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 my turn to ride. Why am I here? I love racing. I can't believe I signed up for this again. I'm so excited to … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from mtbchick.com

Happy Thanksgiving! We're heading to the mountains for Thanksgiving this year-- with a Camp Chef stove, boxes of fresh food from the local farmer's markets, mountain bikes, tents, bouldering gear and friends. We hope you enjoy your family and friends and have time to reflect on all that is good in your life. Make this a memorable holiday! We'd like to share a film with … [Read more...]

Race :: 2013 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to ride with the Skratch Labs team at the 2013 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. The people who make up Skratch Labs are an amazing and like-minded group of people. I enjoyed every moment of the weekend. Even the drama. A 24 hour race is rarely chaos-free. And this was no different. Our race started as any team would wish, sitting … [Read more...]

Travel South Chilcotin Mountains, British Columbia :: A Retrospective with photos by Sterling Lorence

In the middle of nowhere lies an epic playground for the soulful mountain biker. Said nowhere happens to be in central British Columbia, Canada, far from the teeming cosmopolitan masses of Vancouver and safety-gear-clad lift served masses of Whistler. This playground is known as the South Chilcotin Mountains, and is accessible only by foot, hoof, 26" (or 29") tire-- or float … [Read more...]

Bonelli Travel Guide :: Pro XCT, Triple Crown, Kenda Cup and Team Big Bear race Travel Guide 1

Over the past several years, we have seen the National mountain bike scene move from beautiful mountain resorts to small and possibly obscure towns. What used to be held in Big Bear at Snow Summit resort in Southern California-- the first race of the NORBA National Mountain Bike Race Series-- is now at Bonelli Park in San Dimas and is the Pro season opener. And to add … [Read more...]