2018 Fat Bike World Champs: Everything you need to know

2018 Fat Bike World Champs: Everything you need to know

The third annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships returns to Crested Butte this coming January. Editor’s Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce. Whether you’re a serious fat bike racer, casual costume-wearing competitor, or are just looking for an excuse to check out one of Colorado’s best

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Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Coconino National Forest

Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Coconino National Forest

Arizona is rad, most mountain bikers will agree. Nothing quite compares to a desert sunset, the black silhouettes of saguaros illuminated by a full moon, or the rare sighting of a gila monster crawling over a rocky patch of decomposed granite. To complete the list of uniquely satiating attributes are a rewarding number of national forests, each

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Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Prescott National Forest

Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Prescott National Forest

Central Arizona lives and breathes the Wild West. Sandwiched between three other National Forests beats a sandy jewel, nourished with vessels of trail coursing through the saguaro-laden Sonoran desert.  Dirt veins dotted with scrub oak and manzanita wind up and around the granite peaks and pine-covered mountains that amplify the revered appeal of the region.

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You Need to Wear Body Armor: The History of Mountain Biking Injuries

You Need to Wear Body Armor: The History of Mountain Biking Injuries

Smashed kneecaps, broken forearms, skull fractures, gnarly, full-thickness lacerations and sutures. (“Woah, that’s my muscle fascia!”)  Sound familiar?  Is that because you’re one of the statistics? If general participation in extreme and adventure sports required a blanket contract, this clause would most surely exist: “Ride at your own risk.”  A certain and expected amount of

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The Guide Life: What You Need to Know Before You Quit the Rat Race

The Guide Life: What You Need to Know Before You Quit the Rat Race

I recently wrote in these pages about a delightful supported mountain bike trip with Rim Tours. This wasn’t my first such experience—I’ve done the White Rim, the Maze, Bryce to Zion, the Sawtooths in Idaho, and Copper Canyon in Mexico over the past two decades. Each has been a wonderful adventure in a different beautiful

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Over a Beer: “Let me order that for you.” Why Bike Shops Need To Keep Parts in Stock

Over a Beer: “Let me order that for you.” Why Bike Shops Need To Keep Parts in Stock

Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. As bike shops around the nation continue to close and the bike industry overall posts dismal

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