Travel Reviews and News


The Whistler Experience Part 2: Kids, cross-country and the best places to relax

Find out how the kids of Whistler are driving the cycling industry to innovate, and why parents are following their children’s lead, and learning how to shred.

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The Whistler Experience Part 1: Not all big hucks, bro-brah, flat brims and Red Bull

Whistler will always be best known for its world famous bike park and mega-events such as Crankwork. But this B.C. mountain biking wonderland is also a great place for any skill-level rider to enjoy two-wheeled bliss.

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ASS Does Downieville: A trifecta of debauchery

Booze, guns, kids, trail building, and the legend of Stinky Larry highlight this week’s Angry Singlespeeder dispatch from up in the hills around Downieville.

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ASS Does Downieville: More to Downieville than Butcher and Pauley

Downieville Classic downhill and cross-country routes barely scratch surface of region’s expansive ride opportunities.

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ASS Does Downieville: Broken bars, busted wheels, bruised egos

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer home to report on a weekend filled with wrecked equipment, stitches, and a big fall off a steep cliff.

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Trail Report: Oakridge, Oregon

From fast and flowy, to techy and tough, Oakridge, Oregon has it all. Here’s an extensive guide to the best trails, events, food and lodging the area has to offer.

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ASS Does Downieville: Bear chasing and more from MTB Mecca

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt in Downieville, California, with tales of bears, rampage and romance.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney’s Alpac Attack adventure part 2

Part two – Long distance race specialist Sonya Looney takes off to Argentina in search of adventure. She found flat roads, stiff headwinds and road racing tactics.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney’s Alpac Attack adventure

Long distance race specialist Sonya Looney takes off to Argentina in search of adventure. She found flat roads, stiff headwinds and road racing tactics.

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ASS Does Downieville: The rider who cried wolf

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt with a message about accident reporting protocol. He also rode his bike a lot.

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Demo Flow Trail of Soquel Demonstration State Forest now open

Segments one thru six of the Demo Flow Trail are now open and the reviews are unanimous. It’s a truly remarkable trail for all levels. It is all time!

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Trail Report: Top riding locales in Phoenix, Arizona

The country’s sixth largest city has a vast array of great riding and amenities.

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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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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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