Travel Reviews and News

Mountain Biking in the Swiss Alps and the Italian Dolomites in South Tirol with Race Face

North Vancouver and Whistler, our home towns, are awesome places to ride. But the world is vast. So much to offer, it’s great when you get an opportunity to venture further and see what else is out there. This year we returned to Switzerland and South Tirol, some less traveled mountain bike destinations.   Being Vancouver

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The Bend Conspiracy: Riding the best trails of Oregon with Cog Wild and Sonya Looney

Picture this. Carving autumn-rich trails—from wooded roller coasters to volcanic rock, from streams to waterfalls, from canopy-covered singletrack to vast viewpoints—

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The Bend Confidential: COTA is a Model for Building Trails that Mountain Bikers Want

I was fortunate enough to be able to join some fellow MTBR folks on a trip to Bend, Oregon this past October. I had already experienced my first Bend trip earlier in the year, back in June, and we had an absolute blast riding some…

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The Bend Experiment: Bend, Oregon Craft Beer and Alpenglow Lodging

The Bend Experiment What would happen if you took seven of the most stoked members of mtbr on a bike and beer adventure in Bend, Oregon – one vehicle, one house, one schedule. Would there be fun to be had? Would they still talk to each other after the trip? Mtbr sent a few emails and within a

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Mtbr Norcal Members climb 10,000 feet in Soquel Demo Forest

The end of the summer riding season either spells burnout or hero dirt for the Norcal mountain biker. Fall in the SF Bay Area means a return to cool, clear weather a few days of rain to return the dirt into pristine mountain biking condition. The Norcal members of mtbr got together on November 3rd

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KRob visits British Columbia And Whistler Bike Park

Since my earliest forays into mountain biking and mountain biking reports I’ve seen pictures and read tales of the famous BC riding scene.

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The 7 Day Giveaway: Some of BC’s Finest Single Track

Words by Harlan Price. Photos by Dave Silver. “It’s a funny thing … often we live in a place and don’t always see it for what it is or take advantage of the opportunities it provides.” Leanne Neighbor Mountain Biking BC’s 7 Day Giveaway contest sent a winner and one friend on an amazing seven

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Sean Allan’s Adventurous Weekend

Man, life has been crappy, too much work and the fallout of a failing relationship had me looking for a way out of here. I finally managed to schedule a Fri and Mon off and took off…

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Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – Something for Everyone

Last year was the first time I got to ride the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, and if you read the review, you might have gotten the impression that Mammoth is more heavily geared towards big-hit bikes and experienced riders. With fast, fun technical and feature-rich double black diamond trails like Twilight Zone, Bullet and Techno

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Mountain Biking on Bolivia’s Death Road

The World’s Most Dangerous Road – A Cycling Adventure (Editor’s Note: The following write-up was submitted by Mtbr intern Cindy A. from Santa Clara, CA. She had quite an adventure on her very first mountain bike ride – Cindy is an experienced road cyclist who decided to try a different kind of challenge this summer!)

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Mtbr Visits Cog Wild, Whoops Trail in Bend, Oregon

Over the last few years, I’ve been hearing more and more rumblings about a place called Bend, Oregon. A few friends have uprooted their lives and moved there. And I kept hearing about some good trails and good scene there.

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Mountain Biking the Himalayas with Sacred Rides

Sacred Rides launches new Nepal mountain bike adventure, special discount for Mtbr readers If you’re like me and someone mentions “Nepal”, your first thought is, “Where the heck is Nepal?” I blame the American public school system for my ignorance. A quick Google search later, I learn from Wikipedia that Nepal is a small, landlocked

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MBO – Mountain Bike Oregon Trip Report

By: Chris Kangas,  Video by: Ron Aclan I first heard about MBO a year or two ago, while killing some time on MTBR. I don’t recall if it was the advertising or the chatter on the forums, but it piqued my interest. My good friend Ron ended up attending that year, and he came back

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Lift-served biking on the Warm Springs Trail – Sun Valley/ Ketchum, Idaho

Home Lift-served biking on the Warm Springs Trail – Sun Valley/ Ketchum, Idaho August 1, 2009 Words and photos by Lee Lau unless otherwise noted. BALD MOUNTAIN – the Sun Valley ski hill On a one week road-trip through Idaho and Montana, Sharon, Tyler and I took advantage of an offer to sample some lift-served

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Bikes and Horses in the South Chilcotin – a four day alpine adventure

Chilcotin September 2008 Day 1 – Little Paradise – Manson – Tyoax – September 4, 2008 Words by Lee Lau. Photos by, Sharon Bader and Rob McLachlan unless otherwise noted. (Hyperlinks in the titles lead to the full story with large pictures) || Day 1 – Little Paradise – Manson – Tyoax || Day 2

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Hans Rey: Trials & Trails with Kenny Belaey

March 14th 2009 Maui, Hawaii By Hans Rey I just finished a fantastic week in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with the current UCI #1 ranked Trials rider in the world, Kenny Belaey from Belgium. We were actually filming a 30 Min. TV show for Kenny’s TV series on the Extreme Sports Channel. Kenny

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Welcome to the open! … A myth by General Motors Exposed?

By: mtb_Canuck Date: 10-24-2008 For the last few weeks the October issue of National Geographic Magazine has been tormenting me. On the very first three pages, is an advertisement for the new Hummer H3T. In the ad is a picture of some dude riding a Specialized Enduro in the some of most incredibly scenery I had

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The Mighty Chilcotins – 3 day rides for you to choose from!

Three Day Trips in the Chilcotins – Aug 2 – 4 2008 Photos by Sharon Bader, Lee Lau or Chris Kelly. Words by Sharon Bader. All Rights Reserved Well. We’re back. Despite me wanting to take a break from the Chilcotins it tends to keep drawing you back. This time we’ve come with more people

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The Ultimate Road Trip 2008 – Eastern Leg

The Ultimate Road Trip has once again set sail. This year’s first leg has the crew touring to Panorama, Kicking Horse and Silver Star located in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. With a mixed bag of light rain and sunshine in the forecast, it looks like our lucky winners will get to experience the

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Trans Rockies copied us! – Brewer Creek, Invermere BC

  The Brewer Creek – Panorama ride is described in the latest Doug Eastcott’s classic Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook. An online sampler of this can be found at trails.com. Parts of the Brewer Creek single track and trail were used for the 1st day of the 2008 – Trans Rockies mountain bike

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Santa Cruz Hell Ride 5 2008: Pictures, Stories

What is Hell Ride? Hell Ride is the brain child of Santa Cruz Bicycles, created to prove that the Nomad can be road in any condition. “What has in the past been an opportunity for two unlucky souls to get mugged by Mark Weir and Rachel Lloyd for about 12 solid hours, with the chance

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Biking Trip Through Tuscany

posted by Rotmilky For our 10th anniversary, my wife and I decided to take a two week tour through Tuscany on bicycles. The wife is a saint to agree to this–she’s not a big biker. She’s also a saint for staying married to me. It didn’t hurt that the luggage was ferried from hotel to

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Sweetwater (San Diego) – 5 months after the fires 'View from the Trail'

originally posted in the Passion forum here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=399161 This is a ride report that really needs few words. It was so beautiful, I cried. So without further ado, here is my ride. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s been about five months since the San Diego fires. I went out

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Cycling through Vietnam

Water buffalo, typhoons, and happy kids: After dreaming about a cycling trip to Vietnam for years, I finally did it this year. I went with a group through REI adventures. It was amazing. We started in Saigon, and via bike, bus, train and boat, made our way through the country to Hanoi. What follows are

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