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Inspire Your Ride bike festival brings professional mountain bikers to Nampa NAMPA - The Inspire Your RIde bike festival that Rolling H Cycles put together will happen at Lakeview Park in Nampa to showcase mountain biking with a pair of professional mountain bikers. The festival will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Butcher Paper: What Goes Up Many of my most significant memories are ingrained with dirt, but there's one that I hold onto a little tighter than the rest. By my late 20s, I'd traded a career as a software engineer to travel the country teaching folks how to create more trails.
Video: Intense Factory Racing at the Les Gets World Cup The Intense Factory downhill race team takes on the epic views and grassy ruts of the classic Les Gets World Cup track in France.
Nam Chew cycles 500km to Kapit on his mountain bike KAPIT: Yong Nam Chew, 44, cycled all the way from Kuching to here on his mountain bike arriving at the Kapit District Council building near the Kapit Waterfront at 11.30am yesterday.
Friday Roundup: Race The YT Mob, train with a CX champ, win trip to Europe & more! YT's Mob World Tour is searching for the next Young Talent - Do you have what it takes to make it onto YT's pro team - the YT Mob?
EWS or Bust - Series 3 Episode 4 - Going Down Hard in Les Orres. EWS or Bust is back with Remap Clothing's Rich Payne tackling the mostly lift-assisted fifth round of the 2019 Enduro World Series in Les Orres.
One City's Trash is now a Mountain Biker's Treasure The Overlook trail only allows vehicles for handicapped persons, however, so mountain bikers and able hikers must reach the top on their own power. Although the trails are open to the public and free of charge, it's run a little differently than a typical open space.
Inside new USE Ultimate infinitely adjustable Helix mechanical dropper post Ultimate's Helix is the UK manufacturer's first dropper seatpost with unique mechanical internals for reliable infinitely adjustable seatpost travel!
Specialized Trail Days Festival: Fire In The Valley Specialized brought their unique Trail Days Fesitival to the Tweed Valley in Scotland. Music, beer and great riding, the valley was on fire!
YT Mob World Tour - Episode One - On the Hunt for Talent. Earlier in the year, The YT Mob announced they would be holding eight camps to find two riders to join their 2020 team line up.
Review: The Pro Toolbox XL Fixes Just About Any Mountain Bike Problem Tools are one of the only pieces of the mountain bike puzzle that might last as long as you do, and there's value in having a solid set. Below are my thoughts on the Toolbox XL, divided up by a selection of instruments that work well with modern mountain bikes, and a few that I would replace.
Watch: Martyn Ashton's Trials Academy Martyn Ashton gives GMBN's Neil and Blake tips for improving their trials riding skills. The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.
How to Service Your Shimano Derailleur Clutch There are a couple moving parts inside the clutch that require consistent grease to function properly, and as we wash our bikes or ride through water that grease slowly migrates from its intended position. Below is an outline of how to determine if your clutch needs service, and how to execute the operation.
Vanlife - What's behind the hype? Our friends Magdalena and Paul are authentic embodiments of this lifestyle, so we sat down with them to get the full scoop - what exactly is the fascination with #vanlife? You might ask yourself who exactly these two people stood in front of a grey Mercedes Sprinter are.
Video: Slopestyle Returns to Highland Mountain Bike Park Slopestyle is set to return to Highland Mountain Bike Park this month with the CLIF Slopestyle presented by Fox US Open.
How To: Mountain Bike Set Up Basics Changing volume spacers is slightly more involved, as it requires taking all the air out of your fork and shock, unscrewing the air spring, and threading in the plastic spacers. If you don't have the necessary tools, or feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, your local bike shop will usually do this for you in a few minutes.
Mount Canobolas mountain bike and walking trail to Federal Falls planned - Photos, map "It is a petty ambitious undertaking for bush regeneration for the entire length of the river but it would be a tremendous boon for the area." Mr Charlton said the mountain bike club would be able to provide some labour for the task and hoped it could become a wider community project.
A $7,000 Mountain Bike for an 8-Year Old?! Meet MeekBoyz Built for young riders with big talent, these carbon-fiber downhill bikes are downright drool-worthy. We took them for a test ride to see if they're worth the money. I wanted to buy a bike from Steve Meek after talking with him for only a few minutes.
Mountain Dreamer plans bike ride through area to raise awareness of American Dream and Promise Act A Mountain Dreamers board member is planning to complete a two-day bike ride from Copper to Aspen this weekend in hopes of raising awareness of the American Dream and Promise Act.
How to manage electric mountain bike use on trails is topic No. 1 Out in Marin County, California - the nation's cradle of mountain biking - citizen advisory committees have been empaneled, trying to decide where electric mountain bikes, aka eMTBs, should be allowed to roam. This summer, Boulder, Colo., is in an official "pilot period" to see what is happening with eMTBs in open public spaces.
Tips for Beginner Mountain Bikers For all the potentially scary things about mountain biking, though, there are the incredible views you get when you pedal into the wilderness, the rush of adrenaline that comes from a great descent, and the satisfying ache of muscles as you grind your way up a particularly steep hill.
Advanced-level mountain bike trail to open at Bobcat Ridge It might be called "On the Rocks," but that won't make it any easier going down. A new one-way downhill trail will open soon at Fort Collins' Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, offering mountain bikers and hikers a "slow and technical" descent spanning a mile through a boulder field.
Endless Crash in 'Mountain of Hell' Race Is the Biggest Bike Pileup You'll Ever See Who knew racing mountain bikes down a glacier could be a bad idea?
Big Bear's big outdoors appeal After the snow melts, Big Bear Lake becomes a haven for mountain biking, hiking, running, paddling, bird-watching and other outdoor pursuits.
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