Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic May 13, Santa Cruz Photo: David Smith Vintage Class Mountain Bike Racing at the inaugural Old Cabin Classic in 2016. Joey Stanwyck rolls through the finish, taking the win in Vintage Open class. Photo: David Smith Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) presents the second annual Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park. This cross country race is a throwback to the early days of mountain bike racing and homage to its iconic venue. The event testifies to the partnership between California State Parks and the Santa Cruz mountain biking community who are working together to make their local trails the best they can be. The race is being held as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. A significant portion of the proceeds is earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch – specifically for the the decommissioning of the...
The Badass Lasses of The Little Big

The Badass Lasses of The Little Big

By Michele Charboneau The Little Big Event Director and Truckee Bike Park co-founder Cortney Knudson (far left) is thrilled for the opportunity to teach alongside colleagues she rarely sees through the year due to busy clinic schedules (Keoki Flagg). The Little Big bike festival returns to the Truckee Bike Park in Truckee, CA for its fifth year on May 27, 2017. The event draws the world’s top female riders to teach its popular women’s skills clinic. This dream team of passionate IMBA ICP certified coaches from near and far empowers girls and women  via two wheels, ample dirt, and loads of encouragement as they learn a wide range of skills. There is something for every ability level, including basic riding technique, pumping, cornering, wheel lifts, manualing, drops, and jumps. The festival also includes competitions for women, men, and children, plus  live music, food, and industry demos. Proceeds benefit the...
Bell Expands Joy Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Program

Bell Expands Joy Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Program

2017 ambassadors announced Following the Bell Joy Ride program’s broad success across the country in its initial year, Bell has expanded the program from eight to 12 markets for 2017, helping continue its mission to get more women mountain biking, more often. Created for all women who love mountain biking, the Bell Joy Ride program continues its mission with the addition of six new ambassadors and four new regions. “In only the first year of the program, everyone involved at Bell has been amazed by the dedication, growth and enthusiasm of the Joy Ride ambassadors,” said Heather Cooper, Brand Director for Bike and Powersports at Bell. “As Joy Ride moves forward at full-speed, the team can’t wait to see what 2017 holds.” The Joy Ride Ambassadors for 2017 are: New regions/ambassadors: Amber-Lyn Streiff, Santa Rosa, CA • Jamie Armitage , Golden, CO • Natasha Weis, Gig Harbor, WA •...
Van Living: 13 Feet of Love

Van Living: 13 Feet of Love

Life with Olive By Lynn Kennen About a year ago I decided to change my life. I quit my reliable ‘normal’ job as the general manager of a restaurant in Tahoe City to be a nomadic guide for various adventure sports full time. I rented out my home in Tahoe City and moved into a succession of “van-life” vehicles: first a van, then a 4-Runner, and finally the 13-foot ’72 Bell travel trailer I call “Olive.” In those first several months with Olive, I lived, worked and played “on the road” throughout the western US, including mountain bike guiding in the Tahoe area with Tahoe Adventure Company, mountain bike and river guiding with Row Adventures in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, personal riding adventures in the Lost Sierra and Shasta areas, and my 12th annual trip to Burning Man. It wasn’t long before I realized I didn’t need much of...
Build It and They Will Come

Build It and They Will Come

Boosting community and trails with Epic Rides By Kurt Gensheimer A stacked pro men’s field at the start of the Carson City Off-Road’s Capitol 50 (Dan Severson). In its inaugural year, the 2016 Carson City Off-Road mountain bike event was an enormous hit, filling all 600 available spaces well in advance. Put on by Tucson, Arizona-based Epic Rides, the Carson City Off-Road was far more than just a mountain bike event. Offering three different distance options, it was a celebration of community that welcomed first-time visitors to Nevada’s state capitol and helped raise funds for local trail stewardship organizations like Muscle Powered, Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA). The Carson City Off-Road suddenly became the city’s Super Bowl of sorts; hotels were full, restaurants and bars were brimming with customers and local businesses were ringing cash registers thanks to mountain bikers who traveled...
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