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Albstadt World Cup Short Track Results, Friday, May 7th

In the first World Cup race of the year, Albstadt, Germany’s XCC short track event, Mathieu van der Poel and Pauline Ferrand Prevot proved that they could  be the favorites for the gold medals in the Olympics this summer. Nino Schurter, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, took third among the men, finishing three seconds behind […]

Team USA Gears Up For The World Cup in Albstadt, Germany This Weekend

Kate Courtney has already secured her place in this summer’s Olympic mountain bike race,  but two more spots on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Mountain Bike Team are still up for grabs. 2021 UCI Mountain Bike XCO World Cup Preview What is at stake for the athletes trying to punch their ticket to Tokyo?  COLORADO SPRINGS, […]

Throwback Thursday: Whistler, B.C., Summer 2015

Brett Tippie leads Richie Schley on one of their favorite mountain bike trails in Whistler, British Columbia,  well outside of the city’s famous bike park. Whenever you get a chance to have two legends of the sport take you out and show you their favorite trails, it’s probably a good idea to take them up […]

What Would Life Be Like Without Trails?

What would I do without trails? I don’t even want to think about it. Trails are my rock, freedom, and escape from a busy, complex world. Trails feed my soul. The more important question is, what would trails do without YOU? I invite you to join an IMBA Local chapter today. It’s fun, easy and rewarding. You’ll […]

Shimano Introduces New High-Durability LINKGLIDE Drivetrain Technology for Long-Lasting Performance

OSAKA, Japan (April 28, 2021) – Adding versatility to its drivetrain lineup, Shimano introduces its new LINKGLIDE technology, designed and engineered to increase drivetrain durability while further enhancing the seamless shifting that Shimano is renowned for. LINKGLIDE components offer a more robust drivetrain option for a wide variety of bikes and riding styles, providing better […]

Throwback Thursday: 13 Years Ago at the Sea Otter

Kirt Voreis (left) battles Steve Peat in the round of four during the Sea Otter’s dual-slalom competition in April of 2008. Kirt rode without a visor in the race, but we don’t know if he lost it, broke it, or simply chose to ride that way. It’s possible that he was doing it to reduce […]

The Sea Otter Classic Is Coming Back to California in October

In a normal year, we’d probably be at the Sea Otter Classic this weekend. Of course, as we all know,  this is not a normal year. However, it’s now looking like things are starting to get back to normal once again, even if that means that the Sea Otter Classic will be happening this fall […]


Registration is now open for Crankworx Innsbruck, June 16-20.  Here’s the press release about it: WHISTLER, BC, April 15, 2021 — Riders, ready? Registration for Crankworx Innsbruck is now open. Pro riders, amateurs and CWNEXT competitors can now claim their spot at the start gate, as the action gets set to go down in the Austrian […]

Check Out The New Intense Downhill Trail at 4Riders Bike Park

Intense sent us this cool video along with this statement: “The grand opening of the INTENSE downhill trail at 4Riders bike park in Avia, north of Barcelona, Spain. The 4 RIDERS BIKE PARK has been open for just over one year, but it is already becoming well known and respected throughout Europe. We already support […]

XC, Downhill and Enduro Races Will Be Happening at Fontana This Weeekend

Donny Jackson, the promoter of the Southridge USA races,  just told us that the XC, Downhill and Enduro races will all be taking place this weekend (April 10-11) in Fontana, California. The races are still considered part of the Southridge Winter Series because some of the winter races had to be postponed from their original […]

Bentonville Bike Fest, June 18-20: $13,000 in Purse Money Up for Grabs

8 April, Bentonville: Following on from the announcement of Bentonville Bike Fest earlier this year, which is all set to go ahead June 18-20, we can now announce a number of exciting updates including the attendance of even more hugely respected athletes and the opening of race registrations and workshops. Watch the teaser video Racing All […]

Two U.S. Pro Cup UCI XCO Races Are Being Held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 9-11 and April 16-18)

The OZ Trails™ U.S. Pro Cup will host professional men and women cross-country mountain-bike racers from around the globe, while also featuring the top men and women from North America. The races, which are a part of the US Cup series, will give riders an opportunity to gain valuable U.C.I. points for themselves and their country ahead of the summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Throwback Thursday: Sailing High With Stu Thomsen

Stu Thomsen was considered one of the greatest BMX racers of all time when he was racing in the 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1980s, he also started racing downhill on rigid mountain bikes and was one of the top racers at Mammoth Mountain, California, when he did that.  We met up with Stu […]


  (Aaron Gwin, shown here at the US Open in Big Bear, California, in 2019, is one of the mountain bike stars expected to be racing in Tennessee this weekend. Photo: John Ker/Mountain Bike Action) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling’s National DH Series starts this weekend in Oak Ridge, TN with the Tennessee National. […]