Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is no place for the faint of heart. When the snow dumps down in feet, rather than inches, the Yoopers just bust out bigger tires and get on with it. Imagine 15 miles of fast, flowy, bermed out single track, in the snow. That’s what Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has built here, arguably the first trail of its kind.
Would you go to Afghanistan to ride mountain bikes? What do you think the riding—and the overall experience—would be like? It might not be remotely close to what you think it is. Bike magazine recently completed a world-first expedition to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor with Matt Hunter and Anthill Films for our November cover story and their new film, "Forgotten Dirt." The new issue with editor Brice Minnigh's feature story will be on newsstands any day now. In the meantime, check out our first-ever web magazine dedicated to a single story. And you can also see Anthill's one-of-a-kind film here.
A man and his van, roaming the countryside... Unless you are a 1970s crime-solving superhero (they all seemed to roam America in vans, meting out justice while aided by chimpanzee sidekicks) that premise generally doesn't lead to a happy ending. The man-and-his-van storyline has become the domain of serial killers, broken marriages and poor life choices. Unless, of course, you are Ryan Gardner. Check out the video to see what we mean.
Text and photos by Richard Ries “New & Improved!” Yeah, yeah. Heard it before. But the organizers of the Brown County Breakdown, which went down this past weekend, have been making that claim ever since the inception of the event in 2005. It’s always been a valid claim; this year more than ever. Nestled in […]
Kali was one of the first companies to offer a soft knee-guard that could truly be pedaled in all day without feeling like you’d strapped some kind of semi-fashionable torture device to your knee. How do they fare against the latest crop of pads? Here's the review.
What should we be taking care of? Our online presence or our presence on this planet?
The Southern California bike industry turned out in the hundreds last Friday night to support Wheels 4 Life, the nonprofit organization of mountain-bike luminary and Laguna Beach, California, local Hans Rey. Wheels 4 Life provides bicycles to villagers in developing countries, mostly in Africa, in hopes of improving the quality of life. The bicycle allows locals the ability to get to work or school, or to carry goods, which would otherwise be done only by walking.
Our third day in Crested Butte was beautiful, and the trails were perfectly tacky. Only the threatening thunder had us on our toes. We rode for the whole day. Breaking only to enjoy the wild raspberries and strawberries growing all over the mountain.
The Heavy Pedal Tour rolls into Crested Butte, Colorado only to find the kind of rain and cold that they'd hoped they'd left behind in the Pacific Northwest. Sticking out the storm, however, proved the right choice because on the third day, the sun came out, the trails were perfectly tacky and the trails were great. Check out the video.
Who's going to win the Red Bull Rampage on October 13th? How the hell would we know? Rampage is big, scary and unpredictable all rolled up into one crazy event, so you're guess is as good as ours. Red Bull, however, has put together a new series that gives you something to chew on between now and Rampage. In this episode of the new "Road to the Rampage" we take a look at Tyler McCaul, Kurt Sorge and Darren Berrecloth as they plot their approach to the big event.
Summer was hot, dry and sunny... well not anymore! Heading to Austria for the Overmountain challenge, the team faces a hell of a week. But even if we haven't see the sun, Ischgl's area is so amazing that we still rode all week and loved spending time in the mountain there.
World Champs in Pietermaritzburg was always going to be a special race... With a fast and extremely dry track, both speed and nerves were at maximum for the whole Syndicate. The following 2 days saw some moto carnage with all the lads, including Stevie Smith and Nick Beer, before heading to the worlds largest gorge swing!
Keystone aims to please. No matter what your style of bike-park riding, there's something for everyone. For us, it was hard to decide which trail we wanted to hit up after our warm up lap. The choices are gnar, or jumps with gnar, or drops with jumps and gnar. It's hard to decide right? So, we committed ourselves to ride it all!
You may have heard about Sun Valley's recent devastating fire. The surprising news--things aren't as bad as they seem and there's still plenty of riding to be had there--right now. Bike Magazine's Agony Aunt and Sun Valley trail hound, Greg "Chopper" Randolph, fills us in on why that's true.
This year Red Bull is pulling out the stops in an attempt to make the average person watching Rampage from home (or work) feel like they’re closer to it all. “Enhanced” is the adjective being used to describe the viewing experience for 2013 and that’s actually pretty accurate. Here are some of the new features that'll make watching Rampage from your couch a considerably cooler affair.
Everyone has a friend like Jessica; whenever you are together chaos and adventure ensue. One minute you are meeting up for a drink and the next thing you know you are passed out on an inflatable dolphin in Mexico. There is a reason why Jessica and I do not hang out all that often--self-preservation.