivity and cheer.
The event is called ‘The Whiskey’ because it starts on the famed ‘Whiskey Row’, an 1800’s downtown row of tall western saloons and shops; traditional Old West Saloons that have swinging doors with names like ‘The Palace’ or ‘The Bird Cage.’
I rode my mountain bike to the start line of the inaugural Carson City Off-Road 35/50 Mountain Bike Race put on by Epic Rides. My goal was the finishers reward of the coveted silver railroad spike with the proof of my success engraved in the metal.
The Outerbike festival in Crested Butte this past August was surrounded by the mountains of the Colorado region, allowing for a mountain bike playground for riding demo bikes from some of the best outdoor/adventure brands.
The Harding Truck trail begins at the end of Modjeska Canyon Road in Silverado, CA. This is one of the many doubletrack fire roads in the northern part of Cleveland National Forest that is easily accessible with any mountain or gravel bike.
This episode of the podcast features the team discussing topics of advocacy and land-use in Utah and Marin County. We also discuss gear with Shimano’s latest groupset updates for the mountain bikes, a discussion on pants for cycling and an assortment of other bits and pieces to give you something to think about on your next ride. Enjoy!
Each year Titan Tropic MTB Race in Cuba continues to work with local communities to build new trail infrastructure to incorporate into the race, helping to create a recreational bicycle community and improving the event routes over the years. Many racers brought their families, who followed the race via bus, all organized by Titan Tropic.
This issue, we’re putting the bike in the forefront as Victor Prestinary follows the Titan Tropic MTB event in Cuba where more than 150 riders spent 5 days crossing the jungles and sleeping in tents.
Shimano joined SRAM in the trickle-down effect by unveiling XT level Di2 electronic shifting at the 2016 Sea Otter Classic. This long-awaited group will bring the technology within the grasp of many consumers. Both XT and XTR groups can be configured with a tablet or smartphone.
It was obvious from the handling characteristics that State had studied frame geometry thoroughly. The biggest surprises were the Vigilante tires which had minimal rolling resistance on the road but hooked up well in the dirt and the front fork which afforded a scrumptious magic carpet conveyance over impediments in the trail.
While downhill racers across the country waited for snow to thaw and ski-slopes to return to their summer shade of grassy-brown, SoCal racers have been enjoying the bluebird weekends in Fontana, racing in the Southridge Racing Winter Series. Organizers host a weekend of mountain-biking that have some participants choosing to camp for the two-day mountain-mash.