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Gallery: Mammoth Mountain’s Early Season Riding

Photo: Peter Morning/MMSA Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California has been supporting mountain biking since the sport’s infancy. This winter’s less-than-stellar snowfall and warm spring season means that riding is already happening on the mountain for 2013 season. With a few rain showers last week and perfect temperatures, the riding conditions couldn’t be much better […]

Feature: Shuttle Dave Rides to the Top

Load ’em up: For a mere $15, riders get 10?15 miles of singletrack with over 4000 vertical feet of descending. Just a stone’s throw from the megatropolis of L.A., riders have access to trails that are far different than their typical fare.  When we first heard about a guy who was taking cash from riders […]

Photo/Video Gallery: Sea Otter Downhill Practice

                      Downhill practice was on for the Men’s and Women’s Pro classes Friday morning at Sea Otter. Spectators and photographers flocked to the course to watch some of the biggest names in the downhill world loft some whips and dial in their lines before Sunday’s […]

April Rider Photos: Crash n’ Burns

This month’s Trail Mix has a simple theme. Each image was preceded by the phrase, “Watch this.” HOW TO CRASH Great series of photos of me wrecking at Mammoth Mountain on the Shotgun trail. This was my forth time riding the log and I wanted some pictures so of course I wrecked. Keith Krupcyznski San […]

Photo of the Day: Racing the sun

There’s nothing quite like a ride with your buddies on some flowing singletrack after a day of work. Test rider, Chris Layton, races the sun on our way back to town.  Photo: Doug Barnett/Mountain Bike Action

Photo of the Day: Remember this kid

The amount of talent coming up through the downhill ranks right now is impressive. On any given weekend at our local Southridge USA downhill races in Fontana, California, the junior expert class is won with a time that would be good enough for a podium position in the pro division. One of the most promising […]

Photo of the Day: Burning up the trail

Mt. Wilson in Pasadena has proven to be one of our favorite new riding areas. Thanks to the services of Dave at Shuttle-Run, trails that would normally take us hours to climb to on bike are just a 40 minute van ride away. This makes hauling camera gear much easier. Additionally, with a variety of […]

March Trail Mix Madness: Your Photos From The Edge

This month’s Trail Mix takes a look at riders who like to ride on the edge. We are not talking about riding to the limits of one’s ability; we are talking about actual cliff-riding antics for those who don’t suffer from acrophobia. THE SEA BELOW Riding the Sharon Shore National Park (on the Mediterranean sea) […]

Cannondale Mountain Team Camp in Finale Ligure, Italy

Incredible Finale Ligure, Italy was home to the Cannondale mountain team camp the final week of February. Twenty-five journalists from six countries were introduced to the international Cannondale Factory Racing XC team and the Cannondale OverMountain team, making for a week full of interviews, riding, friendly competition and camaraderie.   The Cannondale mountain team is […]

Photo Gallery: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Last weekend, Mountain Bike Action headed out to 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo with the Cannondale/Sho-Air crew. The event is put on by Epic Rides, and they live up to their name. Surrounded by thousands of mountain bike fanatics, we couldn’t help but think that “24 Hour Town” might not be such a bad […]

January Riders’ Photos: Hot Enough For You?

Hot enough for you? This past summer set all kinds of crazy heat records, and it is one we all want to forget. So, Trail Mix could feature riders on snow-covered trails to cool you off, but we are pitching you a curveball and keeping the furnace on high. WARM ALL YEAR Warm California desert […]

December Rider Photos: You Can Lead Them To Water

Leonardo da Vinci, the guy who invented the mountain bike, said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leo knew his stuff. Water is a constant draw for mountain bikers. Any ride gets a little better when it takes you along the banks of a lake, or to the shore of an ocean or […]

October’s Rider Photos: Taking In The View

The biggest mistake we make on our mountain bikes is getting too serious about the ride and forgetting to enjoy the perks. Sure, mountain biking is a great way to exercise, improve balance and dexterity and push yourself out of your comfort zone, but it also needs to be a time to take it all […]

September Rider Photos: You’ve Got To Have Friends

While the largest number of images we receive at Trail Mix are shots of lone bikes leaned up against everything from tree stumps to battleships, sharing mountain biking with friends is one of the true pleasures our sport has to offer. Here’s proof. PLUSH ACCOMMODATIONS     Our group went on a hut-to-hut for three days […]

August’s Rider Photos Have Gone To The Dogs

We all have stories of being chased by a dog while out on a ride. It is a drag that such a small number of ankle bitters have to ruin it for all the great dogs out there. This month, Trail Mix’s focus is on the four-legged friends who only chase mountain bikers to keep […]

July’s Rider Photos That Made The Cut: Is Your Shot Here?

There are states with larger mountain biking populations, states with more miles of singletrack, and states with higher peaks, but the numero uno state for generating epic mountain bike photos is Utah.   TWIN SISTER Many who visit “The Goose” (Gooseberry Mesa, Utah) are not familiar with her twin sister, “Little Creek Mesa.” My brother had a […]

June’s Trailmix Pictures: 15 Great Shots From Riders Like You

Sorry Lance, but it is about the bike. Here’s proof. ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Bob Maso Fort Collins, Colorado CLIFF DIVE Aaron Barnett Puyallup, Washington RIVER VIEW Gary Fenton Springfield, Missouri CITYSCAPE Mark Gare Burnside, South Africa ROCK-IT Chris Buchanan, Granbury, Texas ISLAND RIDING Don Krute Staten Island, New York END OF THE DAY […]

May’s Batch Of Five-Star Rider Photos

John MacMenamin Port St. Lucie, Florida Juanma Urdaibai, Euzkadi Mark Naylor Big Bear City, California Dave McIntire Highlands Ranch, Colorado Mauro Marighi Mexico City, Mexico Brian Clarke Florissant, Missouri Erwin Schmidtke Kelowna, BC, Canada Victor Casas Glendora, California Matt Burton Colorado Springs, Colorado Pablo Diaz Mexico City, Mexico GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly […]