Travel Reviews and News


Photos: Trail art on the tanks of UC Santa Cruz

To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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Video: SRAM’s Always Summer Somewhere

Video: The SRAM crew sets their sites on New Zealand for their latest edit “Always Summer Somewhere.”

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Video: Evergreen Alliance and Duthie Hill Bike Park

Though diminutive in overall size Washington’s Duthie Hill Bike Park packs big fun into a little space.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 7

Epic Rides: Day 7 of TheCommute sees our trio riding their final day from Marin to San Francisco, covering 42 miles and a leg crushing 7,200 feet of climbing.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 6

Epic Rides: Day 6 of TheCommute sees our trio riding from Santa Rosa to Marin with 58 miles and 5,200 feet of climbing.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 5

Epic Rides: Day 5 of TheCommute sees our trio riding a brutal 66 miles and 8,700 feet of climbing.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 4

Epic Rides: Day 4 of TheCommute sees our trio riding a painful 90 miles of pavement between Folsom and Cache Creek Casino.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 3

Epic Rides: Day 3 of TheCommute sees our trio descending towards California’s Central Valley, but even that doesn’t come without 7,00 feet of climbing.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 2

Epic Rides: On Day 2 TheCommute starts living up to its “epic” expectations. See and here from the “away team” as they pedal from Soda Springs to Foresthill, Calif.

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Video: New Zealand a dreamy mountain bike nirvana

Incredibly diverse landscapes, unbeatable scenery, and epic trails. It’s mountain biking in New Zealand.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 1

Epic Rides: Mtbr’s Kurt “The Angry SingleSpeeder” Gensheimer departed on TheCommute–a 400 mile mountain bike epic from Tahoe to San Francisco on Saturday. Here’s a look at what he and his cohorts James and Justin encountered on Day 1.

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News: IMBA reveals 2014 Model Trail award winners

Looking to plan your next mountain biking vacation? You’re in luck, the list that follows has a host of suitable landing spots sure to fulfill your wildest fat tire dreams.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide

Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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Video: Sun Valley EnduroCup/Ride Sun Valley Festival Highlights

This post-Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival video shows why the Idaho destination deserves consideration for your must-do list, with events ranging from the Scott Enduro Cup to flaming log pulls and a beer relay.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool camping extras for ultimate fun and comfort

Five cool camp site extras put the ‘ultimate’ in Ultimate Base Camp–including a camp toilet, chairs and more.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Barbara mountain bike destination guide

If you like your riding fast, loud and fun, the rough-and-tumble trails of Santa Barbara are the stuff all-mountain dreams are made of. Check it out here, then tell us about your favorite SB trails!

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Ultimate Base Camp: Eight things to bring culinary cool to your camp kitchen

From bear-proof coolers to astronaut ice cream, we give you a run-down of the coolest camp kitchen stuff on the planet.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Kernville, Calif. mountain bike destination guide

Dropping 5,000 feet in its last eight miles, the Cannell Plunge highlights our Ultimate Base Camp stop in Kernville, Calif. Trust us when we tell you you’re gonna want to put this on your bucket list. Check it here.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike camp kit

Treeline Outdoors’ 2-in-1 Slumberjack sleeping bag heads our list of five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike base camp. See what else we found here.

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Ultimate Base Camp: SylvanSport GO camp trailer review

There are lots of ways to combine mountain biking and camping, but only in the SylvanSport GO can you stay in the coolest camper ever.

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Introducing Mtbr’s Ultimate Mountain Bike Base Camp

Mtbr takes you on the road with the coolest gear for building the ultimate beachhead for your mountain bike adventures.

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Ride Report: Morocco’s Titan Desert Stage Race Part 3

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney gives us an inside view of Morocco’s Titan Desert Stage Race.

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Video: New Zealanders build world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trails

New Zealand mountain bikers rebuild old track into world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trail.

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First segments of new flow trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest now open

Despite drought conditions that will halt construction for the summer, two segments of a new flow trail open at the site of the Mtbr Enduro Compare-O—Soquel Demonstration State Forest

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Ride Report: Whistler Bike Park opening day

The upside of a sub-par snow year is that the ground dries out quicker so trails are in fantastic shape. Come take a ride with us here and see what it’s like on the opening day of ‘bike Disney’.

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