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Source: Osprey Packs, Inc. Osprey Packs, Inc. has announced a support effort for the Breast Cancer Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to identifying and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Osprey has produced a special, limited-edition version of their popular women’s multisport hydration pack, the Verve 10. Four dollars ($4) of the purchase price
Words: Kristin Butcher Photos: Greg Maino Being a female in the sausage party that is mountain biking comes with some benefits: If we get a mechanical, good Samaritans instantly appear offering help (note to single guys: the time to ask a girl out is not while you’re demonstrating your mini-pump skills.) And we never experience
Make a rad, 60-second BMX video inside your living facilities and win a trip to Ray’s MTB park in Cleveland, Ohio, for the finals where you could win up to $2,000. The top five videos (the ones that get to go to Ray’s MTB) will be picked March 21st, so get on it. Rules and
Source: Scott Sports Scott Sports recently announced that they have signed The Coastal Crew freeriders to its Global Team. The Coastal Crew, based on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, is a group of three friends and riding buddies–Dylan Dunkerton, Kyle Norbraten and Curtis Robinson–who all ride, film, and compete together under the same banner.
Diamondback Bikes recently introduced it roster of riders that will represent the brand throughout the 2011-12 seasons. The team will include Kelly McGarry, Eric Porter, Kyle Thomas and Billy Lewis. Each rider has been signed to a two-year contract and will participate in a broad range of events throughout the year. The team will aid
The Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) has launched a new website to provide information for mountain biking in British Columbia. “This province is arguably the hub of the mountain biking market for North America in regards to concentration of riders and the incredible amount of trail access we enjoy,” says Martin Littlejohn, Executive Director of
GoPro has released its second back-attaching expansion accessory: the Battery BacPac. The Battery BacPac is a standalone GoPro battery charger that attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO, nearly doubling recording times for video and time-lapse photos to over 5 hours. The Battery BacPac is available now for $50 at gopro.com
When you raise $500 for one of our two favorite kids’ bike charities, Specialized First Gear will cover your Sea Otter race fee and give you a free First Gear riding kit. With your help, First Gear has its sights set on getting 10,000 kids on bikes this year who might not otherwise have had
Kristin Butcher is one of Bike magazine’s hired guns. She has an almost unhealthy love for bacon, a 15-year-old boy’s affinity for the word ‘beaver’, a pumptrack in her backyard and also dabbles in trials riding. In 2008, Butcher was a Santa Cruz Hell Ride competitor, and would have most likely won had she not
Other bike companies have race teams. Airborne Bicycles has the Flight Crew–a dozen citizen rider/racers who like riding (and occasionally racing) all kinds of bikes, and who just happen to be great at spreading the word about Airborne and their love of riding in general via social media and spoken word. Currently, the Airborne folks