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Video: “Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra”

08.08.2014

The documentary, "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra," spotlights California's Northern Sierra model trailbuilding group. Through interviews with Greg Williams, Tara Stone and various other staff members, the film details the makings of the Stewardship and all they do for the Sierra and Plumas counties. The group organizes the widely popular Downieville Classic, Lost and Found gravel grinder and a 50-kilometer endurance run. It's full-time crew maintains 150 miles of multi-use trails, while building 50 miles of new trails and running a nationally known student trailbuilding program.

IMBA gives $9600 to support trail building

08.08.2014

The International Mountain Biking Association, along with its corporate partners, offers a small grant program to help chapters and affiliated organizations in their efforts of trail building, maintenance and education. Recently the program divided up $9,600 in cash to award to 17 programs in three categories.

Video: “All Guts, All Glory” –Giant’s new 27.5 downhiller

08.07.2014

A new Giant DH bike isn’t ready until the Giant Factory Off-Road Team says it’s ready. Now, after two years of engineering, development and race testing, the all-new Glory 27.5 is being let loose.

Video: “Make It Reign” – Giant’s new 27.5 weapon

08.07.2014

The anticipation of a new trail, and the adrenaline of dropping a new line; these are the moments that inspired the creation of the all-new Giant Reign 27.5.

Video: “Beyond the Bike, Ep. 4″ with Tyler McCaul

08.07.2014

The fourth episode of Dirt's series, "Beyond the Dirt," takes a look into the life of Tyler McCaul as he comes out of the shadow of his big brother. He started his career racing downhill and after some success has moved on to slopestyle and freeride competitions.

News: 2015 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL preview

08.07.2014

Named after its "lightning-quick agility," the 2015 Thunderbolt MSL is said to dominate on a variety of terrain. Equally at home on long, technical climbs as it is on flowy singletrack descents, it's built to power through the rough stuff and pop off every trail feature you lay eyes on.

Crankworx releases course for round six of Enduro World Series

08.06.2014

Three days ahead of the start of Crankworx Whistler, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the mountain biking festival has been unveiled. Organizers have released the details for this year’s course for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, the sixth round of the Enduro World Series (EWS).

Video: Marcelo Gutierrez takes on the technical sections of Mont-Sainte-Anne

08.06.2014

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has been coming to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada for 24 years and in that time little has changed about the classic course. It starts out pretty mellow then heads into some blind jumps. After a speedy runout, it slingshots riders into one of the flowy technical sections that the course shapers of Mont-St-Anne do so well.

Video: ‘Prove [Can't] Wrong,’ by RockShox

08.06.2014

With the riding season now in full swing and Crankworx Whistler upon us, RockShox wanted to do something to celebrate those who progress the sport forward. Every year, we see things people once thought, “Can’t be done,” get done. This short film called, “Prove [Can’t] Wrong,” is a salute all those who push boundaries to prove that 'can’t' is a matter of opinion. Let's see what 'can’t' get proven wrong this year.

Heavy Pedal Tour 2014 – Evel Knievel Days

08.06.2014

Our initial reason for making this a Heavy Pedal Tour stop was the Butte 100 mountain bike race. The inclusion of Evel Knievel Days simply cemented the deal.

Video: Altitude Sickness – Highs and Lows at EWS Round 5

08.06.2014

After a season opener in Chile and several races in Europe, the Enduro World Series traveled to the North American continent. At over 10,000 feet of elevation in Winter Park, Colorado, this race promised to be one of the most physically challenging races of the season.

Video: Inaugural Sierra Enduro Challenge 2014 set for Oct. 23-27

08.05.2014

With a finite number of spots, only 65 riders will be competing in the Sierra Enduro Challenge in the beautiful mountain ranges of the Spanish Sierra Nevados, high above the town of Bubion October 23-27.

Video: No Rest for the Wicked with Sam Blenkinsop

08.05.2014

Deep in the French Alps during a break from a hectic summer of racing, Sam Blenkinsop isn't one for sitting around the hotel twiddling his thumbs… Determined to make the most of every day he can having fun on his bike, a "rest day" on the calendar is just another opportunity to spend a day shredding on the hill.

First impressions: 2015 Kona Bikes

08.05.2014

Kona Bikes rolled out the 2015 models today and let us put our dirty mitts all over them. Here's what we saw at the launch today.

First Impressions: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5

08.04.2014

What better way to test the Giant Reign 27.5, the brand's all-new enduro bike, than a rowdy, heli-assisted, 6,500-foot descent of Pemberton's Mount Barbour?

The Web Monkey Speaks: A Different Kind of Family Vacation

08.04.2014

You can argue that mountain biking is all about the gear or that mountain biking is all about the rush of riding, but I think riding is also, at its core, a very human thing. Riding offers us a means of connecting with other people and this can be as profound as the ride itself.

Video: Pro Yeti rider Hannah Barnes takes on the world of MTB

08.04.2014

Yeti Cycles pro rider Hannah Barnes got into cycling relatively late (through her younger brother, Joe) and it was 2005 before she did her first MTB race, aged 18. "I love the variety of doing a bit of everything, and thats why I find Enduro such a good fit for me," she says.

Video: 2014 UCI World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne downhill finals highlights

08.03.2014

Sam Hill stormed his way to the top of the Mont-Sainte-Anne downhill podium, taking his first win since 2009. The Australian, despite qualifying sixth, managed to hold onto the hotseat and take a 1.24 second lead over the rest of the field. Manon Carpenter tamed the technical track and took first place for the women, leaving Rachel Atherton and Emmeline Ragot sitting in second and third.

Video: 2014 UCI World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne qualifying highlights

08.02.2014

Josh Bryceland stormed to victory in Friday's 2014 UCI World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne downhill qualifying race, with current World Cup overall leader Troy Brosnan in second ahead of Andrew Neethling.

Gallery: Singletrack 6, stage 6

08.01.2014

Riders tackled the final stage of Singletrack 6 with great gusto, as they rode the vast trail system on Mt. Macpherson.

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