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mountain biking

TINKER JUAREZ HAS BEEN RACING BIKES FOR 50 YEARS

And it doesn't look like he's planning on slowing down anytime soon

Tinker was a superstar of BMX from the time he was 15. Besides being one of the best BMX racers in America, Tinker was also called "The King of the Skateparks" in the late 1970s due to his high-flying aerial skills at his local skatepark,…
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IMBA WORKS TO OPEN UP MORE PUBLIC LANDS TO MOUNTAIN BIKING

Local and national advocates have worked with land managers to bring mountain biking to some surprising places

National Recreation Areas were first established in the 1960s and peaked in the latter half of the 20th century. Ensuring mountain bikes retain access requires mountain bike advocates to stay abreast of proposed legislation and land…
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: HANS REY, 31 YEARS AGO

Hans Rey vs. the Snow Skier

Most mountain bikers are familiar with the idea of going to ski resorts in the summer, taking the lifts to the top, then riding down the bike trails once the snow is gone. Many of the bigger ski resorts started doing that more than 30 years…
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: 37 YEARS AGO IN MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION

John Tomac was on the cover of our January 1987 issue

Our January 1987 issue of Mountain Bike Action hit the newsstands in December of 1986, 37 years ago. It was our third issue. Back in those days, one of the main selling points for the top mountain bikes was how little they weighed. As a…
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5 BIKE PARKS THAT ARE OPEN IN THE WINTER

You may find a few surprises in here. Most of them are in places that we thought would be too cold for mountain biking in the winter, including Wyoming, Canada, and Minnesota, but it looks like the riders in these locations think differently

We've compiled a list of the top 5 bike parks for winter shredding, ensuring you can keep cabin fever at bay.
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TOMAC TUESDAY

The legendary John Tomac, back in the 1980s

John Tomac was riding for Mongoose when MBA shot this photo. We couldn't tell what year it was taken, so we sent it to Tomac and asked him. Tomac told us: "That's 1987 or 88. Leaning towards 87. I can't tell where it's at from the photo."…
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION, NOVEMBER 1986

John Tomac made his first cover appearance in the upper left corner of our second issue

July 1986 was the date of the first issue of Mountain Bike Action, and it was so popular that we came out with our second issue of our magazine in November 1986, shown here That's trials champion Kevin Norton splashing through the ocean…
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UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: SHORT TRACK XCC RESULTS

Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Elite Men's and Women's Short Track Cross-Country races were held today, Thursday, in the United Kingdom. Samuel Gaze won the men's event, with Victor Koretzky second and Tom Pidcock third. Christopher Blevins was the top American man,…
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TOMAC TUESDAY

"Johnny T" in the '80s

John Tomac has to be the most versatile mountain biker in history. He was a rising BMX star when he left that sport to become a professional mountain biker. He soon went on to win national championships in both downhill and cross-country,…
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PETER SAGAN GETS BACK TO MOUNTAIN BIKING

Check out Peter Sagan and his son Marlon and their Specialized mountain bikes

Peter Sagan announced this week after completing the 2023 Tour de France that he would never race in the Tour de France again. Sagan, a three-time road world champion, and 12-time stage winner in his Tour de France career, told interviewers…
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THE BENTONVILLE BIKE FEST ARRIVES NEXT WEEK, MAY 25 TO 28

The event sounds like it could be the best one yet

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 18, 2023—This year's Bentonville Bike Fest is taking place from May 25 to 28. Presented by Mobil1, this annual festival invites mountain biking enthusiasts of every age and proficiency level to attend. Kalene…
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DOG MEDICINE CAUSED KATERINA NASH TO FAIL HER DOPING TEST

The pro XC cyclist and Vice President of the UCI almost lost her racing license after failing a drug test last year

Katerina Nash, who is scheduled to race in the Cape Epic this weekend, was on the verge of being banned from professional cycling for the next four years after having tested positive for a banned substance last October. She blamed her dog…
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