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It’s On! Fat Tire Bike Week, The World’s Oldest Mountain Bike Festival, Is June 24-28

06.30.2009 //

CRESTED BUTTE, CO – Since the 1970s, when locals started retrofitting old Schwinn paperboy bikes with multiple gears, Crested Butte has helped write the history of mountain biking and is home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. This June 24-28, Crested Butte will host the world’s oldest mountain bike festival, the 29th Annual Fat

McClendon and Burch win Yee-Haw!

06.30.2009 //

Sean McClendon (Ventura, Calif.) made the trip across the country to win the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Gravity Calendar’s third event, the Massanutten Yee-Ha! in Virginia. McClendon only finished less than a second ahead of 16-year old Neko Mulally (Redding, Pa./Specialized) in the downhill event. Allegra Burch (Patterson, N.Y./Velo Bella) came out on top

Teva Partners With Outdoor Foundation and IMBA To Expand Reach

06.30.2009 //

Goleta, CA (May 4, 2009) – Teva (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation NASDAQGS:DECK) and The Outdoor Foundation today announced a new partnership effort aimed at broadening the outdoor community by engaging new audiences and industries in nature-based activities. As part of this partnership, Teva will provide charitable support to The Outdoor Foundation whose core

Ride for Reading is raffling off a 2009 Ellsworth Epiphany frame

06.30.2009 //

Nashville, Tennessee – Ride for Reading is raffling off a 2009 Ellsworth Epiphany frame that is valued at $2395 for only $10 per ticket. The winner will be announced on June 20, 2009 at the Southern Off-Road Bike Association (SORBA) of Middle Tennessee’s Fat Tire Festival at Hamilton Creek Mountain Bike Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

Escape Adventures’ Mountain Biking the Maze Tour named “Tour of a Lifetime”

06.30.2009 //

LAS VEGAS, NV— Following an extensive survey of hundreds of tours offered by outfitters from all over the globe, National Geographic Traveler magazine chose Escape Adventures’ Mountain Biking the Maze tour to highlight in its 2009 Tours of a Lifetime feature. To celebrate, Escape is offering $50 off all remaining 2009 Maze tour dates, for

Kona’s Name Our Bike Contest Has A Winner

06.30.2009 //

“Cadabra” It Is – After A Month Of International Creative Brooding And Cerebral Scheming Our “Name Our New Bike Contest” Has A Winner – KONAWORLD (May 6, 2009) – Over the last month, our team of academics and engineers here at Kona Bikes sifted through more than 2,000 names and votes from, you, the public

Trips for Kids Brings More Bikes to Kids With Ellsworth Donation

06.30.2009 //

Trips for Kids (TFK) today announced that Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles Inc. of Ramona, Calif., donated more than 50 used bicycles and bicycle frames to TFK to sell in its Re-Cyclery bicycle thrift shop. Profits from selling these bikes and frames will fund the mountain bike rides TFK hosts for underserved youth. “We truly appreciate Ellsworth’s

Last Chance to Win the Demo 7 Seasons

06.30.2009 //

Vancouver, B.C. April 27th, 2009 – The Collective is stoked to announce that we are preparing to give away one of the sickest bikes ever built to one lucky rider. In honor of the one-year anniversary of the film’s premiere last April, we have collected the names of everyone who purchased the Seasons DVD from

Results: BC Bike Race Stage 2

06.30.2009 //

When most cyclists sign up for a mountain bike race, they can expect to climb on their bikes and ride either loops of a single circuit or a point-to-point course of trails. It’s doubtful whether they anticipate a scenic ferry crossing as part of the “warm-up.” For the almost 400 BC Bike Race participants, an

Results: BC Bike Race 2009: Day 1

06.29.2009 //

June 29, 2009 North Vancouver, BC (Source: B.C. Bike Race) — The tempest that unleashed high winds and heavy rainfall onto the Vancouver area on Saturday night did nothing to ease the pre-race jitters building among the almost 400 racers set to roll up to this morning’s start line of the 2009 BC Bike Race.

Events: 2009 BC Bike Race Ready to Roll

06.26.2009 //

The green flag drops in Vancouver this weekend as the third annual BC Bike race heads for the hills. The seven-day-long adventure race starts in the city on Sunday, and heads directly for the legendary trails of Vancouver’s North Shore. More than 400 racers, competing alone or in teams of two, have registered for this

Preview: Fluidride Cup Invades Mt. Hood

06.25.2009 //

The Northwest’s fastest gravity racers will be pinning it at stop three of the Fluidride Series at Mt. Hood, Oregon, this weekend. The course is a favorite among racers and this year it features a new lower section for Pro/Expert racers that already has riders looking forward to the weekend. “It should be super fun,

Preview: Gravity East Series to come to Windham Mountain this weekend

06.23.2009 //

Alejandro Ortiz railing a berm at Seven Springs on his way to a second-place finish. Photo: Matthew DeLorme The Gravity East Series will make its fourth stop this weekend, when some of the east coast’s top downhillers will converge on Windham Mountain, New York, which was recently selected as an official stop for the 2010

News: 2009 Madrid World Cup Results

06.22.2009 //

A fast chasing Absalon looking to catch the Merida rider. P: Colin Meagher Madrid’s weeklong heat wave leading up to the World Cup XC race in Casa de Campo Park subsided just before the race—replaced by a deluge of rains—but the action was still scorching hot. On a course that was equal parts greasy mud

Results: Maribor World Cup DH & 4X Race Results

06.22.2009 //

The weather was a factor in the weekend’s racing, especially on Saturday, when the organizers and the UCI were forced to postpone the afternoon’s downhill qualifying rounds after the last hour of practice was held in the pouring rain, with thunder and lightning all around the hill. Some riders were happy with the postponement, while

Events: World Cup Set to Return to American Soil

06.20.2009 //

Photo: Colin Meagher Windham Mountain has played host to mountain bike races before, and it is a stop on the Gravity East tour. But the relatively unknown mountain (at least outside the Northeast) will host its biggest race ever next August, when the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup makes its first stop on American soil

Preview: Maribor, Slovenia World Cup

06.19.2009 //

Sam Hill en route to the podium’s top step last year in Maribor As far back as 2000, Maribor has been home to some of the most intense World Cup crowds on the circuit. Even then, spectators displayed a passion for racing not seen in many other places. The World Cup skipped Maribor for a

News: Missy Giove Arrested Following Massive Pot Bust

06.18.2009 //

The mountain bike community was shaken yesterday and this morning after learning that former world champion Missy “the Missile” Giove was arrested on federal drug charges following a large-scale drug bust near Albany, New York. According to several published reports, Giove was charged Tuesday with conspiring to possess and distribute nearly 400 pounds of marijuana.

Events: Freedom Riders to get a totally OC screening

06.18.2009 //

SoCal mountain bikers will have the opportunity to slurp PBRs, benefit IMBA, and enjoy the viscerally entertaining and socially responsible version of our freeriding battle for trails at the same glorious time. On Wednesday, June 24, San Clemente’s OC Tavern Grill & Concert Hall will host a viewing of Freedom Riders, the much-vaunted film by

Results: ProXCT’s fourth stop

06.17.2009 //

The latest stop in America’s new pro XC tour proved to be one of the most hotly contested in the series, with exciting racing right down to the finish. Canadians won the day, with Max Plaxton narrowly beating Colorado-based Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski in the final moments of the men’s race, while Catherine Pendrel took top honors

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