Tag Archives: mountain biking

RACE REPORT: California Enduro Series Finale: Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro

The season goes out with a bang; racers enjoy perfect weather and fast trails By CaliEnduro The Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro—presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC), an IMBA chapter—returned to the Santa Cruz Mountains October 10-12 to cap off the second season of the California Enduro Series. In just its third year, Continue Reading »

Fairfax: Birthplace of Mountain Biking

By Errol Tremolada • Photos by Wende and Larry Cragg There are a number of places that claim to be outdoor meccas, but few have the robust history to prove it like Fairfax. Located at the base of the 2,574-foot Mount Tamalpais, thirty minutes from the pristine Point Reyes National Seashore, with hundreds of miles Continue Reading »

Digging the Flow

Crafting a progressive new trail in the Santa Cruz mountains Words by Matt De Young • Photos by Bogdan Marian In a redwood forest high in the mountains above Santa Cruz the hum of heavy equipment and the clanking of hand tools are punctuated by the occasional shhhhralp of knobby tires pushed to the limits Continue Reading »

5th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Returns to Aptos

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival celebrates the world class mountain biking facilities, riders and cycling industry of Santa Cruz County APTOS, CA – January 10, 2014 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is proud to announce the return of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) to Aptos Village for its fifth year on April Continue Reading »

Angry Singlespeeder

Editors Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is Adventure Sports Journal’s featured repository of highly opinionated cycling insights by Kurt Gensheimer. ASJ strongly endorses the Angry Singlespeeder if you like what he has to say, but we disavow any editorial connection if you are offended. Please address any and all comments to asjstaff@adventuresportsjournal.com.    Cyclocross: The Suck Continue Reading »

Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro 2013

  Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro Celebrates the Spirit of Enduro with Another Successful Weekend of Racing and Camaraderie SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 16, 2013 – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is pleased to announce   a successful weekend celebrating the spirit of enduro and is excited to present official results from the BELL Continue Reading »

Downieville Classic

Celebrating it’s 18th year as California’s premier mountain bike race and festival August 1-4, 2013 The Downieville Classic celebrates its 18th annual mountain bike race and festival this year. The longevity of this weekend-long mountain bike race/party is testament to its popularity, and this year’s event – slated for August 1st thru 4th – promises Continue Reading »

TAMBA Comes of Age

With the lower Corral Trail, TAMBA creates a win/win for Tahoe freeriders and land managers By Rick Gunn The year was 2008. I had just returned back to my home in South Lake Tahoe after a three-year bicycle tour around the world. I faced the usual readjusting to day-to-day life, but there was one profound Continue Reading »

The Dawn of a Golden Age for California Singletrack?

Mountain Bike Trail Groups Gain Access for Riders Throughout the State By Matthew De Young I grew up mountain biking in the San Francisco Bay Area, a place that has been simultaneously a mountain biker’s promised land and a kind of purgatory. While there is a huge amount of public land and miles of trails Continue Reading »

The Way Bobby Sees It

You can order the documentary at: poisonoakproductions.com. The Way Bobby Sees It is a gripping documentary about Bobby McMullen, a competitive mountain biker on a mission to race the most demanding downhill course in the country. Adding to the difficulty: Bobby is legally blind. With the help of a guide and a rigorous training schedule, Continue Reading »

April 14-15: Santa Cruz MTB Festival Cranks Up

Having quickly cemented a place on the calendar a week ahead of the Sea Otter Classic, the third-annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival returns to Aptos Village, April 14-15, for a celebration of bikes and dirt. Hosted by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), the two-day event includes the first legally sanctioned enduro race through Continue Reading »

Dedicated To The Dirty Work: New Mountain Bike Trail Groups In Tahoe

Story by Seth Lightcap, Photos by Ben Fish Judging by the number of mountain bikers that ride trails on the daily, yet never help build or maintain them, you would assume that singletrack grows on trees. Just shake the branches and down falls a sweet berm corner right? Not so much. Pick up a shovel Continue Reading »

Sierra Adventure Rides

Three All-Day MTB Epics from Bishop to Tahoe Story and photos by Seth Lightcap Though the dirt is decent and the rocks are wicked fun, one of the best things about mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada is the fact that there is a trail for any occasion. Whether you only have an hour to Continue Reading »

Technique Clinic: Winter Mountain Bike Maintenance

Mountain biking is a great way to beat stress and stay in shape. However, many riders shamefully store their ride for the winter even though winter in California offers some of the best, dirtiest riding of the year. It just takes a little more care and preparation to get the most out of the rainy season. Proper preparation means having the right gear and taking care of your other half in the sport–your bike.


Now is one of the best times to visit the Eastern Sierra for a dose of alpine solitude and adventure. The twilight of summer and the onset of fall is arguably the most peaceful time of year in this bold landscape tucked away from California’s swarming population centers by a little range of hills called the Sierra Nevada.

IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is Saturday, Oct. 3

IMBA will celebrate its sixth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids! You can find an event in your area on our new Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Worldwide Map. Clubs and Continue Reading »

A Taste of the Two-Wheel Future: Innovations from Interbike 2009

By Seth Lightcap Despite an economy that can barely afford a garage sale ten-speed, the bicycle industry showed both optimism and enthusiasm at the annual Interbike trade show last week in Las Vegas.  There was no damper on the excitement about countless new products as manufacturers presented innovations worth tempting even your extra, extra hard Continue Reading »

Getting into Adventure Racing

One of the most common questions people ask adventure racers is, “How do I get into adventure racing?”

The short answer is: Keep hanging out with adventure racers. They’ll suck you into the sport eventually. The even-shorter answer is, “If you’re reading this, you can probably do it.” Todd Jackson, who runs 7th Wave Productions, the biggest local event organizer in adventure racing, says that anyone who has ever done an off-road triathlon has what it takes — athletically – to get into the sport.

Mountain biking Mexico’s Grand Canyon promises memorable adventures

Conquering Copper Canyon Story and photos by Karen Kefauver The rooster’s crow jolted me awake at 4:30 a.m. The unwelcome wake-up call was the start of what would be the hardest day yet of mountain biking in Mexico’s Copper Canyon. I rolled out of the inn’s warm bed and groped for the lantern. Where were Continue Reading »