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What’s Mathieu Van Der Poel Doing Now?

After Mathieu van der Poel pulled out of the Tour de France following Saturday’s stage, we wanted to know what he was doing to get ready for the Olympic mountain bike event on July 26th. We checked out his Instagram page today to see if it gave any information on the topic. We didn’t find […]

Throwback Thursday: Patrick Reynoso, 2014

We’re going back to December of 2014 with this photo of Patrick Reynoso riding the S-Works Enduro 650b in the mountains near Pasadena, California. The clouds were starting to lift above the hills, while Patrick was riding with his usual flair and style. (Photo by John Ker/MBA)

Throwback Thursday: The Rayvolt Cruzer

We were going through one of our collections of photos from a few years back, and this one caught us by surprise. It’s a picture of a Rayvolt Cruzer, a Spanish e-bike that is made to look like a classic motorcycle of the early 1900s. We shot this in September of 2018, and , as […]

Throwback Thursday: Hans Rey in the Italian Alps, June 2008

MBA got to travel to Italy for the UCI World Championships in June of 2008 and check out the newest GT bikes while there. The Worlds were held in June that year, which was earlier than normal, because of the Olympics coming up later in the summer. That turned out to be the same Olympic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: Greg Minnaar vs. Dan Atherton in 2008

Since the 2020 Sea Otter is not going to happen this year, we thought we’d share a shot from one of our favorite Sea Otter Classics of the past.  This was the Dual Slalom event at the Sea Otter in April of 2008. We don’t remember now what the temperature was this day, but the […]

Throwback Thursday: Ray’s MTB, Cleveland, Ohio, January 2009

We shot this photo of a dad teaching his son riding skills at Ray’s MTB (https://raysmtb.com/)in Cleveland, Ohio, in January 2009. The indoor mountain bike park was the creation of Ray Petro, who opened the park on Thanksgiving weekend in 2004, and it’s still open today. MBA’s John Ker, who shot the photo, spent almost […]

Throwback Thursday: Fat Biking in the Polar Vortex

 We posted this five years ago, in December 2014. We’re talking about some serious cold winter riding here: When the “Polar Vortex” came down from the Arctic Circle last winter, it brought the coldest temperatures seen in years to the Midwest. It so happened that there was a bike race at the same time. Dave Gray […]