Travel Reviews and News


Trail Report: Cable, Wisconsin

Known for its extensive mountain bike history, the Cable, Wisconsin, area is home to one of the oldest mountain bike events in the Midwest — and some of the best trails you’ll find anywhere. Come on along for a ride.

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Riding Crested Butte’s famed Pearl Pass Tour

The 39th annual (yes, 39th) Pearl Pass Tour is set to roll out of Crested Butte, Colorado, on September 12th — or September 11th if you prefer to do it on a klunker. Read our author’s painful first-person account to find out what this historic event is really like.

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Lost in the backcountry: Passing the point of no return

Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to getting lost. But after emerging from a drainage after four hard fought hours of bush whacking with his bike, our author wondered if it was time to recalibrate that point.

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Trail Report: Salida, Colorado

Situated in central Colorado, Salida and the surrounding area has a thriving tourist economy, with activities ranging from fly-fishing and peak bagging, to rafting and biking. It’s a true outdoor enthusiast’s playground — especially if you ride a mountain bike.

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ASS Does Downieville: Almost doored by a Ford

Come along for the ride as The Angry Singlespeeder looks back at the 20th annual Downieville Classic weekend.

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Trail Report: Winter Park – aka Mountain Bike Capital USA

It’s a bold declaration to dub any locale “Mountain Bike Capital USA.” But the Winter Park-Fraser Valley area can at least make a compelling argument for use of the trademarked name that’s prominent in various marketing material.

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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: 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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