mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider this, the mtbchick Lounge is here for you- clinics, support, friends, community, fun and transformation. To us, the mountain bike is freedom, and we want to share that with the community of women at large. We invite you to join us, and […]

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California Dreamin’ :: Mammoth Mountain Biking

It’s winter in Colorado today. Tomorrow it could be 50 degrees, but today a layer of thick cotton-like snow covers the blemishes of winter foliage. Summer always returns, as it will in a few months, with smells of backyard barbecues, pine trees and dirt. Right now, the cool air on my skin and in my […]

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2013 Furnace Creek 508/Trona 353 :: Team Persian Onager :: Part 2, They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants “Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This […]

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Dakine Women’s Siren Shorts :: The Best Women’s Baggy on the Market?

I am not the biggest fan of baggy mountain bike shorts– preferring lycra any day of the week. It’s light, smooth and doesn’t get caught on your saddle. It’s one layer, breathable and fast. Yet I wear baggy mountain bike shorts from time to time, especially on longer trail rides. I’ve had mixed experiences with […]

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Mountain Bike Commute :: Cat Encounter

I am one of few people in the World who can say, “I ride my mountain bike to work, on dirt.” It is hands down the best part of my job. How many people can say their commute is the best part of their job? Each ride, morning and evening, provides me with an adventure. […]

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Review :: Juliana Juno 650b (or 27.5″) Women’s Mountain Bike

I received for Christmas a Juliana Juno. Juliana is the new women’s line of Santa Cruz bicycles, created by the multi-time World Champion mountain biker Juliana Furtado. Juli’s Juliana has been in the Santa Cruz line for years, offering a women’s touch to a racing bike. Juli’s new line of bikes touts a full range […]

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Optum Pro Cycling/Diamonback Bikes Team Camp 2014 :: Malibu, California

Under clear blue Malibu skies, the Optum Pro Cycling men and women led media, sponsors and partners on a 2 hour coffee ride.  The new team intro was not only a showcase of America’s top men’s and women’s cycling teams, but also of their new Diamondback bikes. The Bike For many cyclists, Diamonback has not […]

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24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

My ear plugs aren’t working. Can I push them farther in my ear? Will they get stuck? They’ll send me to the ER. I don’t want to ride in an ambulance. Why can’t I fall  asleep. I’m tired. I wish they’d turn the music off.  Oh no, already! My tent shake wake up call. It’s […]

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Giro Women’s Helmets, Shoes and Gloves :: mtbchick’s Choice

“Style is something all of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” Diane von Furstenberg

There is nothing quite like slipping into a DVF dress, but one can’t always wear a designer dress, especially while mountain biking. Instead, one must search like a diamond hunter for the best looking women’s apparel and accessories. Few choices are available, and let’s face it, we don’t want to look like guys when we ride bikes.

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Persian Onager 2013 Furnace Creek 508 :: The Trona 353

Is this what dying of cancer feels like? You’re under water. Someone is pushing your head down. In the middle of the ocean the waves give way to tiny breaths of air. You cough in water. The ocean– a womb and a tomb at once. You tread water, going nowhere but you know the end. […]

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