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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 […]

Time To Smell The Flowers

Sometimes during the best of rides you just have to stop and smell the bluebonnets, at least in Texas. McAlister Park in San Antonio was the setting for this shot of sweet singletrack winding through a field of bluebonnets in full bloom. Randy Lierly San Antonio, Texas GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly Trailmix […]

Kingdom Come

Kris Molendyke from Philadelphia soaking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingdom Trails, Vermont. Jon Pearce Marlton New Jersey GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly Trailmix column features our favorite photos sent to us by riders like you from all over the globe. Want to get in on it? Here is the scoop: 1) Photos […]

Lonely Road

Going to Patagonia. Eduardo Rebord San Mart¡n de los Andes, Patagonia, Argentina GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly Trailmix column features our favorite photos sent to us by riders like you from all over the globe. Want to get in on it? Here is the scoop: 1) Photos have to be 600 KB or […]

Crested Beauty

Chilly water, but well worth it! I instantly fell in love with the riding at Crested Butte. I used to think you had to go to the Swiss Alps to get views this beautiful, but not so. The only hard part was getting accustomed to the altitude. This is my boyfriend again. Athena Kraus El […]

Bike Stand

Here we are (The Healer and I) on Horse Thief Bench outside Fruita Colorado. David Herdell Las Vegas, Nevada GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly Trailmix column features our favorite photos sent to us by riders like you from all over the globe. Want to get in on it? Here is the scoop: 1) […]

Distant Lake

Glenn Blake Campbell River, BC, Canada GET ALMOST FAMOUS Mountain Bike Action’s monthly Trailmix column features our favorite photos sent to us by riders like you from all over the globe. Want to get in on it? Here is the scoop: 1) Photos have to be 600 KB or larger. 2) Tell us what is […]