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Keegan Swenson finishes 7th in 2021 Marathon MTB World Championships

  ELBA ISLAND, Ita. – The 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike World Championships took on the island of Elba in Tuscany. Almost every part of this course is demanding single track with challenging climbs. The men raced 71 miles with 14,000 feet of climbing. The women raced 50 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. It […]

Lenzerheide: Edge of your seat action with wins by Evie Richards (GBR) and Victor Koretzky (FRA)

(Victor Koretzky, Lenzerheide. Photo by Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool) Lenzerheide delivered Cross-Country racing action of the highest caliber once again. With extremely tight racing in both the men’s and the women’s field, gathered spectators witnessed close battles, strategic riding and edge of your seat speed.  Couldn’t make it to the Bike Kingdom Games or […]

The Original Mountain Biker Who Was and Is Joe Murray

Before Ned Overend, John Tomac or any other pioneer mountain bike racer whom the sport has popularized as the earliest superstar, there was Joe Murray. Like the two Hall of Fame racers who would eventually follow in his wheel tracks, Joe, too, was a quiet, unassuming guy who was simply capable of outriding his competitors. […]

Blevins Rides to Third Medal in Three Days in E-MTB at the Mountain Bike World Championships

This marks three medals for Blevins in the first three days of Mountain Bike Worlds with still more events to come. Blevins said, “A couple weeks ago, I decided it would be fun to turn this into a five-day stage race. I haven’t spent much time on the e-bike but I definitely will now. That was so much fun. It was definitely motivating when I was battling for third and to try to get away with another medal. It’s just been an incredible week and a lot of fun, especially with how different each race has been.”

The Epic Series® brings MTB stage racing to the United Kingdom, June 17-19, 2022.

“While mountain biking has been hugely popular across the UK for years, and particularly in Wales, riders have never had the chance to take on the challenges and enjoyments that an Epic Series event presents: a fully-timed, multi-day stage race in a two-person team format on home soil.” Explained Dean Smith, Cymru MTB Classic Race Director. “We have some of the best MTB trails in the world, so the next logical step is to bring the most prestigious international mountain biking series to Snowdonia, in Wales, to showcase them.”

Throwback Thursday: 30 Years Ago in MBA

Our December 1990 issue featured coverage of the NORBA National Championships final race, at Mammoth Mountain, California. That’s Bryson Martin on the cover of the issue. He was one of our test riders in those days. He’s the founder and CEO of DVO Suspension now. Susan DeMattei (left) took the women’s XC national title for […]