Travel Reviews and News


ASS Does Downieville: How to not get shot or pissed on

Whiskey drinking, tall tales, gut busting climbs, and the search for an abandoned jeep. Just another day in Downieville.

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Video: SRAM GX ‘Far and Wide’

Austin, Texas is a city of diverse cultures and choices. With rugged trails around the city, riders can ride right out of their door to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these three riders, how they got started riding and why they continue to enjoy the sport.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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ASS Does Downieville: Documenting season of work & play

The Angry Singlespeeder is posting up in one of world’s most unique mountain bike locales for the summer, and for better or worse he’s going to tell us about it.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney races the True Grit 100

Singletrack and suffering on Southern Utah’s high desert trails.

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Bike vacation? Travel tips to save money and have fun

Sonya travels all over the globe for events, races and appearances. Learn from her on how to keep sane and productive when traveling with bike to remote destinations.

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

We went out to check out the first half of the Demo Flow Trail and was stunned by the quality of this trail.

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Bikes on Bikes 2.0: New mode of backcountry exploration

What’s better than a weekend of backwoods camping and riding killer MTB trails? These guys just may have figured it out.

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Sonya Looney: Brasil Ride heats up

The grueling race takes hold as these next stages deliver massive climbs, high mileage, high heat and humidity.

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Sonya Looney: More than a race, Brasil Ride adds color to life

Our globe-trotting contributor grabs a teammate and takes on the grueling and epic seven day Brasil Race.

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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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