Forest Rangers have called them “a nuisance.” Locals admonish them, but secretly want in. The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inducted them in 2011, and immediately regretted it the next morning after paying the bar tab. Not much is supposed to be known about the Laguna Rads. But at the same time, a great deal is already known about this seemingly secret fraternity of Southern California mountain biking pioneers. Of foremost importance and what is most famous about the Rads is that they have been riding as a group and quietly keeping a low profile for nearly as long as [...]
Not far from the glistening neon halo that cushions a certain reputation of the state of Nevada, lies a burgeoning mountain biking scene that stands to dramatically alter the perceptions of those who come for the riding, instead of the revelry. The story of mountain biking as it unfolds in Southwestern Nevada is much different than the one that’s been marinating for decades in the hills around California, Oregon, and Washington. Here, the rocks and sand of the arid Mojave don’t readily beckon, as they must still be harnessed and sculpted before they can be tamed on a bike. Rising [...]
Unlike the vast majority of sporting lore, the story of mountain biking is relatively young. One could even say that the torch has yet to be completely passed from its pioneers to a new generation. Even at this young age, there are very few mountain biking events in the United States that can claim to have been around as long as the Keyesville Classic — 25 years to be exact.
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The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has taken it upon themselves to make Washington state one of the best places in the country to ride a mountain bike. And if last weekend's Kitsbow-sponsored Swamp Tromp event was any indication, Evergreen is going above and beyond the call by rallying its highly motivated volunteer base and putting shovels in the hands of passionate mountain bikers at a time of year that most of us would otherwise prefer to spend curled up in front of the fireplace.
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