About the Mag
Bike documents riding and its culture with more depth than any other publication. Featuring the work of mountain biking’s most accomplished writers and photographers, every issue is an illumination of the trends, personalities, destinations and gear that influence and inspire the singletrack lifestyle.
In This Issue
The September issue is on newsstands—or find it digitally here—and it’s filled with photos and stories documenting the sport we all love.
This issue is devoted to stories that convey connections. One of the truest examples of the bonds created by dirt is the decades-long friendship between Mattias Fredriksson, one of Bike’s senior photographers, and his steadfast subject, Janne Tjärnström. The duo's work has resulted in dozens of magazine covers and thousands of published images, many of which have graced the pages of Bike. In "Hidden Talent" writer Tobias Liljeroth sheds light on the man in front of the lens, but also on the friendship that put him there.
Inside you will also find writer Devon O'Neil and senior photographer Bruno Long embedded with the 'Don Vivants' last fall, and chronicled the allure of the underground scene. Similarly, in a remote corner of California's Sierra range, two childhood friends whose adult lives have diverged, come together to celebrate the trails that formed their relationship, both with bikes and each other. Writer Kurt Gensheimer and photographer Abner Kingman report from the tiny enclave of Bear Valley.