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THROWBACK THURSDAY: CEDRIC GRACIA IN 2001

Cedric was one of the top riders in the world for years

We were digging through our slide files and found this shot of France's Cedric Gracia from Mt. Snow, Vermont, in August of 2001. Cedric was one of the top riders in the world in both downhill and dual slalom in the late 1990s and…
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NED OVEREND TELLS HOW HE BEAT JOHN TOMAC TO WIN THE 1988 SWATCH/NORBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Before the UCI put on their first Mountain Bike World Championship, other mountain bike groups were putting on events that they called "World Championships"

Ned Overend, on his way to winning the Swatch/NORBA Mountain Bike World Championships at Mammoth Mountain, California, in 1988. (Photo: Mountain Bike Action Archives) We found this picture in our photo files from the late 1980s, but…
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LEGACY TRAILS GRANT PROGRAM AWARDS $1.35 MILLION TO 27 PROJECTS

11 of those projects will benefit mountain bike trails

"The 11 projects are expected to eliminate almost 100 miles of deferred maintenance on trails, provide 103 miles of trail construction and improvement, and convert almost 17 miles of unsustainable roads to sustainable trails. Through the…
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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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11 AMATEURS BEAT MOST OF THE PROS AT BOOTLEG CANYON

The Mob N Mojave gives us a look at our downhill stars of the future

Jacob Taylor, the winner of the Category 1 Men's 17-18 Downhill class, set the fastest time of the entire downhill event. Jacob beat all the Pro Men and everyone else as well. We'll be interested to see how he does in the months ahead. We…
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2024 TOUR DE BIG BEAR

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announces the return of the Tour de Big Bear in 2024. Last year the event was named the Number One Gran Fondo in North America by Gran Fondo Guide. Big Bear Lake is Southern…
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JILL KINTNER AND BRYN ATKINSON JOIN FORCES WITH PIVOT CYCLES

The legendary downhill riders will be working to help make Pivot even more successful than it already is

Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson have joined Pivot Cycles. Jill is one of the top downhill and dual slalom riders in history. Bryn used to make the top ten in World Cup downhill events when he was in his prime, and he placed seventh in the…
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THE NEW US XC OPEN SERIES HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR 2024

America's cross-country racers have a new four-round, cross-country race series this year

The US XC Open series is looking to be a platform for today's cross-country stars chasing Olympic glory and World Cup grid positions and sharpening and building up-and-coming talent for the future in American mountain biking.
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BELLA NAUGHTON JOINS KHS ENDURO TEAM

Former high school XC racer will compete in downhill, too

"Bella is no stranger to podiums when it comes to the big mountain Enduro and other top-notch North American Enduro races. We are also excited to be supporting her when it comes to the Downhill side of things she will be competing in the…
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THE 10 BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE SADDLES FOR 2024

Sitting easy with 10 excellent saddles for your mountain bike.

Here are ten saddles we think are worth your consideration when looking for something to replace that uncomfortable plank that came on your last bike.
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HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL RACE MECHANIC

USA Cycling is offering a clinic to teach the necessary skills

USA Cycling announced in their latest newsletter that they're offering a course for people who want to learn to become certified race mechanics. The clinic is being offered to train mechanics in the skills needed for road, cyclocross, track…
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COULD THIS BE OUR NEXT OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPION?

Another impressive post from one of the world's top racers' Instagram pages

While checking out Mathieu van der Poel's Instagram page, we found a number of posts that caught our eye. Van der Poel has some of the best mountain bike posts we've ever seen. Here's one of his Instagram posts from the site of the UCI…
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