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Team News: Lehikoinen back on Intense

01.06.2010 //

Matti Lehikoinen from Finland will be joining Team Chain Reaction for the 2010 race season. The move puts Lehikoinen back on Intense bikes, which he rode in 2008 as a member of the MS-Intense World Cup team. He rode for Evil last year.

Destination: Austin, Texas

12.30.2009 //

Not far from the state capital in Austin, trails crisscross an array of city and county parks, as well as the occasional ranch.

Steve Peat: The Story Behind the Legend

12.29.2009 //

Steve Peat is one of the most recognized names in downhill racing. He has won the overall World Cup title three times, has more World Cup gold medals (17) and has been on the podium more times (50) than any other downhill racer.

Missy Giove Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

12.23.2009 //

Missy Giove, the embattled former downhill world champion, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in Albany, New York yesterday that stemmed from a massive drug bust last summer. She now faces up to five years in prison, according to the Associated Press.

Team News: Aaron Chase Hops on X-Fusion

12.22.2009 //

For 2010 we are pleased to announce that we have brought aboard one of the most talented all around riders in the bike industry with Aaron Chase.

Mountain Cycle Closes European Office

12.22.2009 //

Mountain Cycle Inc. is announcing that its European office, located in Grenoble, France has been closed.

Team News: Paul Basagoitia On Kona Through 2011

12.18.2009 //

After a five year partnership that has seen both Paul Basagoitia and the Kona Bicycle Company at the top of the gravity game, the dream team will continue.

Industry News: Easton Foundation Supports High School Racing Leagues

12.18.2009 //

Source: Colorado High School Cycling League The National Interscholastic Cycling Association gratefully announces it has received foundation matching grants from the Easton Foundations for both the national association and the newest chapter, the Colorado High School Cycling League, which launched in October 2009. Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), and the

South: A Quest for Singletrack – Kentucky

12.17.2009 //

A quest for singletrack south of the Mason-Dixon line takes us to Kentucky.

South: A Quest for Singletrack – Tennessee

12.16.2009 //

A quest for singletrack in the South takes us to Tennessee.

South: A Quest for Singletrack – South Carolina

12.15.2009 //

Bill, a fast-talking 38-year-old, tells us how he got the state of South Carolina to pay his trail-building company nearly $300,000 to build an IMBA Epic right out his back door.

2010 CX Nationals Preview

12.11.2009 //

America’s best cyclocross racers gather in rainy, snowy Bend, Oregon, to duke it out.

Team News: U.S. DH Prodigy Mulally to Join Trek World Racing

12.11.2009 //

Trek World Racing confirmed today that young American star Neko Mulally from Pennsylvania will be joining the team for a full World Cup program.

East Coast Bike Expo and Swap Slated for Maryland and West Virginia

12.11.2009 //

Once again over 4000 eager cyclists are preparing to line up, not to ride, but for the mid-Atlantic s biggest bicycle swap and consumer expo series. The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE has become one of the east coast s most eagerly anticipated cycling events, according to Bruce Culver, the event s founder and co-promoter.

Team News: Blinky Joins Vouilloz at Lapierre in 2010

12.11.2009 //

Lapierre has been an active member of the international race circuit for many years now. For 2010 the French company has decided to take their sponsoring activities to the next level in order to reflect their export ambitions by creating a new “Team Lapierre International”, composed of the world’s best DH, Enduro and XC riders.

Destination: Marquette, Michigan

12.10.2009 //

Until recently, navigating Marquette’s South trails took local knowledge and a keen sense of direction. Thankfully, the Noquemanon Trail Network has been hard at work in recent years, shaping the maze of trails into four clearly marked loops.

South: A Quest for Singletrack – Georgia

12.10.2009 //

Exiting I-575 on the northern outskirts of Atlanta, a series of large municipal signs direct us to the trailhead at Blankets Creek: Mountain Bike Trails, This Way. The large parking area is one of the most institutionalized I’ve ever seen—a kiosk displays trail information, lists corporate sponsors, has a donation box for contributions and informs riders of a third, $75,000 loop that was recently added to the two already established here. This display of civic responsibility smacks of Berkeley or Boulder, or even Portland, Oregon. But Georgia?

South: A Quest for Singletrack – Mississippi

12.08.2009 //

We first heard of the fledgling freeride trails in Mississippi by way of ominous rumors of creek gaps and ladder bridges. Several sources had mentioned the trails with awe, but no one had actually ridden them.

South: A Quest for Singletrack – Louisiana

12.07.2009 //

A quest for singletrack south of the Mason-Dixon line reveals a cast of unlikely characters, a hearty riding culture and a hollerin’ good time. Over the course of nine days and 1,500 miles, we mercilessly flog a rental van and live off deep-fried food as we search for the South’s finest trails.


12.02.2009 //

Get a glimpse of what’s inside the current issue of Bike magazine, December 2009: BEST OF THE YEAR.

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