The Madeira Bike Race is a pairs format 5 day stage race opening registration soon. Riders can expect the full scope of the singletrack experience in the islands where every stage is like a new continent.
Updates to a Winning Format For nearly a decade the Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race pitched the United States’ best amateur and professional racers against some of the most challenging terrain in North America. The Epic has taken several forms with a clover-leaf format departing the Seven Mountain Boy Scout camp in central Pennsylvania being the […]
The Pivot LES hardtail proves efficiency can be effective in a world of full-suspensions.
Africa; the dark continent. Industrialized South Africa has burst into the mountain bike scene with a lions roar but what about the rest of the continent? Fellow Appalachian Adventurers Thomas Turner and Gordon Wadsworth set out for the first annual Kilimanjaro 2 Ngorongoro Stage Race across Northern Tanzania to find out! While the K2N is […]
The long awaited finale to the Epic Rides series definitely delivered on the summer full of hype. The “Oz Trails” of Northern Arkansas’s Ozark Mountains didnt give up their secrets or their shred easily and treated riders to a master class in #BeastCoast style rocks and roots, with more than a touch of mayhem. […]
Bentonville Arkansas is an old town with its sleepy tales squeezed into a corner of the ancient Ozark mountains in NW Arkansas. Famous as being the home of the founding family of Walmart, Bentonville is putting it’s wealth to work building mile after mile of shred ready singletrack. What followed has been a renovation Bentonville’s […]
On October 13 2009 the Chinook Helicopter Juan Carlos Hernandez was sitting side gunner on was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. A routine nighttime mission over Afghanistan took a fateful turn as the floor beneath Hernandez burst with schrapnel from the rpg hit causing Hernandez to loose his right leg in a beneath-the-knee amputation. However […]
The 6th and final stage of the Breck Epic is no soft ball. While it features fewer technical sections than previous days at only 30 miles in length the course is still 100% dirt and still well over 100 feet per mile of singletrack and dirt road climbing. Two ascents above 11,500 feet and a […]
The shortest and penultimate stage of the Breck Epic also has the most grisly and harrowing reputation. The Wheeler Pass trail takes riders where race director Mike McCormack says “few people on earth ever go.” The remoteness of the high alpine traverse trail is immediately apparent simply by looking at a map. The Breck […]
Stage 4 of the Breck Epic featured around 6,000 ft of climbing towards the town of Keystone. Riders would ascend out of town much the same way they departed two days prior before traversing towards the town of Keystone, up “Vomit Hill,” and then going up the gradual ascent of Keystone Gulch; gaining over 2,000ft […]